M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income that is higher than the global emerging markets bond market over any three-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investment: At least 80% of the Fund is invested in bonds issued by the governments, government-related institutions or companies of emerging markets, which can be denominated in any currency. The fund invests in bonds of any credit quality and may invest up to 100% in lower quality bonds. The fund may invest in Chinese bonds denominated in Renminbi.

Other investment: The fund may invest in asset-backed securities, contingent convertible debt securities, other funds, and cash or assets that can be turned into cash quickly.

Derivatives: The fund may invest via derivatives and use derivatives with the aim of reducing the risks and costs of managing the fund.

Strategy in brief: The investment manager selects investments based on an assessment of global, regional, and country-specific macroeconomic factors, followed by in-depth analysis of individual bond issuers.

The fund is diversified by investing in a range of bonds across emerging markets, globally.

Performance comparator: The fund is actively managed. A composite index comprising 1/3 JPM EMBI Global Diversified Index, 1/3 JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified Index and 1/3 JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified Index is a point of reference against which the performance of the fund may be measured. These indices represent the emerging market government bond markets denominated in the currencies of developed countries, the emerging market corporate bond markets denominated in the currencies of developed countries and the emerging market government bond markets denominated in local currencies, respectively.

Risks associated with the fund

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

Investing in emerging markets involves a greater risk of loss due to greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks, among other factors. There may be difficulties in buying, selling, safekeeping or valuing investments in such countries.

Investments in bonds are affected by interest rates, inflation and credit ratings. It is possible that bond issuers will not pay interest or return the capital. All of these events can reduce the value of bonds held by the fund.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

The fund may use derivatives to profit from an expected rise or fall in the value of an asset. Should the asset’s value vary in an unexpected way, the fund will incur a loss. The fund’s use of derivatives may be extensive and exceed the value of its assets (leverage). This has the effect of magnifying the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the fund.

The hedging process seeks to minimise, but cannot eliminate, the effect of movements in exchange rates on the performance of the hedged share class. Hedging also limits the ability to gain from favourable movements in exchange rates.

In exceptional circumstances where assets cannot be fairly valued, or have to be sold at a large discount to raise cash, we may temporarily suspend the fund in the best interest of all investors.

The fund could lose money if a counterparty with which it does business becomes unwilling or unable to repay money owed to the fund.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

Other information

The Fund allows for the extensive use of derivatives.

Performance

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The level of any income earned by the fund will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The performance data does not take account of the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units.


Source: Price: State Street. Performance: Morningstar. For non-Sterling share classes for fixed income and global convertibles funds, performance figures are shown on a price to price with gross income reinvested basis*. For equities and multi-asset funds, performance figures are shown on a price to price with net income reinvested basis. For Sterling share classes performance figures are on a price to price with net income reinvested basis. Performance figures may not reflect all relevant charges.

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*M&G Optimal Income Fund Sterling share classes are gross income reinvested.

 

News

  • M&G Investments // 20/02/2019

    A flexible approach to investing in emerging markets through the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Bond Fund

    Against recent performance challenges for emerging bond markets, such as higher US interest rates and international trade tensions, a flexible approach remains key to investing in this hugely diversified asset class. Claudia Calich, firmly believes that choosing the right mix between government and corporate issues in local and ‘hard’ currency, together with careful country and security selection, are critical factors in seeking to maximise returns.

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Fund Team

Claudia Calich

Claudia Calich - Fund manager

Claudia Calich joined M&G in October 2013 as a specialist in emerging markets debt and is manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Bond Fund and the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond Fund since launch. She is also manager of the M&G Global Government Bond Fund (UK-authorised OEIC) and deputy manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Macro Bond Fund. Claudia has over 20 years of experience in emerging markets, with previous positions at Invesco in New York, Oppenheimer Funds, Fuji Bank, Standard & Poor’s and Reuters. Claudia graduated with a BA (Honours) in Economics from Susquehanna University in 1989 and holds an MA in International Economics from the International University of Japan in Niigata.

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Charles de Quinsona

Charles De Quinsonas - Deputy Manager

Charles de Quinsonas is an emerging market corporate bond specialist and has been deputy fund manager of the M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund since September 2015. He is also co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Income Opportunities Fund, and has been the deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond Fund since launch in May 2017. Charles has more than 10 years of emerging market corporate bond experience, with a deep knowledge of high yield credit. Prior to joining M&G in 2014, he worked at Spread Research in Lyon and New York, where he spent four years analysing a variety of high yield and emerging market industrial credits. Charles holds a B.B.A. from ESSEC Business School and a MSc in Corporate Finance from iaelyon School of Management.

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Nicolo Carpaneda

Nicolo Carpaneda - Investment specialist

Nicolo Carpaneda joined M&G in 2012 and is investment director in the fixed income team. His role involves explaining the investment philosophy, process and performance of M&G’s retail fixed income fund range, as well as providing updates on overall financial market performance, investment trends and the economic outlook. Prior to joining M&G, Nicolo worked at Citigroup as an associate in the global markets & banking division, focusing on corporate finance and managing a number of multinational clients. He then joined Prudential on the group leadership programme as an internal consultant. Nicolo holds a degree in business administration and Master of Science (Msc) in management from Bocconi University (Italy) and an MBA from IE Business School (Spain). Nicolo is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.

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Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

4 Star Rating

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The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.