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International Monetary Fund unveils investors behind emerging market debt boom

Mar 06 2014, 18:40 IST
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Investors such as hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds held $768 bn in emerging market govt bonds as of June 2013, says IMF. Investors such as hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds held $768 bn in emerging market govt bonds as of June 2013, says IMF.
SummaryInvestors such as hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds held $768 bn in emerging market govt bonds.

mid-2013 than many peers.

Although domestic investors own the bulk of outstanding debt in many countries, foreign institutional investors' share in overall debt holdings rose by more than a third from 2010 to 2013, the data showed.

The paper, which does not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, showed institutional investors are a particularly significant presence in Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Lithuania and Hungary.

For their part, foreign central bank investments were largely concentrated in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Poland, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa.

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