Investor Dialogue: Lian Chia-Liang

We speak to Western Asset Management’s regional investment head about the Great Rotation and the need for price discipline in new bond issues.
Lian Chia-Liang
Lian Chia-Liang

Lian Chia-Liang joined Western Asset in 2011 as head of investment management for Asia ex-Japan, based in Singapore. He was previously head of emerging Asia portfolio management at Pimco, where he helped establish the Singapore desk.

Are you increasing your exposure to Asian fixed income
Yes, we are. Our Asian Opportunities Fund crossed the $1 billion mark in January for the first time. This growth slowed down over the Lunar New Year break but appetite for exposure to Asian fixed income remains firm, despite all the talk of the Great Rotation out of bonds into equities.

So investors are not rotating out of bonds
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