More risk required says Citi AM

The fixed income team is marketing higher risk strategies to Asian clients.

Citigroup Asset Management has begun marketing emerging-market debt and global high-yield bond funds to high-net worth investors in Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of a broader effort to encourage clients to allow more tracking error in order to boost returns.

The main investment theme is a low-interest rate environment, says Peter Wilby, New York-based managing director and CIO for North American fixed income. The only thing on earth that can deliver a big return now is emerging markets, and that comes with a lot of volatility. So what we do is combine uncorrelated alpha strategies and allocate those against various benchmarks.

YY Ma, managing director responsible...

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