The Emerging Market Credit Alpha Fund Limited

Key documents


    A hedge fund seeking attractive, absolute and risk-adjusted returns by taking long and short exposures in emerging market corporate debt.


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    Investment approach

    • The Fund focuses on the emerging market corporate universe, implementing a non-directional strategy designed to offer appealing returns throughout the credit cycle
    • By accessing our full tool-kit of instruments, we implement a range of long and short positions, including relative value, event-driven and restructuring/distressed opportunities, with an emphasis on remaining liquid and nimble

    Market opportunity

    Our research-intensive, fundamentally-driven investment process enables us to potentially identify pricing anomalies and market inefficiencies on both the long and short side
    As one of the larger dedicated investors in the space, we believe we are well-positioned to respond to market developments, as well as the technical backdrop, in an effort to generate returns
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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.