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New Asia bond strategy focused on emerging markets

New Asia bond strategy focused on emerging markets

Loomis Sayles Investments Asia has announced the launch of its Asia Bond Plus strategy.

The new offering, the company said, invests in emerging markets corporate, quasi-sovereign and sovereign issues across the Asia bond universe. Outside of Asia, the strategy also includes countries in emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Asia Bond Plus strategy will be co-managed by Elisabeth Colleran in Boston and Thu Ha Chow in Singapore.

Colleran is portfolio manager for emerging markets debt portfolios, focusing on investment strategy, portfolio construction and risk management.

Chow, meanwhile, is portfolio manager and senior credit strategist for the emerging markets debt team in Asia.

‘Through the Asia Bond Plus strategy, we offer investors an opportunity to leverage long-term structural growth in Asia and beyond,’ said Jae Park, CIO of Loomis Sayles.

‘The strategy combines the potential benefits of investing in Asia credit with the potential of exposure to parts of Africa, the Middle East and Europe, thus being able to leverage the traditional emerging markets story, infrastructure-supported growth and diversification benefits,’ he added.

Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, oversees approximately $17 billion in emerging markets debt assets.