The European currency bond market has grown to become the largest part of the broader investible emerging markets debt arena, yet, it remains under-appreciated. At a time when many investors hesitate between concerns over rising rates and the belief that the bull market in fixed income is not over yet, local currency emerging market debt deserves to be given more attention than it often receives. The asset class offers multiple opportunities, collating a heterogeneous group of bond issuers, including countries in different stages of the economic and monetary policy cycle.
The sixth annual edition of Investing in Emerging Market Currencies & Debt, Europe 2019 report brings together pension funds, insurers, asset managers and other institutional investors. The report will explore and debate how the asset class has become deeper, with market liquidity improving, and broader, with more countries now issuing debt.