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Taiwan’s convertible bond (CB) market has arguably been one of the most compelling stories of the year in Asia. While equity-linked deals have been few and far between elsewhere in the region, Taiwan has led the way with over $2.2 billion in issuance so far this year. And this surge in CB issuance has attracted the attention of hedge funds, eager to exploit arbitrage opportunities by stripping out the embedded equity option and in the process, earning an often enticing return. In tur

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