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Investment and Asset Management, Finance, Banking and Capital Markets

Investing 2.0 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam |
Speakers include:
Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley

EM Squared

Overview

Finding yield in emerging market debt: Managing risk to optimise returns

Emerging market debt is attractive to investors hungry for yield.  Driven by the need to deliver fixed returns institutions are looking to capitalise on the stable dollar, accelerating growth rates and strengthening currencies in many developing economies, as well as signs of improvements in commodity prices.  Caution is the watchword, however, as emerging market fundamentals remain uncertain, heavily influenced by fragility in global trade, potential interest rate increases and geo-political developments.  In this environment how can pension schemes optimise returns from emerging market debt?  How are hard currency denominations performing against local currency bonds?  How should investors choose between active and passive strategies to manage exposure to volatility?

To address these and other key questions, the Financial Times and Franklin Templeton Investments will convene a high level roundtable in Amsterdam to explore investor appetite for emerging market debt, and the most effective investment strategies to maximise returns from this dynamic asset class.

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Agenda - 4th Nov

  • 12:00pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 12:15pm
    Opening Remarks

    Jonathan Wheatley, Deputy Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
    Discussion Commences
  • 1:55pm
    Closing Remarks

    Jonathan Wheatley, Deputy Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

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Whether the desired outcome is income generation, low volatility or a broader investment opportunity set, we are singularly focused on partnering with you to achieve your investment objectives.

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Data as of 30 September 2016, unless otherwise stated.
¹ As of 31 December, 2015. Based on findings from PwC’s 2016 Benchmark Your Global Fund Distribution Report which ranks asset managers on the number of countries in which their cross-border funds are distributed. A cross-border fund is one that’s distributed in more than three countries, including its domicile.

Chaired by (1)

Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley

Editor
EM Squared

Jonathan Wheatley is the editor of EM Squared, a premium service from the Financial Times offering data-driven analysis of all things concerning emerging markets. He is also the editor of beyondbrics, an online forum on emerging markets for guest contributors from the worlds of business, finance, politics, academia and the third sector. He writes news and analysis on emerging markets across the FT's output, is a regular contributor to FT videos and podcasts, and is a frequent participant in FT and outside conferences as a moderator, speaker and chair.Jonathan was a founder member of the FT's emerging markets desk in 2011. Previously, he was the FT's bureau chief in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived for the best part of two decades, writing about economics, politics, business, finance, the environment and social issues in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. He was previously São Paulo bureau chief for Business Week magazine and a contributor to other publications including the Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the FT. Before moving to Brazil he worked in television news and current affairs in London.

Contacts

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Senior Content Editor
Financial Times