Date: Thursday, June 4th 2020
Time: 11AM HKT/SGT
Duration: 60 Minutes



An interactive discussion with market experts to explore the value, opportunity and liquidity in Asian fixed income to help asset owners tackle the reality of low rates.

As post-pandemic portfolios strive to adapt to a market environment that shows little consensus, the Asian investment grade universe seems a more rational bet than most. It accounts for almost 80% of the region’s USD credit, which offers higher yields than US or Euro equivalents with lower duration. 

Investing in Hong Kong dollar debt, for example – along with other Asian USD bonds, typically issued by large, stable or government-related institutions – also enables diversification, risk management and a way to shore-up risk-adjusted return targets at a time when any sort of stability is highly sought after.

Providing insights and practical take-aways - this session will include a brief outlook on the macro environment for the rest of 2020, plus implications for fixed income portfolios, especially Asian (including HK dollar) bonds.

Key discussion points to include - 

  • New approaches to asset allocation and risk management within the fixed income universe - to prepare portfolios for a post-pandemic era
  • The outlook for Asian fixed income - and how this fits within the broader macro context
  • Ways to tackle a ‘lower for longer’ rates environment via Asian debt
  • Key factors in weighing liquidity vs yield amid today’s environment
  • Where next for the Hong Kong market - including challenges and opportunities for HKD bonds


For professional investors and asset owners only. Investment involves risk. The registration summary is for general information purposes only and does not constitute advice and recommendation to buy or sell investments.

The invitation of this event is organized by AsianInvestor. Any questions or issues on the registration of this webinar should be directed to AsianInvestor.


Cecilia Chan
CIO of Fixed income, Asia Pacific
HSBC Global Asset Management



Cecilia heads up fixed income investment management within the region and has been specializing in management of fixed income portfolios since 1994 when joining HSBC.

She has been working in the financial industry covering markets in Asia Pacific since 1987. Prior to joining HSBC, Cecilia worked as a fixed income fund manager at Sun Alliance & Royal Insurance Company in Australia and a senior quantitative analyst in Baring Securities (Hong Kong), (Japan) and (Australia) Ltd. 

She holds a (first honors) bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales (Australia); a master’s degree in Economics from the Australia National University; a master’s degree in Applied Finance and a MA in Business Research Studies, both from Macquarie University (Australia), as well as a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from the Education University of Hong Kong.

Andrew Fung
Chief Financial Officer
Henderson Land Development




Mr Fung Hau Chung, Andrew is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Land Development Company Limited.

He holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Hong Kong and the Honorary Fellowship awarded by Lingnan University.

Mr Fung served as the Executive Director and the Head of Global Banking and Markets of Hang Seng Bank Limited before he stepped down such positions in July 2017.

He is the Professor of Practice (Finance) in the School of Accounting and Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Adjunct Professor of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and has about 36 years of experience in banking, capital markets and asset management.

Mr Fung is currently the Chairman of Eastern Hospital Governing Committee and a Court member of the University of Hong Kong. Previous public appointments include Associate Member of Central Policy Unit, Board Member of Hong Kong Airport Authority, Member of Energy Advisory Committee and Member of Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Jethro Goodchild
Chief Investment Officer
FWD Hong Kong


Jethro is responsible for overall investment activities and portfolio management of the FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited, FWD Life Macau, and FWD General Insurance, as well as supervision of the investment team and supporting the FWD Financial Planning advisory business. He plays a central role in managing, repositioning and optimising investments across different asset classes and all portfolios. He is also responsible for portfolio strategy across the Group to drive portfolio performance through investment ideas and asset allocation. 

Jethro has over 20 years of experience in financial services, across actuarial and investment management. Before joining FWD Group, Jethro was Head of Asian Credit and Deputy CIO for Aviva Investors Asia for 7 years managing fixed income portfolios and delivering multi-asset solutions. Prior to this he managed investment portfolios across the Asia Pacific region at Deutsche Asset Management and AMP Capital.

His career started at AMP Financial Services as an actuarial analyst for defined benefit superannuation plans.

Jethro has a Bachelor of Economics in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Singapore Actuarial Society.


Venkat Rao
Head of MTNs and Structured Notes, APAC

Venkat has more than 12 years of experience in DCM, bond syndication and structured finance in Asia. He has been with HSBC Asia Syndicate since 2015, specializing in distribution of MTNs, private placements and local currency bonds into Asian investor markets.

Prior to that he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2008 holding various positions in Asia Debt Syndicate and Structured Finance teams. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in EE from IIT Delhi and MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Richard Morrow
AsianInvestor (Moderator) 




Richard Morrow joined AsianInvestor as the editor in April. He had previously been the deputy editor for FinanceAsia since October 2015, where he focused on and commenting about some of the region’s most important corporate M&A transactions. 
Morrow boasts a great deal of experience in Asia’s financial markets.

He was previously the editor of Asiamoney, a financial markets-focused publication, between 2006 and 2014. During this period he regularly met and interviewed some of the region’s leading corporate executives, bankers and government officials.
Prior to joining Asiamoney in 2004 Morrow was the Asia editor of EuroWeek, a capital markets weekly newspaper. 

Over the 16 years since arriving in Hong Kong, Morrow has travelled extensively around the region. He is currently attempting to learn Cantonese, which he considers his hardest challenge yet. 
Morrow has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, from the University of Nottingham. 



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