Emerging Markets Corporate Debt (Investment Grade) | Capital Group



Emerging Markets Corporate Debt (Investment Grade)

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Objective: Seeks high total return, with a large current income component, by investing in fixed income securities in developing countries.

  • Strategy inception date: 2012
  • Assets in strategy (millions): $188.6
  • Benchmark: JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified Investment Grade
  • Currency (%)
    • USD allocation: 100
  • Minimum account size (millions):
    • Separate account: $100
  • Invests in:
    • Emerging markets debt
      • Corporate
      • Quasi-sovereign
  • Tracking error estimate (bps)*: 100–300
  • Excess return estimate (bps)*: 50–100
  • Sources of excess return estimates (%)
    • Country allocation: 40
    • Security selection: 60

  • Research is the cornerstone of our investment process, which integrates macroeconomic, fixed income and equity analysis from all regions of the globe
  • An emerging markets debt analyst at Capital typically focuses on countries in a geographic area — for example, Latin America, Eastern Europe or Africa — to enhance their assessment of relative value and the characteristics of each market
  • The fixed income analysts also work with Capital’s equity research team. In addition, a strategic group is dedicated to currencies, asset allocation, quantitative research, politics and other macro issues
  • The Emerging Markets Corporate Debt strategy is guided by one portfolio manager
  • The portfolio manager looks for value in securities that feature solid or improving credit quality not yet recognized by the market and for which significant risk premiums are being paid by the issuer
  • The portfolio manager also works closely with Capital’s traders, who provide valuable information about market anomalies, inefficiencies and deal flow in addition to executing trades
  • We have a comprehensive framework for addressing risk
    • Our research process and The Capital System add the service mark help diversify the portfolio
    • Capital’s independent global investment control group monitors compliance with portfolio guidelines
    • Our legal and compliance team helps make certain we adhere to regulations in the markets in which we invest

History of Fixed Income at Capital Group

We began managing fixed income assets for institutional clients in 1973, and Capital Fixed Income Investors has $295.9 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Capital has more than 20 years’ experience investing in emerging markets. We began investing in emerging markets debt in 1991, had our first dedicated emerging markets debt account in 1994, and established a global high-yield strategy that combined emerging markets and U.S. high-yield debt in 1998.


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All data as of September 30, 2017, unless otherwise specified.

Returns are in USD. Periods greater than one year are annualized. Returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends, interest and other earnings.

Composite returns reflect the Capital Group Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Investment Grade Composite.

Composite returns are preliminary and net of withholding taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains. Actual withholding tax rates vary according to the country of denomination and tax status of each portfolio.

Composite net returns are calculated using the current highest management fees for institutional investors. Actual investment returns net of management fees may differ depending on, among other things, the applicable fee schedule and portfolio size.

Portfolio reflects Capital Group Representative Emerging Markets Corporate Debt (Investment Grade) Portfolio.

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