Industry Voice: Casting the widest net in emerging-markets debt

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Industry Voice: Casting the widest net in emerging-markets debt

Eaton Vance Emerging Markets Local Income (EMLI) strategy.

The great majority of EM local currency strategies are confined largely to the 18 countries in the JP Morgan Government Bond Index - Emerging Markets (GBIEM) Global Diversified benchmark, which concentrates risk among the 10 largest issuers.

Investors were drawn to emerging-markets (EM) local currency debt in 2017, attracted by high yields and improving returns.

EMLI seeks to capitalise on the full potential of the sector through fundamental, bottom-up research of more than 80 countries, combined with top-down risk measurement, focusing on opportunities in currencies, interest rates and credit spreads.

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