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Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond

Elite Rated by FundCalibre

Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond fund is exceptionally well resourced. The team has access to around 70 specialists worldwide in seven offices. The fund has been around since 2012, but its offshore sister fund, using the same strategy, has shown consistent results since 2001.

Company Description

Aberdeen Asset Management, established in 1983, manages assets for both institutional and retail clients worldwide. They currently have more than 35 offices in more than 25 countries.

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Fund Manager

The fund is run collegiately by the emerging market debt team, which is led by Brett Diment. Brett joined the company in 2005, after its acquisition of his previous employer Deutsche Asset Management’s London and Philadelphia fixed income businesses. Staff turnover is very low and the emerging market debt team now comprises 17 members, with a broad range of specialist skills.

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As veteran emerging market bond investors, we have confidence to take high conviction positions. We focus on the long term and ignore the short-term noise.

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The Investment Process

Fundamental research is the key. The team will not invest in a bond until they fully understand it. This is achieved through country visits to meet management. Aberdeen has an extensive network of contacts in governments and central banks, as well as at the IMF.

Risk

This fund invests in government debt from emerging economies. This means it does carry a higher degree of risk than investing in government bonds of developed economies. These extra risks may include currency, default and political risks.

Our Opinion

Aberdeen has a huge footprint in emerging markets investing. It is well known on the equity side but also has a well resourced, experienced and stable emerging market debt team. Their extensive network of contacts leaves them well placed to give consistent performance. The fund’s yield is particularly attractive.

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