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MSCI changes tack on including China A-share in indexes

MSCI changes tack on including China A-share in...

Index provider MSCI has outlined new proposals designed to overcome issues preventing it from adding the shares of mainland Chinese companies to several key equity indexes, which should effectively allow a limited number of stocks to be included.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
Investors pile into emerging markets again

Investors pile into emerging markets again

Emerging markets are back. EM equities and debt were among the most popular asset classes with European investors in February, according to fresh Morningstar data. Developed market equity flows, however, took a surprising turn.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
Why T Rowe Price is significantly underweight in China

Why T Rowe Price is significantly underweight...Lock icon

With improved conditions in emerging markets set to continue, economic growth in the sector is poised to accelerate, says Gonzalo Pangaro, lead fund manager of T Rowe Price’s Emerging Markets Equity Fund.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mark Mobius is to stand down from fund management duties on a range of 12 Luxembourg Sicavs but will remain as executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
WisdomTree adds India smart beta Ucits ETF to range

WisdomTree adds India smart beta Ucits ETF to...

WisdomTree has launched accumulating and distributing share classes of its India Quality Ucits ETF (EPIQ), which offers smart beta exposure to Indian stocks with a focus on above average returns on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE).

Published : 15, Mar 2017
Jupiter unveils global emerging markets corporate bond fund

Jupiter unveils global emerging markets corporate...

Jupiter has launched a global emerging market corporate bond fund for its new hire Alejandro Arevalo, who joined the asset manager in December from Pioneer Investments.

Published : 7, Mar 2017
EM shares to overcome US headwinds, says Goldman Sachs AM

EM shares to overcome US headwinds, says Goldman...

A Trumped-up US economy, taper tantrum and a dollar bull market do not have to be insurmountable headwinds for emerging market equities, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Luke Barrs.

Published : 8, Feb 2017
EM countries target offshore wealth with tax amnesties

EM countries target offshore wealth with tax amnesties...

Bond holders look set to benefit from the tax amnesties offered by some emerging market countries that have realised that substantial wealth resides outside their borders which has never been declared for tax purposes, says Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore.

Published : 2, Feb 2017
ETF Securities drops Hong Kong asset management licence

ETF Securities drops Hong Kong asset management...Lock icon

UK-based ETF Securities has decided not to renew its asset management licence in Hong Kong, following a number of high-profile delistings in city last year.

Published : 2, Feb 2017
EM bond funds to watch based on their AuM

EM bond funds to watch based on their AuMLock icon

There has been little movement in the top ranking global emerging markets bonds funds in terms of their assets under management in the past 12 months.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Newcomer EM bond funds to watch

Newcomer EM bond funds to watchLock icon

The evolution of the EM bond fund asset class has seen recent launches emphasise either flexibility, blended strategies for instance, or specific areas of the market, such as short duration funds.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
EM bond funds to watch based on their three-year performance

EM bond funds to watch based on their three-year...Lock icon

The November sell-off in emerging markets debt was more severe for the local currency part of the market, so it is no surprise that hard currency debt funds were among the top performers through November 2016. 

Published : 26, Jan 2017
Opportunities follow EM debt rebound but caution urged

Opportunities follow EM debt rebound but caution...Lock icon

In 2016, emerging market debt staged a spectacular recovery following a dreadful performance in 2015. However, it is important to make a distinction, between local and hard currency bonds, says Morningstar analyst Carlos Gonzalez-Lucar.

Published : 25, Jan 2017
China less vulnerable to US protectionism than other EMs

China less vulnerable to US protectionism than...

Despite concern about China’s vulnerability to Donald Trump’s brand of isolationism, there are good reasons to be optimistic about the country’s growth in 2017, says Ed Smith, asset allocation strategist at Rathbones.

Published : 24, Jan 2017
India the biggest concern for emerging markets, says Mobius

India the biggest concern for emerging markets,...

November’s surprise ban of large currency bills in India is one of the greatest single-country risks in emerging markets, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of the Templeton emerging markets group, told our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
Frontier markets growing faster than EMs, says Templeton

Frontier markets growing faster than EMs, says...

Frontier markets are growing at a much faster pace than emerging markets, according to Mark Mobius, executive chairman of the Templeton emerging markets group.

Published : 30, Dec 2016
Analysis: Why policy makers are passing the buck to politicians

Analysis: Why policy makers are passing the buck...

A few years ago, it was de rigueur to talk up a supposed decoupling of developed and emerging markets, but for central banks there is now a more disconcerting separation at play.

Published : 12, Dec 2016
Investec puts emerging market equities on hold

Investec puts emerging market equities on hold...

John Stopford, manager of Investec Global Multi Asset Income Fund, said his portfolio has turned more pro-growth but has zero exposure to emerging market equities.

Published : 5, Dec 2016
ANALYSIS: Trump impact on emerging markets may wane

ANALYSIS: Trump impact on emerging markets may...

One of the losers so far, from the election of Donald Trump to the White House has been emerging markets funds.

Published : 1, Dec 2016
Trump Tantrum hits emerging markets

Trump Tantrum hits emerging markets

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).

Published : 1, Dec 2016

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