The following risks may be materially relevant but may not always be adequately captured by the summary risk indicator and may cause additional loss: Credit risk, Liquidity risk and Emerging market risk.

emerging market local currency debt

emerging market local currency debt

A long-term fundamental story

Despite the Covid-19 shock, emerging markets (EM) remain on a positive long-term growth trajectory driven mainly by Asia. Central banks and governments’ extraordinary responses are set to remain supportive of the EM asset class. EM debt offers attractive yield potential compared to advanced economies, in our view.


A different approach

At LOIM, we use a two-fold risk mitigation approach that integrates sustainability while pursuing quality. We concentrate on a fundamentally-driven and prudent search for yield within the emerging markets universe. The result is greater diversification and lower risks compared to large EM local currency funds.


Pioneer since 2010

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has a seasoned investment team with a longstanding expertise in our fundamentals-based strategy. We take a holistic view of countries’ sustainability with a structured and disciplined process. As such, our innovative and scalable approach that seeks to add value while being agnostic to traditional benchmarks.


Emerging Local Currency Bond Fundamental strategy

The strategy aims to build a core emerging sovereign bonds portfolio in local currencies aimed at achieving higher risk-adjusted returns relative to the traditional benchmark approaches over the long term.


We take a prudent and long-term view, seeking to capture yield with better downside protection


Why invest?

    • A long only, fundamentals-based strategy with a best-in-class ESG approach

    • Focus on the quality of debt and sustainability with the aim to mitigate credit defaults and downside risks, using both financial and extra-financial information to make our investment decisions

    • Dynamic and stringent risk management of individual risk budgets, including formal  stop loss limits at position and pocket levels


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This document has been prepared by Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A. and is issued by Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited, a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 07099556, having its registered office at Goldings House, Hays Galleria, 2 Hays Lane, London, SE1 2HB,  authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) and entered on the FCA register with registration number 515393. Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) is a trade name.

The fund mentioned in this document (hereinafter the “Fund”) is a Luxembourg investment company with variable capital (SICAV). The Fund is authorised and regulated by the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (CSSF) as a UCITS within the meaning of EU Directive 2009/65/EC, as amended. The management company of the Fund is Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A. (hereinafter the “Management Company”), a Luxembourg based public limited company (SA), having its registered office at 291, route d’Arlon L-1150 Luxembourg, authorised and regulated by the CSSF as a Management Company within the meaning of EU Directive 2009/65/EC, as amended. The Fund is only registered for public offering in certain jurisdictions. This document is not a recommendation to subscribe to and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation or an offer to buy the Fund’s shares nor shall there be any sale of the Fund’s shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Consequently, the offering of the Fund’s shares may be restricted in certain jurisdictions. Prospective investors must inform themselves of, and observe, such restrictions, including legal, tax, foreign exchange or other restrictions in their relevant jurisdictions. Neither this document nor any part of it shall form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract to purchase or subscription for the Fund’s shares. Any such acquisition may only be made on the basis of the official documents of the Fund each in their final form. The articles of association, the prospectus, the Key Investor Information Document, the subscription form and the most recent annual and semi-annual reports are the only official offering documents of the Fund’s shares (the “Offering Documents”). They are available on http//:www.loim.com or can be requested free of charge at the registered office of the Fund or of the Management Company, from the distributors of the Fund or from the local representatives as mentioned below. Austria. Supervisory Authority: Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA), Representative: Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG, Graben 21, A-1010 Wien - Belgium. Supervisory Authority: Autorité des services et marchés financiers (FSMA), Representative: CACEIS Belgium S.A.,Avenue du Port 86C, b320, 1000 Brussels - France. Supervisory Authority: Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Representative: CACEIS Bank, place Valhubert 1-3, F-75013 Paris - Germany. Supervisory Authority: Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), Representative: DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Mainzer Landstraße 16, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main - Italy. Supervisory Authority: Banca d’Italia (BOI)/ConSob, Paying Agents: Société Générale Securities Services S.p.A., Via Benigno Crespi, 19/A - MAC 2, 20159 Milano, State Street Bank S.p.A. Via Ferrante Aporti, 10, 20125 Milano, Banca Sella Holding S.p.A., Piazza Gaudenzio Sella, 1, 13900 Biella, Allfunds Bank S.A., filiale italianaVia Santa Margherita 7, 20121 Milano, - Liechtenstein. Supervisory Authority: Finanzmarktaufsicht Liechtenstein (“FMA”), Representative: Verwaltungs- und Privat-Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Aeulestrasse 6, LI-9490 Vaduz, LGT Bank AG Herrengasse 12, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Netherlands. Supervisory Authority: Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM). Representative: Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Ltd, Netherlands Branch Herengracht 466, 1017 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands- Spain. Supervisory Authority: Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV). Representative: Allfunds Bank S.A. C/Nuria, 57 Madrid - Switzerland. Supervisory Authority: FINMA (Autorité fédérale de surveillance des marchés financiers), Representative: Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) SA, 6 av. des Morgines, 1213 Petit-Lancy; Paying agent: Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd, 11 rue de la Corraterie, CH-1204 Geneva. UK. Supervisory Authority: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Representative: Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited, Goldings House, Hays Galleria, 2 Hays Lane, London, SE1 2HB, which has approved this document for issuance in the UK to professional clients or eligible counterparties and is authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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The case studies provided in this document are for illustrative purposes only and do not purport to be recommendation of an investment in, or a comprehensive statement of all of the factors or considerations which may be relevant to an investment in, the referenced securities. The case studies have been selected to illustrate the investment process undertaken by the Manager in respect of a certain type of investment, but may not be representative of the Fund's past or future portfolio of investments as a whole and it should be understood that the case studies of themselves will not be sufficient to give a clear and balanced view of the investment process undertaken by the Manager or of the composition of the investment portfolio of the Fund now or in the future.

Important information on benchmarks: Any benchmarks/indices cited herein are provided for information purposes only. No benchmark/index is directly comparable to the investment objectives, strategy or universe of a fund. The performance of a benchmark shall not be indicative of past or future performance of any fund. It should not be assumed that the relevant fund will invest in any specific securities that comprise any index, nor should it be understood to mean that there is a correlation between such fund’s returns and any index returns.

Important information on derivatives: The strategy may include the use of derivatives. Derivatives often involve a high degree of financial risk because a relatively small movement in the price of the underlying security or benchmark may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative and are not suitable for all investors. No representation regarding the suitability of these instruments and strategies for a particular investor is made.

Credit risk: A significant level of investment in debt securities or risky securities implies that the risk of, or actual, default may have a material impact on performance. The likelihood of this depends on the creditworthiness of the issuers.

Model risk: Models may be misspecified, badly implemented or may become inoperative when significant changes take place in the financial markets or in the organisation. Such a model could unduly influence portfolio management and expose to losses.

The Fund's investments in Fixed Income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit and interest rate risk. The fund may make substantial investments in derivatives which may involve a high degree of financial risk. These risks include the risk that a small movement in the price of the underlying security or benchmark may result in a disproportionately large movement, unfavourable or favourable in the price of the derivative instrument; risks of default by a counterparty, and the risks that transactions may not be liquid.

Emerging markets securities may be less liquid and more volatile and are subject to a number of additional risks, including but not limited to currency fluctuations and political instability. High yield, lower rated securities involve greater price volatility and present greater credit risks than higher rated fixed income securities.

If the funds are denominated in a currency other than that in which the majority of the investors assets are held, the investor should be aware that changes in rates of exchange may affect the value of the funds underlying assets. The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk, but does not imply low risk.

Concentration Risk: Because of the smaller number of stocks held in the portfolio, the Fund may be subject to greater risks than a more diversified fund. A change in value of any single holding may affect the overall value of the portfolio more than it would affect a diversified fund that holds more investments.

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