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Webinar: Equity Capital Options Amid Covid-19 (26 Nov 2020)
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Raising capital in a challenging market is difficult but essential. Corporates and financial institutions have been innovative and over the years have created different fund-raising structures to address different situations and conditions (eg. Rights, preference shares, private placement, perpetual. Find out which structure is most appropriate for which situation and hear what the experts have to say in terms of deal complexity, cross border and local legal issues, timing, perception and intrinsic cost to shareholders.

Date: 26 November 2020

Time: 4.00 - 5.45pm

Fee: S$40 for IRPAS & REITAS members and S$80 for non-members


This webinar will be conducted in English as a Zoom Webinar

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in your questions to the moderator using the built-in Q&A function.
Registrants will receive the unique link and password to access the webinar 1 week prior to the event.

4.00 – 4.15pm

Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Mr. Jonathan Kuah – Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Planning, YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited

4.15 – 5.15pm

Equity Capital Options Amid Covid-19
  • Mr. Xavier Jean - Senior Director, Lead of Southeast Asia Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 
  • Mr. Ankur Khandelwal - Regional Head, Equity Capital Markets (ECM), RHB Banking Group
  • Mr. Shern-Ling Koh CFA - Portfolio Manager, Principal Real Estate Investors
  • Mr. Colin Ong – Director, Eng and Co. LLC

5.15 – 5.45pm

Q&A session

About the Panelists

Mr. Xavier Jean - Senior Director, Lead of Southeast Asia Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Mr. Xavier Jean is a Senior Director in S&P Global Ratings, Corporate Ratings Group.
He joined S&P Global Ratings in 2004 in London. Based in Singapore since 2010, Xavier was the lead analyst for corporate ratings in Malaysia and Indonesia until 2017, with a specific focus on private and state-owned companies in the mining, oil and gas, chemical and agribusiness sectors.
Since 2017, Xavier is responsible for research efforts and investor outreach on credit trends and developments in Southeast Asia. 
Xavier is a spokesperson for S&P Global Ratings in Asia on E.S.G.-themes and how environment, social and governance factors impact credit dynamics across sectors.
Xavier has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in Canada, with specialization in Economics and Finance (first-class honors) and a minor in Mathematics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Mr. Ankur Khandelwal - Regional Head, Equity Capital Markets (ECM), RHB Banking Group

Mr. Ankur is currently the Regional Head of Equity Capital Markets at RHB Bank Berhad. He has more than 14 years of equity fundraising experience covering Southeast Asia and India.
Ankur previously worked with Morgan Stanley and Barclays before joining RHB. 


Mr. Shern-Ling Koh, CFA – Portfolio Manager, Principal Real Estate Investors 

Mr. Shern-Ling Koh is a portfolio manager for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. He is responsible for researching Asian Pacific listed property securities for the team’s global real estate strategies. Shern joined the firm in early 2014. He was previously the CEO/CIO at OSK International Asset Management where he managed all investment mandates for their public and private equity business in Singapore. He served as an investment analyst at Fidelity International Ltd from 2007 to 2011 where he was responsible for identifying publicly listed real estate securities investment opportunities for Fidelity’s global funds. Shern received his bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and speaks Mandarin and French.


Mr. Colin Ong – Director, Eng and Co. LLC

Mr. Colin is a corporate and capital markets lawyer, and advises corporate clients (including REITs and business trust issuers) on a range of corporate and fund raising activities, including initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, issuance of debt and perpetual securities (including convertible bonds), debt issuance programmes and acquisitions. He is recognised in a number of independent legal publications including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore, and attended the Graduate Programme in Law and Business jointly administered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management, where he obtained a Master of Laws (with Honours) and a Certificate in Business Administration. He is admitted to the Singapore Bar, the New York State Bar and the Rolls of Solicitors of England & Wales.

About the Moderator

Mr. Jonathan Kuah – Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Planning, YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited

Mr. Jonathan Kuah is responsible for corporate planning and strategic communication with stakeholder of Starhill Glolbal REIT. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, including 10 years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining the Manager, he spent five years with CapitaLand Limited as Vice President of Investor Relations. Mr. Kuah also held corporate investment banking positions at HSBC and Crѐdit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank as well as investment analyst positions at various brokerages. Mr. Kuah sits on the Board of Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore). Mr. Kuah holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from California State University, Long Beach, USA.

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