Three-day tour in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal on High-Yielding
Emerging Market Fixed Income Opportunities
TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Excel Funds Management Inc. is excited to
host a nationwide Income Generation Roadshow focusing on the attractive
opportunities offered by emerging market fixed income. It will bring
Canadian financial advisers exclusive access to Sergei Strigo, Head of
Emerging Market Debt & Currency at Amundi Asset Management; the
sub-advisor of the Excel EM High Income Fund and one of the world's largest asset managers with nearly $1 trillion
of assets under management. Strigo is calling the yields on emerging
market bonds very attractive and is in Canada to discuss the benefits
of investing in this growing asset class. The roadshow will include
exclusive speaking conferences for investment advisers and media in
Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal from January 16-18th, 2012.
"The majority of emerging market bonds are investment grade and offer
much higher yields with many of these nations carrying very low
debt-to-GDP ratios," said Bhim D. Asdhir, President and CEO of Excel
Funds. "The asset class can bring many significant diversification
benefits to a portfolio and is attracting increasingly more attention
from retail and institutional investors."
As emerging economies account for approximately 75% of the world's
growth, emerging market sovereign debt is proving to be less risky than
developed market debt, while offering higher rates of return. Emerging
market bonds, such as those which are held by the Excel EM High Income Fund, have produced higher annual returns compared to both corporate and high
yield bonds in developed economies. Credit quality in emerging markets
continues to strengthen, and these economies currently control about
80% of global foreign exchange reserves.
Drawing on more than a decade of investment experience, Strigo makes a
strong case for investing in emerging market bonds. These bonds have a
low correlation with other asset classes, which provides significant
diversification benefits for investors' portfolios versus bonds in
developed markets. From strong outperformance to excellent growth
prospects and improving credit quality, this asset class can position
Canadian investors to benefit from emerging market growth at a low to
medium risk rating; the Excel EM High Income Fund, for instance, has a portfolio yield of 7.7%. Excel Funds also offers a
tax-efficient version of this Fund, the Excel EM Capital Income Fund.
For more information please visit www.excelfunds.com.
About Excel Funds
Excel Funds Management Inc. is Canada's first and only emerging markets
focused mutual fund provider. For over 12 years, we have been
partnering exclusively with best in class, on-the-ground portfolio
managers that bring Canadian investors firsthand insight and expertise
in these flourishing economies. Through our funds, investors gain early
exposure to companies positioned to become future leaders in some of
the world's fastest growing markets. Excel Funds maintains a highly
ranked fund family that is focused on emerging market growth
SOURCE Excel Funds Management Inc.
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