With credit hard to come by and stocks looking cheap, Asian convertible bond issuance may be set to increase, says Skander Chabbi of BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
The Paris-based asset manager is raising capital for the new convertible-bond fund, with an ultimate target AUM of $1 billion.
Asian CBs have proved hugely popular since March last year, which has piqued the interest of Asia-based investors, says Natalia Barazal of Lombard Odier.
UG Investments plans to spearhead the opening of China''s closed end funds, replicating its experience in Taiwan.
CFO Delfin C Gonzalez Jr talks about the company''s challenges managing growth, maintaining capital markets access and the possibility of a convertible bond.
In a reflection of growing business from the equity-linked sector, Deutsche Bank has appointed a new head for Asia.