Asian bond survey: What’s driving the boom?

As Asian issuers enjoy a record-breaking run, there could be no better time to ask the region’s investor base what is driving their investment spree.

Asia’s bond markets are in the midst of a breath-taking start to the year. Issuers in Asia ex-Japan have sold $138.9 billion of G3 bonds so far this year, a whopping 89% rise on the amount they sold during the same period in 2016, according to Dealogic.

But what is driving the huge boost in bond volumes We decided to find out.

FinanceAsia teamed up with HSBC and SP Global Ratings to commission our third survey of the region’s bond investor base. The poll, conducted by East Partners between February and March, had responses from 177 global fixed income investors and offered illuminating insights...

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