Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Strategy

A carefully selected portfolio of bonds that are issued by fundamentally strong companies and offer attractive yields at compelling valuations.
A carefully selected portfolio of bonds that are issued by fundamentally strong companies and offer attractive yields at compelling valuations.

Harnessing the potential of successful and well-managed businesses

The strategy aims to achieve long-term total returns through a diversified portfolio of emerging market corporate debt investments.
Key Features
  • Built from the bottom up, the strategy seeks to invest in attractively priced bonds issued by high-quality companies.
  • The investment process combines quantitative tools with focused and robust fundamental analysis to identify a wide range of opportunities.
  • A disciplined, active approach and an unerring focus on fundamentals gives the investment team the conviction to remain calm when markets are volatile, and to seize new opportunities as they arise.
Emerging markets are home to some really well-run companies with a firm footing on the global stage. We aim to invest in the very best of these for investors.
Victoria Harling

Investment approach

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We believe that the emerging market corporate debt opportunity is best captured by a rigorous bottom-up approach, informed by top-down analysis.

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Our investment process looks for bonds issued by fundamentally strong businesses that are mispriced by the market.

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Our approach is underpinned by a strong team culture that involves the collaboration of high calibre individuals to challenge investment decisions.

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We construct the portfolio based on our conviction in individual positions and risk & liquidity considerations, and in alignment with our top-down sector and risk targets.

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General risks
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results, losses may be made.

Specific risks
Currency exchange: Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income. Default: There is a risk that the issuers of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) may not be able to meet interest payments nor repay the money they have borrowed. The worse the credit quality of the issuer, the greater the risk of default and therefore investment loss. Derivatives: The use of derivatives may increase overall risk by magnifying the effect of both gains and losses leading to large changes in value and potentially large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss. Emerging market: These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than more developed markets as they may have less developed legal, political, economic or other systems. Interest rate: The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates rise.

Important information
All information is as at 30 June 2020 unless otherwise stated.