How to spot potential emerging market debt crises

Tuesday 08 June 2021 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This event has been organised by CFA UK's Investment Practices working group.

Emerging market debt with its higher yields offers an interesting asset allocation proposition for investors hungry for yield in a low-interest environment. However, performance in the asset class is dependent on a manager’s ability to spot potential debt crises.

CFA UK’s Investment Practices working group invites Gregory Smith, Fund Manager at M&G Investments to discuss the fundamentals of identifying and avoiding future crises and the resolution mechanisms available. He will also share his views on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on emerging market economies and on how crises can become opportunities.

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1:00


Gregory Smith, Fund Manager, M&G Investments

Gregory Smith is a fund manager at M&G Investments, focused on emerging market sovereign debt. He has a PhD in quantitative economics, plus expertise in finance and assessing political risk. Prior to joining M&G, he was a senior economist and sovereign debt advisor at the World Bank where he did stints covering East Asian and African countries. His research includes investing with an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) lens, sovereign debt management, and what future sovereign debt restructuring might look like.  He is the author of the book: Where Credit is Due, that analyses the strategy of African countries that have borrowed in global debt markets

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