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Vontobel Fund Emerging Markets Blend X USD

Ranked 41 out of 304 in - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Luc D'Hooge

Luc D'hooge is currently head of emerging markets bond funds at Vontobel. Having started out as a geologist at the Belgian Geological Survey in 1989, one year later Luc joined Geoservices as a project manager. He moved to Bank Brussels Lambert in 1993 where he started his investment career and became a portfolio manager prior to joining Dexia in 2000 where he was head of EM bond funds until moving to Vontobel in 2013. Luc holds an MSc in Geology from the Catholic University of Louvain and majored in Mining Engineering at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Away from the office, he likes skiing, travelling and photography.


The fund mainly invests in securities issued by public and/or private borrowers domiciled in, having their business activity in or exposed to emerging markets.

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Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 20.2% 8.8% 3.8% 4.0% 2.4%
2016 20.6% 7.4% 4.2% 8.0% -0.1%
2015 3.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Luxembourg

Fund Info

  • Launch date24/08/2015
  • Share Class size48Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU1256229680

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.55%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).