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Emerging Markets Debt (USD)

Vehicle: Collective Investment Trust, Separate Account

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Overview

Objective: Seeks, over the long term, high total return, of which a large component is current income, by investing primarily in fixed-income and hybrid securities of developing-country issuers (both corporate and sovereign), denominated primarily in U.S. and other developed-market currencies.

  • Assets in strategy (billions): $2.8
  • Strategy inception date: 1994
  • Benchmark: JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified
  • Currency (%)
    • Local currency: 0–30
    • USD allocation: 70–100
  • Tracking error estimate (bps): 200–400
  • Excess return estimate (bps): 100–200
  • Minimum account size (millions):
    • Collective investment trust: $5
    • Separate account: $100

 

  • Invests in:
    • Emerging markets debt
      • Sovereign
      • Quasi-sovereign/Corporates
      • Inflation-linked
  • Sources of excess return estimates (%):
    • Country allocation: 45
    • Security selection: 40
    • Currency exposure: 15

Assets in strategy as of June 30, 2017.

For a DC collective investment trust, plan the size of $250 million may be used to satisfy the minimum account size requirement.


Approach
  • 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 Debt investment team consists of two portfolio managers, each of whom manages their portion of the total portfolio as if it were a stand-alone entity, and three research analysts who also manage a separate segment of the portfolio. This ensures that the portfolio has diverse sources of return
  • The portfolio managers look 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
  • Portfolio managers also work 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 SystemSM 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 $284.3 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Capital has more than 20 years’ experience investing in emerging debt 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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The Capital Group companies manage equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.

Any collective investment trusts (“CITs”) available under this strategy are maintained by Capital Bank and Trust Company (“trustee”), which has retained an affiliate to serve as investment adviser to the trustee for the CITs.

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All data as of June 31, 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 Debt (USD) 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.

Composite risk characteristics are gross of management fees. The analysis is based on monthly data, and periods greater than one year are annualized.

Portfolio reflects Capital Group Representative Emerging Markets Debt (USD) Portfolio.

Cash & equivalents include short-term securities, accrued income and other assets less liabilities.

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Totals may not reconcile due to rounding.

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*Capital is an “active manager” that creates portfolios by selecting securities using fundamental research. The estimated excess return and tracking error numbers, shown gross of management fees, are based on a number of factors including our investment process, historical results and historical market conditions. We cannot provide any guarantee with respect to results or preservation of assets. The estimates provided should not be considered an assurance or guarantee of the risk or return of any portfolio or impose any liability on Capital.


Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

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