Fear of EM volatility irrational and dangerous, says Ashmore

Emerging markets currencies could be poised to make a comeback

22-feb-2010-trend-analysis

Fear of excessive volatility in emerging markets currencies is misplaced, irrational and is contributing to imbalances in global currency positioning, according to Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, an emerging markets specialist fund.

Dehn says investors have overestimated the risk of investing in emerging markets since the start of the financial crisis, despite evidence to the contrary, which has led to an excessive build-up in long dollar positions regardless of US

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