Now that the US mid-term elections are behind us, it is a good time to reflect on the potential implications for an asset class that might not spring to mind: emerging markets equity. To appreciate the effect of the US elections on emerging markets, it is necessary to take a step back and review the issues affecting the asset class. On the back of surging earnings and global synchronized economic growth, emerging markets soared in 2017, with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (USD) up 37% in a market driven by growth and momentum.
“All Good Things (Come To An End).” This 2006 number by Nelly Furtado (a Canadian-Portuguese singer, in case you need a reminder) seems apt when it comes to corporate bond markets these days. In this context, ‘good things’ alludes to the unconventional, ultraloose monetary policy unleashed by global central banks in the aftermath of the global financial crisis that began in 2008 The total outstanding nonfinancial global corporate debt touched....Read More