EM corporate debt offers positive real yields while Japan stocks are increasingly attractive as a proxy for global growth. Moreover, Asia is set to benefit from the global upturn in the next phase of the cycle.
PineBridge Investments’ Asia ex Japan fixed income team, led by Arthur Lau, co-head of emerging markets fixed income and head of Asia ex Japan fixed income, explains why China’s $17.5 trillion onshore bond market can no longer be overlooked – and why navigating its unique features is key.
Beyond the pandemic and trade tensions, underlying developments in China may have transformative implications on companies in Asia and frame how investors look at Asian equities going forward, including up and coming small caps.
Asian US dollar bonds have not only withstood the worst of the Covid-19 volatility so far but have come out as attractive as ever – offering investors opportunities to pick value at various points of the yield curve.
Elizabeth Soon, head of Asia ex-Japan equities, says unpredictable markets puts the focus on companies robust enough to survive the crisis and gain market share over the long term.
The development of COVID-19 raises three key issues: the efficacy of the global response, the path of the recovery, and the conservative behaviour of consumers after a pandemic. PineBridge Investments assesses how these factors could affect fixed income, equities, and alternatives markets.