Diversification with Emerging Market Debt

David Furey, Head of Fixed Income Strategies at State Street Global Advisors, gives an assessment of the possibilities of diversification with emerging markets debt. He defines the markets and shows that emerging markets debt should not be missing in any portfolio today. The possibilities for diversification are great and the risks can be managed through indexing.

David Furey is head of the Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy group in EMEA at SSGA. In this role he leads a team of experienced investment professionals who are responsible for representing our investment capabilities across the complete fixed income arena spanning indexed and active fixed income, LDI, cash and currency. Prior to joining the strategist team in 2011, David was a Senior Portfolio Manager at SSGA Ireland (formerly Bank of Ireland Asset Management) with responsibility for the management of a broad array of active fixed income strategies primarily in the European bond markets. Previously, David spent five years in a similar role in Bermuda with a focus on US credit markets with Butterfield Asset Management. David began his investment career with AIG in Dublin before moving to London in 1993 to take up a position as a fixed income portfolio manager, managing active and liability driven bond strategies for AIG and other institutional investors. David is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and of the Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin.

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