Bond investing - going back to basics

Once seen as a safe haven for investors, the Singapore corporate bond market has had its fair share of tribulations in the past three to four years.
Once seen as a safe haven for investors, the Singapore corporate bond market has had its fair share of tribulations in the past three to four years.PHOTO: AFP

Times have changed, but the approach to bond investing hasn't. Given recent defaults and concerns about the health of the bond market, it is time to get back to basics.

Once seen as a safe haven for investors, the Singapore corporate bond market has had its fair share of tribulations in the past three to four years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 23, 2019, with the headline 'Bond investing - going back to basics'. Print Edition | Subscribe