+ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Washington, D.C
+ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm London
+ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Brussels

We were pleased to partner with Fitch Ratings for the launch of our latest IIF Global Debt Monitor: Growing Risks for Emerging Markets on September 14. Amid ongoing geopolitical tensions and slowing growth in China, high inflation and rising borrowing costs are weighing on economic activity and risk sentiment.  Many emerging and developing economies are facing significant constraints in their ability to tap international debt markets. With many of these countries increasingly reliant on domestic markets to meet their borrowing needs, higher food and commodity prices are exacerbating balance sheet vulnerabilities, further weighing on investor demand for EM debt. 

This online event offered fresh perspectives on growing debt-related strains across key emerging and developing economies, including debt sustainability and food security. We discussed potential policy solutions under consideration ahead of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings and considered how fast-growing ESG debt markets can support EM financing needs—notably by addressing key investor requirements, including greater transparency in sovereign debt markets.

We presented highlights from the new IIF Global Debt Monitor, followed by an expert panel discussion of key challenges for investors, borrowers, and policymakers.

+ Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President, IIF

Presentation - IIF Global Debt Monitor:
+ Emre Tiftik, Director of Sustainability Research, IIF

Panel Discussion:
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF (moderator)
+ Pablo Goldberg, Managing Director, Head of Research and Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Debt, BlackRock
Karby Leggett, Managing Director, Global Head, Public Sector and Development Organizations, Standard Chartered Bank
Ed Parker, Managing Director, Global Head of Research for Sovereigns and Supranationals, Fitch Ratings
Mila Skulkina, Lead Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income, Lord Abbett

For questions or more information about this event, please contact [email protected].


Featured Speakers

<b>Sonja Gibbs</b>
Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiative
<b>Pablo Goldberg</b>
Head of Research and Portfolio Manager, EM Debt
<b>Karby Leggett</b>
Managing Director, Global Head, Public Sector and Development Organizations
Standard Chartered Bank
<b>Clay Lowery</b>
Executive Vice President, Research and Policy
<b>Ed Parker</b>
Managing Director and Global Head of Research, Sovereigns & Supranationals
Fitch Ratings
<b>Mila Skulkina</b>
Lead Portfolio Manager,
Lord Abbett
<b>Emre Tiftik</b>
Director, Sustainability Research, Global Policy Initiatives