Frontier Markets: Banking on Further Kuwaiti Catalysts
Upon returning from our November 2017 research visit to Kuwait, we felt confident the economy was on improved footing after what had been an extended hangover from the 2008 financial crisis. However, what stopped us from getting more excited at the time was the fact many stocks had rallied hard on FTSE Russell’s announcement to move Kuwait to its Emerging Markets Index. Despite some positive meetings and witnessing companies making decent fundamental improvements, valuations appeared rich and we felt comfortable maintaining our significant country-level underweight.
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Published: 4 Nov 18
The missing link between sovereigns and corporates
Sovereigns and corporate fixed income investments are inextricably linked through economic and market forces. Too often a country’s economic risk profile can be mispriced in fixed income markets due segmentation of these sectors