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DWS Unconstrained Asian Fixed Income

Managed out of Hong Kong by Henry Wong, the DWS Asian Bonds strategy has provided category-leading absolute and risk-adjusted performance within the Asian fixed income asset class. The strategy is designed to be very flexible, with a loose benchmark of the JPM JACI index, and notable sector, country and duration tilts – unconstrained fixed income across investment grade and high yield credit markets. In this session, we run through the rationale for investing in EM Asia and the composition of our strategy, with the discussion being led by our product specialist, Robert Gibbs.
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    Robert Gibbs.
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