Emerging Markets Debt Total Return



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
Mutual Fund
Investment Universe Emerging Markets Debt
Benchmark ICE 3-Month USD LIBOR
Inception Date 01/01/2017
Total Assets $62.04 M


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The Emerging Markets Debt Total Return Strategy seeks to deliver most of the upside of emerging markets debt, with 50% - 75% of the risk over a full market cycle.

We believe:

  • 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.


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* Since Inception*
Emerging Markets Debt Total Return (Gross) 0.72% -1.73% -1.73% --- --- 3.61%
Emerging Markets Debt Total Return (Net) 0.49% -2.69% -2.69% --- --- 2.50%
Standard Deviation --- --- 4.18% --- --- 3.52%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -0.86 --- --- 0.64
ICE 3-Month USD LIBOR 0.66% 2.31% 2.31% --- --- 1.78%
Excess Return 0.07% -4.03% -4.03% --- --- 1.82%
Tracking Error --- --- 4.18% --- --- 3.59%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.96 --- --- 0.51


Sources: ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd., FactSet

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®. The Emerging Markets Debt Total Return composite seeks to provide a total return that exceeds the benchmark (ICE 3- Month USD LIBOR Index) using a flexible, opportunistic long/short strategy with a long bias designed to provide exposure to a full range of the emerging markets debt universe while limiting volatility and managing drawdown risk. Returns are calculated and stated in U.S. dollars and may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuation.