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Rating Agency Roles in Asian Debt Market: A Chinese Perspective
14 April 2016

Organized by the HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance Program

The HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance Program is most pleased to have invited Mr Warut Promboon, Chief Rating Officer and a Responsible Officer of Dagong Hong Kong to share his distinct insights on "Rating Agency Roles in Asian Debt Market: A Chinese Perspective". In this seminar, Mr Promboon will discuss:
  • A credit rating: What? Why? Who? And How?
  • Relationship between credit ratings and bonds
  • Asian debt market and where it is heading
  • Criticism on rating agencies

About the Speaker

Mr. Warut Promboon joined Dagong Hong Kong in 2015 as Chief Rating Officer and a Responsible Officer. He and his team rate Asian credits and produce credit research across various industries. Dagong Hong Kong is an SFC-regulated rating agency, based in Hong Kong. Prior to Dagong Hong Kong, he was formerly a Director of Asian Credit Research at Societe Generale and ING as well as a Head of ALM Credit Analysis at Standard Chartered Bank. In his previous publishing role, he was ranked 4th best Asian fixed income analyst by FinanceAsia's 2008 Investors' survey.


His credit research career spans over 22 years in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand and entails various capabilities from project finance, leverage finance, credit risk management, sell-side credit research, buy-side credit research, and rating advisory. His experience also spans different geographical specializations (North America, Europe, and Asia) and various industries of both financial institutions and corporates.


Mr. Promboon holds an MS in Global Finance from New York University/ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.


Event Schedule

12:30 pm    Registration and Light Lunch
1:00 pm      Welcome and Opening
1:10 pm      Presentation
1:40 pm      Q&A

2:00 pm      End of Event


Room 1501-02, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
(MTR Central Station J3 Exit)

To RSVP, please click HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miranda Wong (T: +852 2358 5028 / E: