American Century Emerging Markets Debt Total Return Fund – a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland
The American Century Emerging Markets Debt Total Return strategy seeks to deliver returns similar to the broad emerging markets debt indices while targeting 50% to 75% of their volatility over a full market cycle, while placing particular emphasis on limiting drawdowns.
The strategy seeks to deliver most of the upside of emerging markets debt, with 50% – 75% of the risk over a full market cycle.
- Misunderstood and mispriced risks within emerging markets debt create inefficiencies and anomalies that can be exploited.
- An active, research-driven, bottom-up approach to evaluate countries and companies, combined with robust macro and thematic analysis is the best way to exploit these inefficiencies.
- A disciplined valuation framework focused on relative value is critical in pricing fundamental risks appropriately.
- Focus on rigorous risk budgeting and continuous stress testing are integral to achieving strong and consistent risk-adjusted results.
- Diversified sources of return through active positions in duration, yield curve, country allocation, sector allocation, currency allocation and security selection help generate a more consistent return profile.
Potential significant risks
Factors affecting the performance of American Century Emerging Market Debt Total Return Fund include: emerging market risk, frontier emerging market risk, market risk, currency risk, growth stocks risk, operational risk, risks associated with nonrecognition of ring-fencing in certain jurisdictions, currency risk, risks relating to hedged classes of shares, risks relating to the application of a dilution levy, risks relating to investment in equity securities, risks relating to securities lending, risks relating to collateral management, risks relating to investment in emerging markets, including country allocation risks, settlement risk and operating expenses. The fund may have increased credit risk as a result of investing in high-yield debt securities including junk bonds. Risks related to investments in derivatives include market risk, management risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, leverage risk and lack of availability. The use of financial derivatives instruments can involve significant risk of loss.
For additional strategy information, please visit the American Century Investments® website. (Please note that the link will access a website for contents of which we take no responsibility and to which our data protection rules do not apply.)
To learn about our strategic relationship with American Century Investments, please visit our Strategic Partnership page.
The investment objective of the Sub-Fund is to generate a total return through investing primarily in Debt and Debt-Related Securities and derivative instruments that are economically tied to Index Countries.
USD 90.3 million (as at 30.09.2021)
Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.
Alessandra Alecci, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst, American Century Investments
John Lovito, Co-Chief Investment Officer – Global Fixed Income, American Century Investments
Thomas Youn, Portfolio Manager and Senior Corporate Analyst, American Century Investments
Rajat Ahuja, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst, American Century Investments
02.08.2019 / 06.06.2017
(This fund was launched on the 2nd August 2019 as a result of the merger of the American Century SICAV with Nomura Funds Ireland plc. The launch date (06.06.2017) refers to the launch date of the original fund, and historical performance relates to the combined track records.)
Morningstar Universe: Global Emerging Markets Bond
Ireland (Nomura Funds Ireland Plc)
I USD: IE00BHHFKT58
A USD: IE00BJLNCH13
F USD: IE00BJLNCL58
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