Vietnam’s Banking Reforms: Treading Water from Global Financial Crisis to Covid-19 Pandemic


About the Webinar

In the wake of the 2007-09 Global Financial Crisis, Vietnam decided in 2011 to embark on an overhaul of its banking system to mitigate system risks, improve the resilience of the banking system, and support sustainable economic growth. These reforms have been focused on three key areas: implementing Basel II standards at selected banks, improving commercial banks’ capital adequacy and liquidity, and digitalizing the banking system. However, these reform efforts have been complicated by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic since the early 2020. The pandemic has slowed progress in these reforms, while threatening to create new problems such as the resurgence of non-performing loans and the increasing opaqueness of asset quality. This webinar will examine the achievements as well as the shortcomings of Vietnam’s banking reforms since 2011. It will also discuss the prospects of forthcoming reforms and their implications for investors in the next five years.

About the Speaker

Tuan Ho is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Accounting and Finance of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a Visiting Fellow at the Vietnam Studies Programme of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Vietnam Wealth Advisers (VWA) and the Director of the Masters in Accounting and Finance Programme at the University of Bristol.

Tuan’s main research interest is investment analysis, financial markets, and economic development of ASEAN countries. His research has been published in reputable academic journals such as Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, and Australian Economic Papers. He is also a regulator contributor to Vietnamese business newspapers and magazines, such as Vietnam Investment Review, The Saigon Times, Saigon Investment & Finance, and VnEconomy. Before joining the academia, Tuan was Chief Economist and Senior Analyst at Rong Viet Securities Company.


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Sep 03 2021


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm