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Vontobel Fund Emerging Markets Debt B (USD)

Ranked 35 out of 58 in - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Luc D'Hooge

Luc D'hooge is currently head of emerging markets bond funds at Vontobel. Having started out as a geologist at the Belgian Geological Survey in 1989, one year later Luc joined Geoservices as a project manager. He moved to Bank Brussels Lambert in 1993 where he started his investment career and became a portfolio manager prior to joining Dexia in 2000 where he was head of EM bond funds until moving to Vontobel in 2013. Luc holds an MSc in Geology from the Catholic University of Louvain and majored in Mining Engineering at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Away from the office, he likes skiing, travelling and photography.


The fund mainly invests in interest-bearing securities as well as in convertible bonds and similar securities. The fund may also hold cash. The fund mainly invests in securities denominated in various emerging market currencies and/or issued or guaranteed by public and/or private borrowers domiciled in, having business activities in or exposed to emerging markets. The majority of investments are executed in hard currencies.

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Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency over : 30/09/2017 - 30/09/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -0.9% -5.8% 1.2%
2017 16.3% 6.7% 3.8% 3.0% 2.0%
2016 12.1% 4.9% 4.7% 6.6% -4.3%
2015 -0.9% 1.1% 0.2% -4.6% 2.5%
2014 6.0% 3.4% 5.8% -0.2% -2.9%
2013 1.3% 1.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Cote d'Ivoire 6.625% 22-Mar-2048 3.81%
Senegal 4.750% 13-Mar-2028 3.81%
Mexico 5.625% 19-Mar-2114 2.28%
Vontobel Fund Emerging Markets Corp Bond I 2.27%
Central Bank of Tunisia 5.625% 17-Feb-2024 2.17%
Egypt 5.625% 16-Apr-2030 2.14%
ROMANIA 3.875% 29-Oct-2035 2.12%
Argentina 2.260% 31-Dec-2038 2.08%
Vontobel Fund Emerging Markets Blend X USD 2.04%
EUR/USD Forward Contract 1.93%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Liechtenstein
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Norway
  10. Singapore
  11. Spain
  12. Sweden
  13. Switzerland
  14. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/05/2013
  • Share Class size99Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0926439562

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.10%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).