Economies around the globe may be highly interconnected today, but they’re not always in sync.
Portfolio Manager Hemant Baijal and the Global Debt Team recognize that different countries are at different stages of economic and development cycles.
Often countries with less wealth have the greatest aspirations, and that’s where transformative growth is occurring. Understanding these economies requires local knowledge and local information. To recognize the opportunities, we believe you need to look past the short-term volatility and see the bigger picture.
Mutual funds are subject to market risk and volatility. Shares may gain or lose value.
Fixed income investing entails credit and interest rate risks. Interest rate risk is the risk that rising interest rates or an expectation of rising interest rates in the near future, will cause the values of the Fund’s investments to decline. Risks associated with rising interest rates are heightened given that rates in the U.S. are at or near historic lows. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall, and the Fund’s share prices can fall. Below-investment-grade (“high yield” or “junk”) bonds are more at risk of default and are subject to liquidity risk. Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Emerging and developing market investments may be especially volatile. Eurozone investments may be subject to volatility and liquidity issues. Derivative instruments entail higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments. Currency derivative investments may be volatile and involve significant risks. Small and mid-sized company stock is typically more volatile than that of larger company stock. It may take a substantial period of time to realize a gain on an investment in a small-sized or mid-sized company, if any gain is realized at all. The Fund is classified as a “non-diversified” fund and may invest a greater portion of its assets in the securities of a single issuer. Regulation S securities are privately offered securities, may be illiquid, and involve a high degree of risk which may result in substantial losses to the Fund. The Fund may also invest through a wholly-owned Cayman Islands subsidiary, which involves the risk that changes to the laws of the Cayman Islands could negatively affect the Fund.
These views represent the opinions of the Portfolio Manager at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. and are not intended as investment advice or to predict or depict the performance of any investment. These views are as of the publication date, and are subject to change based on subsequent developments.