Emerging Market Equities
Selectors prefer growth GEM funds but value performs better
European fund selectors expressed a preference towards growth emerging market funds over value during the last six months. However, Europe’s top performing funds allocated a greater weighting towards value stocks during the period.
Spectre of left looms over Latam funds
Latin American equity funds have posted solid returns over the last three years on the back of re-bounding commodity prices and Brazil’s return to growth. But elections in three of the region’s largest economies this year could have a significant impact on their prospects.
How to navigate rise of passives in EM equities
As cumulative flows into emerging market passive funds surpass active alternatives investors should seek opportunities further down the market-cap scale, Aviva Investors head of emerging markets and Asia Pacific Will Ballard argues.
SRI is not the same as ESG
While environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have become an inherent part of risk management, socially responsible investment (SRI) products are, by comparison, designed to meet the demand of specific investors, according to Aberdeen Standard’s William Scholes.
Are regional emerging market funds making a comeback?
Emerging market equities is one of the few asset classes where investors are still seeing value, but as the asset class makes a comeback investors have different takes on whether to allocate to regional funds or leave geographical allocation to portfolio managers.
Investors kick off 2018 with rush to EM funds
European-domiciled emerging market (EM) funds have seen a spectacular turnaround in fortunes at the start of 2018 with inflows up €14.5bn during January to reach a total €11.4bn of assets under management after there were €3bn of outflows in December, according to Morningstar data on global categories.
China A-shares pick of the litter for European investors
In the year of the dog shares of companies based on the Chinese mainland are set to emerge as leaders of the pack for investors in China as the world’s second largest economy enters the MSCI Emerging Markets Index in May. But European investors have already begun to move.
Is now the right time to head to frontier markets?
After several tough years, things have been looking more positive for investors in emerging markets over the last couple of years, with the region outperforming its developed market peers in both 2016 and 2017.