Local Currency Emerging Market Debt

  • Local Currency Emerging Market Debt By Boris Segura, Ph.D.
  • . Senior Economist, Standish Mellon Emerging Markets Strategies Group Over the past several years, emerging market debt has become firmly established as a strategic asset class – one that has been accepted by an increasingly wide circle of institutional investors.
  • . Until recently, however, almost all emerging market debt has been dollar-denominated and held externally by investors outside the issuing country.
  • . This report introduces local currency emerging market debt as a promising development for institutional investors.
  • . Boris finds that: · Local currency emerging market debt has grown to be an attractive, complementary investment to traditional, external dollar-denominated emerging market debt.

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  • . Managed more than $28 billion in emerging market debt as head of the firm's emerging market portfolio management team, as well as other bond portfolios in domestic and global fixed income.
  • . Fifteen years with the IMF, leading policy work on debt and country issues.
  • . Treasury Department from 1997 to 2001, where he worked extensively on the reform of international financial architecture, sovereign debt restructurings, and U.S.
  • . Setser worked on the IMF's proposals to improve the sovereign debt restructuring process and helped to explore the implications of balance sheet analysis for crisis prevention and crisis resolution.
  • . Setser was an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he worked on Bailouts or Bail-ins and was a commentator on sovereign debt, currency reform and the financing of Iraq's reconstruction for CNN international, CNBC and financial press.

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  • IN > > > > Article Content provided in partnership with FIND IN Find Magazines by Topic Emerging markets bonds: An asset allocation in search of a rationale , by AN ASSET ALLOCATION IN SEARCH OF A RATIONALE The case for investing in emerging markets debt is compelling.
  • . One is to give some leeway to a US corporate high-yield manager, allowing the manager to invest a minor percentage, perhaps 10%, of the assets they've placed with him in emerging markets debt.
  • . The other is to place funds with dedicated emerging markets debt managers.
  • . "We want to control how much is invested in emerging markets debt." General Motors, with nearly $79 billion in assets, has allocated funds to several dedicated emerging markets debt managers for more than three years now.

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  • . As reflected by the impressive 300-basis-point tightening in emerging market debt spreads since October 2002, it would seem evident that the market is yet to internalize the advice given to our bond trader.
  • . In particular, the market seems to have forgotten that the last time emerging market debt traded at today's lofty levels was in March 1998, on the very eve of the infamous August 1998 Russian debt crisis.
  • . And, just as was the case in early 1998, today's emerging market debt rally is also being fueled by the ample global liquidity flowing from the world's major central banks.
  • . Considering that the emerging market spread tightening has occurred despite Argentina having defaulted on around US$90 billion of its private sector debt as recently as in December 2001 (the largest sovereign debt default in history), one must wonder whether there is not something fundamentally flawed in the market for emerging market debt.
  • . In particular, one has to question the incentive system for trading emerging market debt that makes money managers pay all too little attention to the longer-run individual country economic fundamentals and all too much attention to figuring out where money might be flowing in these markets on a day-by-day basis.


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  • . Dramatic improvements have been shown in the health of corporate balance sheets, achieved through earnings growth and debt reduction.
  • . The result? Many emerging market debt issues now have a better overall credit ratings than General Motors and Ford .
  • . If I had a choice between putting 100% of my retirement fund in GM bonds or the sovereign debt of Poland, I'd go with the Zloties, unless I only had 6 months to live.
  • . agency guaranteed FNMA mortgage at a higher yield than almost all emerging market debt, then there exists an irrational pricing of credit.

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  • . as of March 31, 2006 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2006-- Salomon Brothers Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc.
  • . Market Price: $17.57 NAV: $20.52 (Daily NAV is available on market quotation systems using the symbol XESDX.) Dividend Rate: $0.1000 Frequency: Monthly Salomon Brothers Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc., a nondiversified investment management company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ESD, " is managed by Salomon Brothers Asset Management Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc.

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  • . Treasury bill and emerging-market debt--but, in the bond market, that's a huge spike.
  • . So when the spread between the two bond classes widened by 60 basis points in mid-April, it put a troubling question into the minds of debt watchers: Are the good times in emerging market assets coming to an end? Emerging markets have certainly been providing a great ride.
  • . "The government isn't issuing debt--they're paying it down." There's a similar situation in Mexico.
  • . "What you've had is an alignment of understanding between the ruling class and population that economic discipline makes sense." Recent events in Argentina--where a populist government is haggling with debt holders over the debt it defaulted on in 2001--seem to run counter to the thesis, but El-Erian suggests that is the exception, not the rule.
  • . "Debt markets may be rich, but equity markets are pricing in a lot of risk relative to emerging-markets bonds that we think is not there, " says Mattiko.

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  • . Tilo, who joins as a vice president, will be based in Frankfurt, selling emerging market debt products to German accounts.
  • . Commenting on the appointment, Tarek Mahmoud, global head of sales and marketing, Capital Markets, said: "We are committed to growing our customer business for emerging market debt products and the German market is strategic in achieving this goal.

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  • . Responsible for the origination, structuring, marketing, pricing and execution of over $25 billion in debt new issuance from the Asia-Pacific, Eastern European, African and Latin American Regions.
  • . · Partnered with capital markets in the origination and pitching of innovative and complex debt securities as well as various capital market opportunities.
  • . Vice President – Asia-Pacific Debt Syndicate (1996 – 1998) Hong Kong Responsible for the marketing and distribution of all Global, Yankee and 144A new issuance from the Asia- Pacific region.
  • . · Created and introduced weekly global conference calls and reporting mechanisms for syndicate managers globally to improve productivity, efficiency and innovative financial solutions for borrowers · Assisted in the marketing and origination of debt new issuance in the region.

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  • . Next week, Fitch Ratings will release a model for rating synthetic collateralized debt obligation combination notes.
  • . Three senior collateralized debt obligation staff have separately exited The Royal Bank of Scotland in London.
  • . Vertical Capital, a USD5 billion structured finance asset manager partly owned by Bank of America, is issuing a second tap of its first synthetic collateralized debt obligation.
  • . London-based asset manager North Asset Management is building up its structured credit team and has added Daud Hamidi, a portfolio manager at Financial Security Assurance in London, to work on collateralized debt obligations, including portfolio selection.
  • . The major rating agencies are investigating methods which will allow them to rate the volatility risk of tranches of synthetic collateralized debt obligations.
  • . Traditional long-only credit fund managers have started taking on short exposures in collateralized debt obligations to hedge macro and idiosyncratic credit risks.

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