Payden Funds(4)

Emerging Europe, Emerging Gains

Metzler Payden European Emerging Markets Fund


Nov 06, 2009

Emerging European markets offer attractive investment opportunities with living standards in the region steadily improving. Early identification and investing in local companies poised for growth can help investors to capture long-term sustained returns as the corporate governance strengthens. Vlad Milev explains how the Metzler/Payden European Emerging Markets Fund capitalizes on the company’s regional expertise.

Enhancing Index Returns

Payden Market Return Fund

US> Small-Cap > Value

Aug 03, 2007

Index funds have been praised for providing low-cost exposure and have gained popularity due to the dismal performance of actively managed funds. The Payden Market Return Fund is neither of the above as it falls right in the middle. It aims for the return of the S&P 500 plus alpha, but with low volatility and tracking error. The interesting strategy of this fund is that it includes futures and bonds, although it remains an equity fund.

Emerging Europe Convergence

Metzler/Payden European Emerging Markets Fund

US> Multi-Cap > Growth

Jan 11, 2007

Starting with the premise that Eastern Europe will continue to display faster growth rates than Western Europe in the convergence process, the Metzler/Payden European Emerging Markets Fund is set to benefit from this trend. While the fund manager, Markus Brück, believes that the greatest opportunities and efforts should be in the small-cap area, he also doesn’t ignore large caps in order to build a stable, diversified, and less risky portfolio.

High-Yield Manager Gears for New Cycle

Payden High-Yield Bond Fund

US> Small-Cap > Growth

May 13, 2003

The Payden High-Yield Bond Fund, headed by veteran credit analyst Kevin Akioka, has never experienced a default among securities held in the portfolio since inception. That attention to credit risk has delivered a performance, based on total return, that ranks the fund in the top 10% in its category for the past five years.