Trapped Venezuela investors could enter ‘uncharted territory’

US sanctions have brought secondary markets in Venezuelan sovereign bonds and those of state oil company PDVSA to a standstill, leaving investors unable to trade. As a result, the bonds may be withdrawn from the JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 07 Feb 2019

“This is uncharted territory,” said an emerging markets portfolio manager. “It’s not clear what would happen to investors if JP Morgan were to withdraw Venezuela and PDVSA’s bonds from the [EMBI].”

The index team at JP Morgan said last week, following the imposition of the US trading sanctions, ...

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