Asia Risk - VOLUME 15/ISSUE 6

Asia Risk 15: Philip Combes, New Zealand Treasury

The New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) has managed both assets and liabilities on behalf of the New Zealand government. Here, deputy secretary to the New Zealand Treasury and head of the NZDMO, Philip Combes, explains how a prudent approach to…

Asia Risk 15: Noboru Terada, GPIF

Noboru Terada presided over Japan’s $1.35 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund in the mid-1990s, where he overhauled the fund’s governance structure and portfolio management approach. He speaks to Joti Mangat about Japan’s pension industry

Asia Risk 15: Rodrigo Zorrilla, Citi

Citi’s global footprint has enabled it to benefit from the development of onshore, offshore and basis markets. The bank’s head of markets for Asia, Rodrigo Zorrilla, says Citi has also catered to client demand by supplying a steady stream of exotics…

Asia Risk 15: Lee Kwok Kwan, CIMB

CIMB Group has navigated through the current financial crisis with minimal difficulty. Indeed, the Malaysian bank’s deputy chief executive, Lee Kok Kwan, believes strict capital and liquidity standards have given CIMB a distinct competitive advantage…

Euro debt crisis prompts questions over collateral

European financial markets have been turned upside down by the sovereign debt crisis, with eurozone government bonds no longer regarded as completely risk-free. As a result, dealers are more wary of the correlation inherent in collateral denominated in…

Asia Risk 15: Wang Lili, ICBC

Chinese banks have radically reformed their risk management practices since 2003. Wang Lili, executive director of the world’s largest bank, ICBC, describes the remarkable journey and highlights some of the challenges and risks ahead

Asia Risk 15: Shilpa Kumar, ICICI

Shilpa Kumar has championed the development of modern financial derivatives in India. The ICICI veteran talks with Asia Risk about some of the milestone events during the past 15 years. By Sarfraz Thind

Asia Risk 15: Anita Fung, HSBC

HSBC prides itself on its local markets footprint in Asia as well as on its no-nonsense approach to liquidity risk management. The result is that the bank has been in a strong position to help its clients at times of their greatest need. Christopher…

Asia Risk 15: Ryozo Himino, Japan FSA

Regulators are preparing to introduce a glut of new regulations to improve the resilience of the financial system. But this should go hand in hand with the use of policy tools to prevent asset price bubbles, argues Ryozo Himino

Asia Risk 15: Piyush Gupta, DBS

DBS aims to become a regional powerhouse in Asia offering consumer, corporate and wholesale banking services. And getting its risk management architectural framework right is critical. Christopher Jeffery speaks with its chief executive, Piyush Gupta

Asia Risk 15: John Laker, Apra

With four out of 10 AA-rated banks worldwide under its jurisdiction, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has received critical acclaim for its management of the Australian banking system. But it has not all been plain sailing. Wietske Blees…

Asia Risk 15: Doug McTaggart, QIC

Queensland Investment Corporation has been at the vanguard of asset managers in Australia promulgating sophisticated risk and portfolio management techniques during the past 15 years. Rachel Alembakis speaks with its chief executive, Doug McTaggart

Asia Risk 15: Kenji Fujii, Mizuho Securities

Japanese financial institutions have faced severe tests during the past 15 years including rogue trading scandals, huge non-performing loans and a need to adopt aggressive regulatory rules. Kenji Fujii maps out these challenges and indicates how they…

Asia Risk 15: Rafael Consing, ICTSI

Corporates were hit hard by derivatives losses linked to investments and low-cost hedges during the financial crisis. But most companies have benefited by using derivatives to manage financial risks. Joti Mangat and Georgina Lee talk to one such company,…

Asia Risk 15: Loh Boon Chye, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank’s decision to set up primary dealer operations in local markets in the region following the Asian Financial Crisis has enabled it to become one of the top three providers or risk management services in Asia. Christopher Jeffery reports

Asia Risk 15: James Sheu, Chinatrust

Chinatrust is one of Taiwan’s leading financial groups with businesses spanning venture capital, asset management, securities broking and commercial banking. Its growth has taken place alongside the development of the island’s financial markets, says…

Asia Risk 15: David Li, Bank of East Asia

Chairman and chief executive of Bank of East Asia, David Li Kwok-po, is a consummate relationship banker who has expanded the Hong Kong family bank’s footprint into mainland China. But he places high importance on quantitative risk management. By…

Asia Risk 15: Jack Lin, Janus Capital

The development of mainland Chinese markets may mimic what has already occurred in Taiwan, according to Jack Lin, co-chief executive officer of Janus Capital International in Hong Kong, but the role of sovereign funds and the quantum of scale indicate…

Asia Risk 15: Asia’s coming of age

The 15th anniversary special report contains in-depth articles covering the end-users of financial risk management tools and techniques, the evolution of asset classes, the development of derivatives infrastructure, plus a 'talking heads' section with…

Asia Risk 15: Sandip Biswas, Tata Steel

Tata Steel has managed risks on multiple fronts during its transformation from an Indian company into a multinational corporation over the past 15 years. Adopting a proactive but prudent approach to using derivatives has helped achieve this growth. Rahul…

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