Weathering the storm: Opportunities and risks in emerging market debt

Thursday 24 November 2022 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This session has been organised by CFA UK's Fixed Income special interest group.

Join the Fixed Income SIG for a discussion with Omotunde Lawal, CFA, which will cover the current trends, risks, and opportunities in emerging market debt against a challenging backdrop with many unknowns.

Attendees will gain valuable insight into the nuances of the emerging market debt asset class, the implications of inflationary pressures and central bank policy for emerging market corporates and sovereigns.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the key drivers of recent weakness in EM debt markets and assess the potential impact of future developments on returns
  • Explore the potential opportunities and pitfalls presented by the current environment
  • Gain a framework for identifying relative value between EM debt and other credit asset classes


Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1.00


Omotunde Lawal, CFA, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt , Barings

Omotunde Lawal, CFA, is the Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt and the lead portfolio manager for Emerging Markets Corporate Debt strategies at Barings. She chairs the Emerging Markets Corporate Investment Committee and is a member of the Global High Yield Allocation Committee and Global Investment Grade Allocation Committee.

Prior to joining Barings, she was a portfolio manager at Cosford Capital Management, focusing on high yield and distressed LATAM and CEEMEA corporates. Prior to this, she was at Standard Bank, where she traded and invested in distressed and stressed emerging markets corporates.

Tunde holds a B.Sc. in accounting & finance from University of Warwick, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England and Wales, and is a member of the CFA Institute.