Insight EM debt fund surpasses $1 Bln

Colm McDonagh
By Rob McGlinchey
27 May 2014

Assets under management in the Absolute Insight Emerging Market Debt Fund have grown to more than $1 billion, driven by a spike in investor interest in absolute return strategies in emerging market debt over the last 12 months. The fund invests in credit default swaps, bonds, interest rates and currencies, among other instruments, in an attempt to provide uncorrelated and risk adjusted returns by targeting attractive opportunities in EM debt.

“Investing in emerging market debt has long been a source of opportunity. However, episodic market volatility, especially in recent times, has meant it has not always been a comfortable asset class to own,” said Colm McDonagh, head of emerging market fixed income at Insight in London. “The ...

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