Approaching uncertainty with confidence in emerging markets fixed income

The war in Ukraine has added continued volatility to emerging markets fixed income assets. According to our latest study, institutional investors around the world are wary of the war’s market and economic impacts but remain optimistic for the months ahead. 

Vontobel surveyed more than 300 institutional investors and discretionary wealth managers globally in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific during the first quarter of 2022. According to the survey, 72% of institutional investors across the globe were optimistic about GDP growth, inflation and bond yield premiums in European emerging markets prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, among responses received after the invasion, only 55% of institutional investors were optimistic.

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