We were delighted to partner with Fitch Ratings for the release of our IIF Global Debt Monitor, which looks at how debt-related vulnerabilities could affect economic recovery and financial stability in the post-COVID world.

This webinar featured a short IIF staff presentation on the main takeaways from the Global Debt Monitor. Our panel of experts then discussed a range of topics including:

  • Rising public debt burdens in both emerging and mature markets
  • Implications of the weaker USD for global debt markets
  • Outlook for U.S. government debt and infrastructure finance
  • Debt sustainability in low-income countries; update on the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and Common Framework
  • Gearing up for strong growth in ESG investing—new source of capital for emerging markets?

Welcome and Introduction:

  • Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President, Research and Policy, IIF

Presentation - IIF Global Debt Monitor:

  • Emre Tiftik, Director, Sustainability Research, IIF

Panel Discussion:

  • David Lubin, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Economics, Citi
  • Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Managing Director and Global Head of the Official Institutions Group, BlackRock
  • James McCormack, Managing Director and Global Head of Sovereign & Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings
  • Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF (moderator)