Partners Angelia Chia and Ben Sandstad were invited to speak at an Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) sponsored conference on Financing and Risk Mitigation in Tokyo on 22 January 2019, co-hosted by Mayer Brown and Willis Towers Watsons. At the seminar, the speakers shared how banks can enhance financings through the use of credit insurance and how banks can access the credit insurance market in order to obtain regulatory capital relief and expand the investor base for their asset distributions. The sessions also covered fundamentals on insurance and the Basel Capital Accords. The conference was well attended by senior executives from Japanese banks and in-house legal and compliance teams.