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While borrowers continue to suffer from the rates hike from the
beginning of the year, with the rising inflationary concerns,
investment-grade and the government bonds market has not faired
Across the financial products spectrum, bonds have always been
the stable and safer option for investors across the globe,
typically, when there are high volatilities in the equities market,
investors have a higher tendency to switch gear into bonds which
offer a stable return.
Nevertheless, with the continuous rates hike expected across the
globe, participating in the public capital markets becomes
difficult from both a the borrower and investor standpoint.
The private credit market may offer a new channel for market
participants to explore. With a good number of real estate
high-yield developers going into either liquidity or credit crisis,
it gives another boost or reason for regional participants to take
a closer look into the private credit space.
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Under pressure from central bankers determined to quash
inflation even at the cost of a recession, global bonds slumped
into their first bear market in a generation. The Bloomberg Global
Aggregate Total Return Index of government and investment-grade
corporate bonds has fallen more than 20% from its 2021 peak on an
unhedged basis, the biggest drawdown since its inception in
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