A Sustainable Future for Emerging Market Fixed Income Strategies

InvesTAO China Alpha Webinar Series
This document is for institutional investors only
Panellist(s)Amundi, China Merchants Fund, Muzinich & Co.
Date29 July 2020

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InvesTAO invites you to explore sustainable investing strategies for emerging market fixed income investments, especially for China, and how to invest in a global sustainable recovery.


Emerging markets face some of the biggest challenges after the transition of market risk appetite. A clearly defined sustainable investment approach is now more important than ever for fixed income investors. How can we improve the sustainable investment outlook in the emerging market fixed income market? What should we pay attention to when identifying downside risk?

Panellists' Bio

Beilin XU
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, China Merchants Fund Management

Ms Xu is also an investment manager at China Merchants Asset Management (Hong Kong). With her years of expertise in the fixed income investment field, she currently is the lead manager of CMF’s USD bond strategy for global clients. In addition, she is also responsible for the management of a portfolio of domestic RMB bond strategy. Prior to joining CMF, Ms Xu worked for Bear Stearns Asia Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong), engaging in global macroeconomic, bond market, financial derivatives strategy research. She holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

Christina Bastin
Head of Asia Credit, Muzinich & Co.

Christina joined Muzinich in 2013 and is an experienced fund manager with a distinguished career in corporate credit spanning 20 years. She manages the Muzinich Asia Credit Opportunities Fund and the Muzinich Asia High Yield Fund. She is also a member of the investment firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Working Group. Prior to joining Muzinich, Christina held various credit/trading roles at Deutsche Bank, Schroders Investment Management, Commerzbank, and Fitch Ratings. Christina has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Fund Manager of the Year category (small to medium firms) in Investment Week’s Women in Investment Awards in 2018 and 2019. She holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA from the University of London.

Esther Law
Senior Investment Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Amundi Asset Management

Prior to Amundi, Ms Law was the co-manager of the Local Currency Bond Fund at Pioneer Investments. Previously, she was a Director in EM Strategy for Société Générale and a Senior EM strategist for the RBS. Esther began her career at HSBC and moved towards fixed income strategy. Esther was awarded the Fund Manager of the Year 2019 by Women in Finance London and ranked top 3 in The Most Astute Investors in Asian Local Currency 2019 (UK/EU/AUS category) by The Asset. She holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School of City University of London and a BSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.