Q&A with Avinder Bindra, head of loan products at HSBC in Hong Kong

Avinder Bindra recently joined HSBC to run the bankÆs Asian loan business. A twenty-year veteran of the Asian loan markets, Bindra is widely seen as the best in the business.

FA Are the Asian loan markets a good place to raise finance at the moment

Bindra Yes, because at the moment the markets are very, very liquid. You can see by the way that the spreads have been falling over the last twelve to eighteen months, that the market is hungry for good assets and it's a good time to raise money - especially for the best credits.

FA Where is the liquidity coming from

Bindra Because Asian economies have not fully recovered from the crisis and consumer confidence is not as strong as it should be, people are not investing inequity or real estate. So most of this money is sitting on deposit with...

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