Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Quick Thoughts: Emerging Markets Disrupt, Innovate and Power Transformation
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Quick Thoughts: Emerging Markets Disrupt, Innovate and Power Transformation

Our Chief Market Strategist and Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, Stephen Dover, recently held a roundtable on emerging markets (EMs) with Andrew Ness, Portfolio Manager for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Alastair Reynolds, Portfolio Manager for Martin Currie Emerging Markets. The news on EMs is they have some of the best-performing companies, year-to-date. Below are some highlights of their conversation.

Managing Through Shades of Gray: Stewardship and Impact in Emerging Market Equities
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Managing Through Shades of Gray: Stewardship and Impact in Emerging Market Equities

Are exclusion and divestment agendas the most effective way to tackle climate change? Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Andrew Ness weighs in.

Earnings Matter in Emerging Markets
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Earnings Matter in Emerging Markets

Emerging market resilience shouldn’t come as a surprise, says Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets’ Andrew Ness. He reminds investors why fundamentals look as attractive as ever.

A New APAC Trading Partnership
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A New APAC Trading Partnership

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Manager Andrew Ness says the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership stands in contrast to the recent deglobalization trend.

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets
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US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets

The US elections have implications for emerging markets in the area of global trade relations in particular, but for investors, it’s important to look at countries and companies individually within the asset class, according to Portfolio Manager Andrew Ness. He joins our Head of Equities Stephen Dover to discuss how emerging markets are navigating today’s challenges—including the COVID-19 pandemic—and note they are home to some of the most innovative and resilient companies in the world.

South Korea: A Shining Example of Emerging Market Leadership
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South Korea: A Shining Example of Emerging Market Leadership

Our emerging markets equity team has often emphasized how emerging markets have evolved over the decades in ways many investors may not realize. Today, emerging economies boast many cutting-edge companies that are industry leaders. And, many countries have learned valuable lessons from prior crisis periods that have helped them navigate the current coronavirus pandemic. South Korea is one such example of both.

Coronavirus: Signs of Normalcy Emerge as China Re-Opens
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Coronavirus: Signs of Normalcy Emerge as China Re-Opens

China has lifted some lockdown restrictions. What’s next for emerging market Asia? Our Andrew Ness shares his thoughts.

Navigating Emerging Markets During Uncertain Times: This Too Shall Pass
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Navigating Emerging Markets During Uncertain Times: This Too Shall Pass

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Andrew Ness still thinks there’s underlying long-term potential in emerging markets. He shares the specifics of what he’s on the lookout for as an investor in this highly uncertain period—which eventually will pass.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity
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Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity

There have been improvements in corporate governance in a number of emerging markets, but it remains a work in progress. In the second of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness explore the steps some regulators and companies in emerging economies have taken to improve corporate governance. They also share where they see opportunities for investors to potentially benefit from the positive trajectory of change.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Harnessing Winds of Change
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Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Harnessing Winds of Change

Emerging markets provide many potential investment opportunities, but corporate governance shortfalls can present challenges. Over the years, some countries have moved faster than others to plug their governance gaps. In the first of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness outline what corporate governance is and how emerging markets are making improvements in this area.

Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience
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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Investors should pay attention to the economic evolution taking place in many emerging-market economies, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Andrew Ness.

From Imitation to Innovation: Emerging Markets’ Technology Journey
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From Imitation to Innovation: Emerging Markets’ Technology Journey

Our Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness explain why they think emerging markets equity today is a very different asset class from that of 25 years ago. Read more.