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M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Bond Fund

A flexible fixed income approach to emerging markets
Claudia Calich, Fund Manager

“The flexibility of this fund allows me to construct a ‘best-ideas’ portfolio with the freedom to invest in any emerging market debt security as well as in any emerging market currency.”

Why invest in emerging market debt?

  • Potential for attractive yields Emerging market bond yields are among the highest available in the fixed income asset class, supporting the risk/reward appeal of these assets.
  • A diverse asset class The emerging market hard and local currency government and corporate debt markets provide huge diversity among global bonds.
  • An expanding opportunity set Emerging market corporate bonds have been a particularly fast-growing segment of the fixed income universe over the past decade.

Fund philosophy

  • The M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Bond Fund is able to invest across all fixed income emerging markets in hard or local currency, in both government and corporate bonds. At least 80% of the fund is invested in these bonds, which can be denominated in any currency and be of any credit quality.
  • A flexible approach that combines top-down analysis of macroeconomics with bottom-up security selection to construct a ‘best-ideas’ portfolio as the fund manager seeks to generate performance in different market conditions.
  • The fund manager actively manages the following three levers to help drive the fund’s performance: duration, credit risk, and currency exposure.
A flexible fund, unconstrained by its benchmark

Source: M&G, 2022.

Fund's key selling points

  • A highly flexible bond fund unconstrained by its benchmark.
  • The fund’s flexibility allows the portfolio to be managed with broad diversification by country, currency and credit rating.
  • Fund manager with over 20 years of experience in emerging markets.
  • An investment team consisting of dedicated emerging market debt specialists, including sector and country strategists and analysts, and a bond dealer.
  • The team also has access to the bottom-up research carried out by M&G’s large and widely-respected team of credit analysts.    

Fund Facts

31 July 2022 US$2,710.65 million
Fund launch date 17 September 2018
Benchmark* 1/3 JPM EMBI Global Diversified Index;
1/3 JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified Index;
1/3 JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified Index
Sector Morningstar Global Emerging Markets Bond sector
USD A share class
ISIN (Acc) LU1670632337
Initial charge Max. 4,00%
AMC 1,25%
Ongoing charge** 1,44%

Source of fund facts: M&G as at 31.07.22.

*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.

**The ongoing charge is based on expenses as at 31.03.22.

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus and to the KIID before making any final investment decision.

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.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund’s Key Investor Information Document and Prospectus.

The fund allows for the extensive use of derivatives.

Investing in this fund means acquiring units or shares in a fund, and not in a given underlying asset such as a building or shares of a company, as these are only the underlying assets owned by the fund.

For Professional Investors only. Not for onward distribution. No other persons should rely on any information contained within.

This financial promotion is issued by M&G Investments (Hong Kong) Limited. Office: Unit 1002, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer of any funds mentioned in it. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. Shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned in this document may only be offered or sold in Hong Kong to persons who are “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“Ordinance”) and any rules made under the Ordinance – or in circumstances which are permitted under the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance. In addition, distribution of this document in Hong Kong is restricted. It may not be issued or possessed for the purposes of issue, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned may not be disposed of to any person unless such person is a “professional investor” as defined in the Ordinance and any rules made under the Ordinance or as otherwise may be permitted under Hong Kong law.