2024 is going to be a pivotal year for fixed income as the markets gain some clarity on the timing of the Feds rate pause, according to BlackRock.
The HSBC Asia High Income Bond Fund is one of three similar products which the firm plans to distribute via the MRF scheme.
SSGA notes the sectors in China that have a higher potential for defaults and gives a breakdown of Asia bond preferences.
The asset class has provided investors double-digit returns this year, but that is not expected to continue in 2020, according to T Rowe Price.
The strategy, which includes EMEA, will have co-managers in Singapore and Boston.
A perfect storm of a US-China tariff deal, renminbi appreciation, investment inflows and domestic reforms will drive Chinese bond prices higher, according to co-manager of the Invesco Asian Bond Fund.
Data collected by Last Word Research shows support for Asian bonds and equities, although concerns persist about the macroeconomic outlook.
Managers of the JP Morgan Asian Total Return Bond Fund have joined others in highlighting the attractiveness of local currency Asia bonds.
Despite risks, selected Asian local currency bonds present a value opportunity, according to Wontae Kim, research analyst at Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset Management.
China’s slowing GDP growth is the biggest risk for Asia bonds, argues Arthur Lau, head of Asia ex-Japan fixed income at Pinebridge Investments.