Fixed Income Leaders Summit: Emerging Markets 2020

March 09 - 11, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, NY

Yvette Babb, Senior Portfolio Mananger at NN Investment Partners
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Yvette Babb


Senior Portfolio Mananger
NN Investment Partners

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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020


9:00 AM KEYNOTE PANEL: Will ESG be a Bigger, More Integrated Aspect of EMFI?

Is ESG a product, a process, or a marketing gimmick?  Wealth managers and family offices are increasingly prioritizing it, and it is expected by a rising generation of Millennials – but it is viewed very differently within EMs themselves, which want to use their resources for growth.  Any future ESG outreach must emphasize community engagement and avoid a patronizing approach. 

•Recognize when CEOs in Asia and elsewhere see ESG as unimportant
•Weigh different philosophies for ESG – whether rewarding the best or improving the worst
•Grapple over whether green bonds are a form of risk management and less volatile than others
•Confront the vulnerability of EM economies to climate change

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

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020


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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