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Jared Lou, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jared Lou, CFA, is a hard currency portfolio manager on William Blair’s emerging markets debt team. Before joining William Blair, he was a portfolio manager on NN Investment Partners’ EMD team, where was responsible for Latin American hard currency sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt. Before joining NNIP in 2016, Jared was a sovereign analyst on Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo’s EMD team. Previously, Jared worked in risk management at State Street Global Markets and quantitative research at Property and Portfolio Research. Jared received a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. in economics from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

Creating an Efficient Frontier With Emerging Debt

Jared Lou, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt

One of the most efficient ways to increase the potential return of your fixed-income portfolio, we believe, is to increase your allocation to emerging markets (EM) debt. The Challenge for Fixed-Income Investors As core rates...

Why Emerging Markets Debt?

Jared Lou, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt

Emerging markets debt is an under-researched and under-owned asset class, creating the potential for returns and diversification. In this discussion with Institutional Investor’s Mike Corcoran, William Blair’s Jared Lou provides his take. Watch the video...

Outlook for Sovereign Debt Restructurings

Jared Lou, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt

Historically, a combination of high yield and minimal default risk has led emerging markets debt (EMD) investors to enjoy strong returns—but the impact of COVID-19 has called into question the potential for such favorable returns...

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