RELIABLE RETURNS WITH EM BONDS?
Panel Discussion | Wed, Sept 29, 2021 | 9:30am CEST
Since the global financial crisis of 2008/2009, Emerging Markets Debt has been a steady part of many professional investors’ portfolios. Attractive returns with acceptable risk have been the ingredients for success. But how has Covid-19 changed the emerging markets debt segment? Where are opportunities opening up? Which risks should be avoided? We discuss the topic with two renowned experts.
Exclusively for institutional and professional investors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
All presentations will be held in English.
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Warren Hyland, Portfolio Manager, Muzinich & Co.
With unprecedented loose monetary policy, some investors see rising national debts funded in international capital markets poses risks on the Emerging market asset class. However, EM corporate debt outperformed other fixed income and equity asset class on a risk adjusted basis from 2010 to 2020 and it offers lower leverage and more Cash than its Developed Market peers. Warren Hyland from Muzinich will explain why in this presentation.
Rong Ren Goh, Portfolio Manager, Eastspring Investments
The Asian local currency bond market has often been an area less understood by global investors due to the myriad market and economic dynamics, as well as different rules for foreign investor access. However, looking beyond these technicalities, a deep understanding of the market can also uncover attractive opportunities, given the region’s relatively stable economic backdrop and higher yield relative to developed markets. The growing size and unique profile of the individual markets in Asia also provide significant diversification benefits for global investors who are looking beyond their domestic bond markets.
Open discussion with both speakers
Wrap up by moderator and end of event
Warren Hyland joined Muzinich in 2013 and is focusing on emerging markets credit. He is the lead portfolio manager for EM Short Duration and EM Corporate Debt Fund. Prior to joining Muzinich, Warren was a portfolio manager for global emerging markets with Schroders. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Rong Ren Goh is a Portfolio Manager in the Eastspring Singapore Fixed Income team and is responsible for the management of global, as well as Asia-focussed total return, bond strategies. Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, he worked as a Trader at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, where he was responsible for market-making and execution of Asian currency and interest rate products. He has 13 years of investment experience.
Ed Bowsher has worked as a financial journalist since 2000. His previous jobs include Deputy Editor of MoneyWeek and Editor of The Motley Fool UK. He has also written for Citywire, Financial Times, breakingviews and several other publications.
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