Emerging Markets Corporate Debt



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
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Investment Universe Emerging Markets Debt
Benchmark JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified
Inception Date 09/01/2014
Total Assets $480.35 M


Tracking Error 1.5% to 3.0%
Excess Return 1.12% - 3.0%


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The Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Strategy seeks to add diversification and income to a core fixed income portfolio for investors pursuing reduced duration and minimal local currency risk.

We believe:

  • Misunderstood and mispriced risks within emerging markets 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.


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* Since Inception*
Emerging Markets Corporate Debt (Gross) -0.11% -1.76% -1.76% 5.53% --- 3.95%
Emerging Markets Corporate Debt (Net) -0.16% -1.97% -1.97% 4.83% --- 3.16%
Standard Deviation --- --- 2.86% 3.54% --- 3.66%
Sharpe Ratio     -1.27 1.28   0.89
JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified -0.04% -1.65% -1.65% 5.20% --- 3.38%
Excess Return -0.07% -0.12% -0.12% 0.33% --- 0.57%
Tracking Error     0.60% 0.55%   0.63%
Information Ratio     -0.19 0.60   0.90


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Data reflects past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of investments may fluctuate. Data assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

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For purposes of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards ("GIPS®"), the Firm is defined as American Century Investment Management, Inc. ("ACIM"). ACIM claims compliance with GIPS®. Emerging Markets Corporate Debt seeks to provide a total return that exceeds the benchmark (JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified Index) by investing in investment grade and high-yield corporate and sovereign debt and derivative securities of emerging markets in U.S. dollar and local denominated currencies. Returns are calculated and stated in U.S. dollars and may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuation.