Credit funds come of age in Asia

Wed Jun 20, 2012


The positive performance of Asian credit funds is leading many investors to view them as something of a safe haven from the volatility of the equities markets


Richard Yang Fred Ingham
   
Melvyn Ford Lanny Lim
Asian credit funds have gained significantly greater prominence post the global financial crisis, largely on the back of deepening credit markets in Asia. A move among investors towards taking a multi-strategy approach in Asia as well as rocky equities markets, which make credit funds seem a safe haven, has also given further impetus to demand for Asian credit funds.

Not only has the performance of credit funds been positive, but the capital inflows in them have also been significant. Samena Capital, for example, doubled its credit portfolio at the beginning of the year when it launched its Credit Opportunities Fund with assets of close to $50 million. Saka Capital, a long/short Asian credit fund focused on public securities in investment-grade and high-yield debt markets as well as in the CDS space, has also taken in a good amount of capital this...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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