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.

3 days ago
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 ...
4 days ago
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 ...
27 September 2016
Philippe Jauer, formerly Amundi’s CIO of global fixed income and FX for Asia, has taken up another post in Europe, sparking changes in Singapore.
14 September 2016
In the second part of an exclusive interview, AIA's chief investment officer Mark Konyn discusses his disappointment over the lack of Asian bond market development, and the ...
7 September 2016
Taipei-based Taiwan Life aims to outsource some $200 million of its overseas equity investments in the coming 12 months and to raise its foreign bond exposure.
28 August 2016
Taiwan's Fubon Life, with $95 billion in AUM, is putting its faith in North American large-cap credit this year and adding private equity exposure, but will be more selective ...
15 August 2016
Asian bonds are offering considerably higher yields than their European counterparts, hence institutions' preference for the former, says Peter Ryan-Kane of Willis Towers Watson.
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