2017 Will be an Emerging Market Bond Bull Market, says Ashmore

A low interest rate environment in developed markets means bad news for bond investors - time to look further afield for income, says Ashmore

Karen Kwok 11 May, 2016 | 12:05AM

Bond investors may have struggled to find returns in developed markets this year, but emerging market fixed income is in a sweet spot, says Ashmore’s Jan Dehn. He is predicting a bond bull market in emerging markets in 2017 onwards.

While return prospects in developed markets are deteriorating thanks to negative government bond yields in Europe and Japan, investors looking further afield for opportunities would be rewarded, Dehn, head of research at Ashmore said in London this week.

But some have questioned the sustainability of the rally and whether the high return on offer can compensate the current risks of investing in emerging markets.

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