EM hunt for yield replaced by 'hunt for safety'

Emerging market investors are hailing a change in sentiment ahead of this week's economic policy symposium at Jackson Hole. The hunt for yield that has driven investors into emerging market assets all year has been replaced by a "hunt for safety".

  • By Lewis McLellan, Mariam Meskin, Oliver West
  • 21 Aug 2019

"We were in a proper hunt for yield," said an emerging markets portfolio manager based in London. "But now, that's moved to a hunt for safety. People are loading up on safe assets."

However, because of low rates in core markets, an improvement in sentiment around the trade tensions ...

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