At the one-year milestone for the nadir of the pandemic-induced financial crisis, the present serves as a useful vantage point to look back and examine COVID-19’s profound impact on credit markets and what it implies for credit investors ahead.
Eaton Vance proactive management of emerging markets debt goes beyond the constraints of common active and passive approaches. We outline our process — refined over three decades — for seeking alpha in the sector for clients.
The team running EM debt portfolios at Eaton Vance has taken a unusually bullish stance on the asset class. Across all risk factors – EM FX, EM local rates, EM sovereign credit and EM corporate debt – the team has constructive views. A key reason here is the supportive macro environment for the asset class and the belief that this supportive environment will continue. On a one-year view, EM local-currency-denominated debt is the team’s top pick.
Eaton Vance discuss how the likely prospect of a divided government, combined with the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine, propelled floating-rate loans and other risk asset sectors sharply higher.
In this Q&A, Brad Godfrey, CFA, institutional portfolio manager and director of alternative & asset allocation strategies, discusses the recent performance and outlook for emerging-market debt (EMD), paying particular attention to how the pandemic has affected the asset class and where the EMD team sees opportunity across the market.