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Why invest in EM local currency debt?

Why invest in EM local currency debt?

🕔10:05, 14.Jan 2022

Disappointing US dollar bond returns in EM local currency debt has led to a decline in flows into the asset class over the past decade. In this paper, we discuss the key reasons to invest in EM local currency debt, some of the factors behind the recent weakness in the asset class returns and prospects for the asset class going forward. 

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Why emerging markets local currency debt in 4 charts

Why emerging markets local currency debt in 4 charts

🕔08:05, 16.Jun 2021

As emerging markets matured over the last couple decades, many countries began issuing debt, denominated in their respective local currency, rather than US dollars. This has created a valuable sub-asset class worth more than 3 trillion US dollars, alongside US

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Emerging Market Debt in Charts — 2020 Outlook

Emerging Market Debt in Charts — 2020 Outlook

🕔06:41, 12.Feb 2020

Low yield in developed market bonds remains a key issue for investors. In this environment, we see the potential for stronger relative returns in emerging market debt, particularly local currency bonds. Heading into 2020, a mix of supportive factors could drive this asset class.

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The 2020-2024 EM fixed income outlook

The 2020-2024 EM fixed income outlook

🕔15:28, 15.Jan 2020

Following another year of strong returns, Emerging Markets (EM) fixed income has outperformed developed bond markets by a significant margin over the past four years.  The outperformance is likely to continue in 2020, because EM fixed income remains attractively priced both in

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Emerging market local currency bonds: investing in frontier markets

Emerging market local currency bonds: investing in frontier markets

🕔11:02, 27.Mar 2019

Investment Insights For many investors, frontier markets remain relatively unexplored. They offer an additional opportunity set to informed investors, but investing in these smaller, less efficient markets also involves a number of unique challenges and risks. In this paper, we

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