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Risk transfer to grow as Covid weighs on EM balance sheets

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Structured transactions that transfer risk from banks’ balance sheets are set to grow in emerging markets as their financial systems become more sophisticated and lenders try to deal with losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Multilateral development banks are playing a central role — they aim to stimulate private sector interest, even if sometimes investors resent their involvement. Jon Hay reports.

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