Emerging market credit investment has taken a backseat to equities; but it should be riding in the front

September 18, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz

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Doing business in emerging markets? This week guest host, Nate Suppaiah, founder of the Emerging Market Investors Association, takes an in-depth look at the link EM credit and EM risk with Wilbur Matthews, CEO of Vaquero Global Investment. Matthews, who’s been cited as one of the “Most Astute US-based Investor(s)” in Asian credit markets is known for structuring innovative, first-of-their kind financings while generating consistently strong returns with below market volatility. They look at the intrinsic differences between emerging and developed market credit. Looking as cases in Mexico, Greece, Argentina and Ukraine/USSR, they compare EM credit vs EM equity markets. Who should be trading in EM credit? How do different strategies stack up? How can investors trade using hard or local currencies? How can you use sovereign or corporate credit as an indicator for broader business risk?

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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