Emerging market debt issuers are often assumed to be inherently less creditworthy than their developed market counterparts. But the reality tells a different story, says Rodica Glavan EMD portfolio manager at Insight Investment
Politics remains swing factor
Investment Conundrums: Lazard AM's Donald - 'The potential for protectionist policies under Trump remains a chief concern for EM investors'
China debt level's and Trump's agenda cited as key risks
Technology adoption a key theme
Reached $1bn in AUM
Development of EM and US themes
China and Turkey pose key risks
Established free trade agreements
Rising debt levels
Uncharacteristically immune to global risks
Managed by Matt Linsey
Positive on Asian equities in particular
Despite years of political upheaval, Brazil is attracting greater interest among investors due to the purchasing power of its growing middle class. In investment terms, being middle class offers more opportunities, notes John Ewart, co-manager of the...
Significant tax reform
Everything else is 'relatively predictable'
Number of factors to watch for
More risky than political problems
Inflows almost doubled from the previous year
Closed after assets peaked at $800m in 2014
Proposed changes to monetary policy
EM equity funds see redemptions of $1.6bn
Brad Tank, CIO of fixed income at Neuberger Berman, asks whether the political trouble in Venezuela will hurt emerging market growth for years to come.
Neville Shaw, emerging markets manager at Mirabaud Asset Management, reports on his recent trip to Brazil and explains why investors should remain cautious.
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