Harvard Club35 West 44th StreetNew York, NY USA
September 9, 2014
8:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed.
Stabilisation in the eurozone has supported an improving trend in Developed Market sovereign ratings in 2014, but the upward momentum in Emerging Market ratings has stalled. Looking ahead, the long-standing accommodative monetary policy backdrop is on the verge of a significant transition, with central banks in the US and UK moving toward tightening, potentially affecting global credit conditions, including those facing sovereigns.
The Global Sovereign Conference will explore factors supporting rating recoveries in the eurozone, such as improvements in fiscal positions and macro-economic performance, and whether they are sustainable in the context of heightened deflation risk and some easing of fiscal consolidation. In Emerging Markets, topical issues that will be covered include structural growth challenges in the major markets of Latin America, Emerging Asia and Emerging Europe, external funding conditions, and political and geopolitical risks.