18 June 2024 – Zurich
, Zunfthaus zur Schmiden
Emerging Market Debt Emerges from the Shadows


12:00  Arrival & networking

12:30  Opening remark

12:40  Disinflation and resilience in emerging market economies
Magdalena Polan, Head of Emerging Market Macroeconomic Research, PGIM Fixed Income

13:20  Opportune time for new emerging market debt allocations?
Denis Cole, EMD Portfolio Specialist, PGIM Fixed Income

13:40  Q&A

14:00  End of the event

Company profile: PGIM

PGIM is the asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.* (PFI)— a global leader with more than $1.2 trillion in assets under management (as of 31/12/23) and a company that individuals and businesses have trusted for over 145 years. We provide access to active investment strategies in the pursuit of consistent outperformance and local market expertise to meet our clients’ needs.

PGIM offers a range of retail and institutional solutions across a diversified set of asset classes. Our multi-affiliate model brings together the benefits of global scale and specialised expertise in both public and private markets.
*Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom or with Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Denis Cole, Principal and EMD Portfolio Specialist, PGIM Fixed Income
Denis Cole is a Principal and Product Specialist for PGIM Fixed Income’s Emerging Markets Debt Team with over 14 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the Firm in 2020, Mr. Cole was a Portfolio Manager and Product Specialist for Gramercy Funds Management’s Emerging Markets Debt Team. At Gramercy, he was a member of the firm’s investment committee as well as the sovereign and corporate debt credit committees. During his time at Gramercy, Mr. Cole garnered extensive experience in emerging market sovereign and corporate debt, across the entire ratings spectrum. In addition to his portfolio management duties, Mr. Cole performed research on sovereign and corporate credit opportunities, primarily in Latin America. Prior to Gramercy, Mr. Cole worked at Nexar Capital Group and LaBranche Structured Products. Mr. Cole received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Magdalena Polan, Head of Emerging Market Macroeconomic Research, PGIM Fixed Income
Magdalena Polan is a Principal, Head of Emerging Market Macroeconomic Research and the Lead Economist for major emerging market economies in Central Europe and the Middle East for PGIM Fixed Income. She is based in London and works closely with EM portfolio managers and the broader EM team to translate fundamental macroeconomic views into investment positioning for global emerging markets. Prior to joining the Firm in 2021, Ms. Polan served as Global Emerging Market Economist for Legal & General Investment Management. Prior to that she worked at Goldman Sachs and the IMF, where she reviewed IMF programs and policies for EM economies during the global financial crisis and worked on issues related to public debt and financial markets. She received BSc in economics from Warsaw University and MSc in Advanced Economics from KU Leuven.






18 June 2024


12:00 – 14:00


Zunfthaus zur Schmiden
Marktgasse 20, 8001 Zürich


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