Industry Analysis

Credit funds come of age in Asia


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