Emerging markets: A focus on debt

Asset class can protect against risk

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Kristin J Ceva of Payden & Rygel

Kristin J Ceva of Payden & Rygel

Investors considering emerging market exposure tend to concentrate on equities, but the emerging market debt segment is arguably more diverse, lower risk, and many issues are now investment grade.

Investors perceive emerging market debt as high risk, but in fact, this asset class is broad enough to offer investments all along the risk spectrum. There are 80 countries in the universe of emerging...

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