Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

A Volatile First Quarter Delivers Gains
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A Volatile First Quarter Delivers Gains

Emerging markets saw a positive first quarter overall, although pandemic challenges remain an overhang. Read the latest recap and outlook from our emerging markets equity team.

Reflation Concerns Dampened Investor Optimism in February
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Reflation Concerns Dampened Investor Optimism in February

The month of February saw some challenges for emerging markets overall, but our Emerging Markets Equity team still sees reasons for optimism—including the strength of China’s recovery from COVID-19 and a number of potential structural opportunities in the wake of the pandemic.

Asian Equities Drove Emerging Markets Higher in January
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Asian Equities Drove Emerging Markets Higher in January

Emerging market equities started off the year strong, with positive performances overall in January. Our Emerging Market Equity team provides an overview of what drove market moves, and why it has an eye on frontier markets in particular when looking longer term.

Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020
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Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020

Emerging markets managed to navigate a challenging 2020 amid the COVID-10 pandemic—in some cases better than developed markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team outlines what drove optimism in the fourth quarter of 2020, and why it has an eye on East Asia in particular as economies continue to recover in the year ahead.

Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021
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Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021

Local knowledge will be crucial to navigating emerging market debt in 2021, says Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nik Hardingham. Read his outlook.

COVID-19 Vaccine Advancement Drives Emerging Market Optimism in November
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COVID-19 Vaccine Advancement Drives Emerging Market Optimism in November

The year looks like it’s ending on an optimistic note as emerging markets are holding strong overall, according to our Emerging Markets Equity team. The team outlines reasons 2021 could bring brighter days, and offers highlights of news and events driving emerging markets during the month of November.

Optimism in Asia Drives Emerging Market Outperformance in October
Asia

Optimism in Asia Drives Emerging Market Outperformance in October

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging markets have shown a continued appetite for structural reforms that could lay the foundation for lasting economic recoveries, according to our Emerging Markets Equity team. Here are some highlights of news and events driving emerging markets during the month of October, and where the team sees opportunities today.

Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter
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Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter

Emerging markets have had different approaches to coping with COVID-19 and are at different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team examines trends, news and data shaping emerging markets in the third quarter, and shares its latest outlook.

Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August
Asia

Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August

Emerging markets overall felt a dose of optimism in August amid hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine, continued easy monetary policy globally and improving economic data pointing toward recovery. Our emerging markets equity team breaks down the key trends, news and events it has an eye on, and shares its latest market outlook.

Time to Revise Outdated Perceptions of Russia?
Eastern Europe

Time to Revise Outdated Perceptions of Russia?

Many investors seem to have misperceptions when it comes to Russia’s economy and the companies located there. Our Emerging Markets Equity Institutional Portfolio Manager Nicole Vettise explains how Russia’s economy offers investors a mix of old and new industries, and compelling areas of investment opportunity as a result.

Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July
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Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July

Some emerging markets have been coping with the COVID-19 crisis better than others, and their economies are in different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team highlights a few—and offers thoughts on why the pandemic has accelerated some existing fundamental and technological trends.

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter
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Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies across the globe as they emerge from lockdowns, including emerging markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides an overview of developments over the past month, and takes a look at how the pandemic is driving a trend toward deglobalization as well as new innovations.