Emerging Market Corporate Debt

Emerging market corporate debt has rapidly expanded into a varied and sizeable asset class, spanning many countries, issuers and sectors, each with their own distinct drivers. We believe the growth of the asset class and the diversity of the opportunity set qualifies emerging market corporate debt as a standalone allocation as well as forming an important component of global fixed income portfolios.

Insight offers investors access to this opportunity set through three investment strategies:

  • corporate investment grade debt
  • corporate high yield debt 
  • the best opportunities across the full emerging market corporate debt universe

We screen for the most compelling investment propositions across hard and local currency corporate bonds, from investment grade through to high yield. Our emerging market corporate debt portfolios are actively managed against a benchmark, which means they are index aware, not index constrained.

EMD in numbers

  • 112 Fixed income investment professionals globally
  • 17years Average experience of fixed income team
  • £4.9bn emerging market exposure across all portfolios

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Team statistics as at 30 June 2018. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. 

Important information

The value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Where the portfolio holds over 35% of its net asset value in securities of one governmental issuer, the value of the portfolio may be profoundly affected if one or more of these issuers fails to meet its obligations or suffers a ratings downgrade.

The issuer of a debt security may not pay income or repay capital to the bondholder when due.

Derivatives may be used to generate returns as well as to reduce costs and/or the overall risk of the portfolio. Using derivatives can involve a higher level of risk. A small movement in the price of an underlying investment may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative investment.

Investments in emerging markets can be less liquid and riskier than more developed markets and difficulties in accounting, dealing, settlement and custody may arise.

Where high yield instruments are held, their low credit rating indicates a greater risk of default, which would affect the value of the portfolio.

The investment manager may invest in instruments which can be difficult to sell when markets are stressed.

While efforts will be made to eliminate potential inequalities between shareholders in a pooled fund through the performance fee calculation methodology, there may be occasions where a shareholder may pay a performance fee for which they have not received a commensurate benefit.

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