The team running EM debt portfolios at Eaton Vance has taken a unusually bullish stance on the asset class. Across all risk factors – EM FX, EM local rates, EM sovereign credit and EM corporate debt – the team has constructive views. A key reason here is the supportive macro environment for the asset class and the belief that this supportive environment will continue. On a one-year view, EM local-currency-denominated debt is the team’s top pick.
Global exchange-traded products (ETPs) have recorded their strongest month for inflows in 2020 as $71.5bn was added to the market, with fixed income buoying the industry providing $46.7bn of the total, according to iShares.
Our latest Cyclical Outlook highlights the macro trends and market developments that underpin our outlook for 2019: slower growth, but likely no recession.
Stephen Jones says the broader 'outside' world might be fraught with challenges, but companies are prospering and voicing few concerns. However, caution is warranted.