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Vontobel Fund Emerging Markets Debt B (USD)

Ranked 21 out of 309 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.

Objective

The fund mainly invests in interest-bearing securities as well as in convertible bonds and similar securities. The fund may also hold cash. The fund mainly invests in securities denominated in various emerging market currencies and/or issued or guaranteed by public and/or private borrowers domiciled in, having business activities in or exposed to emerging markets. The majority of investments are executed in hard currencies.

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Performance

Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 6.7% 3.8% 3.0%
2016 12.1% 4.9% 4.7% 6.6% -4.3%
2015 -0.9% 1.1% 0.2% -4.6% 2.5%
2014 6.0% 3.4% 5.8% -0.2% -2.9%
2013 1.3% 1.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Liechtenstein
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Norway
  10. Singapore
  11. Spain
  12. Sweden
  13. Switzerland
  14. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/05/2013
  • Share Class size118Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0926439562

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.10%

Related News

EM chief: investors need to stop overreacting

Vontobel’s Luc D’hooge says investors in the sector tend to over react to market moves.

Asia is too expensive, says AA-rated PM

Vontobel’s Luc D’Hooge says there is not much value left in the region’s bonds.

EMD chief: investors shouldn’t get hung up on rates

Vontobel’s Luc D’Hooge says emerging world investors don’t need to focus on rate rises.

EM chiefs clash as Temer turmoil deepens

One stands firm and another readies to flee as pressure mounts on Brazilian leader.

EM bonds head: Trump could plunge US into recession

Citywire A-rated Luc D’Hooge says US President is creating an economy where investors will become reluctant to place their money.

Vontobel EMD specialist reveals top ‘hot money’ trade

Wouter Van Overfelt explains why appetite for the sector is surging and why spread products are coming to the fore.

Vontobel bolsters fixed income team with double hire

Zurich-based group adds credit analyst and emerging markets specialist as part of bonds push.

Don't expect a Fed-fuelled currency war, says EMD chief

Vontobel's Luc D'Hooge says rate hikes are not necessarily bad for emerging markets and pockets of opportunity can emerge.

Vontobel’s EMD chief trims Mex bets but backs long-term story

Luc D’Hooge turns attentions to super long-dated Mexican sovereign debt in bid to overcome short-term oil pressure.

EMD chief bullish on Argentina despite hold-out ruling

The Euro Stars AA-rated manager has been gradually reducing underweight irrespective of legal challenge.

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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).