The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
A new survey by Greenwich Associates indicates that investors see exchange-traded funds as an increasingly effective tool to access Asian fixed income. The liquidity of the products is a particular draw.
Very few asset owners in Asia adopt environmental, social and governance principles in their fixed income portfolios. Credit rating agencies could play a key role in changing that.
The firm has placed management of Asia fixed income under its emerging market debt team in London, soon after closing three global bond funds and reorganising its EM equity setup.
The long-awaited inclusion of onshore China bonds in a global index is a tipping point for fixed income investing that may influence portfolios going forward.
The Swiss insurer’s CIO for Hong Kong and Singapore wants to buy longer-dated bonds to better match the firm’s assets to its liabilities. But that's easier said than done.