Market commentary
Market Commentary

Switch from Eurozone IG bonds to EM IG EUR-denominated bonds

By Jan Dehn

Years of selective buying of Eurozone bonds by central banks and institutional investors has created a strong relative value proposition in favour of Emerging Markets (EM) EUR-denominated bonds. Investment grade (IG) EUR-denominated sovereign bonds now offer sharply better expected returns and lower volatility than Eurozone sovereign bonds. We recommend that investors rotate out of the latter into the former.