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.
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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