Investors have been unsettled by simmering concerns related to a potential trade war, but there could be a silver lining for markets in Asia.
That's because despite the talk, a trade war is unlikely to erupt, while trade-related rhetoric is expected to create buying opportunities, according to Neil Hosie, head of equities for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse.
"Ultimately, I think we realize that it's not in anybody's interest for this to escalate into a trade war so while we believe there's going to be a lot of rhetoric ... I think sanity is going to prevail," he told CNBC at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong.
Investors have been worried that tariffs on steel and aluminum imports implemented by the U.S. earlier this month could cause its trading partners to take retaliatory actions and eventually result in a trade war.
"I think if there is volatility and a pullback in the markets, for us, just given where valuations are, that creates a great opportunity to be buying the market," Hosie added.