Emerging market debt

Innovation born of experience

Forty years' investing in emerging markets debt

We’ve been investing in emerging markets debt (EMD) for over 40 years. During this time, we’ve built a highly experienced team of over 50 fixed income professionals dedicated to EMD.

The team – with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Abu Dhabi – have the on-the-ground resources and expertise to deliver first-hand insights across bond markets, sectors, issuers, across the full-credit spectrum.

Seeking to drive positive change

We have considerable local expertise across emerging markets. This includes a team of Mandarin-speaking investment professionals dedicated to China – giving us an invaluable window into this vital market.

We also have experience investing in fast-growing Frontier Markets, at both the corporate and sovereign level. All these factors combined mean we can put our clients at the heart of some of the most compelling opportunities EMD has to offer.

Offering compelling investment opportunities

We analyze ESG risks and opportunities in every company and sovereign we cover. On-desk regional ESG specialists, supported by abrdn’s central ESG team, provide insight on ESG-focused themes and sectors within local markets. We believe this helps us deliver EM solutions that target long-term positive outcomes for investors.

We’ve also created the abrdn Asia Pacific Sustainability Institute, a center of excellence and innovation dedicated to all aspects of sustainable investing.

In focus

See the materials below for more information on key investment strategies.
Investment Strategy Inception Date GIPS Disclosure Factsheet/Strategy profile
Emerging Market Debt - 50/50 Hard/Local Currency May 1, 2014 Download Download
Emerging Markets Debt - Hard Currency Sovereign August 1, 1999 Download Download
Emerging Market Debt - Corporate Bond February 1, 2011 Download Download
Emerging Market Debt - Frontier Bond October 1, 2013 Download Download