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Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits

Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits

17-02-2017 | Insight

Many credit investors only invest in their home currency. They miss out on the many advantages exposure to the broader credit markets can offer. Five key benefits of taking a global perspective rather than a euro-only approach to credit investing.

  • Patrick  Houweling
    Patrick
    Houweling
    Executive Director, Researcher & Portfolio Manager Quantitative Credits
  • Jeroen  van Zundert
    Jeroen
    van Zundert
    Researcher Quantitative Credits
  • Victor  Verberk
    Victor
    Verberk
    Deputy Head of Investments

Speed read

  • Many European asset owners only invest in the euro credit market
  • Global approach offers chance to enhance returns and reduce risks
  • The benefits outweigh the implementation hurdles

From the perspective of credit investors, there are some advantages to only investing in your home currency. For example simplicity, as you avoid currency risk. However, by restricting yourself to your home region, you miss out on the many advantages of a global approach to credit investing, such as more diversification and value opportunities. Potential implementation hurdles such as hedging currency risk or duration differences can be overcome easily and cost-effectively. Patrick Houweling (Researcher and Portfolio Manager), Victor Verberk (Portfolio Manager) and Jeroen van Zundert (Researcher) present five key reasons why European investors should consider adopting a global perspective to credit investing.

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