The Merits of Emerging Market Sovereign Bonds – Comparing Hard and Local Currency Debt

All investors, to varying degrees, need to balance and trade off three objectives, namely safety, liquidity and return. Their particular circumstances, objectives and risk tolerance will each play a key role in the asset allocation decision of where to invest. In this paper we focus solely on Emerging Market government debt and consider the characteristics and valuations of both the local currency and hard currency segments of this asset class; looking at where opportunities may be sought in the future.

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