While economies are facing sharp slowdowns and recession in 2020, trillion of dollars in stimulus by governments has resulted in the momentum of risk assets which rewarded investors who stay in the market. We explore how this momentum could lead into 2021, especially in Asia where markets are slowly opening up.
Frances Donald, Managing Director, Global Chief Economist
Ronald Chan, Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Asia (ex-Japan)
Asia and the region's bonds continue to remain the bright spot of the global economy. The region still boasts a relatively attractive growth outlook, stronger fundamentals, and potential higher yields that are attractive to yield-seeking investors. In 2021, we focus on sustainable income investing within this space.
Murray Collis, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Asia (ex-Japan)
Investors in Asia are turning to private assets for several reasons: portfolio diversification, higher returns especially in a low interest rate environment, and stronger growth potential. Find out from our investment experts why we feel that current macro events will likely be a turning point for Asia and private assets.
Myron Zhu, Head of Private Markets, Asia
Despite being the first country to be hit by the pandemic, China took extreme measures to curb and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As a result, their economy rebounded swiftly in the second half of 2020 and delivered positive results by the end of the year. Will China continue this momentum moving into 2021? Our investment experts share their views.
Ben Yu, Head of Equities, Taiwan
Wenlin Li, Director, Equities
2020 is considered an extraordinary year where both equity and fixed income markets performed well despite the global pandemic. Moving into 2021, where are the opportunities going to be? Find out more from our investment experts on how they build resilient portfolios through market cycles.
Luke Browne, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Asset Allocation, Multi-Asset Solutions Team Asia
With investors seeking income in a low yield environment, preferred securities provide investors with favourable yield, low correlation across other asset classes and have low interest rate sensitivity. Find out how this investment grade asset class provides compelling income opportunities in this uncertain market environment.
Joseph Bozoyan, Portfolio Manager, Preferred Income
The market capitalisation for listed Asia Pacific REITs has doubled from USD115 billion in 2010 to USD230 billion as of October 2020. This phenomenon is due to certain attributions such as general re-rating and appreciation in real estate values in Asia and the listing and securitisation of more real estate assets by existing REITS and new IPOs. Our investment expert explores insights into the past, present and future of the Asian REITs.
Hui Min Ng, Director, Equities
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