Fact sheet: First State Emg Mkts Bd

Fund information

Fund name
First State Emerging Markets Bond I Dis USD
Fund company manager
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager
Helene Williamson
since 08/11/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve growth on your investment. The Fund invests at least 80 per cent of its assets in fixed income securities (investments which provide a certain level of income or interest) issued primarily by governments and/or companies in emerging markets. Emerging markets are countries considered to have social or business activity in the process of rapid growth. The Fund may also invest up to 20 per cent of its assets in fixed income securities from companies not in emerging markets but which may conduct business in emerging markets. The majority of investments in the Fund will be denominated in US Dollars. The Fund aims to reduce the effect of currency changes by hedging the US Dollar investments. The Fund may invest in investment grade (seen as being higher quality) fixed income securities. The Fund may also invest more than 30 per cent of its assets in fixed income securities with low or no credit ratings.
Benchmark
JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bonds Index Global Diversified
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Quick stats

1 Year return

3.08 %

1 Year rank in sector

186/236

Sector

FO Fixed Int - Emerging Markets

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 25.3 m

FE Risk score

90

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Latin America
    40.6%
  • Not Specified
    24.5%
  • Asia
    13.1%
  • Middle East
    9.3%
  • Africa
    8.2%
  • Government Guaranteed
    96%
  • Money Market
    3.5%
  • Corporate Bonds
    0.5%
  • American Emerging Fixed Interest
    40.6%
  • Global Fixed Interest
    24.5%
  • Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
    13.1%
  • Middle East & African Fixed Interest
    9.3%
  • African Fixed Interest
    8.2%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund0.19 %4.19 %3.08 %12.81 %26.06 %
Sector0.56 %5.4 %5.94 %1.55 %7.76 %
Rank within sector191 / 250164 / 243186 / 23648 / 19522 / 118
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund5.59 %8.71 %0.12 %7.18 %-4.52 %
Sector6.59 %10.22 %-7.28 %-0.56 %-7.02 %
Rank within sector154 / 243133 / 22851 / 21023 / 17440 / 131
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Risk statistics

Alpha4.07
Beta0.66
Sharpe0.18
Volatility5.19
Tracking error3.26
Information ratio1.21
R-Squared0.83

Price movement

52 week high11.06
52 week low10.25
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price10.67

Holdings by region

  • 40.6% Latin America
  • 24.5% Not Specified
  • 13.1% Asia
  • 9.3% Middle East
  • 8.2% Africa
  • 3.5% Money Market
  • 0.8% North America

Holdings by sector

  • 96% Government Guaranteed
  • 3.5% Money Market
  • 0.5% Corporate Bonds

Holdings by asset type

  • 40.6% American Emerging Fixed Interest
  • 24.5% Global Fixed Interest
  • 13.1% Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
  • 9.3% Middle East & African Fixed Interest
  • 8.2% African Fixed Interest
  • 3.5% Money Market
  • 0.8% North American Fixed Interest

Individual holdings

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