Asset Management

The Emerging Markets Debt investment strategy seeks to outperform the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified (EMBI® GD) by purchasing corporate bonds and sovereign debt securities in emerging market economies.

The portfolio management team evaluates issuers, countries, and the larger economic environment when selecting debt securities in emerging markets with superior prospects for favorable long-term returns. Top-down macro-economic analysis evaluates which countries offer the best risk/return characteristics while the strategy’s bottom-up yield curve and fundamental analysis seeks to identify those issuers/securities that offer the best relative value. The team benefits from the insights and in-depth analysis of the TIAA-CREF organization’s global fixed income and global equity research teams.

The portfolio management team, comprising regional specialists/traders, is focused on investing in undervalued, higher-quality bonds in economically stable countries. In an effort to manage risk, the strategy does not typically invest in distressed countries, which are rated CCC+ or below.

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Katherine Renfrew

Katherine Renfrew 

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Anupam Damani

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

 

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