Asset managers share their thoughts on China fixed income investing at The Asset Events+ 16th Asia Bond Markets Summit on May 18th 2021

It is not just physical supply chains that are being reconfigured, Covid-19 is also accelerating a shift in the pattern of global investing. As central banks in the developed markets continue to keep benchmark rates at zero or negative, global investors who are hungry for returns are streaming into East Asia, more specifically China. A decoupling of geopolitics and global investing may be underway.

April 2021 data from China Central Depository & Clearing, the market infrastructure for Chinese government bonds, recorded foreign institutional investors’ ownership totalled 3.22 trillion yuan (US$500 billion), an increase of nearly 65 billion yuan compared with March 2021 and 11.8% from the total at the end of 2020 of 2.88 trillion yuan.

Foreign institutional investors’ (FII) activity in…

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