Fixed income

Jun 17, 2014

Petronas twin towersNew multi-asset funds are joining the Asian Islamic funds sector, and new sukuk funds seek to capture investor demand for sharia-compliant fixed income. Blake Goud of the Zawya Islamic and Islamic Finance Gateway at Thomson Reuters discusses the trends.

Jun 17, 2014

WavesThe catastrophe bond market has attracted new institutional investors who recognise the benefits of the low correlation natural catastrophe risk premium, but spreads are tightening quickly. Harald Steinbichler of axessum explains the evolution of the market.

Mar 20, 2014

Asian babyWith pension obligations threatening to bankrupt China, the government has started reforming its social security system. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds state-owned enterprises have been asked to help with funding.

Mar 20, 2014

Akiyoshi ObaJapan is a country that has seen many false dawns, but the bold economic policies advocated by prime minister Shinzo Abe have caught the imagination of investors around the world. Akiyoshi Oba of Tokio Marine Asset Management talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his vision.

Mar 20, 2014

Akiyoshi ObaJapan is a country that has seen many false dawns, but the bold economic policies advocated by prime minister Shinzo Abe have caught the imagination of investors around the world. Akiyoshi Oba of Tokio Marine Asset Management talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his vision.

Mar 20, 2014

Boxing-glovesThe 81 high yield bond issuances completed in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region made last year the busiest on record. However, Evan Thorpe of Dealogic says taking China out of the equation shows that overall market activity ranged at around the same level seen since a decade ago.

Mar 20, 2014

The awareness of Asian brands elsewhere in the world, and even within Asia, is low. The participants of our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss how they build and protect their brands in a region where, as one of them puts it, any two countries have as much in common as the Czech Republic has with Mexico. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Mar 20, 2014

The awareness of Asian brands elsewhere in the world, and even within Asia, is low. The participants of our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss how they build and protect their brands in a region where, as one of them puts it, any two countries have as much in common as the Czech Republic has with Mexico. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Mar 20, 2014

Sumo wrestlersThere is a new generation of activist investors emerging. Kenneth J. Heinz of Hedge Fund Research says they are watching Japan and are eager become involved as advocates of shareholders and market efficiency alike.

Mar 20, 2014

Hong KongThe growth of fund investing will be boosted further by recent regional moves toward cross-border fund agreements. Qiumei Yang of ICI Global says this is a promising development that could pull together the region’s disparate markets.

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