Best- and worst-performing international-fixed-income funds

By category, ranked by one-year total returns

Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:01 am

INTERNATIONAL INCOME
Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Templeton Global Bond Fund A (TPINX)$69,954.12.9%5.1%9.5%0.9%
Pimco Foreign Bond Fund (U.S. Dollar-Hedged) Institutional (PFORX)$6,126.21.1%6.4%10.2%0.5%
Templeton International Bond Fund Advisor (FIBZX)$457.20.5%4.2%8.9%0.8%
SEI International Fixed Income Fund A (SEFIX)$469.90.1%3.5%5.7%1.2%
Legg Mason BW International Opportunities Bond IS (LMOTX)$129.2-1.7%5.1%N/A0.7%
DFA World ex US Government Fixed Income Port Institutional (DWFIX)$247.2-1.7%N/AN/A0.2%
First Investors International Opptys Bond A (FIOBX)$100.3-2.5%N/AN/A1.3%
T. Rowe Price Institutional International Bond Fund (RPIIX)$230.9-3.3%2.8%5.5%0.6%
Dreyfus International Bond Fund I (DIBRX)$1,504.6-3.5%3.5%8.1%0.8%
T. Rowe Price International Bond Fund (RPIBX)$4,991.2-3.5%2.5%5.1%0.8%
Bottom 5
PACE International Fixed Income Investments P (PCGLX)$558.1-6.2%1.4%4.8%1.0%
PIMCO Foreign Bond Fund (Unhedged) Institutional (PFUIX)$2,687.3-6.3%4.0%10.3%0.5%
Federated Prudent DollarBear Fund A (PSAFX)$135.0-6.6%-1.5%1.8%1.3%
Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund Institutional (CSABX)$234.7-6.7%1.9%8.7%0.7%
Laudus Mondrian International Fixed Income Fund (LIFNX)$656.7-8.5%0.1%3.4%0.7%
Classification total/average$121,048.7-3.6%2.8%6.1%1.1%
Barclays Global Aggregate ex U.S. Total Return-3.20%2.8%4.9%

EMERGING MARKETS LOCAL CURRENCY DEBT
All Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Dreyfus Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency Fund I (DDBIX)$2,616.3-4.7%2.9%9.1%0.9%
Hartford Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund A (HLDAX)$216.7-5.1%N/AN/A1.3%
TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Fund I (TGWIX)$321.3-6.0%N/AN/A1.0%
BlackRock Emerg Market Local Debt Port Institutional (BEDIX)$103.5-6.6%4.9%11.5%1.0%
Goldman Sachs Local Emerging Markets Debt Fund Institutional (GIMDX)$2,445.2-7.7%2.4%9.8%0.9%
Eaton Vance Emerging Markets Local Income Fund A (EEIAX)$479.9-8.1%1.2%8.7%1.4%
Pimco Emerging Local Bond Fund Institutional (PELBX)$12,253.7-8.6%1.8%10.7%0.9%
JPMorgan Emerging Mkts Loc Cur Debt Fund A (JECAX)$145.0-8.7%N/AN/A1.3%
Payden Emerging Markets Local Bond Fund Investor (PYELX)$234.9-10.0%N/AN/A1.0%
Stone Harbor Local Markets Fund Institutional (SHLMX)$2,407.9-10.3%0.4%0.9%
Classification total/average$21,910.0-7.5%1.7%9.6%1.3%
JP Morgan EMBI Global-6.9%5.7%12.7%

EMERGING MARKETS HARD CURRENCY DEBT
Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Franklin Templeton Emerg Markets Debt Oppty Fund (FEMDX)$592.41.4%6.2%15.9%1.0%
Forward EM Corporate Debt Fund Investor (FFXRX)$347.41.2%4.3%8.5%1.6%
Ashmore Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund Institutional (EMCIX)$195.20.7%5.8%N/A1.2%
T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Inv (TRECX)$107.6-1.3%N/AN/A1.2%
Pimco Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund Institutional (PEMIX)$1,317.2-1.6%5.0%N/A1.2%
HSBC Total Return Fund I (HTRIX)$669.5-1.9%N/AN/A1.2%
DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund I (DBLEX)$373.6-2.6%5.0%N/A0.9%
Van Eck Unconstrained Emerging Mkts Bd Fund A (EMBAX)$158.4-3.8%N/AN/A1.3%
TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund I (TGEIX)$5,448.1-3.8%6.1%17.2%0.8%
Fidelity Series Emerging Markets Debt Fund (FEDCX)$1,145.8-4.4%N/AN/A0.9%
Bottom 5
T. Rowe Price International Emerg Markets Bond Fund (PREMX)$3,855.2-7.3%4.5%13.2%0.9%
Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund I (SEMDX)$231.9-7.9%3.8%13.9%0.9%
Federated Emerging Market Debt Fund A (IHIAX)$161.8-7.9%4.9%15.5%1.2%
SEI Emerging Markets Debt Fund A (SITEX)$1,163.8-8.2%3.7%13.9%1.8%
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Debt Fund Institutional (SHMDX)$1,903.5-8.7%3.9%14.5%0.7%
Classification total/average$47,649.8-5.7%4.6%13.8%1.3%
JP Morgan EMBI Global -6.9%5.7%12.7%

Assets and expense ratio as of Nov. 13; returns as of Dec. 9. Distinct classes and funds with $100 million portfolio minimum only. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds. Funds closed to new investors have been omitted for the top-10 grouping. Rankings are based on unrounded figures. Three-year and five-year returns are annualized. In case of multiple share classes, the oldest share class is listed. N/A = not available (fund has been in operation for less than the year indicated). *Net prospectus Source: Lipper