Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Getting to Know Chetan Sehgal
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Getting to Know Chetan Sehgal

“In the 23 years I’ve been investing in emerging markets, the biggest change I’ve seen has been improvements in corporate governance. Sometimes, investors don’t realize how much difference legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks make, especially in emerging-market economies.” Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director, director of portfolio management, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity

Today’s Emerging Markets Embrace Technological Innovation
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Today’s Emerging Markets Embrace Technological Innovation

Emerging markets have not only embraced the use of technology, but have become global market innovators in many areas. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Chetan Sehgal takes a look at how emerging markets have embraced technology, and explains why he’s excited about investment opportunities in this space. He says emerging markets are now at the forefront of the latest technological developments, from mobile banking and shopping to robotics, autonomous vehicles, health care and more.

Emerging Markets February Recap: Resilient
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Emerging Markets February Recap: Resilient

“While volatility has heightened recently, we believe that emerging-market (EM) fundamentals remain sound. We believe EM equities have reached an inflection point in regard to earnings and appear to be providing us with valuation opportunities we do not generally see in most developed markets.” – Manraj Sekhon and Chetan Sehgal, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity

Why the MENA Region Appears to be on Firmer Footing
MENA Region

Why the MENA Region Appears to be on Firmer Footing

“It may have gone unnoticed to some investors, but the GCC region is a significant issuer of emerging-market sovereign debt, which is becoming an increasingly relevant component in global bond markets.” - Dino Kronfol and Bassel Khatoun

Why It’s Not Time to Squeeze the Brakes on Indian Equities
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Why It’s Not Time to Squeeze the Brakes on Indian Equities

“We think there is more room for Indian equities to potentially appreciate. We believe India’s favourable demographic backdrop could lead to more growth in the equity market, particularly in large-cap stocks.” - Sukumar Rajah, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity

Emerging-Market Resilience
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Emerging-Market Resilience

Volatile market action in early February caught many investors off guard. While many were rushing for the exits at the first sign of turmoil, Templeton Emerging Markets Group’s Chetan Sehgal and Claus Born have been emphasizing calm. They point to resilience within emerging markets overall in the long term and still find plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the year ahead.

Emerging Markets January 2018 Update: A Strong Start
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Emerging Markets January 2018 Update: A Strong Start

The first month of 2018 saw a strong start for emerging-market equities overall amid a generally solid fundamental backdrop. Stephen Dover, Franklin Templeton’s head of equities, and Chetan Sehgal, director of portfolio management with Templeton Emerging Markets Group, present an overview of emerging-market developments in January, including some events, milestones and data points to offer perspective.

Saudi Arabia’s Emerging-Market Pursuit
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Saudi Arabia’s Emerging-Market Pursuit

Saudi Arabia’s potential upgrade to emerging-market status could cause new investors to take notice. Bassel Khatoun explores the implications for equity markets both in the Kingdom and the wider region.

New Directions: A Note from Stephen Dover
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New Directions: A Note from Stephen Dover

"We have a long history of investing in emerging markets. I’m confident a new generation of leaders will carry on the rich legacy Mark Mobius and the late Sir John Templeton pioneered." - Stephen Dover, head of equities, Franklin Templeton Investments

The Next Chapter
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The Next Chapter

“I think what’s kept me young at heart is probably the interest that I have in almost everything. I have a very deep interest in so many areas of life. I like to keep studying and learning, I keep my brain active as well as my body. I also try to have a positive attitude towards life—that’s very, very important.” - Mark Mobius

Emerging Markets Through the Years
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Emerging Markets Through the Years

"I’ve seen some amazing transformations taking place in emerging markets first-hand through my travels—including transformation in travel itself! These markets continue to evolve and present new opportunities for investors and tourists alike." - Mark Mobius

Emerging Markets Fourth-Quarter Recap and Outlook: 2017 Ends with a Bang
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Emerging Markets Fourth-Quarter Recap and Outlook: 2017 Ends with a Bang

Emerging markets did well in 2017, and we expect the asset class to remain on an upward trend in 2018 against a favorable backdrop of robust economic growth, increased asset inflows, solid foreign reserves, strong current accounts and stable local currencies.” - Stephen Dover, Templeton Emerging Markets Group