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Latest Market Insights

Investor Perspectives: Jack Flaherty, GAM

Are the US likely to raise rates and if so, how much and when? In this week’s edition of Investor Perspectives Jack Flaherty, Investment Director in GAM’s Fixed Income Investment team, walks us through the Central Bank’s hiking cycle and explains how this has impacted Emerging Market fixed income.

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Market Digest: Middle East

What is the key driver behind the decision to issue bonds, loans or sukuk? And are interest rates likely to rise or stay the same? Ahead of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference in Dubai in June, we carried out a survey with leading CFO’s to take measure of the market and gather their opinions on some of the key issues that will be discussed at this year’s conference. Download the Market Digest for the results from the CFO-meter and a review of the deals closed and in the pipeline across the region.

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Investor Perspectives: Sonya Dilova,from F&C Investments

Following the kick start of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme at the start of the year, Sonya Dilova,Emerging Markets Corporate Fund Manager, F&C Investments, explains why she believes interest rates are likely to remain low in Europe for some time. She also predicts whether we can expect a net-increase in issuance from oil-exporting countries as their revenues decrease. Sonya will be discussing these topics in more details at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East in June.

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Interview: Is the debt market a viable option for second tier and medium-sized corporates?

Sebastián Cereceda, Managing Director, Corporate Finance at LarrainVial highlighted in a brief interview his views on how Chilean mid-sized companies can successfully access the US high yield bond markets. Sebastian will be speaking at Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile on the 28th April 2015 at the Ritz Carlton, Santiago.

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Investor perspectives: Hannes Boller, Fisch Asset Management

Continuing our series of interviews with Emerging Market investors, this week Hannes Boller, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fisch Asset Management, gives his prediction on whether the pick up in US growth and strengthening dollar is a threat to Emerging Market bonds and analyses which countries have gained an advantage from the fall in oil prices.

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Case study: Huseyin Arslan discusses YDA Group's TL 200 million bond issuance

In December 2014, YDA Group issued their first three-year bond dominated in Turkish Lira by closing a TL 200 million bond. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) subscribed to TL40 million of the bond, which marked the first time the bank had particpated in a local-currency bond by a Turkish company outside of the banking sector. Huseyin Arslan, Co-Founder and Chairman of YDA Group, explains their decision to issue in Turkish Lira, where the proceeds of the bond will be used and shares with us the advice he would give to other project devleopers who are considering raising capital on the local markets.

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Investor Perspectives: Brigitte Posch and Ricardo Adrogué, Babson Capital

In the next edition of our series of interviews with Emerging Market investors, we ask Brigitte Posch, Head of Emerging Markets Corporates and Ricardo Adrogué, Head of Emerging Markets Debt at Babson Capital for their opinion on how the fall in oil prices will affect Emerging Market fixed income and where they currently see opportunities in the market.

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Case Study: Alejandro Diaz De Leon Carrillo discusses Mexico's recent bond issuance

Mexico raised $2 billion in a dual tranche bond in January of this year. Alejandro Diaz De Leon Carrillo, Deputy Undersecretary for Public Credit from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, talks us through the thought process behind their decision to issue and shares insights on how the government copes with uncertainty in the international financial markets.

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Investor Perspectives: Zakir Banatwala, StratEdge Quant Investors

The monetary policies of central banks, and their impact on the capital markets, has been the subject of debate for industry players since the now distant fed tapering announcement in 2013. 2015 has seen a shift of policy by a number of central banks, both in developed and emerging economies. Zakir Banatwala, Portfolio Manager at StratEdge Quant Investors, shares his views with GFC in what he refers to as “The Year of the Central Bankers” and what investors need to be aware of going forward.

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Investor Perspectives: Jack Deino, Invesco

Ahead of Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East in June, we speak to Jack Deino, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income Portfolio Management, Invesco, about the fall in oil prices and divergent monetary policies across Central Banks. Follow the link below for insights into how the ECB quantitative easing programme has impacted interest rates and why a strengthening dollar is positive for sovereign credit metrics.

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Forthcoming Events

Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile

28 Apr 2015

The Ritz, Santiago

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Brazil

20 - 21 May 2015

Tivoli, São Paulo

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East

2 - 3 Jun 2015

Madinat, Jumeirah

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Bonds & Loans Mexico

24 Sep 2015

Four Seasons, Mexico City

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey

11 - 12 Nov 2015

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey

11 Nov 2015

Esma Sultan Palace

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META Projects & Construction

17 - 18 Nov 2015

Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS

Russia & CIS’s largest capital markets event

3rd March 2015 Ritz Carlton, Moscow