Asian fixed income assets – including Hong Kong dollar (HKD) bonds – are luring growing numbers of global investors who are striving for reliable and consistent returns amid macro uncertainty compounded by rising inflation and rates, according to HSBC Asset Management.
Mega players Nippon Life and Dai-ichi Life are looking for opportunities in higher-yield single-A US corporate bonds, which offer more appealing yields than stagnant domestic offerings.
As US fixed income default rates rose and yields fell during the pandemic, are Asian bonds, which have had more stable yields through 2020, looking more attractive?
Greater China investors plan to increase exposure to exchange-traded funds, a new report finds, as HKEX waives fixed-income ETF fees and lists first ETF cross-listing with Shanghai.
Low interest rates are making it difficult for life insurers to hit return thresholds, and capital charge costs on private assets are forcing them to head up the credit risk curve, say experts.
AsianInvestor's Asset Owner Insights survey reveals the top investment focuses of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers for the next year.