Alpha Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Alpha Opportunities in Emerging Markets

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SEP 12, 2023

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Global macro uncertainty has affected Emerging Markets (EM) stability over the past year, but certain EM economies are still positioned to deliver alpha. Inflation has begun to cool after a historic run; however, it is being questioned by market participants as to where the current cycle will exactly land.

Thomas Smith, Portfolio Manager on the Emerging Markets Debt team at MetLife Investment Management Public Fixed Income notes that persistent uncertainty in global market conditions do not necessarily point to recession. “From a portfolio perspective, we think it’s prudent for investors to build out various scenarios and to take on positions that are nimble and focused in liquid securities that can be modified.”