Fixed Income Leaders Summit: Emerging Markets 2019

March 11 - 12, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, NY

Abhishek Kumar


Managing Director & Sector Head, Emerging Markets Debt
State Street Global Advisors


11:00 AM Panel | Passive Vs. Active Investing: Which Is The Smarter Move In EM Investing?

The many uncertainties that accompany EM sometimes mean active investing can seem more attractive than passive investing. At the same time, the deteriorating ability of money managers to beat their indices has led investors to accelerate a shift towards passive strategies, such as ETFs. This adds to the pressure on actively managed funds to justify their fees. Do current market conditions provide a solid opportunity for active managers to demonstrate their value or do passive managers still have the long-term advantage? In this panel, our speakers will explore.

  • Have passive investments won the race for assets and returns?
  • Why have active managers predominantly underperformed in the past and what are the indicators that this trend is set to reverse?
  • Are current market conditions providing a backdrop for active managers to demonstrate their true value or do passive managers still offer the best source of returns?
  • Is the period of outperformance of passive funds vs. active funds set to change with more opportunities coming for active managers around rising rates?

3:05 PM Presentation | How Are ETFs And Derivatives Impacting Liquidity? A Look At Trading Fixed Income Asset Classes

Factors like geopolitical issues and less transparency in EM countries are all reasons that an investor might opt for an ETF instead of trying to locate and evaluate individual securities themselves. As more and more firms are adding ETFs to their portfolio, what can they really do for your EM investment strategy and how exactly are firms managing them?
·         What are the ETF use cases to unlock new investment opportunities?
·         How  internal teams are structured to facilitate the efficient trading of fixed income ETFs
·         What are the reservations when trading ETFs?
·         Learn more on derivatives like swaps and futures and options in the EM space and how to capitalize on these contracts


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Abhishek.

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