Allianz Global Investors has launched the AllianzGI Emerging Markets Debt Fund, which is available to retail and institutional investors through class A, C, P and Institutional shares.
"In the wake of the global financial crisis and the ongoing effects of global financial repression, many investors are seeking growth, income potential and improved portfolio diversification,” says Greg Saichin, chief investment officer, global emerging markets fixed income for Allianz Global Investors. “Emerging market fixed income investments can be an attractive solution to these challenges thanks to these countries’ strong economic-growth prospects and their markedly improving fundamentals.”
The AllianzGI Emerging Markets Debt Fund seeks to deliver current income and capital appreciation over the long term and can be a long-term strategic holding across all types of investments in this asset class.
The fund’s managers have the flexibility to invest in their best ideas across a range of emerging markets debt strategies that include diverse debt instruments – including companies or countries of any credit rating or currency – while also employing techniques designed to constrain the fund’s overall risk profile. This flexible approach allows the fund’s team to build a portfolio that fully reflects their views of an asset class where individual securities exhibit an exceptionally wide range of risk and return.
In addition to lead portfolio manager Saichin, the management team of the fund includes Zeke Diwan, senior portfolio manager based in New York, and Daniel Ha, senior portfolio manager based in Singapore. Saichin is based in the firm’s London office.