The investment objective of the Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund is to provide a total return in excess of that generated by the designated benchmark. The Fund will invest at least 70% of its net assets in emerging market corporate bonds and other fixed and floating rate securities. The Fund may invest up to two thirds of its net assets in non-investment grade securities including up to 20% of its net assets in distressed debt securities. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in contingent convertible bonds.
The Fund may make use of a variety of instruments / strategies in order to achieve the Fund’s objective including, but not limited to, forward foreign exchange contracts (including non-deliverable forwards), interest rate futures, bond futures, options and OTC swaps (such as interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, credit default swaps on indices and total return swaps).