The senior members of Neuberger Berman's Emerging Market Debt team began investing in the asset class in 1994. With 28 investment professionals, the EMD team is one of the largest in the industry and has the extensive research capabilities required to capture opportunities across this diverse asset class. The team manages in excess of $9.6bn across a comprehensive platform of EMD solutions1.
1As at 30 December 2016
Conversation with Rob Drijkoningen
The EMD Team Believes:
Developing economies have lower public debt ratios on average compared to developed markets.
General Government Debt as a Percentage of GDP
Source: IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), April 2016
Asset class offers yield advantage potential.
Current Asset Class Yields
Source: J.P Morgan. As of 31-May-2016
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Why Neuberger Berman For Emerging Market Debt?
With 28 dedicated investment professionals, the Neuberger Berman EMD team has the extensive research capabilities required to capture opportunities across this diverse asset class.
The team has dedicated specialists focused on each EMD sub sector, enabling the four sector teams to develop deep knowledge of their own sub-strategy.
Tactical Asset Allocation
The sub sector specialists are supported by the wider EMD team.
The team follows a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, incorporating multiple sources of alpha potential. The top-down view determines the risk taken in the portfolios, while bottom-up research drives the selection of underlying investments.
Proprietary research is crucial to the team’s investment process and is the basis for virtually all investment decisions.
ESG factors inform investment decisions
At a country level, the team tracks statistical data on ESG factors to complement macroeconomic analysis. At a corporate level, ESG scores are assigned to each issuer and inform the team’s risk rating for each corporate issuer.
Multi-lingual, multi-site team with a presence across 3 time zones. The team is based in Atlanta, The Hague and Singapore.
A Comprehensive EMD Platform