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Asian investors warming up to bond factor investing

A new Invesco study shows institutional investors in Asia are increasingly willing to experiment on factor investing in the fixed income space, despite the complexity.

Institutional investors in Asia Pacific are showing increasing interest in applying factor investing to fixed income assets, despite a number of challenges facing this approach, according to this year’s Invesco factor investing study released Monday.

The study conducted interviews with 241 pension funds, insurers, sovereign investors, asset consultants, wealth managers and private banks from around the world which say they are “factor-users”.

Together these investors managed $25.1 trillion in assets as of March 31. Seventy-three of these respondents are based in Asia.

Invesco noted that 76% of institutional investor and 75% of wholesale investor respondents...

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