More than 300 delegates crowded into the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Debt Investor Forum hosted by AsianInvestor and FinanceAsia at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on March 7.

The event opened with a market outlook for 2013 and beyond, featuring panelists from Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Lombard Street Research Asia.

Subsequently there was a panel debate on the appetite for local currency versus hard currency, in which Malaysia was credited with shining a beacon for the region with its fixed income markets, as reported by AsianInvestor.

After a networking break, there was an examination of the corporate and quasi-sovereign bond market, followed by a panel on bank credit within a fixed income portfolio.

Post lunch, offshore RMB positioning in 2013 was the initial focus, followed by a panel discussion on the hunt for high yield and another on the fixed income needs of investors.

To conclude the day, Matthew Nest, Asia head of account management at Pimco, was among those to suggest that Asian private clients should be more concerned about inflation.

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