Conference Call Hosted by Blackrock: Outlook for Emerging Markets Debt with Imran Hussain Wednesday, February 2nd at 10:00 am (US Eastern Time)
As worries about debt levels in a number of high income countries bring focus on sovereign fundamentals, emerging market sovereigns stand out as having much stronger balance sheets than many of their richer, developed world counterparts. These economies were more resilient through the crisis and are leading in the recovery, with lower public and private sector debt and stronger growth prospects, relative to their developed world counterparts.
Despite these improving fundamentals, emerging market debt trades with higher yields and wider spreads than their developed world counterparts. With developed market sovereign bond yields at historical lows, investors are increasingly considering emerging market debt as a more strategic part of their asset allocation decisions.
During this conference call, Imran Hussain, fund manager of the BGF Emerging Markets Bond Fund, the BGF Local Emerging Markets Short Duration Bond Fund and the BGF Asian Tiger Bond Fund, will discuss his outlook on emerging market debt and how these assets can fit best within a diversified portfolio.
Register for this call online here.
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If you anticipate not being able to access the call online, please see below for telephone dial-in details:
US Toll Free Number: +1 866 926 3052