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Talking heads – Upturn beckons for emerging market corporate bonds

Daniel Morris
2 Authors - Portfolio perspectives
09/01/2023 · 2 Min
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We anticipate a better year for emerging market corporate debt on the back of a brighter outlook for China and the wider Asian region. However, a raft of uncertainties including those concerning  inflation and geopolitics, could make for a volatile environment in 2023.  

Listen to this Talking heads podcast with Alaa Bushehri, head of emerging market credit, as she tells chief market strategist Daniel Morris that her highest convictions include China real estate, Indian renewables, Macau and selected South Korea sectors.

She stresses the importance of bottom-up analysis, which has highlighted the resilient fundamentals of the asset class, and its improved diversification relative to emerging market government bonds. Overall, her outlook is for a double-digit positive total return for the asset class after a poor 2022.

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