THE en bloc fever of 2017 may help uplift the lacklustre Singdollar bond market which has been hit by interest rate volatility though strong issuers continue to get their deals done.

HSBC has launched a Singapore dollar income bond fund for retail investors, adding to a small pool of Singapore dollar (SGD) funds regarded as relatively low-risk.

HSBC Global Asset Management on Thursday said it has launched its first dedicated Singapore-dollar (SGD) income bond fund for retail investors in the Republic.