News

JP Morgan adds China bonds to GBI-EM index

Tiananmen_squareJP Morgan has begun adding China’s government bonds to its Government Bond Index Emerging Markets (GBI-EM). The move, which started on February 28, 2020, will eventually result in a 10% weighting for China in the flagship Global Diversified Index, which is tracked by investors managing more than US$200 billion. According to JP Morgan, the inclusion of Chinese onshore bonds to the GBI-EM could translate into US$3 billion of fresh inflows per month. “The inclusion reflects global investors’ demand for Chinese bonds, following the country granting access to its domestic market and removing a previous quota system,” Ming Leap, associate director – fixed income at HSBC Global Asset Management wrote in a statement. “The stability of the renminbi versus other emerging market currencies, the high credit rating and the generous yields offered by Chinese government bonds have attracted increased interest from international investors, particularly at a time when nearly a quarter of the global bond market is offering negative yields. “Steady money flows from passive and active bond investors who manage against the GBI - EM Global Diversified index should become an anchor of stability for the Chinese bond market,” she added. In January, China’s finance ministry announced that it would allow foreign banks to join underwriting groups for local government bonds. © 2020 funds globla asia

Sponsored Profiles

Sponsored feature: Asset allocators – How do you track your decisions?

Apr 06, 2020

Mark Barry, Head of Asset Allocation at Milestone Group, explores how a simple question can highlight opportunities to automate and streamline your asset allocation investment process.

Sponsored feature: How is DLT changing the global securities services landscape?

Oct 17, 2019

By Jeslyn Tan, global head of product management, securities services, at Deutsche Bank

Sponsored feature: A new base for fund distribution

Oct 16, 2019

To get the most value out of the digitisation of investment fund distribution, a blockchain-based infrastructure is fundamental. By Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Fundsquare.

Sponsored profile: Bridging the gap

Mar 11, 2019

Private equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: ‘China is the 800-pound gorilla’

Aug 04, 2020

Just over a year into his new role, Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive officer at Eastspring Investments, discusses his business goals, the Covid-19 pandemic and China.

Executive interview: Understanding geographies

Apr 06, 2020

Margaret Harwood-Jones, co-head financing and securities services at Standard Chartered, shares her insights on platform standardisation, opportunities in Asia and regulatory change to encourage...

Roundtables

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A horizon to hold long-term assets

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.