Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
As Asia’s bond markets enter the next decade of growth, operating conditions have changed markedly. A region that once struggled out of the debacle of the late 1990s meltdown is now an oasis of economic stability and the driver of global economic growth, especially since the great financial crisis of 2008. China has emerged to become the world’s second largest economy. Its bond market is now the world’s third largest, placed behind the United States and Japan. In this session our speakers will share their insights on:
- Are Asian local currency bonds attractive to global investors? And how can they gain maximum exposure in this market?
- As the emerging markets go through periods of volatility, is it still recommended to allocate emerging markets in core portfolios?
- With emerging markets offering less security than majority of international developed markets, what are the risk factors that investors should look out for?
- The political dynamics in Indonesia Malaysia and India – With the presidential elections happening in 2019, what are the uncertainties these markets will face?
- The inclusion of Chinese and Indonesian bonds into the global bond indices – How has this improved the overall sentiment towards Asian local currency bonds and has there been a positive impact on performance?
- Hard Vs. local currency bonds – How can you choose between these to enjoy the full benefits of potential bond market returns?
Day 2 - Thursday, September 19th 2019
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
- We are already in the QE tightening phase - when will the tide turn and after all these rate hikes the fed has to come back and reflect how it has impacted the asset markets?
- When does the quantitative tightening end and what are the drivers that will end the quantitative tightening
- What is the portfolio positioning once quantitative tightening ends and how will investors perceive on the duration risks?
- What are the drivers that will encourage fed to make the financial conditions make more easier or accommodative?
- Moving from QE to quantitative tightening - How it impacts and the changing monetary policy environment moving forward and what it means for investments opportunities in the market?