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EMTCX Transamerica Emerging Markets Debt C

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Fund EMTCX Transamerica Emerging Markets Debt C EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond DLENX DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Inc N  
100% 89% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.85% Exp. Ratio)
(0.50% Exp. Ratio)
(1.15% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.03% annual return
$10,437.81 $15,725.08 $12,918.16
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,287.27 +$2,480.35
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 11.90%
3 YR 2.49%
5 YR 4.88%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 14.72%
3 YR 6.02%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 14.74%
3 YR 5.03%
5 YR 5.04%
10 YR --
The investment seeks to generate a high total return through a combination of capital appreciation and income. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of borrowings, if any, for investment purposes) in debt securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. The fund's U.S. dollar denominated sovereign exposure should range between 30% and 100% and corporate exposure between 30% and 70%, and the fund's local currency sovereign and corporate exposures should range between 5% and 40%. It is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MorningstarĀ® Emerging Markets High Yield Bond IndexSM. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, including shares of money market funds advised by BFA or its affiliates. The index tracks the performance of the below-investment-grade U.S. dollar-denominated emerging market sovereign and corporate high yield bond market. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks high total return from current income and capital appreciation. The advisor intends to invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of borrowings for investment purposes) in fixed income instruments. The fund will generally invest in at least four emerging market countries. It may invest in hybrid securities relating to emerging market countries. The fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in defaulted corporate securities. It may invest in derivatives and other instruments, such as options, swaps (including credit default swaps), futures, structured investments, foreign currency futures and forward contracts.

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