Manila don't love me no more

Fixed income research head, Des Supple of Barclays talks about big calls and THAT call in Manila.

Is Barclays more focused on the sub-investment grade part of the curve or the high yield area
It depends on the credit cycle. We try to make our research transactional, so we tend to switch our focus between high yield and high grade depending on our overall view of the credit risk dynamics within the region. There are times when we feel the credit cycle is improving or that liquidity dynamics are supportive of Asian credit markets and we look at spread compression and moving down the credit curve. Otherwise, during times of event shock we will be focusing on safe haven high grade credits.


So where are you focused now then
At the moment...


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