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Investment Executive: Focus on Products  |  01 December 2013

Better yield, higher risk

It’s easy to understand¬†the appeal of emerging-markets bonds. With the DEX universe bond index in Canada yielding 2.7% as of Oct. 31, the 5.6% yield of emerging-markets bonds – as measured by the J.P. Morgan EMBI global diversified index C$-hedged (JPMEMBI) – is attractive. However, financial advisors need to look beyond yield to assess the risk characteristics of this asset class before including it in clients’ portfolios.¬†Read more >