Matthias Siller, Head of EMEA at Barings, outlines why UK-based investors should be considering the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa to bring a new dimension to their income strategy.
In these times of ultra-low interest rates and equity dividend reductions, where can UK-based income seekers look to help boost their portfolio yield? Some might be looking at higher-yield UK bonds, seeking to earn a higher coupon in return for taking on more credit risk. Others may explore alternative or less liquid assets such as property, infrastructure or hedge funds. But how about emerging market equities?