Fixed Income

Our survey shows that investors in the region retain a high level of confidence in the ability of fixed income to stabilize overall portfolio returns and secure income.

Why do Asian investors* use fixed income?

*When asked about their attitude to fixed income, this is the percentage who viewed it as most important or very important.


Income should be predictable even when markets aren’t.

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Active Management

Asian investors overwhelmingly believe that active management is the best approach to generating returns and managing risks in their fixed income portfolios.

Best approach to generate returns: active or passive?


Why go active for bonds?

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Primary Concerns

Asian investors are concerned primarily about high equity valuations and downside risks. This stands in contrast to two years ago when the chief concerns were meeting return expectations and the likelihood of lower returns across asset classes.

What are investors’ primary concerns?







2017-2018 could mark the peak for economic growth in this cycle.

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Portfolio Allocations

Asian investors’ portfolio allocation intentions highlight caution about high valuations in U.S. equities and reflect a desire to capitalize on growth in emerging markets and Asia.

How will portfolio allocations change?


Emerging markets still seem to be sitting on high ground.

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Alternative Investments

Investors are increasingly extending their income-generating universe beyond public markets to capture the complexity and illiquidity premia offered by alternative assets.

Will exposure to alternatives increase?


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Key Findings of 2017 Asian Investor Survey

Michael Thompson, head of PIMCO Asia ex Japan discusses the results of our 2017 Asian investor survey in light of macroeconomic trends.


Infographic: Visualizing the 2017 Asian Investor Survey

Download this infographic which highlights the key findings of PIMCO’s 2017 Asian Investor Survey.


Asian Investor Survey


All investments contain risk and may lose value. Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Commodities contain heightened risk including market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Derivatives and commodity-linked derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Investors should consult their investment professional prior to making an investment decision. This material contains the opinions of the manager and such opinions are subject to change without notice. This material is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed.


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