The seismic shifts occurring in UK and global populations should be a wake-up call to all investors.
Reducing trade barriers, improving capital flows, developing infrastructure or enhancing institutional frameworks are vital drivers of long-term economic and social change. We believe momentum from such reforms is key to the compelling structural growth story in emerging markets.
Electric vehicles are poised to make the largest global impact since the internal combustion engine and emerging markets will have a huge role to play – not just in terms of providing the end-market demand, but in supplying the essential raw materials for the batteries powering them.
Global Emerging Markets
While the particular issues may vary, the rationale for conducting ESG analysis in emerging markets is no different from that in developed markets.
Beijing's commitment to the One Belt, One Road policy is clear. The question now is how investors can take advantage of the opportunities this policy might create.
Chart of the Week
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Chart of the Week
OPEC’s meeting had some unexpected commentary; the Fed heard tales of good times; Bank of England surprised its markets.
Navigating Emerging Markets
Emerging markets are rapidly becoming synonymous with innovation. Strong technical education, state support and growing internet penetration, have all driven a surge in creativity.
There is a busy election calendar across emerging markets this year, with potential consequences for the direction of prevailing economic, social and trade policies (and, by extension, conditions for businesses). Here are some of the near-term political events we are thinking about...
No one person is capable of knowing the best selection of emerging market stocks. A team of sector specialists with equal voices could be a better solution.
Above the Noise
China has been grabbing headlines due to the recent elimination of fixed terms for the President and Vice President, as well as the government’s intervention in a number of large-scale local businesses. However, there are other developments which will have a more tangible impact on the economy, that have received much less attention.
To what extent can an investor enjoy the growth of a select pick of emerging market companies, while taking methodical steps to avoid as many unrewarded risks as possible? Kim Catechis, head of emerging markets at Martin Currie, gives his take on the challenge.
Above the Noise
With the first Fed rate hike of 2018 likely to occur later this month, we’re going to start hearing a lot more about debt.
Above the Noise
International capital markets have been roiled as President Trump announced that he intends to apply 25% tariffs on all imports of steel into the US and 10% on aluminium, as this will, in his opinion, protect the US domestic steel industry.
South Africa’s recent change in president was greeted with euphoria by markets – at least initially – but it also served as a reminder to investors of the importance of keeping a clear head.
The European Commission has upped the stakes on incorporating sustainability into the way we invest. It is all part of a recent recommendation on how the financial system in Europe should operate.
Global Equity Income
Mark Whitehead analyses the impact of interest rate rises and the recent volatility in markets and gives his general outlook for 2018.
A large proportion of emerging market populations now access the internet principally via smartphones. This is spurring phenomenal innovation and driving huge growth in e-commerce.
Recent market volatility
Mark Whitehead gives his explanation on the recent bout of market volatility and what it means for global equity income funds.
It’s a busy political year in emerging markets, with significant elections in twelve countries. Four elections occur in the first quarter of 2018 and this is our overview of their likely implications and outcomes.
In contrast to growing protectionist policy measures in many developed economies, EM countries are actively cultivating and developing their trade partnerships.
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