It is well known that Asian fixed income assets offer higher yield pick-up compared to peers but if you look beneath the surface, there are other dynamics taking shape today which adds to the appeal of this market.
The faster rebound in Asian markets following the onset of Covid-19, along with the increasing breadth and depth of issuers in this space, is propelling the growth of the Asian credit market. This growth is presenting emerging opportunities as it further matures and develops. And as the Chinese economy continues to grow and the financial market continues to evolve, this gives rise to an opportunity set with huge growth potential and attractive investment opportunities.
This session will bring together leading investment experts to explore how one can find opportunities beyond the obvious.
About the speakers
Global Co-Head Investment Funds, UBS Global Wealth Management
Paul Stefansson is currently Global Head of Investment Funds. Previously, in 2016, Paul was Head of Portfolio Specialists Singapore and in 2014 he was Head of Investment Funds, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Distribution for Asia Pacific.
Paul has over 30 years of investment experience as an actuary, analyst, portfolio manager and wealth manager. He joined UBS in 2006 in Products and Services Consulting. From 2001 to 2006, Paul was the CEO of ipac financial planning, a subsidiary of AXA.
Paul graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), was a Certified Financial Planner, was a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and was a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
He has been featured on Channel News Asia, CNBC, The Straits Times, and Business Times.
Chief Investment Officer, Europe, Asia, Deutsche Bank
Tuan Huynh is currently Chief Investment Officer for Europe and Asia based in Frankfurt. He is responsible for the distribution of the house view of DB WM.
In this role, Tuan also appears regularly on TV channels like CNBC and Bloomberg, on Radio and Newspapers/Magazines. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Wealth Discretionary for Emerging Markets based in Singapore. He was named CIO of the year by Asian Private Banker in 2018. Tuan started his career in Deutsche Bank in 1993 and has worked in locations like Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Singapore.
Tuan holds a diploma in economics from University of Düsseldorf and he is a Certified European Financial Analyst.
Head of Asian Fixed Income, Fidelity International
Martin Dropkin is the Head of Asian Fixed Income based in Hong Kong. Martin has over 22 years of investment experience and joined Fidelity International in 2010 as a Senior Credit Analyst in Fixed Income covering the Global Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sector.
In 2014, Martin became Head of Credit Research and in 2018 became the Global Head of Research, Fixed Income. Martin was responsible for the fundamental and quantitative research teams across London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Toronto. He is actively involved in ESG initiatives and leading the US High Yield expansion.
Martin has worked with firms across a wide spectrum: private equity, distressed, CLO, and long only Fixed Income and Equity Funds. Having started his career as an engineer at AT&T Submarine Systems Inc, in 1998 Martin joined Merrill Lynch as a Global Equity research analyst, subsequently moving to Credit Suisse. From 2003 to 2010 Marty worked at Grotevant Research Partners LLC as a Senior Analyst covering Global TMT across the capital structure.
Martin has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from University of Virginia and an MBA / MA International Studies, from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
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