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Daniel Wood

Portfolio Manager

Daniel Wood is a local currency portfolio manager on William Blair’s emerging markets debt team. Before joining William Blair, he was a senior portfolio manager on NN Investment Partners’ EMD team. Before joining NNIP in 2017, he was a portfolio manager at BNP Paribas. Before that, he was an analyst on the emerging markets fixed-income team at Rexiter, where he was instrumental in the setup of the investment process and responsible for raising capital and investment performance. Daniel began his career in 2000, holding various middle-office, marketing, and client service roles for Fidelity, Schroders, and State Street. He received a B.A., with honors, in finance and accounting, economics, accountancy from the University of Brighton.

Why EM Debt Investors Shouldn’t Fear the Fed

Daniel Wood
Emerging Markets Debt

The speed and extent of further monetary tightening in the United States is uncertain, and as a result, there are concerns about the impact of rate hikes on future fixed-income returns. But we do not...

Will Fed Rate Hikes Shake Up EM Debt?

Daniel Wood
Emerging Markets Debt

As noted in previous posts, a number of fears are driving concerns about the future returns of emerging markets (EM) sovereign debt in the midst of interest-rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed). Having...

Watching for Widening in EM Debt Spreads

Daniel Wood
Emerging Markets Debt

Recent rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) have weighed on emerging markets (EM) debt returns, which were already weak in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 due to investor fears about the...

Should EM Debt Investors Fear Fed Hikes?

Daniel Wood
Emerging Markets Debt

The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) has begun raising rates, spurring concerns about the impact on fixed-income returns. Should emerging markets (EM) debt investors be concerned, or could this be a buying opportunity? In this series—based...

Opportunities in Middle Eastern Debt

Daniel Wood
Emerging Markets Debt

When assessing opportunities in emerging markets (EM) debt, we consider both top-down and bottom-up perspectives—and recently, this led us to view two high-yielding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as potentially interesting opportunities. Top-down global macro...

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