Emerging Markets Bond Fund


Updated 23 May 2019


To maximise total returns by investing in predominantly emerging markets debt securities and to seek to preserve capital through prudent investment management.

Investments Held

Predominantly invests both directly and indirectly (via other funds) in emerging market debt, i.e., bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates in emerging markets. It may also invest in global corporate credit.


Fund Overview

Single entry to the full EM bond toolkit

The Fund is designed to offer investors a comprehensive solution to emerging markets (EM) fixed income exposure, with dynamic asset allocation decisions based on PIMCO’s evolving assessments of the global economy and markets.

Why Invest In This Fund

Dynamic exposure to EM bonds

The Fund allows investors to gain strategic exposure to the growing EM fixed income universe. Ongoing tactical asset allocation adjustments are based on PIMCO’s assessments of the global economy and markets, and relative values among EM fixed income classes. Exposures are gained primarily through PIMCO’s EM funds, although the Fund may also hold other funds and individual securities.

Attractive return potential

The Fund's ability to invest across diverse emerging markets fixed income exposures allows it to capture compelling yield, possible price appreciation and exchange rate opportunities through shifting market conditions, while also managing the risks associated with emerging markets.

Improving EM fundamentals

As advanced economies continue to expand their balance sheets, many emerging countries have low or declining debt-to-GDP ratios while still providing higher yields than their developed market counterparts. PIMCO’s deep EM expertise helps the team evaluate prospects for each country and invest selectively for the Fund.

Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates.

Our Expertise

Extensive EM experience

PIMCO’s emerging markets team has extensive experience analysing sovereign creditworthiness, assessing policy developments, and trading across a wide range of market environments. The Fund’s actively managed approach combines PIMCO’s top-down insights with intensive bottom-up country and corporate credit analysis.


50% JP Morgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets Global Diversified AUD Overlay / 25% JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global hedged in AUD / 25% JP Morgan Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index Diversified hedged in AUD


The benchmark is a composite index that comprises 50% of the JP Morgan Government Bond Index - Emerging Markets Global Diversified AUD Overlay, 25% the JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global hedged in AUD and 25% the JP Morgan Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index hedged in AUD. The JP Morgan Government Bond Index - Emerging Markets Global Diversified is a uniquely-weighted version of the Emerging Markets Bond Index Global. It limits the weights of those index countries with larger debt stocks by only including specified portions of these countries eligible current face amounts of debt outstanding. The JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global tracks total returns for USD denominated debt instruments issued by emerging market sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities: Brady bonds, loans, and Eurobonds. JP Morgan Corporate Emerging Market Bond Index Diversified tracks total returns of US dollar-denominated debt instruments issued by corporate entities in Emerging Markets countries. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.











Francesc Balcells

Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets

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Pramol Dhawan

Head of Emerging Markets Portfolio Management

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Yacov Arnopolin

Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets

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