Fixed Income Leaders Summit: Emerging Markets 2020

March 09 - 11, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, NY

Sarvjeev Sidhu, Head, Emerging Markets Strategy at Aegon Asset Management

Sarvjeev Sidhu


Head, Emerging Markets Strategy
Aegon Asset Management

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2020: DAY ONE – ANTICIPATING AND MANAGING RISK

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020


4:20 PM PRESENTATION: Map Emerging Market Megatrends onto Global Asset Allocations

Changing demographics in emerging markets, particularly a rising middle class and growing urbanization, directly impact the development and trading of new debt instruments there.  What are the key megatrends that will shape these markets in the next decade?  Sarvjeev Sidhu, the global head of emerging markets at Aegon Asset Management will illuminate the most important demographic trends that he has seen – and forecasted – across his more than 25 years of managing emerging market sovereign and corporate trades.    

•Explore the likely impact of a new generation of digital consumers
•Forecast the debt instruments to benefit most from new infrastructure developments
•Benefit from rising financial inclusion

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2020: DAY TWO – EMERGING MARKET SELECTION AND OUTLOOK

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020


8:10 AM KEYNOTE PANEL: Working Out How China Fits Into and Influences Emerging Markets

China’s giant economy plays a major role in the global macro environment, while also bringing secondary effects on other Asian EMs and the EM sector as a whole.  More than any other EM, local expertise is vital for understanding Chinese liquidity, providers, and how to get in and out.  

• Describe how the ruling Communist Party will rely on economic policies to stay in power
• Recognize global leadership and development initiatives, such as BRI, as underlying drivers for policy thinking
• Prioritize local expertise in Hong Kong and mainland China

1:10 PM PANEL: Taking the Necessary Steps for Long-Term Investments in Frontier Markets

Frontier markets are expected to advance to become emerging markets, yet in practice the categories must be treated very differently.  They typically see a lot of trade finance and bonded direct deals, with private equity being rarer.  What are the most important risk factors that you must confront in these countries?

•Quantify country risks and currency risks for regions facing political upheaval and currency devaluation
•Emphasize educating a smaller pool of investors for a better return profile
•Cope with the reality of fast change

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