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Jian Chen

Jian Chen

Jian Chen focuses on analytics for Chinese asset-backed securities. He previously worked at RQuest Financial Services Group, IFE Group, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Johns Hopkins University. Jian holds a doctorate in computational finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park.

Research and Insights

Articles by Jian Chen

    China’s Green-Bond Market: Growing Issuance and Historical Outperformance

    6 mins read Blog | Feb 24, 2022 | Jian Chen, Joy Zhang

    China’s green-bond market has grown rapidly in recent years and is now second in size only to the U.S. Understanding the reasons behind this market’s growth and performance may help investors as they consider incorporating Chinese green bonds in portfolios.

    Chinese RMBS: A Way to Diversify Fixed-Income Portfolios?

    6 mins read Blog | Jul 7, 2021 | Jian Chen, Yihai Yu

    The market in Chinese residential mortgage-backed securities is growing, as global investors are eying the segment’s relatively high yield and potential for diversification, but seeking improved credit ratings and transparency in data and pricing.

    Consumer ABS: Recovering from Coronavirus?

    Blog | Jun 11, 2020 | Yini Yang, Jian Chen, Joy Zhang

    After the U.S. COVID-19 lockdown, new monthly remittance reports for asset-backed securities indicated performance deterioration and signaled potential challenges ahead. Meanwhile, in China, ABS showed signs of recovery.

    Consumer ABS Under Coronavirus in the US and China

    Blog | May 11, 2020 | Yini Yang, Jian Chen, Joy Zhang

    Beyond COVID-19’s steep human toll, the pandemic’s disruption of economic life has led to widespread loss of income and impaired some borrowers’ ability to repay loans. What could the impact be for investors in consumer asset-backed securities in the U.S. and China?

    How coronavirus could hurt Chinese consumer ABS

    Blog | Mar 20, 2020 | Yini Yang, Jian Chen

    The slowing Chinese economy and trade uncertainty had already put strains on the performance of Chinese consumer asset-backed securities. The COVID-19 pandemic could further harm the performance of these securities. Investors may wish to gauge the risks.

    Trade deal broadened access to China’s nonperforming loans

    Blog | Jan 29, 2020 | Yini Yang, Jian Chen

    The phase-one U.S.-China trade deal lets U.S. asset managers acquire nonperforming loans directly from Chinese banks. We assess the market’s characteristics, as investors face challenges estimating recovery rates and liquidation timing of these loans.

    A default wave for Chinese consumer ABS?

    Blog | Nov 18, 2019 | Yini Yang, Jian Chen

    The default rate for auto loans in Chinese consumer asset-backed securities increased rapidly in recent months, and China may be moving toward a more borrower-friendly bankruptcy regime. Could this   lead to even higher default rates?