Emerging Markets

PIMCO's specialist team aims to use scale and global expertise to navigate this rich landscape.


PIMCO's Emerging Markets Platform


Assets under management in emerging fixed income strategies (USD as of 6/30/2023)

30 PMs

Specialized and strictly devoted to emerging market portfolio management

35+ Analysts

Covering emerging markets credit research

Why Emerging Markets?

There are three compelling reasons to consider emerging market (EM) debt today – and four key reasons why we think PIMCO is well-positioned to be your information source for EM. Learn about the opportunities we see and the potential benefits of our EM platform.

Featured Emerging Markets Funds

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    Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond

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    Emerging Markets Bond

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    Emerging Markets Bond

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    Emerging Markets Bond

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PIMCO's Capabilities in Emerging Markets

Leverage our built-to-scale, tested process for informational, analytical and behavioral advantages.


Extensive Resources

Gain insight from our ability to cover this resource-intensive asset class with a global team, 24-hour coverage and strong issuer relationships.


Macroeconomic Insights

Wield top-down expertise from our investment committee, global advisory board and regional portfolio committees to guide the EM investment narrative in a global context.


Rigorous Risk Management

Aim to identify extreme events and calibrate sensitivities with our quantitative analytical models and diversification across the opportunity set.


Specialized Knowledge

Focus on proprietary relationships and bespoke transactions to access opportunities and information.

Active Management in Emerging Markets

Three types of active positioning may help reduce traditional EM risk while maximizing potential return.

Active positioning for EM portfolios


    Seek potential returns from rare idiosyncrasies.


    Traditional over- and under-weights by country, sector and risk factor.


    Seek to eliminate typical EM index inefficiencies.

Source: PIMCO. For illustrative purposes only.

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