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Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: A practitioner's guide

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Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: A practitioner's guide

Dirk Willer

ISBN: 978-1-119-59899-2 February 2020 232 Pages

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A practitioner's guide to finding alpha in fixed income trading in emerging markets

Emerging fixed income markets are both large and fast growing. China, currently the second largest economy in the world, is predicted to overtake the United States by 2030. Chinese fixed income markets are worth more than $11 trillion USD and are being added to global fixed income indices starting in 2019. Access for foreigners to the Indian fixed income market, valued at almost 1trn USD, is also becoming easier – a trend repeated in emerging markets around the world. The move to include large Emerging Market (EM) fixed income markets into non-EM benchmarks requires non-EM specialists to understand EM fixed income. Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets examines the principle drivers for EM fixed income investing. This timely guide suggests a more systematic approach to EM fixed income trading with a focus on practical trading rules on how to generate alpha, assisting EM practitioners to limit market-share losses to passive investment vehicles. 

The definitive text on trading EM fixed income, this book is heavily data-driven – every trading rule is thoroughly back-tested over the last 10+ years. Case studies help readers identify and benefit from market regularities, while discussions of the business cycle and typical EM events inform and optimise trading strategies. Topics include portfolio construction, how to apply ESG principles to EM and the future of EM investing in the realm of Big Data and machine learning. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book:

  • Provides effective, immediately-accessible tools
  • Covers all three fixed income asset classes: EMFX, EM local rates and EM credit
  • Thoroughly analyses the impact of the global macro cycle on EM investing
  • Examines the influence of the financial rise of China and its fixed income markets
  • Includes case studies of trades that illustrate how markets typically behave in certain situations 

The first book of its kind, Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: A Practitioner’s Guide is an indispensable resource for EM fund managers, analysts and strategists, sell-side professionals in EM and non-EM specialists considering activity in emerging markets.