For smaller asset owners with limited internal capacity, bond indices can serve as a good proxy for fixed income ESG screening.
Underdeveloped derivatives markets in China may be holding back investor access to onshore bonds. Three specialists tell AsianInvestor what needs to be done.
Portfolio manager Bryan Collins does not expect to see mainland bonds included in global bond benchmarks for at least a year. He also plays down concerns about the onshore debt market.
China's bond market is likely to be included in global fixed income benchmarks next year, but investors remain cautious on mainland debt securities, says Pimco's Luke Spajic.
In the first of two articles on MSCI’s decision on including A-shares in its emerging-market indices, Chinese fund managers – and local media – argue that it should happen next month.
Stephan Flagel, head of indices, stresses the importance of technology, turnaround times and compliance for Thomson Reuters' bespoke index services.