Western Asset Emerg Mkts Debt:EMD

    Manage Alerts


    As of 8/20/2019

    52 Wk Avg$13.47$15.43-12.70%
    52 Wk High$14.53$16.27-10.09%
    52 Wk Low$11.95$14.44-18.87%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate8.71%
    Distribution Amount$0.1000
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks high current income and capital appreciation through investment in emerging market debt securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 8/20/2019

    Total Net Assets:$1,246.282M
    Total Common Assets:$951.282M
    Common Shares Outstanding:60,746,012

    As of 12/31/2018

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD): $295.000M
    Structural Leverage (USD): $295.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 24.82%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $295.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 24.82%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2018

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.19%
    Other Expenses:0.08%
    Baseline Expense: 1.27%
    Interest Expense:1.09%
    Total: 2.36%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisors, LLC

    Portfolio Managers
    Gordon S. Brown (30 Sep 2012) / Kenneth Leech (31 Mar 2014) / Chia-Liang Lian (28 Feb 2015) / Kevin J. Ritter (30 Jun 2015)

    Category: Non-US/Other-Emerging Market Income
    Ticker: EMD
    NAV Ticker: XESDX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 195,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.587M
    Inception Date: 12/1/2003
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of 8/20/2019

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2018
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 8/20/2019
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 8/20/2019
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2018
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 8/20/2019
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 8/20/2019

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 8/20/2019

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-11.48%
    1 Year-12.70%
    3 Year-12.46%
    5 Year-13.03%

    As of 8/21/2019

    3 Month-0.40
    6 Month-0.70
    1 Year0.40
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 8/20/2019
    Category: Emerging Market Income Leveraged

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 8/20/2019
    Category: Emerging Market Income Leveraged

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 8/20/2019
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2019
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2018
    Asset Allocation

    As of 1/31/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 12/30/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Debt - Government 57.11%
    Debt - Corporate 39.21%
    Net Current Assets 1.66%
    Debt - Short 1.61%
    General Equity 0.40%
    Derivatives (War Opt Fut)0.01%
    Top Holdings

    As of 11/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Peru Rep 8.75%$28.90M2.36%
    Brl/Usd Ffx Due 011519-Cross 15 Jan 2019$26.12M2.13%
    Argentina Rep 6.875% 6.88 11 Jan 2048$25.49M2.08%
    Russian Federation 7.5% 7.50$24.49M2.00%
    Sar/Usd Ffx Due 021419-Cross 14 Feb 2019$20.94M1.71%
    Sar/Usd Ffx Due 111419 14 Nov 2019$20.95M1.71%
    Indonesia Rep 5.25% 5.25$20.66M1.69%
    Colombia Rep 7.375% 7.38 18 Sep 2037$20.10M1.64%
    Indonesia Rep 4.75%$19.11M1.56%
    Pemex Proj Fdg Master Tr 6.625% 6.62 15 Jun 2035$17.20M1.41%
    Rshb Cap S A 8.5% 8.50 16 Oct 2023$17.01M1.39%
    Country Allocation

    As of 1/31/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Canada 0.63%

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