Investing for tomorrow: applying ESG principles to emerging market debt
There is no longer just a single EM group, with poor countries converging to industrialized status slowly and surely over time, and advanced emerging markets graduating to developed countries. With a deeply skilled ESG research team, we have amassed the data and monitoring capabilities to tailor and craft a unique approach suited to the nuances and dynamic realities of emerging markets. The novelty of our approach is that instead of inclusion lists or exclusion lists, we use our composite score on each of the 90 EM countries to determine position sizing for investments in our portfolios. We must look to the future and take a stand on the implications of our enterprise and the long-term viability of our holdings.
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OVERVIEW Institutional investor portfolios typically hold a signifi cant allocation of foreign currency denominated assets. Left unmanaged, this currency exposure functions like a buy-and-hold strategy which receives little or no risk premium and adds unwanted volatility to portfolio returns. In this paper, we discuss the variety of solutions to address foreign currency exposures such as using passive currency management choices or selecting from the different active currency management solutions available.