A sizeable number of troubled high yield bonds are from private equity-backed companies. What are the chances their general partner owners will help bail them out?
Moody’s and Fitch Ratings say that emerging market defaults are increasingly likely to hit record highs, with Asia-Pacific corporates looking particularly vulnerable.
As the fallout from last month's Shanshui Cement default continues, mainland asset managers are being urged to strengthen their credit analysis capabilities.
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As the Hong Kong Monetary Authority rotates senior staff roles, its $541 billion Exchange Fund has rebounded strongly from a first-quarter investment loss.
American Century appoints new Korea sales head; JP Morgan names Japan head of investment stewardship; Schroders replaces global real estate head; Morningstar names head of sustainability research for Emea and Asia Pacific; Manulife rings changes in Hong Kong; and more.
Jin Liqun is re-elected to a second term as president of AIIB; Franklin Templeton confirms new CEO and restructures Apac management team; Cbus names new CEO; Manulife names general manager for Asia emerging markets; AllianzGI builds out multi-asset team in Asia Pacific, and IQ-EQ hires business development director.
Increasing polarisation between East and West leaves China in the economic driving seat, according to a new IFSWF and Invesco report.
This is the second of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. While the outbreak accelerated many of the technological shifts that were already underway prior to the pandemic, we identify five key trends that will reshape the global landscape and the role Asia will play.
The pandemic could cause interest rates to remain low for decades, making it tough for pension funds to improve returns. They must urgently diversify to offset this risk, say experts.
This is the first of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. The pandemic has accelerated a rethink of how companies should configure their global supply chains - while cost and quality have historically been key considerations, resilience will become increasingly important.
China is set to integrate its interbank bond and exchange bond markets. Five market experts share their thoughts on the move.
COVID-19 has reinforced the urgency for asset owners to rethink how they effectively build portfolios and manage risks. The agility needed to react to sudden market changes while achieving optimal risk-adjusted returns is paramount today – and will be increasingly relevant amid the uncertainty of a post-pandemic world.
In an environment where investing in a few large cap stocks is the key to outperformance, fund managers who are truly active and still outperform will gain appeal, industry experts say.