The eligibility of emerging-market bonds for pension fund portfolios

Zaghum Umar*, Laura Spierdijk

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We study the multi-period asset allocation problem for emerging-market investors whose asset menu consists of stocks, bonds and bills. We consider two types of investors: domestic investors who invest in emerging-market assets only (with returns in local currency) and international investors who invest in both US and emerging-market assets (with returns in US dollars). Our results show that emerging-market bonds with a maturity of one year and longer can provide attractive short-run and long-run investment opportunities to domestic and international investors with different risk preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPension Fund Economics and Finance
Subtitle of host publicationEfficiency, Investments and Risk-Taking
EditorsJacob A. Bikker
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781315621739
ISBN (Print)9781138656802
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


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