Year ahead 2021: seeking clarity amid macro uncertainty
As market volatility could persist in 2021, how can investors cut through the fog of uncertainty?
SOME KEY FACTS ABOUT ASIAN BONDS
1. How big is the Asian bond market?
The Asian bond market has grown significantly in the past decade as reflected in both the USD and local currency markets.
WHY JPMORGAN ASIAN TOTAL RETURN BOND FUND
1. How does the Fund capture potential in the growing Asian bond market2?
To achieve a competitive total return, the Fund invests across a wide range of sectors in Asia, capturing different opportunities under varying market conditions.
The Fund is flexible in tapping high-conviction ideas and focuses on markets and sectors with income potential:
2. Asian bonds offer relatively decent yield but are they risky?
With relatively sound fundamentals and in a supportive macro environment, Asia high-yield (HY) bonds tend to demonstrate lower default rates compared with HY bonds in emerging markets and the US.
Default rates of HY3 corporate bonds
across different regions4
2. How does the Fund manage risk while seeking yield opportunites?
To navigate different market conditions, the Fund dynamically adjusts its allocation across sectors and markets.