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William Blair emerging markets debt strategies are run by seasoned portfolio managers working in tandem with talented and experienced analysts. A combination of bottom-up and top-down expertise deepens our understanding of performance drivers, improving decision-making process.

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Emerging Markets Debt Sep Account Mutual Fund SICAV CIT
  • Emerging Markets Debt Hard Currency           detail

    Investment Objective

    We seek to provide risk-adjusted returns through investments in hard-currency-denominated debt issued in emerging markets.

    Strategy

    The Emerging Markets Debt Hard Currency strategy invests in debt instruments, denominated in major currencies (mostly in U.S. dollars), issued by government or corporate issuers in developing countries. The majority of investments are in South and Central America (including the Caribbean), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We seek to invest in countries that have undertaken certain economic reforms and reached certain growth objectives, and in which we can assess the specific political and economic risks. The strategy's primary benchmark is the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Global Diversified.

  • Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency          detail

    Investment Objective

    We seek to provide risk-adjusted returns through investments in local currencies and local interest rates of emerging markets.

    Strategy

    The Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency strategy invests in a diversified portfolio of debt instruments denominated in local currencies comprised predominantly of fixed-income securities, money market instruments, derivatives, and deposits, with strategic emphasis on interest-rate duration exposure and/or currency-risk exposure. Fixed-income securities and money market instruments are predominantly issued by or have exposure to the currencies of developing countries in Latin America, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The strategy's primary benchmark is the JPMorgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Market (GBI-EM) Global Diversified.

  • Emerging Markets Corporate Debt          detail

    Investment Objective

    We seek to provide risk-adjusted returns through investments in emerging markets corporate debt.

    Strategy

    The Emerging Markets Corporate Debt strategy invests in a diversified portfolio of securities, denominated in major currencies (mostly in U.S. dollars), designed to provide emerging markets corporate bond exposure. Holdings are mainly issued by public and private issuers in developing countries in the Americas (including the Caribbean), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The strategy's primary benchmark is the JPMorgan Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index (CEMBI) Diversified.