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Leveraged finance and high yield bonds: How can the investor-borrower pricing-gap be bridged?

Broadcast on Dec 9, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

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Emirates NBD

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First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

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BofA Securities

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HSBC

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MUFG

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SMBC

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ICD

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DWF

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Intesa Sanpaolo

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London Stock Exchange

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Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

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Rawabi Holding

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Arthur Cox

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Bank of Jordan

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Fitch Ratings

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Finsight

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

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Shearman & Sterling

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Squire Patton Boggs

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United Arab Bank

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Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

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  • What would motivate investors to buy GCC high yield bonds? What are the pricing expectations of borrowers and prospective issuers considering high yield and leveraged markets?
  • Journeying to leveraged finance and high yield: What is the economic, financial and business case? What pricing should debut issuers be expecting?
  • Sukuk and EM High Yield: Is sukuk a natural stepping stone for issuers ultimately targeting a high yield issuance?
  • Leveraged loans: Who are the investors? What pool of liquidity are borrowers targeting? Is there a market for leveraged loans today?
Middle East

Moderator

Anita Yadav

Anita Yadav

Chief Executive Officer

Global Credit Advisory

Anita Yadav

Anita Yadav

Chief Executive Officer at Global Credit Advisory

Anita Yadav is a seasoned investment banker with over 22 years experience in financial markets spread across Asia, Australia, India and the Middle East. She is skilled in debt capital markets, sovereign and corporate debt analysis, Islamic finance, credit risk, market risk, investments, lending, trading and funds management.

Beginning her professional life as an analyst at Moody’s in Sydney. Anita’s career has included tenures serving as Managing Director, Head of Global Markets at Nomura in India, as Head of Credit Sales at ANZ in Singapore and as Head of Research at UBS in Sydney. Currently she manages Global Credit Advisory Ltd, a company engaged in advising GCC governments and corporates on capital markets and debt strategies. She has a proven track record of establishing new businesses across cultural and geographically varied markets with history of delivering on profit targets of up-to USD350 million and managing team size of 257 staff.

As a research scholar, Anita has authored numerous reports including recent publications like the GCC Local Currency Bond Market, Credit Bond Outlook, GCC Sukuk Monitor etc. She is extensively interviewed and quoted in print and digital media (Bloomberg, Reuters, Gulf news, Khlaeej Times, Wall Street Journal etc) as a prominent thought leader in the field of interest rates and the wider debt capital markets. She has also made several presentations about Islamic Finance at high level events such as the IMF/World Bank/IIF annual meets.

Anita is the founding board member of The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association and served as its Vice-Chair between 2015-2020. Her board credentials include previous board member roles at a) Australian Business Council, Dubai (2017 – 2019), b) WTO/BoP Hub, Singapore (2012-2015), and c) Nomura Structured Finance Services (2010 – 2011).

Besides being an alumnus of the Oxford University, Anita also has BSc and MBA qualification from Delhi University and a post graduate certification in Applied Finance and Investments from Australian Institute of Banking and Finance in Sydney. Anita is an Australian by nationality, is married to an Architect, has two kids and lives in Dubai.

Global Credit Advisory

Speakers

Dr. Mohamed Farouk

Dr. Mohamed Farouk

Dr. Mohamed Farouk

Chief Executive Officer at ADES International Holding

Dr. Farouk has been a member of ADES International PLC Board since its inception and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2012, during which time he has led the Company’s expansion into new markets and has driven the Company’s service offering expansion. Dr. Farouk joined the Group from Invensys Operations Management (IOM), where he was most recently Senior Vice President for global delivery and operations based in Texas.

He served earlier with Invensys as Director of Invensys Global Engineering Excellence Centers in Egypt, India, China and Argentina, prior to which he was the General Manager of Invensys

Engineering and Services in Egypt. He began his career in 1991 as a Project Engineer at ConiSys Egypt, a provider of control and instrumentation systems technology.

He has his PhD in Systems Engineering and Control from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA and serves as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cairo University.

ADES International Holding

Edward Senior

Edward Senior

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

GEMS Education

Edward Senior

Edward Senior

Deputy Chief Financial Officer at GEMS Education

Ed Senior joined GEMS in 2016, He was the acting CFO from November 2018, and became CFO of GEMS' UAE operations in February 2020. Ed also has responsibility for GEMS’ corporate finance activities, and leads GEMS’ interactions with external financial stakeholders, such as lenders, investors and rating agencies. Prior to joining the Group, Ed worked as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley from 2006 until 2016, working in the company’s Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai and London offices. Ed started his investment banking career at ABN AMRO in New Zealand in 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and undertook further postgraduate studies at the University of Adelaide

GEMS Education

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Investment Manager, Emerging Market Debt

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Investment Manager, Emerging Market Debt at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Kathy is an Investment Manager on the EMD team at Aberdeen Standard Investments where she specialises in corporate debt. The team manages US$16bn in global EMD assets, with just over US$3bn in dedicated global emerging market corporate debt portfolios. Kathy joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in June 2009, and the Emerging Market Debt desk as a credit analyst in 2012. Since then her research coverage has expanded across Latam, CEE, Middle East and Africa. Previously, she completed a year’s internship at Standard Chartered Private Bank in New York as part of the Mountbatten Internship Programme. She graduated with a BSc in Economics from St. Andrews University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Fawad Tariq Khan

Fawad Tariq Khan

Head of Investment Banking

ADFG/SHUAA

Fawad Tariq Khan

Fawad Tariq Khan

Head of Investment Banking at ADFG/SHUAA

Fawad heads the investment banking at SHUAA Capital psc and is responsible for its advisory, capital markets and credit business lines.

Fawad also serves on the Board of Directors of Northacre-London, the Khaleeji Commercial Bank, and NCM a global FX and commodities platform.

Fawad joined ADFG pre the merger in 2014, initially heading up its debt platform and subsequently focused on devising and implementing alternative investment strategies across multiple asset classes. In 2017 and following ADFG acquisition of c. 49% of SHUAA, Fawad served as Managing Director and then CEO of SHUAA Capital until the merger with ADFG in August 2019.

Fawad started his career with Deloitte based out of London before joining the Dubai office where he helped set up its Middle East debt advisory practice. He has executed high profile M&A and debt transactions on behalf of major international institutions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East region.

He holds an MSc in Business Studies from UCD Smurfit Business School and a BSc in Computer Science from University College Cork. Fawad also served with the Irish Reserve Defence Forces in the military police.

ADFG/SHUAA

Fawad Tariq Khan