The US fund house’s president and de facto head of client coverage for Asia is returning to his native UK for personal reasons, having built out the regional business.
Despite recent record inflows into US municipal bonds, a lack of familiarity and heavy due diligence efforts have held back Asian investors’ interests in the asset class.
Having hired its first trader in Singapore, the US fund house is opening a branch in Japan and plans to add more staff in the region as part of an international push, AsianInvestor can reveal.
The argument for raising inflation targets is that it would give central bankers more room to use interest rate policy, but some investment industry executives have their doubts about the concept.
Emerging markets will offer relative value opportunities next year, yet investors should also be mindful of derisking as the credit cycle nears its end, hears an AsianInvestor forum.
Bond fund managers are focusing on the pace and degree of rising US interest rates as the next opportunity for the Federal Reserve to act looms.
Bond managers expect the yield curve for US Treasuries to flatten, meaning the long end won’t react much to a Fed rate hike.
The reduction of secondary market liquidity in bond markets has changed attitudes about managing assets.
This week's stock market volatility in the wake of Greece's referendum against austerity is likely to create opportunities for US-based fund managers, who view European equities as attractive.
Attractive valuations, economic revival and a drive to improve corporate earnings and return on equity will see asset owners go back to Japanese equities, says Chris Sunderland of Eaton Vance.
Despite last week’s volatility, US economic divergence may not signal a change to interest rates or an end to low bond yields.
Falling dealer inventories of fixed-income securities raises fears of market turmoil, with the odds of temporary seizures in certain sectors seen as high. So what will be the trigger?