Yielding to Maturity
May 23, 2012
Emerging markets fixed income has come of age – it’s time plan sponsors took notice.
Many developed market economies have been floundering as most emerging markets countries have surged driven by solid growth and improving fundamentals. While plan sponsors have embraced emerging markets equities, they haven’t spent as much time considering the debt side of the equation. That needs to change, say experts who argue that emerging markets debt has matured and grown substantially in the last decade. Today, it is the best way to capture the strengthening macroeconomic fundamentals that make these countries shine on the global stage.
To find out why emerging markets bonds make sense for pension funds – and why some have begun to include emerging markets debt in their portfolios, we sat down with Xavier Baraton, HSBC Global Asset Management global chief investment officer for fixed income.