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Emerging market bonds an oasis in a yield desert

Amundi Asset Management’s Mr Sergei Strigo does not expect bond prices to rally significantly, and believes investors should look beyond the traditional fixed-income assets towards emerging market debt to get a more meaningful yield.
Amundi Asset Management’s Mr Sergei Strigo does not expect bond prices to rally significantly, and believes investors should look beyond the traditional fixed-income assets towards emerging market debt to get a more meaningful yield.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Sergei Strigo, head of emerging market debt at Amundi Asset Management, discusses his outlook on emerging markets, fixed bonds and investing opportunities in the latest of our series featuring fund managers and leading market experts.

Mr Sergei Strigo has been heading the emerging market debt team at Amundi Asset Management since 2010, and has more than 17 years of industry experience. He is lead portfolio manager of Amundi Funds - Bond Global Emerging Hard Currency.

The fund invests mainly in bonds and convertible bonds of governments and companies in emerging countries which are denominated in euro, Swiss franc, pound, US dollar or yen. The fund also seeks to achieve a combination of income and capital growth, and may appeal to investors who are looking to diversify a portfolio by adding emerging market bond exposure. The fund became available to retail investors in Singapore from March last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Emerging market bonds an oasis in a yield desert'. Print Edition | Subscribe