Colchester Emerging Markets Bond Fund – Zenith Recommended Rating, Netwealth and Hub24 Platform Listing

Colchester Global Investors, a leading global sovereign bond manager who manages approximately A$17bn in emerging market debt portfolios, has launched the Colchester Emerging Markets Bond Fund.

The fund was awarded a “Recommended” rating from Zenith in August 2019 and their report noted Colchester’s “demonstrated proficiency in outperforming across a range of market conditions.”

Advisers can now access the fund with the recent menu listings on Netwealth, HUB24 and Ausmaq platforms.

Colchester’s Head of Distribution for Australia, Angela MacPherson, said “Colchester has a 10-year track record that demonstrates our ability to meet our objectives in emerging markets, our institutional clients have been increasingly allocating to this sector and have provided a cornerstone investment into our fund. Intermediaries have also voiced their interest and we’re now pleased to have the fund rated and accessible on platforms.

“We see advisers utilising this fund as a diversifier within the income-generating allocations of client portfolios. Our fund is not a substitute for developed market sovereign bonds; however, it does offer attractive income, diversification and return characteristics. Relative to credit and hedge funds it can offer a liquid and simple alternative that may also have lower default risk; after all local currency emerging markets, as governments, can tax and print money which corporates cannot.”

The local currency emerging market sovereign debt index is primarily investment grade quality with over 80% of the countries rated BBB- or above and Colchester believes that the previous characterisation of emerging markets being highly volatile is not prevalent today. The emerging market countries in which Colchester invests have improved balance sheets, prudent government and fiscal policies and improving institutional frameworks which are increasingly consigning historical volatility to the past. They are broadly characterised as having contained inflation, limited current account deficits, larger international reserves, are net exporters of capital, borrow in domestic currency which provide longer term and local buyers, and flexible exchange rates.

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About Colchester Global Investors

Colchester Global Investors is a value-oriented investment manager with a singular focus on managing global sovereign bonds and currency. Chairman and CIO Ian Sims founded the privately-owned asset management business in 1999. Colchester is based in London, with offices in New York, Singapore, Sydney and Dubai. Colchester has funds under management of approximately A$67bn across four core strategies being global sovereign bonds (A$41.8bn), global inflation-linked (A$7bn), emerging market debt (A$17bn), and an alpha program (A$1.8bn).

Colchester enjoys a long-standing history of managing money for many prestigious Australasian institutions, with assets under management of approximately A$7bn. Investment management services are provided to institutional clients on a separate account basis for mandates over A$75 million.

Colchester has launched wholesale funds for their global fixed income and emerging market capabilities. The Colchester Global Government Bond Fund has FUM of approximately $400 million and The Colchester Emerging Markets Fund has FUM of approximately $35 million.

The Colchester Global Government Bond Fund is currently rated Highly Recommended by Lonsec and Zenith, and the Morningstar Analyst Rating™ is Silver.

Current platform listings include, AMP MyNorth, AMP Portfolio Care, AMP Summit, AMP iAccess, Ausmaq, BT Panorama, BT Wrap, CFS FirstWrap, HUB24, IOOF Pursuit, Macquarie Wrap, Mason Stevens, Netwealth, PowerWrap and uXchange

The Colchester Emerging Markets Bond Fund is currently rated Recommended by Zenith and current platform listings include Ausmaq, HUB24 and Netwealth.



Please note the following in respect of Colchester’s regulatory status in Australia: (i) neither Colchester Global Investors Limited nor Colchester Global Investors (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. holds an Australian financial services licence for the provision of certain financial services, and both entities are exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth) in respect of the financial services Colchester provides; (ii) Colchester Global Investors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom under UK laws, which differ from Australian laws; (iii) Colchester Global Investors (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under Singapore laws, which differ from Australian laws. Therefore, Australian wholesale clients are not necessarily subject to the same types of legal protections or remedies that they would enjoy if Colchester was directly subject to the Corporations Act. Colchester is entitled to offer its financial services in Australia pursuant to an exemption from the requirement to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence under the Corporations Act, on the basis, among other things, that the clients are “wholesale clients” within the meaning of the Corporations Act.

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Equity Trustees Limited (ABN 46 004 031 298, AFSL 240975) is the Responsible Entity of the Colchester Global Government Bond Fund (ARSN 168 909 671) and the Colchester Emerging Markets Bond Fund (ARSN 616 633 428) (each a “fund”). This document is not intended to be securities or financial product advice and should not be relied upon as such. To obtain a copy of a Fund’s PDS please contact Colchester. The PDS should be considered in deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold, an investment in a Fund. This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any investor and should not be taken as a securities or stock recommendation. These factors should be considered before any investment decision is made in relation to a Fund. The performance of a Fund is not guaranteed. Colchester and Equity Trustees Limited make no representation (express or implied) and shall have no liability in any way arising from the provision of this document for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, arising from the use of this document.