JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Composite Index
FIA Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt
The Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt strategy is managed by First International Advisors, LLC. FIA believes that value-driven approaches are the prime source of attractive, risk adjusted returns. Great investing, however, also requires placing as much effort on portfolio construction as on value identification; managing risk for multiple risk environments; and balancing repeatable, quantitative approaches with investor judgment.
The Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Strategy aims to capitalize on the increased opportunity from this asset class, seeking to exceed the return of the JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index. FIA invests in all types of emerging market debt in order to add value, but concentrates on higher quality local currency sovereign debt that offers strong fundamentals and compelling valuation arguments. The investment team uses proprietary investment technology, an experienced team of investment professionals, and active management within a structured process. The investment team actively manages currency as a separate asset class to mitigate risk and enhance returns.
Tony Norris, Senior Portfolio Manager
Peter Wilson, Senior Portfolio Manager