SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER 2016 FRONT NOTES: The hunt for yield

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER 2016 FRONT NOTES: The hunt for yield

Bonds

Global central banks have once again loosened their monetary policy, and once again investors are abruptly allocating billions of dollars of portfolio cash to Latin America and other emerging markets. The rush of inflows to Latin American bonds and equities represents a search for returns that can make up for low, or even negative, yields in developed market investments. The new cash comes at an interesting time for the region, though. Economists expect Latin America to post strong economic growth figures in 2017, ending a two-year recession. So is the region reaching an inflection point in the economic cycle, and already benefitting from improved prospects? Or are the new investments s

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