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Investment expertise

Emerging Market Fixed Income

Emerging Market Fixed Income

UBP offers a selected range of emerging market fixed income long-only and unconstrained strategies across corporate, sustainable corporate and sovereign bonds.

Our active management relies on thorough, in-house macroeconomic, credit and ESG research, to combine top-down allocation and bottom-up selection, a powerful investment approach to uncover and take advantage of the attractive investment opportunities offered by this asset class.

Our product offering includes unique strategies like an emerging market investment-grade corporate bond strategy, a frontier bond strategy, and a short-duration strategy, as well as an emerging market dedicated sustainable corporate bond strategy, in line with UBP’s commitment to responsible investment.


  • Access to the fastest-growing markets in the world
  • Attractive yields compared to developed markets
  • High diversification potential

Investment philosophy & process

Our emerging market fixed income investment philosophy focuses on creating long-term value for our investors. In order to achieve that, we aim to identify investment opportunities among corporate, sovereign and frontier issuers, across the entire investment cycle. Our robust and transparent investment process has proven able to deliver strong risk-adjusted performance over time.

Decisions are based on rigorous in-house fundamental macro, credit and ESG research using quantitative and qualitative analysis and applying due diligence to all relevant risk factors. In addition, we put high emphasis on diversification, liquidity and risk management.

The team

The team, headed by Denis Girault, consists of nine people including four portfolio managers and four & ESG analysts dedicated to emerging market fixed income. 

EM Fixed Income product range


Head of Emerging Market Fixed Income

Denis Girault

Denis joined UBP in 2007. He has 28 years of experience in credit markets with a special focus on emerging market corporate bonds. Before UBP, he held several positions from credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service to risk management and debt origination with Barclays and Merrill Lynch.


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Institutional clients

With a team of more than 200 people, UBP Asset Management has built an on-the-ground presence in the world’s major markets through organic growth and selected partnerships.

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Insight 14.10.2021

UBP’s “wish list” for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

London, 12 October 2021 - With the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) under way this week in Kunming, China, Union Bancaire Privée’s (UBP) Impact Investing team has called on delegates to match their ambitions on the protection of global biodiversity by issuing four “wishes” for commitments at the Conference.