High yield bond funds are an emerging risk: SFC video interview

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In the search for yield there is a danger that investors are making investments in high yield bond funds without understanding all the risks, which makes proper categorisation of products even more important, says Bénédicte Nolens, head of risk and strategy at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong's financial regulator.

"Looking at QE in the US, it has had its impact on various asset classes – investors are broadly looking for yield. In the securities world we see a big interest

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