BNP Paribas plugs convertibles for volatile times

The asset manager believes Asian convertible bond funds should appeal to a growing number of Hong Kong investors.

Winnie Lee, CIO at BNP Paribas Asset Management in Hong Kong, suggests conflicting investment data and the unquantifiable impact of terrorism and war makes speculating about prospects in 2002 a bit like English weather a bit of cloud, some rain, later some sunshine. There's a bit of everything, she says.

But there are a few simple things she can determine, and based on that, BNP Paribas believes local investors will be attracted to bonds and equity-linked products.

Even the certain...

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