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Latest insights from our EM Debt team

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  • T. Rowe Price has been investing in emerging markets since 1980
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August 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

ETFs in EM Local Currency Debt: Do they work?

ETFs in EM Local Currency Debt: Do they work?

ETFs in EM Local Currency Debt: Do they work?

A brief look at the performance of exchange traded funds in EM local currency sovereign...

By Michael Ganske

Michael Ganske Portfolio Specialist

Latest Analysis

August 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

The Inside Story: Tale of Two Energy Utilities

The Inside Story: Tale of Two Energy Utilities

The Inside Story: Tale of Two Energy Utilities

A look behind the scenes at key ideas in the Emerging Market Corporate Bond portfolio

By Siby Thomas

Siby Thomas Portfolio Manager

August 2021 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

How Digital Currencies Add Policy Potency for Emerging Markets

How Digital Currencies Add Policy Potency for Emerging Markets

How Digital Currencies Add Policy Potency...

More monetary policy control as rate decisions have a broader impact

By Tomasz Wieladek & Aadish Kumar

By Tomasz Wieladek & Aadish Kumar

July 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

How Weighing ESG Risks Adds an Edge in EM Corporates

How Weighing ESG Risks Adds an Edge in EM Corporates

How Weighing ESG Risks Adds an Edge in EM...

Integrating ESG factors has the potential to provide a research edge

By Samy Muaddi

Samy Muaddi Portfolio Manager

May 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Complacency creates inefficiency in EM corporates

Complacency creates inefficiency in EM corporates

Complacency creates inefficiency in EM corporates

Amid broad-based buying, markets have been paying less attention to issuer-specific...

By Siby Thomas

Siby Thomas Portfolio Manager

April 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

The Resilience of EM Corporates

The Resilience of EM Corporates

The Resilience of EM Corporates

EM corporate bonds have had smaller losses and less volatility at times of market...

By Siby Thomas

Siby Thomas Portfolio Manager

March 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Seeking Alpha in Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Seeking Alpha in Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Seeking Alpha in Emerging Markets Corporate...

After a decade of strong performance, the asset class deserves a serious look

By Siby Thomas

Siby Thomas Portfolio Manager

March 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Why the Time Is Right to Consider Investing in EM Local Debt

Why the Time Is Right to Consider Investing in EM Local Debt

Why the Time Is Right to Consider Investing...

It offers relatively high income potential and the prospect of capital gains

By Yoram Lustig, Michael Walsh & Niklas Jeschke

By Yoram Lustig, Michael Walsh & Niklas Jeschke

March 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

China’s Economy: Recovery and Rebalancing

China’s Economy: Recovery and Rebalancing

China’s Economy: Recovery and Rebalancing

Emerging from the pandemic, an encouraging pathway for China’s economy

By Chris Kushlis

Chris Kushlis Credit Analyst

March 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

When Emerging Market Debt Dances to the Inflation Tune

When Emerging Market Debt Dances to the Inflation Tune

When Emerging Market Debt Dances to the Inflation...

How higher oil prices could impact inflation and the asset class

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

March 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Melting Permafrost Poses Challenge For Arctic Companies

Melting Permafrost Poses Challenge For Arctic Companies

Melting Permafrost Poses Challenge For Arctic...

Climate change risks are rising for Russian industrial companies

By Willem Visser

Willem Visser Credit Analyst

Fund Focus
RELATED FUND
SICAV
Class I USD
ISIN LU0207127753
This is our flagship hard currency emerging markets debt portfolio. It offers broad exposure across emerging markets debt, with a credit-orientated approach that is broadly representative of external sovereign and corporate markets. View More...
3YR Return
(Annualised)
4.79%
Fund Size
(USD)
$241.4m
Avg Coupon
5.18%
Avg Maturity
12.96yrs
Avg Duration
8.29 yrs
RELATED FUND
SICAV
Class I USD
ISIN LU0310189781
A diversified portfolio of the local-currency denominated bonds of emerging market sovereign issuers. The strategy seeks to provide generally lower levels of credit risk compared to external bonds, with meaningful opportunities in terms of local interest rate cycle and emerging markets currency exposure. View More...
3YR Return
(Annualised)
4.45%
Fund Size
(USD)
$143.9m
Avg Coupon
6.46%
Avg Maturity
7.76 yrs
Avg Duration
4.48 yrs
RELATED FUND
SICAV
Class I USD
ISIN LU0596126465
A diversified portfolio of typically 100 to 150 securities in mainly corporate bonds from emerging market issuers. We would expect the bulk of value added to come from security selection, with the rest from sector selection. We employ a long-term investment horizon, combined with low portfolio turnover. View More...
3YR Return
(Annualised)
6.77%
Fund Size
(USD)
$248.2m
Avg Coupon
5.06%
Avg Maturity
8.86 yrs
Avg Duration
5.74 yrs