Enter the Dragon
September 4, 2012
Renminbi bonds give portfolios unprecedented access to China
China’s once-closed capital markets are gradually opening up, as the world’s second-largest economy courts foreign investors. A big part of this process has been the introduction of the offshore Renminbi bond. Also known as “dim-sum bonds,” they are denominated in the Chinese currency and available to non-Chinese investors. For those eager to gain access to China, offshore Renminbi bonds represent a good way to invest in a market that is set to become one of the most important in the world. To provide more insights into this exciting new space, we spoke with Geoffrey Lunt, Senior Asian Fixed Income Product Specialist with HSBC Global Asset Management, who tells us why he thinks Canadian plan sponsors should consider Renminbi bonds as a source of diversification as well as a key entry point to gain exposure to an increasingly important global currency.