Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund
Share Class :
ISIN: LU0333229507
Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund
ISIN: LU0333229507
Share Class :

Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund

ISIN: LU0333229507
Investment Objective
To generate income and the long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
Seeks to maximise total return primarily through investment in a portfolio of emerging market bonds and other emerging market debt securities, denominated in the local currency of issue. The Fund intends to invest its assets in emerging market debt securities that provide a high level of current income, while at the same time holding the potential for capital appreciation.
Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. All performance data is calculated NAV to NAV, net of fees, and does not take account of commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. The sources for all performance and Index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

As of 31-Jul-2018

As of 13-Aug-2018

As of 31-Jul-2018

As of 13-Aug-2018

Performance of 100 EUR invested
Performance of 100 EUR invested

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Total Returns As of 31-Jul-2018 As of 30-Jun-2018
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -7.57 -0.72 -4.56 -- -2.14
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -7.57 -2.14 -20.82 -- -16.04
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -8.09 -2.32 -4.93 -- -2.41
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -8.09 -6.80 -22.36 -- -17.76
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -4.71 13.50 -13.68 -7.44 -17.76 5.45 11.41
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%) -0.19 -18.93 0.89 4.94 -7.57
Total Returns
As of 31-Jul-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
1 Yr -7.57
3 Yrs -0.72
5 Yrs -4.56
10 Yrs --
Since Inception -2.14
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
1 Yr -7.57
3 Yrs -2.14
5 Yrs -20.82
10 Yrs --
Since Inception -16.04
As of 30-Jun-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
1 Yr -8.09
3 Yrs -2.32
5 Yrs -4.93
10 Yrs --
Since Inception -2.41
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
1 Yr -8.09
3 Yrs -6.80
5 Yrs -22.36
10 Yrs --
Since Inception -17.76
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
2011 -4.71
2012 13.50
2013 -13.68
2014 -7.44
2015 -17.76
2016 5.45
2017 11.41
TIMEFRAME Share Class AH (EUR) EUR (%)
2014 -0.19
2015 -18.93
2016 0.89
2017 4.94
2018 -7.57
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Composition 4 As of 30-Jun-2018
Sovereign 92.18
Corporates 2.27
FX -0.44
Cash & equivalents 5.97
Total 100.00
AA 1.61
A 32.32
BBB 44.83
BB 9.21
B 6.47
Cash 5.55
Total 100.00

Geography As of 30-Jun-2018
Mexico 14.45
Indonesia 9.81
Russia 8.99
South Africa 8.88
Brazil 8.27
Poland 7.27
Colombia 6.45
Turkey 4.61
Malaysia 4.61
Other 15.64
Cash & equivalents 11.02
Total 100.00

Holdings As of 30-Jun-2018
Mexico (United Mexican States), 6.500000%, 2021-06-10 5.41
Poland (Republic of), 3.250000%, 2025-07-25 4.10
South Africa (Republic of), 8.000000%, 2030-01-31 4.05
Indonesia (Republic of), 8.375000%, 2034-03-15 3.70
South Africa (Republic of), 8.250000%, 2032-03-31 3.24
Poland (Republic of), 2.500000%, 2027-07-25 3.16
Mexico (United Mexican States), 10.000000%, 2024-12-05 3.14
Brazil (Federative Republic of), 10.000000%, 2023-01-01 2.90
Brazil (Federative Republic of), 10.000000%, 2025-01-01 2.87
Russian Federation, 7.050000%, 2028-01-19 2.84
Total 35.41

These securities and percentage allocations are only for illustrative purposes and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities or investments mentioned.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Interest Rate Duration (years) 5.14 5.04
Average yield to maturity (%) 8.70 6.69
Number of holdings 65 213
Portfolio Managers
Managing Director
24 years industry experience
Managing Director
23 years industry experience
Executive Director
14 years industry experience
Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.
Insights by Global Fixed Income Team
Global Fixed Income Insights
Emerging Markets: Don't Judge a Book by its Aggregates
May 21, 2018
The Emerging Markets Debt Team addresses some of economist Carmen Reinhart's recent statements as well as other popular misconceptions about emerging markets.
Global Fixed Income Bulletin
The Macro Trends Which Matter
Jul 16, 2018
The Global Fixed Income team discusses how U.S. assets and the USD have driven performance year-to-date, but how some key macro trends are expected to drive performance for the rest of the year.

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The source for all performance and index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The value of the investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Performance data for funds with less than one year's track record is not shown. Performance is calculated net of fees. YTD performance data is not annualised. Performance of other share classes, when offered, may differ. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and key facts statement (KFS) contains this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus and KFS carefully before you invest.

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The Europe/Asia and South Africa category (EAA) includes funds domiciled in European markets, major cross-border Asian markets where material numbers of European UCITS funds are available (principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan), South Africa, and selected other Asian and African markets where Morningstar believes it is of benefit to investors for the funds to be included in the EAA classification system.

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2 JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index a comprehensive global local emerging markets index that consists of regularly traded, liquid fixed-rate, domestic currency government bonds and includes only the countries which give access to their capital market to foreign investors (excludes China, India). The index is market capitalization weighted, with a cap of 10% to any one country.

3 Entry Charge is a maximum possible figure. In some cases you might pay less, you can find this out from your financial adviser. Ongoing Charges reflect the payments and expenses incurred during the fund's operation and are deducted from the assets of the fund over the period. It includes fees paid for investment management (Management Fee), trustee/custodian, and administration charges. The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro Yen or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

4 May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Quality distribution data for securities is sourced from Fitch, Moody's and S&P. Where the credit ratings for individual securities differ between the three ratings agencies, the 'highest' rating is applied. The rating of credit default swaps is based on the 'highest' rating of the underlying reference bond. 'Cash' includes investments in short term instruments, including investments in Morgan Stanley liquidity funds. Cash & Equivalents are defined as the value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately. These include commercial paper, open FX transactions, Treasury bills and other short-term instruments.  Such instruments are considered cash equivalents because they are deemed liquid and not subject to significant risk of changes in values.

This communication was issued by Morgan Stanley Asia Limited for use in Hong Kong, and its contents have not been reviewed by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

Only A and C share classes of the Fund are authorized by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong to be offered to the public in Hong Kong. 


WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.


WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.


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