More EM fixed income investors are turning to passive approaches as they appreciate the cost-effective and diversified nature of passively managed vehicles such as ETFs, says Matthew J. Arnold of SSGA.
Amid cautious optimism, investors are advised to keep a flexible approach as some asset valuations have become extended, says Schroders Hong Kong’s CEO Chris Durack.
Despite performing very well last year, Asian local-currency debt still has a lot to offer investors looking to diversify away from developed-market government bonds.
The ambitions of Asian countries to build local fund capabilities is competing with Ucits, the traditional cross-border fund vehicle. Industry experts discuss the ramifications in a webinar.
The French asset manager points to opportunities in emerging market fixed income, with low volatility and signs of a sustained trend of stronger returns.
It is crucial to identify which parts of an investment portfolio need treatment to make it work better. Here are some practical examples of weaknesses that could be detected earlier and need attention to fix.
Which risk do you see as being the most significant for EM investors today: US interest rate rises, a hard landing in China, currency volatility, global trade barriers or political uncertainty?
INCEIF explains how such instruments would benefit both investors and issuers.
Which region do you think currently offers the best opportunities for EM investment: Asia; Eastern Europe and Russia; South America; or Middle East and Africa?
Which emerging market strategy do you believe will perform best in the coming year: equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity or real estate?
Which Asian emerging stock market do you see as offering the best opportunity right now: China, India, Indonesia, Korea or Thailand?
Jang Dong-hun, CIO of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association, discusses how and why he is ramping up alternative and overseas exposure, along with passive equity investments.
Bonds are still a good investment, despite expected US interest rate rises, says Robert Tipp, senior portfolio manager at PGIM Fixed Income.
Would you take a global emerging-market equities approach, or go regional and focus on Asian, Latin American or Emea stocks?
Investors should add to their emerging market debt exposure given favourable valuations and external conditions, argues Amundi.
Please take a second to vote in this week's poll (right), brought to you by Amundi. It is the last of three to focus on emerging-market debt, which will help provide background for a report.
Islamic banks are not so different from their conventional counterparts, and this needs to be addressed, finds research from The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance.
The CEO of BEA Union Investment discusses where progress is being made and where further liberalisation is likely in respect of the Hong Kong-China cross-border fund scheme.
Please take a second to vote in this week's poll (right, if viewed on a desktop computer), brought to you by Amundi. It is the second of three to focus on emerging-market debt, which will help provide background for a report.
The head of investment products and advisory at Hang Seng Bank explains how her firm is tackling the challenge of educating Chinese investors under the mutual recognition of funds scheme.