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Asian Debt – Hard Currency

Seeks an attractive level of total return by investing in a diversified selection of Asian debt instruments.

  • Exposure to a deep and broad regional subset of the EM sovereign and corporate universe
  • Rigorous research-driven investment process
  • Highly experienced team—pioneers in emerging markets debt investing

Overview

Access a diverse, sizable and growing asset class—now $17.0 trillion USD1—with significant yield advantage potential over developed markets bonds.

Asian Debt Hard Currency 
Emerging Markets Asia
China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
   
Frontier Markets Asia
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Investment Philosophy

Market mispricing allows managers to produce alpha opportunities through fundamental research.

  • Emerging markets debt is a generally improving asset class that is less efficient than developed debt markets
  • Active management is the best way for investors to access the full potential of the asset class
  • Bottom-up and top down expertise increases understanding of performance drivers and improves decision making quality
  • An emphasis on fundamental research is the best way to uncover the potential of emerging markets debt
 

Investment Process

Top-down and bottom-up approach with multiple alpha sources allocated opportunistically

Investment Process Investment Process
 

Proven Multi-Site Approach

Our presence across three emerging markets time zones allows us 24 hour-a-day market coverage, access to local in-depth knowledge and research and timely execution of investment decisions.

Asian Debt Hard Currency 

Atlanta
Senior Portfolio Manager Industry Experience:
Gorky Urquieta - 26 Years
Jennifer Gorgoll - 22 Years


The Haque
Senior Portfolio Manager Industry Experience:
Rob Drijkoningen - 30 Years
Bart van der Made - 23 Years
Raoul Luttik - 25 Years
Nish Popat - 27 Years


Singapore
Senior Portfolio Manager Industry Experience:
Prashant Singh - 17 Years

Shanghai
Senior Portfolio Manager Industry Experience:
Peter Ru - 25 Years

Management Team

Rob Drijkoningen
Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt - Head of Fixed Income Europe
33 Years of Industry Experience
10 Years with Neuberger Berman
Gorky Urquieta
Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt
29 Years of Industry Experience
10 Years with Neuberger Berman
Prashant Singh
Senior Portfolio Manager
20 Years of Industry Experience
10 Years with Neuberger Berman
Nish Popat
Senior Portfolio Manager
30 Years of Industry Experience
10 Years with Neuberger Berman
Sean Jutahkiti, CFA
Portfolio Manager and Head of Asian Credit Research
22 Years of Industry Experience
10 Years with Neuberger Berman