News Post on 14 June 2022

“Fund Finance Experts Talks”, the New Wildgen’s Industry Dedicated Rendez-vous

_In the wake of the success of Wildgen's Fund Finance Webinar Series, our law firm is introducing a new concept: Wildgen’s Fund Finance Experts Talks. For this new series, key industry players are invited for a one-to-one discussion with Director Michael Mbayi. These talks, which will be filmed, can then be watched below and listened to at leisure as podcasts on our Spotify channel.

Fund finance is one of Luxembourg’s most promising sectors of the decade. These discussions will give the audience an opportunity to have an in-depth look at some of the specific topics related to this industry.  Three main aspects are to be tackled:

  • Inspirational talk: discover the guest’s personal story and the strategies used to become a successful industry leader.
  • Technical talk: Michael and his guest will develop a technical point related to recent developments or a major topic in fund finance.
  • Overall talk: overview of the current state of the market.
Discover episode 1 - Nick Mitra, Managing Director at Société Générale

The first episode features Nick Mitra, Managing Director at Société Générale in New York. As a Board Member, and First Vice Chairman of the Fund Finance Association, he shares the story behind the creation of the association. Furthermore, ESG and “Fund Finance 2.0”, two of the major themes of the last few years, are debated by Michael and his guest.

Discover episode 2 - Danielle Roman, Partner at Mourant

The second episode features Danielle Roman, Partner at Mourant in Hong Kong. This new discussion highlights some specificities of the fund finance market in Asia, and compares it to the US and EU market. As a Board Member of the Fund Finance Association, she also shares about what’s in the pipeline for women in the fund finance industry in Asia.

Discover episode 3 - Albert Tan, Partner at Haynes and Boone

The third episode features Albert Tan, co-chair of Haynes and Boone's Fund Finance Practice. In this new episode Albert Tan and Michael Mbayi discuss the similarities and differences between the USA and Asia fund finance markets. Albert Tan also shares his tips to break the boundaries and excel in the practice, and how to build an elite fund finance team.

Discover episode 4 - Sally Little, Head of Financial Institutions Sector Lending APAC at ING

The fourth episode features Sally Little, Head of Financial Institutions Sector Lending Asia-Pacific region (APAC) at ING in Singapore and member of the APAC Executive Committee of the Fund Finance Association.

In this new episode Sally Little and Michael Mbayi discuss a key topic of the moment: sustainable finance. They also take the opportunity to look at the similarities and differences of the United Kingdom and APAC region fund finance markets.

Last but not least, Sally shares some tips for growing as one of the key leaders in a leading fund finance institution.

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