Fixed income

The great rotation from fixed income to equities is yet to occur. But the future of the asset class is up for debate as the Federal Reserve looks to taper its QE programme.

1 day 18 hours ago
Being flexible and selective will be key to success in fixed income investment this year, say debt specialists. They tip high yield and, later in the year, emerging-market debt ...
2 days ago
In the first of a series of articles on the fixed income outlook for this year, fund managers say bond investors are not pricing sufficient inflation into their expectations.
11 January 2017
Private bank LGT and JP Morgan Asset Management recommend selling emerging-market debt, but clients in Asia seem reluctant to do so.
11 December 2016
Global debt is less liquid, and Asian bonds more accessible, than in the past, notes Peter Ryan-Kane of Willis Towers Watson. Some clients have acted on the firm's advice.
5 December 2016
The Chinese regulator is understood to be worried about liquidity risk and fund firm independence amid a rise in outsourcing of bond mandates by commercial banks.
30 November 2016
A bond-trading link between Hong Kong and China is unlikely to attract strong retail flows and could distract from the opening of the mainland interbank debt market, says the ...
29 November 2016
The current indiscriminate hunt for yield could land some firms in hot water, as it has in the past, says Ian Brimecome, a senior executive at Tokio Marine.
18 November 2016
Superannuation funds are seeking the inclusion of more financing layers, notably mezzanine debt, in infrastructure investment deals, say sources.
17 November 2016
The Taiwanese insurer plans to overweight emerging-market government debt and foreign corporate bonds this quarter, amid heavy outflows from fixed income and EM assets globally.
15 November 2016
The two insurers argue that a US rate hike will boost bond returns, despite Donald Trump's planned tax cuts and stimulus measures appearing to favour other asset classes.
3 November 2016
The French asset manager points to opportunities in emerging market fixed income, with low volatility and signs of a sustained trend of stronger returns.
3 November 2016
International fund houses have received further clarity on investments into China's interbank bond market, say sources, but central banks remain the biggest drivers of ...
1 November 2016
The $111 billion state retirement fund plans to select external asset managers in December to run its first overseas ESG smart-beta equity and absolute-return bond portfolios.
1 November 2016
The Chinese group plans to award more foreign bond mandates on behalf of its insurance firms. It may also consider infrastructure assets, CEO Liang Xinjun told AsianInvestor.
21 October 2016
Portfolio manager Bryan Collins does not expect to see mainland bonds included in global bond benchmarks for at least a year. He also plays down concerns about the onshore debt ...
18 October 2016
HSBC data shows huge appetite for Chinese renminbi-denominated securities in run-up to expected inclusion in global bond indices.
13 October 2016
The fund house has seen its Asia fixed income assets grow 50% in the past year off the back of rising investor interest, and expects them to at least double within the next ...
6 October 2016
Having hired its first trader in Singapore, the US fund house is opening a branch in Japan and plans to add more staff in the region as part of an international push, AsianInves...
30 September 2016
China's debt levels have risen sharply since the 2008 crisis but Beijing will be able to manage the deleveraging process, argue executives from Matthews Asia and BlackRock.
28 September 2016
The Asia-Pacific head of the US fund manager says China's changing regulatory environment, most notably the opening of its debt market, is likely to lead the firm to set up ...
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