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To what extent is there a mispricing of African risk when it comes to ESG?

Broadcast on Jun 15, 2021 from Livestream: ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual

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Absa

Silver Sponsor

KPMG

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Nedbank

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Proparco

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Standard Bank

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Fitch Ratings

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Moody's Investors Service

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

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S&P Global Market Intelligence

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Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

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  • Greenium of issuing sustainably: How does pricing stack up when looking at green vs. vanilla vs. ESG-linked bonds?
  • How much have green issuances out of Africa helped current and future pricing for African issuers?
  • How does pricing of non-debt green products compare?
  • How are banks handling credit risk management in terms of sustainability?
Africa

Moderator

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution

Nedbank

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution at Nedbank

Wayne has 18 years of banking experience across a wide area of roles. Wayne performed numerous roles in the Leveraged Finance bank debt market while living in London (8 years) and since being back in South Africa for the last 10 years placing corporate bonds and loans with institutional investors and other banks while working in the Distribution and Syndication team at Nedbank CIB. Increasingly Wayne has been involved in the structuring and placement of impact bonds and loans which has seen increased interest from the investor community in South Africa. Was involved in the structuring and placement of Nedbank’s Sustainability linked Green bonds in 2019 which became the first green bonds to be listed by a bank on the green segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In August 2020 that deal was awarded Energy Deal of the year 2020 by the African banker magazine.

Nedbank

Wayne Frank

Speakers

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

M&G Investments

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income at M&G Investments

Gregory Smith is an Emerging Markets Fund Manager at M&G Investments. He is focused on emerging market sovereign debt, with a particular interest in the Middle East and Africa. He has a PhD in quantitative economics, plus expertise in finance and assessing political risk. Prior to joining M&G he was a senior economist and sovereign debt advisor at the World Bank. His research includes investing with an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) lens, what future sovereign debt restructuring might look like, and he is author of the book ‘Where Credit is Due: How African Debt Can be a Benefit Not a Burden’.

M&G Investments

Shiran Moodley

Shiran Moodley

Head, ESG & Sustainable Finance

Absa

Shiran Moodley

Shiran Moodley

Head, ESG & Sustainable Finance at Absa

  • Shiran Moodley co-leads the Sustainable Finance team for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in Absa, focusing on product solutions and client engagement for sustainable assets​
  • He has over 10 years’ experience across banking, having started in quantitative actuarial consulting and Risk modeling for Ernst and Young and Nedbank respectively. ​
  • He joined Absa CIB in 2013, serving in a number of roles including Product Owner for Pricing in CIB Digital [2015-2019] and Management Strategy Consultant [2013-2015]. He joined Investment Banking Division (IBD) in 2019 leading the Digital and Innovation Initiatives before transitioning to Sustainable Finance​
  • Shiran holds Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Science from the University of the Witwatersrand . He has completed the executive education of Sustainable Finance through the University of Cambridge in 2020

Absa

Shiran Moodley

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

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Natalya Tueva

Natalya Tueva

Director, Sustainable Finance

SMBC

Natalya Tueva

Natalya Tueva

Director, Sustainable Finance at SMBC


Natalya is currently Director of Sustainable Finance, Loan Capital Markets for EMEA at SMBC BI having joined the firm in 2021 from HSBC where she spent 10 years with roles covering multi-national, large corporate and private equity invested portfolio companies.

Over the last 5 years Natalya has been leading on sustainable finance origination, structuring and execution of ESG solutions, including Green loans, Social loans and Sustainability Linked loans, for corporate clients. She also developed Green Loan and Sustainability Linked loans riders as well as the Green Loan Eligibility Guide for HSBC UK in partnership with Sustainalytics.

Natalya is a core member of the LMA Sustainability Committee and has been working with the LMA to develop sustainable finance industry guidelines on ESG standards as well as advised the LMA on the application of the Green Loans Principles in the real estate finance lending and investment lending context. Natalya is a CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance qualified.

SMBC

Natalya Tueva

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Markus Quick

Markus Quick

Partner, ESG Risk Management

KPMG

Markus Quick

Markus Quick

Partner, ESG Risk Management at KPMG

Markus Quick is a Partner in the Frankfurt, Germany Office of KPMG. He has 20+ years of experience in risk management consulting and consulting projects for German as well as European Banks. His expertise covers Risk Management (focus on Non-Financial Risk, ESG/Sustainability), Internal Governance and Risk Culture. Markus leads the global KPMG working group on ESG Risk Management. He serves the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) as a Chapter Director for Germany.

KPMG

Markus Quick

KPMG are a multidisciplinary firm that provides professional Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 200 partners and over 3,400 professionals in 18 offices strategically located in the most important cities of the country, to help local, national and multinational clients.