Emerging Markets Corporate Investment Grade Q&A

Steve Cook, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income discusses the EM investment grade market and how low volatility ‘blue chips’ can offer diversification, yields and returns.

Q: What is the opportunity set in EM corporate investment grade (IG)?

A: The emerging market USD investment grade (IG) market has almost tripled in size since the 2008 global financial crisis (Figure 1), driven primarily by strong demand from yield-seeking investors and an enthusiastic supply from corporates taking advantage of low interest rates by refinancing or terming out maturity profiles.

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