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.
Having drawn considerable interest from yield-starved institutional investors in recent years, spurring meaty capital inflows but progressively lower income returns too, the private debt market could be close...
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.
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Insurance firms in Asia and elsewhere have moved to take advantage of pandemic-driven spread widening on both high yield and investment grade debt.
While the fund suffered negative growth over the 11 months of the most recent financial year, it will keep using its passive reference portfolio to benchmark its active investments.