Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Inflation Trends Across Emerging Markets
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Inflation Trends Across Emerging Markets

Our fixed income team analyzes inflation trends across emerging markets, highlighting the vast heterogeneity across regions and countries. They acknowledge that a large part of the reflation story is linked to low base effects from 2020, which are transitory.

Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021
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Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021

Local knowledge will be crucial to navigating emerging market debt in 2021, says Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nik Hardingham. Read his outlook.

Why Emerging Market Debt Remains Attractive Despite Near-Term Uncertainty
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Why Emerging Market Debt Remains Attractive Despite Near-Term Uncertainty

With some countries slowly lifting coronavirus lockdown periods, does it make sense to invest in risk assets again—namely emerging markets? Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nicholas Hardingham takes a look at the emerging market debt landscape in the wake of the coronavirus.

A Multi-Asset Approach to Assessing Risk and Opportunity in Emerging Markets
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A Multi-Asset Approach to Assessing Risk and Opportunity in Emerging Markets

While there are a number of uncertainties in the global economy today, many investors may not realize the depth and breadth of potential opportunities emerging markets still offer—on both the equity and fixed income side. Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions’ Subash Pillai outlines the team’s approach to risk management when it comes to emerging market investing, noting that not all countries in this category should be viewed through the same lens.

Three Reasons to Embrace Emerging Market Corporate Credit
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Three Reasons to Embrace Emerging Market Corporate Credit

“Emerging market corporate debt is a large and well-diversified asset class of higher quality than many people realize. Valuations have improved and we think there are attractive yields on offer in what we consider a misunderstood part of the fixed income world.” - Robert Nelson, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group

Emerging-Market Debt: Going into the New Year with More Realistic Prices
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Emerging-Market Debt: Going into the New Year with More Realistic Prices

Emerging markets as an investment class overall suffered a setback in investor sentiment in 2018, despite strong economic growth. William Ledward, Robert Nelson, Nicholas Hardingham and Stephanie Ouwendijk of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group take a look at emerging-market debt. They say that while EM bonds generally weakened in 2018, valuations now look attractive.