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Emerging Markets as ASTERISCS
Radio Feature 39: Neal Kutner in conversation with Sona Blessing
Friday, February 10, 2012

radio Neal Kutner is managing director at BNY Mellon Asset Management, Switzerland and shares why Assets Tied to Economies of Risky Countries, ASTERISCS, was coined and why "better labelling breeds better understanding".

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  • Q1 - Could you elaborate on what ASTERISCS is?

    Duration: 02:25 

  • Q2 - What are some of the constraints and drawbacks in singularly or jointly using the more conventional credit ratings and per capita income approaches? Why and what are the additional metrics/filters that ASTERISCS applies?

    Duration: 03:01 

  • Q3 - Could you elaborate on the appeal of, and the risks associated with investing in "non-rich" countries?

    Duration: 01:30 

  • Q4 - What is the impact this has on the currencies of such countries?

    Duration: 04:04 

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