Emerging market debt
Find opportunity by looking closer
Emerging market debt (EMD) is a compelling asset class, spanning a huge variety of countries, industries and companies. With uncertainty evident on many other financial markets, the strong yield prospects and effective diversification opportunities offered by EMD are powerful draws for investors. But vast scope also brings specific challenges. Finding the prospects for potential returns in such a big and complex universe requires skill, local knowledge and in-depth insight.
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Global research network
We have been investing in EMD for over a quarter of a century. Our team of 49* specialist investment professionals is based across offices in London, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. We use our local connections and unique perspective to capture the whole picture for our investors.
*Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments. As at 30/07/19
The importance of ESG
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are deeply embedded in our EMD investment process because we believe intelligent ESG assessment and engagement can deliver better outcomes and enhance investor potential returns.
We combine thematic and sector research produced by our Central ESG Team with issuer level insights created by our EMD team. This dual approach helps us fully understand how bond issuers manage their strengths and weaknesses.
Given the wide range of political systems in emerging-market countries, we have created a proprietary Environmental, Social, Governance and Political framework – designed to also assess the specific political risks associated with bonds issued by emerging market governments.