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MEDHX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.9%
  • Net Assets $6.57 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 8.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$14.74
$12.28
$15.27

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 75.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare MEDHX to Popular Emerging Markets Bond Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$110.45

-0.47%

$16.08 B

4.66%

$5.17

-3.13%

0.39%

$14.30

-0.14%

$7.10 B

5.06%

$0.72

-5.11%

0.82%

$8.03

-0.25%

$6.63 B

5.15%

$0.41

-4.97%

0.84%

$14.69

-0.14%

$6.57 B

4.64%

$0.68

-1.14%

0.83%

$10.90

-0.18%

$5.04 B

5.57%

$0.61

-6.28%

0.90%

MEDHX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 4.17%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    May 01, 2006
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Matthew Ryan

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in debt instruments of issuers that are tied economically to emerging market countries. Emerging market countries are countries whose financial and capital markets are in the development phase and include countries located in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and developing countries of Europe, primarily Eastern Europe. It may invest up to 100% of its assets in below investment grade quality debt instruments.


MEDHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEDHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.1% -27.7% 6.4% 12.96%
1 Yr 4.4% -12.5% 14.3% 7.00%
3 Yr 3.7%* -8.2% 8.9% 9.17%
5 Yr 5.9%* -2.9% 7.9% 22.77%
10 Yr 4.9%* -2.3% 7.1% 2.42%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEDHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 8.8% -9.9% 13.5% 36.31%
2018 -9.3% -31.2% 73.9% 24.77%
2017 4.7% -9.1% 14.2% 68.83%
2016 4.4% -9.2% 219.0% 61.85%
2015 -5.0% -29.9% 0.9% 23.55%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEDHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.1% -27.7% 6.4% 12.96%
1 Yr 4.4% -13.7% 14.3% 6.44%
3 Yr 3.7%* -8.2% 8.9% 8.28%
5 Yr 5.9%* -2.9% 7.9% 21.45%
10 Yr 4.9%* -2.3% 6.8% 2.42%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEDHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 8.8% -9.9% 13.6% 41.79%
2018 -9.3% -31.2% 0.0% 47.09%
2017 4.7% 0.0% 17.0% 79.55%
2016 4.4% -9.2% 242.1% 71.48%
2015 -5.0% -29.9% 7.1% 40.50%

NAV & Total Return History


MEDHX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MEDHX Category Low Category High MEDHX % Rank
Net Assets 6.57 B 539 K 16.1 B 5.22%
Number of Holdings 523 3 1334 13.57%
Net Assets in Top 10 318 M -100 M 2.05 B 11.63%
Weighting of Top 10 8.72% 1.0% 100.0% 96.66%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  2. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  3. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  4. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  5. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  6. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  7. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  8. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  9. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%
  10. Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 08 20 1.99%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MEDHX % Rank
Bonds
91.66% 0.00% 217.91% 76.73%
Cash
8.14% -116.30% 103.65% 22.44%
Convertible Bonds
0.12% 0.00% 14.72% 48.20%
Stocks
0.08% -0.01% 6.23% 12.74%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 85.32%
Other
0.00% -7.79% 2.12% 81.99%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEDHX % Rank
Government
56.85% 0.00% 99.67% 61.50%
Corporate
31.03% 0.00% 97.77% 31.86%
Cash & Equivalents
7.62% 0.00% 100.00% 23.82%
Derivative
4.50% 0.00% 57.62% 31.02%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 2.66% 85.32%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 85.32%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEDHX % Rank
Non US
89.24% 0.00% 205.53% 77.84%
US
2.42% -112.14% 217.91% 16.90%

MEDHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MEDHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.01% 33.09% 87.97%
Management Fee 0.68% 0.00% 1.50% 45.88%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.65% N/A

Sales Fees

MEDHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MEDHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MEDHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 75.00% 0.00% 312.50% 56.43%

MEDHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MEDHX Category Low Category High MEDHX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 12.30% 87.09%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MEDHX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MEDHX Category Low Category High MEDHX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 4.17% -0.61% 9.08% 83.94%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MEDHX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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MEDHX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Matthew Ryan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 24, 1998

22.2

22.2%

Matthew W. Ryan, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager of Massachusetts Financial Services Company. Before joining the firm in 1997, Matt worked for four years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and for five years as an international economist with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He was named a portfolio manager at MFS in 1998. He is a graduate of Williams College and earned a master's degree in international economics and foreign policy from Johns Hopkins University. Matt also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Ward Brown


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2008

12.26

12.3%

Ward Brown, CFA, Ph.D., is an investment officer and fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is a member of the Emerging Markets Debt team, and his duties include managing the firm's emerging market debt strategies in addition to conducting macroeconomic research and individual credit analysis. Ward joined MFS in 2005 as a fixed-income research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2008. Prior to joining MFS, he served as an economist for the International Monetary Fund for eight years. Ward spent four years as a research and teaching assistant for the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science and later served as a lecturer at the school in the Economics Department. Ward earned his bachelor's degree from McGill University and holds a master's and a doctoral degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Neeraj Arora


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 01, 2019

1.08

1.1%

Neeraj Arora is an investment officer and fixed income research analyst for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is a member of the portfolio management team for the firm's Strategic Income strategy, responsible for managing the emerging market debt securities within the strategy. He is a member of the firm's emerging market debt team and works closely with MFS' emerging markets debt portfolio management team to identify attractive investment opportunities. Neeraj joined MFS in 2011. He was previously a vice president and research analyst at J.P. Morgan. He added portfolio management responsibilities in 2018. He earned a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and holds a Master's of Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 25.77 5.42 6.18