Afraid you’ve missed the rally in emerging-market (EM) assets? Don’t be. Responsible policies and pragmatic politics have taken hold in many developing countries. That bodes well for growth and suggests the rally has room to run.
Political fireworks from developed economies have been front and center for most investors. But under the radar screen, there’s been a healthy turnaround in emerging markets that’s generating appealing fixed-income opportunities.
The index-tracking trend is firmly entrenched. But do investors recognize the big differences between stock and bond ETFs? And do they appreciate that these can cause European high-yield ETFs to lag?
For investors in search of a way to boost income and diversify their bond portfolios, now may be the time to consider what local-currency emerging-market bonds offer.
K2 Advisors seeks to add value through active portfolio management, tactical allocation and diversification across four main hedge strategies: long short equity, relative value, global macro and event driven.
Bank loan products are often seen as a nice alternative to high yield in a rising interest rate environment, but the conventional wisdom about their interest rate protection and security needs a credit check.
New equity offerings can garner media buzz. Think of recent initial public offerings (IPOs) by Snapchat, Alibaba and Visa. Business media enthuse, investors clamor, and share prices often rise, at least initially.
Why understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical for credit analysis of European utilities.
With inflationary pressures under control and external balances improving, many emerging-market (EM) countries are working on the next item on their to-do lists: reigning in fiscal deficits. That’s good news for emerging equities, dollar-denominated bonds and local-currency debt.
In their second-quarter (Q2) 2017 outlook, K2 Advisors’ Research and Portfolio Construction teams share the key market events they have an eye on.