Developed market worries may be EM entry point: Ashmore
There is a clear opportunity to buy emerging market assets whenever risk averse events are triggered in the developed markets, and current worries over US trade policy and rate hikes could signal the latest entry point, says Ashmore’s Jan Dehn.
Fund selectors still keen on EM debt despite sell-off
Emerging market fundamentals remain robust in the opinion of many European fund buyers who say a market correction has increased the appeal of the asset class, according to Last Word Research.
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.
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.
Investors dump emerging market debt as Fed hike looms
Emerging market debt has been the best-selling asset class with European investors this year. But flows turned negative in late September against a backdrop of a hawkish Fed and a strengthening dollar.
Emerging market bond inflows – just starting or topping off?
Has the run into emerging market bonds only just started, or have flows already reached saturation point? And what does that mean for the outlook for the asset class?
Frontier markets – is it still an asset class?
With a string of countries having been promoted from frontier markets to emerging market status by index provider MSCI in recent years, investors need to ask themselves the question: are frontier markets still a viable asset class? And if they aren’t, is that actually a problem?