Sustainable Bonds

Emerging Markets

Key Information

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  • Inception


  • Return Profile


  • Dividend

    0.00 DKK

  • Risk Class


  • Share Class Assets (m)

    1,428 DKK

  • ÅOP (Costs)

    0,71 %

  • Indirect Trade Cost

    0.12 %

  • KIID (in Danish)

  • Prospectus

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The Investment Case for EM Sustainable Bonds

  • Emerging markets and Frontier countries generally belongs to the low or middle-income parts of the World when measured on GDP per capita.
  • The emerging debt asset class is growing, yet it still only counts for approximately 20% of the world’s total GDP thus far below levels found in the developed markets. At the same time, roughly 70% or more of the World’s populations live in the 80 most common emerging market countries, so the long-term opportunities for investors are vast and well founded.
  • Emerging countries typically have growing populations and lower capital bases compared to high income countries therefore they tend to grow structurally higher causing their income to converge towards that of more developed countries.
  • When we consider sustainability in the context of this less developed part of the World, and especially with respect to sovereign debt, it is important to accept this fact and consider a broad set of indicators to understand the level of environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G) performance and its development.  We must consider how to set the boundaries within the investment universe by analyzing good ESG performers from poor ESG performers.
  • The UN 2030 Development Goals focus on the inequality in resources, income and institutional strengths that prevents emerging countries from obtaining a sustainable future. Sydinvest actively use targeted data on the countries SDG performance to understand the ESG risks that influence each state’s willingness and capability to honor its debt obligations towards its creditors. We bring the SDGs directly into the investment process.
  • The Sydinvest EM Sustainable Bonds Fund is an example of such a strategy.

Read our white paper about Introduction to ESG Integration and Sustainability Analysis of EM Debt


The ESG+ Strategy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Index

  • The fund invest in a diversified portfolio of hard currency sovereign bonds issued from emerging market and frontier countries. The objective is to provide investors with excess returns to the unrestricted benchmark through active portfolio management.
  • The fund invests with an active ESG approach that offers the most extensive sovereign sustainability analysis developed by Sydbank. It includes more ESG data and tougher criteria compared to a traditional risk-based ESG analysis.
  • The ESG+ approach includes the global SDG Index that tracks countries implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it explicitly excludes countries subject to weapons sanctions and it excludes quasi-sovereign companies involved in fossil fuels business areas. Finally, it aims to include green sovereign bonds where such opportunities emerge.
  • The fund invests with an active conviction to select countries with good ESG and investment value as well as long-term upside potential.
  • Countries and their state-owned companies must live up to the ESG criteria set out by the portfolio team. If not, they will be excluded and instead the team will invest into alternative high conviction allocations that offers better value and equal risk. Hence, the strategy does not aim to replicate the benchmark and will accept short-term performance deviations because of that.
  • The Sydinvest EM Sustainable Bonds Fund offers investors a unique opportunity to invest with a normative and impact orientated view in emerging market bonds.


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Explore the ESG methodology and  the fund’s investment process is further. Request a presentation prepared by Sydbank, the investment advisor to Sydinvest EM.

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Read the fund’s prospectus here


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Date 28/06/22 16:32

Today's Return: -1.00%

Return May.: +0.24%

Return YtD: -22.43%

NAV per. 28/06/22 16:32

Today's Returns -1.00 %
Return year to date, % -22.43 %
Redemption 80.00
Subscription 80.74
NAV 80.37
Total Assets (m) 1,428 DKK

Returns - Last Update 01/06/22

Return year to date, % -16.02 %
1 Year -17.98%
3 Years -11.21%
5 Years 0.00%
7 Years 0.00%
10 Years 0.00%

NAV development

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Latest trends

Sustainable BondsReturn MayReturn YtD
Latest trend0.24%-16.02%
Return benchmark-0.09%-15.76%

Fund Holdings

Fund Holdings

Top 10 HoldingsCouponCountryBase currencyProportion
South Africa 12.10.20284.30South AfricaUSD5.71%
Indonesia 17.02.20376.63IndonesiaUSD4.71%
Rep. of Ghana 14.10.203010.75GhanaUSD4.62%
Egypt Government International Bond 11.04.20316.38EgyptEUR4.46%
Senegal Bond 13.03.20284.75SenegalEUR4.32%
Peruvian Government International Bond 15.01.20343.00PeruUSD3.80%
Mexico Government International Bond 18.09.20271.35MexicoEUR3.43%
Colombia 08.09.20377.38ColombiaUSD3.24%
Romanian Government International Bond 03.04.20343.50RomaniaEUR2.38%
Chile Government International Bond 31.01.20343.50ChileUSD2.12%
Fund Holdings: 73
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Distribution by country

Distribution by country

CountryProportionChange (%-Points)
South Africa7.30%1.17%

Distribution by region

Latin America35.03%
North America15.88%
Eastern Europe14.97%
Middle East7.81%

Maturity Distribution

Maturity DistributionProportion
0-1 Year1.14%
1-3 Year2.28%
3-5 Year8.31%
5-7 Year21.18%
7-10 Year20.17%
10+ Year46.92%


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Risk Scale

Placement of the fund on the scale is determined by the fluctuations of the funds NAV over the past five years.

Fees and Expenses

Fees and Expenses

Fees and ExpensesTotal Management FeeÅOP (Costs)Indirect Trade Cost SubscriptionRedemption
Sustainable Bonds0.58 %0.71 %0.12 %0.46 %0.46 %

Key Information per. 31/5-22

Danish VP Code6106730
Inception of Share Class31.08.2018
BenchmarkJP Morgan EM Bond Index Gl DKK
AGM (annual general meeting)30.03.2022
Rec. investment horizonMin. 4 years
Portfolio ManagerThomas Brund
Base currencyDKK
TER (incl. depositary and adm.exp)0,58 %
ÅOP (Costs)0,71 %
Indirect Trade Cost 0.12 %
Share Class Assets (m) 1,507 DKK
Total Assets (m)1,518 DKK
NAV ultimo 2021103.48 DKK
NAV ultimo May 202287.01
Tax Rate-
Fund Holdings74
Dividend (2020)0.00
Year to Date-16,02 %
Deviation + (1 year)11.21
Deviation + (3 years)13.02
Sharpe Ratio (3 Years)-0.28
Yield to Maturity5,12 %
Average Duration7,47