The firm is set to fill the vacancy left by Mandy Chan with a hire from BNP Paribas Asset Management, which is promoting internally to cover her departure.
A number of Japan’s largest pension funds are seeing their assets under management AUM shrink due to fewer savers and a growing number of payees.
Fixed income offers wide-ranging diversification benefits ranging from generating total return – comprised of income and capital appreciation – to managing downside risks.
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The pandemic has caused asset mispricing, posing both risks and opportunities, but seems unlikely to benefit active management. Meanwhile, liquidity is the top concern for investors in Asia.
A favourable risk-return profile, potential extra yield and diversification are some of the key reasons supporting the investment case for Asian local currency fixed income.