Emerging market debt

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Emerging Market Debt (EMD) is a compelling asset class, spanning a huge variety of countries, industries and companies. With uncertainty evident on many other financial markets, the strong yield prospects and effective diversification opportunities offered by EMD are powerful draws for investors.

But vast scope also brings specific challenges. Finding the best prospects for returns in such a big and complex universe requires skill, local knowledge and in-depth insight.

For a full understanding of abrdn's Emerging Market Debt (EMD) expertise and global reach, please click the link below:

Key Benefits

Global research network

We have been investing in EMD for over a quarter of a century. Our team of 49* specialist investment professionals is based across offices in London, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. We use our local connections and unique perspective to capture the whole picture for our investors.

*Source: abrdn. As at 30/07/19

For Australian investors

  • A diversified source of income and return income.
  • Emerging markets yield advantage vs traditional AUD composite bonds.
  • Emerging market debt bonds are not more volatile than developed market (DM) bonds, in AUD terms, with a key reason being the high correlation between the AUD and EM FX.
  • Emerging market debt is an investment grade asset class - the index is rated BBB.

To understand more about why EMD makes sense for Australian investors please click the link below:

Fund in focus


Emerging market debt


Emerging market debt approach


A new source of income and diversification for Australian investors