Emerging Markets: Risk or Opportunity?
Summary: Many emerging market currencies have experienced a dramatic sell-off in recent weeks driven by developed market sovereign debt crises as well as fears of a global economic slowdown. Given this global macro backdrop and market fear and uncertainty, is it time to reassess the fundamental outlook for emerging markets? Please join Ardra Belitz, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard's Emerging Income team, as she discusses the role policymakers, market sentiment, and fundamentals play in emerging market currency markets and how this may present an opportunity for investors. Featured Speaker: Ardra Belitz Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst Ardra Belitz is a Managing Director of Lazard Asset Management LLC and a Portfolio Manager/Analyst specializing in emerging markets currency and debt. She has been a member of the Emerging Income management team since 1998. Ardra began working in the investment industry in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 1996, she worked at Bankers Trust Company. Ardra has her BA in Economics from Brandeis University, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.