Emerging market corporate debt

A 'best ideas' portfolio investing in emerging market corporate debt designed to capture the structured opportunity of investing in the asset class. This strategy has multiple sources of potential alpha, starting with top-down country allocation, combining this with bottom-up credit analysis, liquidity management and instrument security selection.

Opportunity

Access to a source of attractive investment opportunities: emerging markets continue to benefit from positive demographic trends and strong growth fundamentals.

Emerging market corporate debt is a rapidly growing highly diverse area of the asset class: which we feel for example benefits particularly from changing consumption trends within emerging markets. Over 70% of the emerging market corporate debt market is rated investment grade and the diversity within the asset class can provide significant alpha opportunities.

Opportunistic total return style: the investment team manages credit, duration and currency exposure through moderately concentrated positions in order to target high risk-adjusted returns.

Focus on bottom-up security selection: drawing on the expertise of Insight's extensive team of global sector credit analysts, who analyze issuers in a global rather than a narrow emerging market context.

Flexibility to invest across the credit spectrum: making a dynamic allocation between investment grade and high yield through the market cycle.

Experienced team: the team members have invested across the spectrum of the asset class through different market cycles and major market events.

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Emerging Market Corporate Debt Strategy Profile

A 'best ideas' portfolio investing in emerging market corporate debt designed to capture the structured opportunity of investing in the asset class.

Strategy in Numbers

2005 team started managing emerging market corporate bonds

2012 flagship strategy launched

41 credit analysts

21years lead portfolio manager's experience

$808m Total strategy AUM

All data as of March 31, 2017. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients.

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