Daniel Stanton is head of Asian credit at IFR and is based in Singapore, where he has been reporting on capital markets since 2009. He has previously worked in Dubai, London and Pontypridd. He can be found tweeting at @IFRstanton.
Investors are facing challenges in building diversified Asian credit portfolios in 2018 as thin supply outside of China has left spreads looking tight.
Luso International Banking gave investors a rare chance to gain exposure to a Macau credit outside the casino sector, but they had to take time to understand a structure that falls under two different regulatory regimes.
Indonesian power producer Paiton Energy proved that international capital markets can play a big role in supporting Asian infrastructure with a landmark US$2bn project bond.