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The equity opportunity set for emerging markets (EM) has changed dramatically over the past three decades, as economic growth has translated into increased breadth, depth and maturity in EM equity markets. The geographic, sector, and market-cap composition of the EM index has shifted toward Asia, toward consumption, and toward mega- and large-cap stocks.
Today, the vast majority of global GDP growth is attributable to EM. But EM companies make up a relatively small proportion of most investors’ equity allocations. As emerging markets continue to develop and become more integrated into global markets, their influence is likely to increase. This represents an opportunity for investors to add value to their equity portfolios through EM equity investing. As they seek to capitalise on the opportunities presented by rapid growth and change, investors would benefit from the experienced guidance of a leader in emerging markets equities.
Answers to the Top Five Questions About Emerging Markets Today
We’d like to discuss five questions that are shaping our thoughts on EM equities right now.
Emerging Markets Enhanced SRI Through a multi-level screening process, EM Enhanced SRI excludes companies that fail to meet key environmental, social and governance criteria from the investment universe, to serve the increasing number of investors who prefer not to hold them.
Emerging Markets Select The Emerging Markets Select Equity Strategy managed by State Street’s Fundamental Growth and Core Equity team seeks to outperform the MSCI EM Index over the long term by taking a high-conviction active fundamental approach.
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