Emerging market debt

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Our strategy takes a distinctive approach to investing in emerging market debt. We recognize the potential returns available from the asset class, but believe the timing of an allocation can dramatically affect the returns of a long-only investor.

We believe the key to investing in this asset class is to be selective and focus on what we consider to be the best investment ideas within a portfolio in an attempt to control the potential downside through the use of sophisticated risk management techniques.

Watch our video to hear Colm McDonagh, Head of Emerging Market Debt discuss why EMD is suited to an absolute return approach.

Potential benefits

Access to a potential source of attractive investment opportunities: emerging market debt is a global asset class that offers investors the potential return and diversification benefits of investing in economies at different stages of economic and structural development. We believe there is a range of attractive opportunities, including interest rate, credit and currency plays, for investors able to identify the most appealing prospects.

Unconstrained approach managed by an experienced team: the strategy invests on a 'best ideas' basis, unrestricted by the constraints of investing against a traditional index.

Breadth of opportunity: the strategy can invest across the asset class, whether in government or corporate debt, in local or external currencies, taking each market's characteristics into account.

Distinctive approach aiming for low volatility: investors face a wide range of return possibilities when they invest across emerging market debt and currencies. In particular, the timing of an allocation can dramatically affect the returns of a long-only investor. We believe the key to investing in the asset class is to follow an alternative approach which does not adhere to traditional benchmark-driven norms.

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

Strategy in numbers

  • 2007 flagship strategy launched
  • 48 members of the global credit research function
  • $5.4bn total strategy AUM

As of March 31, 2019. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposures, and are calculated on a gross notional basis.*

 

*Insight North America (INA) is part of “Insight” or “Insight Investment”, the corporate brand for certain asset management companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited including, among others, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited and Insight Investment International Limited. Advisory services referenced herein are available in the US only through INA. Figures shown in USD. FX rates as per WM Reuters 4pm spot rates.

Includes employees of Insight North America LLC (INA) and its affiliates, which provide asset management services as part of Insight, the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML).

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Investment in this strategy involves substantial risk of loss. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed, investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Insight North America LLC (INA) is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. INA is part of “Insight” or “Insight Investment”, the corporate brand for certain asset management companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited including, among others, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited and Insight Investment International Limited. Insight’s assets under management are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposures, and are calculated on a gross notional basis. Advisory services referenced herein are available in the US only through INA.    

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