Raiffeisen CM’s Ronald Schneider to attend Barcelona Roundtable

Ronald Schneider, head of CEE & EM Debt at Raiffeisen Capital Management will outline the need for selectivity when approaching emerging markets when he presents at the upcoming InvestmentEurope Fund Selector Roundtable Barcelona 2016, taking place 2 June at the Hotel Claris.

With global growth facing a potential slowdown, fallen commodity prices that  have exacerbated structural weaknesses in certain countries, spreads on emerging market debt that have widened significantly and weaker local currencies, investors face a multitude of challenging factors.

However, certain other countries, in regions such as CEE, have performed much better, benefitting from lower energy costs and being further deleveraged. Schneider notes that this highlights the heterogeneity of the broader emerging markets universe. This is something that the EM Bond team of Raiffeisen Capital Management takes into account.

Schneider, as head of Emerging Market Debt and lead fund manager of the Raiffeisen Eastern European Bond Fund will give his outlook for the EM debt market and will discuss whether CEE can continue its relative outperformance.

He has been responsible for the management of Eastern European bond funds at Raiffeisen Capital Management Since 2002. Duties include the management of local and hard currency bonds. Since 2012 he has been head of the CEE&EM Debt team. Before joining the asset management company, he spent over five years working as an economic and financial market analyst for Central and Eastern European markets at Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

Schneider completed a business management degree at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, specialising in financing and financial markets, and has been a CFA charterholder since 2001.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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