Marcelo Assalin

Institutional investors should boost exposure to Emerging Markets Debt, MIT research shows

11/10/2018 Marcelo Assalin

• Research by the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shows that an optimal allocation to Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) is between 8%-35% of fixed income portfolio in rising rate environment • EMD still accounts for a weighting of 2%-6% in global bond benchmarks despite benefits • High yield, hard currency debt offers best potential in this context

Research shows investors see benefits in Emerging Market Debt over long and short terms

12/06/2018 Marcelo Assalin

The historical risk-return profile of Emerging Market Debt (EMD) compares favourably with its developed market counterparts: investors willing to tolerate the inherent volatility have been rewarded with higher returns over the longer term, thanks to a compelling risk premium.

Research shows investors see benefits in Emerging Market Debt over long and short terms

12/06/2018 Marcelo Assalin

The historical risk-return profile of Emerging Market Debt (EMD) compares favourably with its developed market counterparts: investors willing to tolerate the inherent volatility have been rewarded with higher returns over the longer term, thanks to a compelling risk premium.

Research shows low exposure to Emerging Markets Debt despite tough times ahead for traditional fixed income

29/05/2018 Marcelo Assalin

The higher yields and potential for currency appreciation means that Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) now offers one of the most exciting asset classes in the world. As such, the asset class deserves greater consideration. Yet NN Investment Partners’ (NN IP) ‘Investor Sentiment: Emerging Markets Debt research’ reveals the low exposure to the asset class still held in portfolios.

Research shows three in four institutional investors see improvement in EMD fundamentals

03/05/2018 Marcelo Assalin

Emerging countries and their capital markets have continued to develop rapidly since the 1990s, when the Brady Plan created a universe of liquid and investible hard currency instruments that now offer a compelling and deep range of sub-asset classes. Expectations for these capital markets are strong: the ‘Investor Sentiment: Emerging Markets Debt’ research commissioned by NN Investment Partners[1] (NN IP) shows that three out of four (75%) professional investors expect fundamental economic drivers in the Emerging Market Debt (EMD) sector will improve over the next two to three years, including nearly a fifth (18%) who expect a significant improvement.

Appointment of Yvette Babb strengthens NN IP’s EMD team

16/04/2018 Marcelo Assalin

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvette Babb, thereby further strengthening its Emerging Market Debt (EMD) capabilities.

NN Investment Partners launches NN (L) Emerging Markets Debt Short Duration (Hard Currency) Fund

29/03/2018 Marcelo Assalin

Today, NN Investment Partners (NN IP) launches the NN (L) Emerging Markets Debt Short Duration Hard Currency Fund (‘the Fund’). Building on NN IP’s long and extensive experience with investing in Emerging Markets Debt (EMD), the Fund is designed to offer investors stable, long term income with low credit risk.

NN IP appoints Lewis Jones as Lead Portfolio Manager EMD Local Currency

20/03/2018 Marcelo Assalin

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lewis Jones as Lead Portfolio Manager Emerging Market Debt (EMD) Local Currency strategies.

Analysis reveals extent of emerging versus developed market debt premium

14/03/2018 Marcelo Assalin

Emerging markets (EMs) have undergone dramatic economic improvement over the last quarter-century and today they offer a compelling source of returns for a broad range of investors. EMs are ‘catching up’ with the developed world and their real GDP growth rates even took the lead since 2000. Despite this transformation, NN Investment Partners (NN IP) analysis reveals that the yields on Emerging Market Debt (EMD) still offer substantial premiums versus those available on bonds in developed markets (DMs).

Top 10 insights mark 25 years of investing in Emerging Markets Debt

14/02/2018 Marcelo Assalin

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) today marks 25 years of investing in Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) by publishing 10 insights it has formulated over that time. NN IP draws these insights from the wealth of experience that it has gathered in navigating multiple cycles across the most dynamic and diverse universe of debt markets globally. These insights are incorporated into the investment processes of NN IP’s EMD strategies.

About the author

Marcelo Assalin

Marcelo Assalin

Head of Emerging Markets Debt

Experience since 1996

Business Experience

2015-to date Marcelo is Head of the EMD Boutique of NN Investment Partners.

2013-2015 Lead Portfolio Manager, EMD Local Currency Strategies. Marcelo is the Lead PM for NN IP's EMD Local Currency strategies, and is based in Atlanta

2012-2013 Head of Emerging Market Sovereign Debt and Local Currency at Voya Financial (formerly ING IM USA)

2008-2011 Senior Portfolio Manager in the EMD Team of ING IM USA

2005-2008 Chief Investment Officer at ING IM Brazil (Sulamerica Investimentos)

2002-2005 Lead Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Sulamerica Investimentos

1996-2002 Trader and Portfolio Manager at Sulamerica (Brazil)

Qualifications

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

BSc  in Economics and Accounting from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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