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Event Details:

1-2 February 2023 | Asian Development Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Meeting Materials:

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ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum Briefs (ABMF Brief):

Target Audience:

The members and observers of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) and Cross-Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum (CSIF) under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI), being representatives from central banks, securities regulators, ministries of finance, stock exchanges, CSDs, financial market associations, and private sector financial experts in ASEAN+3.


The 36th ABMF will mainly discuss:

  • Sustainable finance as an important driver for the market development
  • Notable examples of local currency bond market development
  • Progress of standardization
  • Digitalization and market development
  • Local currency collateral for cross-border transactions

The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF)

The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum was founded in May 2010 by the finance ministers of ASEAN+3 under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI). The Forum's mission is to integrate the ASEAN+3 markets through standardization and harmonization of regulations and market practices relating to cross-border bond transactions. The Forum is open to experts interested in bond market developments and regional financial cooperation. ABMF meetings are held three times a year, bringing together experts from the ministries of finance, central banks, securities market regulators, central securities depositories, securities exchanges and market operators, financial market associations, and major financial institutions and IT vendors in the region.

The Cross-Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum (CSIF)

The Cross-Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum was established in 2013 by the ASEAN+3 finance ministers under ABMI. The members of CSIF are composed of the central banks and central securities depositories of the ASEAN+3 economies. CSIF is mandated to facilitate discussions of the ASEAN+3 region's cross-border bond and cash settlement infrastructure, including the establishment of a regional settlement intermediary. CSIF meetings are held three times, normally back-to-back, with ABMF.

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