BlueBay Emerging Market Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund

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    Objective

    The BlueBay Emerging Market Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (the Fund) is actively managed and its objective is to achieve returns greater than the JP Morgan Corporate Emerging Market Diversified High Grade Index, over the credit cycle , and is designed for investors looking to gain access to the higher-quality segment of the market. There are no restrictions on the extent to which the Fund's portfolio and performance may deviate from the ones of the benchmark.

    Sustainability-related disclosure

     

    This is a marketing communication. There are several risks associated with investing in this product. Please refer to the prospectus of the fund and to the KIID available on this website before making any final investment decisions.

    Investment approach

    • Investment process follows a dynamic, bottom-up, fundamental, research driven approach with an emphasis on alpha generation and capital preservation

    • Integrated, diverse and highly-experienced team aid decision making process

    • Cross fertilisation of ideas with other BlueBay investment teams; ability to leverage the research generated in the high yield, investment grade and wider Emerging Market team including sovereign analysis

    Market opportunity

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    Emerging market corporate investment grade debt aims to offer attractive spread premium relative to developed market corporate assets for the same rating
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    This sub asset class enjoys the attention of rating sensitive institutional investors and we foresee positive flows to continue in this asset class for the foreseeable future
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    Polina Kurdyavko

    Head of Emerging Market, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets

    Polina is Head of Emerging Markets and Senior Portfolio Manager at RBC BlueBay. In addition to oversight of investments across all EM strategies, Polina is also a lead portfolio manager for several flagship funds in EM sovereign, credit and local markets, including long only and alternative products. Polina started her career in emerging markets after the Russian financial crisis in 1998 and has, since then, gained expertise across a broad range of emerging market financial assets. Polina joined RBC BlueBay in July 2005 from UBS where she was a credit analyst in EM corporate research. Her role encompassed coverage of EM issuers as well as research support for primary issuance of corporate debt. Prior to this, Polina was with Alliance Capital where she was an emerging markets equity analyst and then moved on to pioneer emerging markets quantitative research at the firm. She started her career in a macro research boutique in Russia. Polina holds an MSc (Hons) in Finance from the People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, is a CFA charterholder, and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

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    Anthony Kettle

    Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets

    Anthony is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Anthony joined RBC BlueBay in March 2006 and his primary portfolio management responsibilities include the EM long-short credit strategy, the EM Unconstrained Bond Fund and the suite of EM Corporate long only funds. Prior to joining RBC BlueBay, he held a management position at National Australia Bank. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and is a CFA charterholder.