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      • Documenting Your Dollar

        24 May 2024   |  

        • Investing in emerging markets debt requires an understanding of market structure that is often overlooked.

      • Sailing Towards Reform

        22 May 2024   |  

        Dominican Republic President Abinader cruised to re-election over the weekend, winning outright in the first round of voting and avoiding a run-off. While the polls heavily telegraphed the outcome in favor of Abinader, this reaffirms the country’s commitment to growth and development.

      • Growth Team Weekly Investment Insights

        16 May 2024   |  

        1) The S&P 500® Index’s Strong Earnings Season

        According to FactSet, the S&P 500® Index’s Q1 blended (actual and estimated results) year-over-year earnings growth rate is 5.3% with 92% of index constituents reporting results.

      • Playing Defense

        09 May 2024   |  

        In 2023, global defense spending reached a historic high of $2.4 trillion, reflecting a 6.8% increase from the previous year—the largest since 2009. This surge, illustrated in the chart below underscores how widespread defense spending has grown in recent years, with increases across all major geographical regions.

      • Growth Team Weekly Investment Insights

        08 May 2024   |  

        1) Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Index

        Last week’s macro calendar was labor-heavy. First up was the JOLTS report, which displayed continued easing in the number of job openings.

      • Growth Team Weekly Investment Insights

        01 May 2024   |  

        1) Another Disappointing Inflation Data Point

        Expectations of a 2024 rate cut were further hampered last week when both the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and core PCE inflation measures came in higher than expected.

      • A Fresh Perspective on Accessing Local Currency Markets

        30 April 2024   |  

        • Supranational agency FX linked bonds were once instruments that emerging market investors avoided, but we believe developments in these bonds make them appropriate in a limited size in portfolios.

      • Growth Team Weekly Investment Insights

        24 April 2024   |  

        1) Conflicting Messaging: Strong Retail Sales vs Rising Delinquencies

        Given its importance in the US economy, a lot of attention is on the consumer.

      • Scavenging for Treasure at the IMF Spring Meetings

        23 April 2024   |  

        Members of the emerging markets debt investment community descended on Washington DC last week for the spring IMF meetings. Over the course of the week, the EMsights team conducted over 100 meetings and actively engaged in conversations with a diverse range of government officials and representatives.

        Given the sell-off in emerging markets debt year to date, we entered the week expecting a decidedly bearish mood, though we were surprised to find a rather neutral outlook overall.

      • Biopharma’s GLP-1 Race Heats Up

        17 April 2024   |  

        Our conviction in Novo Nordisk continues unabated, particularly in the work it is doing to treat the approximately 890 million people worldwide who struggle with obesity and the 530 million people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.  While this field has attracted competition, the company has not rested on its laurels after launching its groundbreaking Type 2 diabetes medication Ozempic in 2017 and its obesity follow-on treatment Wegovy in 2021.