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 and companies that are based, or do most of their business in emerging markets. These bonds 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 investments: 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 to reduce 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 different emerging markets, globally.

Benchmark: A composite index comprising:

• 1/3 JPM EMBI Global Diversified Index

• 1/3 JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified Index

• 1/3 JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified Index

The benchmark is a comparator against which the fund’s performance can be measured. The composite index has been chosen as the fund’s benchmark as it best reflects the scope of the fund’s investment policy. The benchmark does not constrain the fund's portfolio construction.

The fund is actively managed. The investment manager has freedom in choosing which assets to buy, hold and sell in the fund. The fund’s holdings may deviate significantly from the benchmark’s constituents.

For unhedged and currency hedged share classes, the benchmark is shown in the share class currency.

You can find more information about the objective and investment policy of the fund in the Prospectus.

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.

Investing in bonds from China, denominated in Renminbi and traded on the China Interbank Bond Market, may be subject to greater clearing, settlement and counterparty risk. These factors could cause the fund to incur a loss.

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.

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.

Operational risks arising from errors in transactions, valuation, accounting, and financial reporting, among other things, may also affect the value of your investments.

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.


The performance webpage for this fund is currently being reconfigured. In the interim, for performance information, please refer to the latest Fund Factsheet which can be found in the Literature section.

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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, in December 2013, started managing the Emerging Markets Bond strategy. She became manager of the Global Government Bond strategy and deputy manager of the Global Macro Bond strategy in July 2015. Since May 2017, she has also been on the management team of strategies domiciled in Luxembourg. Claudia has more than 20 years of experience in emerging markets, including as a senior portfolio manager at Invesco in New York, and previous positions at 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.

 Team member biography
Charles de Quinsona

Charles De Quinsonas - Deputy Manager

Charles de Quinsonas is an emerging market corporate bond specialist and has been working as co-fund manager and deputy fund manager for a series of emerging markets corporate bond funds domiciled in London and Luxembourg since 2015. He has more than a decade 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.

 Team member biography
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.

 Team member biography

Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

4 Star Rating

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