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BlueBay Emerging Market Total Return Fund - fixed income

2008-12-01

Count of distinct funds: 1
Capital base: $1.2B
Loss: 53% (in 2008)

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stories: finalternatives.com

This fund simply got hammered, with the sharp declines in NAV leaving it "not viable" as a standalone fund, according to BlueBay. From the above news release:

“We are operating, as has been the case for some time now, in extremely challenging credit market conditions,” CEO Hugh Willis said. “We remain focused, however, on the cyclical opportunity ahead and on our ability to capitalize on this.”

Meanwhile, the Emerging Market fund’s manager, Simon Treacher, has resigned after violating “internal valuation policy,” BlueBay said. The firm stressed that Treacher’s alleged unauthorized adjustments to the fund’s numbers had nothing to do with its failure.

The foul play appears to have been limited -- but we would love to see the details.

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