UCITS Funds

Payden Global Emerging Markets Bond Fund (PARGEMD ID)

Base Share Class: USD
  • Overview
  • Portfolio Statistics
  • Performance & Expenses
  • Fund Commentary
Investment Strategy

The Payden Global Emerging Markets Bond Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of emerging-market sovereign and corporate bonds. The fund invests in countries that demonstrate improving macroeconomic and political trends, and maintains geographic diversification across Latin America, Europe and Asia. Most of our investments are US dollar-denominated, although we also see excellent growing opportunities in certain local markets.

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Jul 15, 2002
Share Class Inception Date Jul 15, 2002
Ticker PARGEMD ID
ISIN Number IE0030928885
Sedol Number 3092888
Fund Total Net Assets $176.8 million
Benchmark 70% JPM EMBI Global Diversified/30% JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified USD Unhedged
Currency Share Classes Available CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, NOK, SGD, USD
Management Fee 0.50%
Total Expense Ratio 0.75%
Investment Minimum $1,000,000 initial

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date Jul 15, 2002
Share Class Inception Date Jul 15, 2002
Total Net Assets $176.8 million
Average Duration 6.4 years
Average Maturity 10.3 years
Yield to Maturity (hedged) 6.8%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-16%
1-313%
3-524%
5-718%
7-1023%
10+16%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
A and Above11%
BBB29%
BB23%
B32%
CCC2%
CC and Below1%
Unrated2%
Total 100%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Government/Gov't Related86%
Corporates13%
Money Markets1%
Total 100%
Country Breakdown
Country Percent of Portfolio
Brazil8.5%
Indonesia8.2%
Argentina6.3%
Mexico4.8%
Malaysia4.7%
Ukraine4.7%
S.Africa4.3%
Russia4.2%
Peru4.0%
Turkey4.0%

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.


Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (12/31/2017) 14.03% 14.03% 6.28% 2.34% 6.53% 8.19%
Month-end (1/31/2018) 2.09% 14.25% 6.80% 2.68% 6.73% 8.28%
Yearly Returns
201714.03%
201611.38%
2015-5.47%
20141.78%
2013-8.14%
201220.08%
20112.41%
201013.81%
200928.36%
2008-6.58%
Expenses
Management Fee 0.50%
Total Expense Ratio 0.75%

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.

Fund Commentary

MARKET
Emerging markets (EM) fixed income showed mixed performance to begin 2018. Dollar-pay sovereign and corporate credit saw flat to slightly negative total returns, as spread tightening largely offset rising U.S. Treasury yields. Local currency markets outperformed, delivering strong positive returns amid EM currency strength against a softer U.S. dollar. The market environment remained healthy with brisk primary market activity and significant EM debt inflows. Upbeat global growth data and broadly stronger commodities prices also provided a supportive backdrop.

OUTLOOK
The uptick in U.S. Treasury yields along with the Fed's policy normalization has not been a headwind for EM debt, though these are key factors to watch in 2018. Global interest rates remain subdued, and upward pressure can be viewed in the context of stronger economic activity across developed and emerging markets. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar cycle has been supportive of EM currency appreciation. Geopolitics, along with expectations surrounding U.S. legislative outcomes may create episodes of volatility.
We believe investors will be rewarded for considering EM debt as a strategic asset allocation and opportunistically adding to the asset class. On the whole, we believe EM countries enjoy solid fundamentals, including higher growth rates and lower debt burdens than developed countries. We believe EM debt offers an attractive diversification and income opportunity; long-run risk-adjusted returns consistently rank among the strongest in global fixed income.

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.