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Norway oil fund to reduce allocation to EMD, corporate bonds

Norway oil fund to reduce allocation to EMD, corporate...

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund intends to reduce its exposure to emerging market currencies and corporate bonds as it seeks to simplify its fixed income benchmark.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
China tightens grip on fund industry

China tightens grip on fund industry

Private fund managers in China who raise money from retail investors could face sanctions under provisional regulations released by the country’s state council, according to a circular from the government.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
Strong EM passive fund inflows pressure active fees

Strong EM passive fund inflows pressure active...

As passive products increase their market share among emerging market funds, active fund managers must outperform to justify their fees, argues a report by Cerulli Associates.

Published : 23, Aug 2017
Inflows stall across emerging market funds in first for 2017

Inflows stall across emerging market funds in...

Emerging Market equity and bond funds ended their longest inflow streaks since 2013 during the second week of August as investors took some of their year-to-date gains off the table.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese debt

IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese...

China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
EM mania spreads to frontier markets

EM mania spreads to frontier markets

Frontier market equities saw the largest net inflows for a very long time in June, suggesting the interest in developing economies’ stock markets is broadening.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
BMO GAM targets emerging market growth with new equity fund

BMO GAM targets emerging market growth with new...

BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has announced the launch of an emerging markets equity fund focused on investing in small companies.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
Fund buyers to extend emerging market debt binge

Fund buyers to extend emerging market debt binge...Lock icon

Emerging market bonds have been on a strong run this year, and Europe’s investors think the rally isn’t over yet.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
Emerging market growth funds make a comeback

Emerging market growth funds make a comebackLock icon

Emerging markets are increasingly attractive but selecting the right fund is the key to performance, according to Morningstar.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
M&G bolsters EM range with double fund launch

M&G bolsters EM range with double fund launch

M&G Investments has strengthened its emerging market offering with the launch of two strategies focusing on the region’s hard currency debt and income opportunities, the company has announced.

Published : 11, Jul 2017
UBS announces major European and EM wealth business shake-up

UBS announces major European and EM wealth business...Lock icon

UBS Group is overhauling its wealth management businesses in Europe and emerging markets (EEM) by reducing its booking hubs to three from around 10 and has announced a senior management restructure.

Published : 4, Jul 2017
What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

Wealth and asset managers give their views on the implications of the MSCI inclusion of A-shares and where they find investment opportunities onshore.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals reshuffle

Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals...

Saudi Arabia has taken a big step towards being classified as an emerging market after the MSCI added the Gulf state to its watchlist for potential upgrade on Tuesday, with the Saudi royal family making an unprecedented succession change a day later.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Investors keep pouring money into EM debt

Investors keep pouring money into EM debt

Emerging market debt was the best-selling asset class with European investors for the fourth consecutive month in April, according to Morningstar fund flows.

Published : 6, Jun 2017
The enduring legacy of Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius

The enduring legacy of Franklin Templeton's Mark...Lock icon

Mark Mobius, AKA Mr Emerging Markets, announced earlier this year that he will be stepping back from the day-to-day management of several high-profile funds at Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group but says he plans to keep working to the end.

The asset class that will produce the best returns this year

The asset class that will produce the best returns...

When it’s up to fund buyers and asset managers, there are only two, or perhaps three, candidates for best performing asset class over the next 12 months.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Majority of emerging markets funds in Asia underperform

Majority of emerging markets funds in Asia underperform...

More than half of emerging market equity funds available for sale in Hong Kong and Singapore underperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, FE data shows.

Published : 23, May 2017
ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus hold?

ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus...

There seems to be an investor consensus that emerging market stocks will continue to outperform both in the short and medium term.

Published : 19, May 2017
India's return to favour as an investment destination

India's return to favour as an investment destination...Lock icon

Domestic reforms and global growth are opening India back up as an investor hotspot and Neptune India Fund manager Kunal Desai believes this is India’s new dawn and the recovery of its corporate earnings is just the beginning.

Published : 16, May 2017
Where to find best value in emerging market debt under Trump

Where to find best value in emerging market debt...Lock icon

US president Trump’s trade and immigration policies are targeted at only three countries in the emerging market space which leaves more than enough investment opportunities for his portfolios, says Bryan Carter, head of emerging markets fixed income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

Published : 12, May 2017

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