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Investors took their money out of emerging market (EM) assets in November at the fastest pace since the 2013 Taper Tantrum, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Asian equities have enjoyed a good rally in the third quarter of this year, with a strong performance from technology stocks, but volatility is likely to remain, says Lena Tsymbaluk, research analyst at Morningstar
Saudi Arabia’s record debt sale last week showed that emerging market bonds remain in strong demand with yield-hungry investors. However, the question is whether appetite could reverse as quickly as it has in the past.
Economic activity across the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is expected to slow sharply this year, according to the latest regional economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
If investors want proof that the emerging markets rally has taken root, they should look no further than the sector’s dividend sustainability potential, according to JP Morgan Asset Management’s Omar Negyal.
The European stock market is actually more volatile than emerging markets, said Amundi's deputy global head of equities, Alexandre Drabowicz.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched its first multi-asset income fund focusing on emerging markets.
Emerging market equities are attractive despite China risk and a possible US rate hike this year, argues Lombard Odier Investment Managers client portfolio manager, Pascal Menges.
An improving Chinese economy should keep emerging markets calm and means that emerging nations are better placed to absorb a tightening of rates in the United States, according to Scott Jamieson, head of multi-asset at Kames Capital.
Emerging markets specialist fund manager Ashmore has reported a $6.3bn (£4.7bn, €5.6bn) fall in assets under management and an 18% decline in net revenues.
Kathryn Langridge talks about helming Manulife’s push to become the go-to retail asset manager for emerging market investing in Europe.
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Investors have jumped into emerging markets for the wrong reasons, according to Hermes Investment Management’s Gary Greenberg, and with the strong possibility of a Federal Reserve rate hike, he predicts it is only a matter of time until they realise they have had their dessert before the main meal.
Wednesday’s vote by the upper house of the Brazilian senate to impeach Dilma Rousseff is being seen as a significant step forward for the country, but could well be the end of the road for contrarian investors.
Share prices in Qatar have weakened after global index provider FTSE Russell named the 22 Qatari companies that will be included in its Secondary Emerging Market Index, when it upgrades Qatar from ‘Frontier‘ status later this month.
Even though a growing group of asset management firms are warming to emerging markets, Gary Reynolds, chief investment officer at UK-based wealth and asset management firm Courtiers, remains bearish on the region and believes the US is the most attractive opportunity.
Global asset manager Schroders said improving investor sentiment toward China and the demand for income has prompted it to launch a new China Asset Income Fund.
Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?
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