The SGI Emerging Debt Long Short (SGI Emerging DLS) Index aims to capture the relative value of sovereign debt issued by emerging countries vs. developed ones via a dynamic exposure to a long/short basket.
The Emerging Debt Long Short (SGI Emerging DLS) investment process is based on 2 different pillars: - A long/short mechanism: Captures the difference in performance between emerging market debts and developed market debts by going long a Mutual Funds Basket (a selection of emerging markets bond funds) and shorting the Benchmark Debt Index Basket (sovereign bond indices from UK, US and Eurozone). The Mutual Funds Basket is selected itself by Lyxor Asset Management and will be reallocated on a quarterly basis. The objective of the Fund Selection is to find the funds that are expected to perform the best on the emerging sovereign debt market. - Risk control: Seeks to maintain volatility at a target level of 8% using a systematic risk monitoring mechanism. This strategy allows to fully benefit from a stable growth by being over exposed to the Underlying Basket in low volatility periods, while limiting the exposure in case of volatility above 8%.