IHS Markit Considers Adding Corporate Bonds to iBoxx ChinaBond Indices

A lack of liquidity and the ability to accurately measure credit risk will be the biggest hurdles to overcome.

Data and trading tools provider IHS Markit is considering adding Chinese corporate bonds to its iBoxx ChinaBond indices. 

The iBoxx ChinaBond indices currently only include government and policy bank bonds. Randolf Tantzscher, executive director for indices at IHS Markit, tells WatersTechnology that the provider is looking at how it could add a Chinese corporate component to its offering. 

“It’s natural to start with government and policy bank bonds, because I think that’s the first port of

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