Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Emerging market equities—why now?
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Emerging market equities—why now?

Emerging markets are resilient and better positioned than developed markets to face the current uncertain global environment, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Market Equity’s Andrew Ness. He makes the case for investors to take a look at this underappreciated and undervalued asset class.

ESG Disclosures: Looking Beyond the Surface
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ESG Disclosures: Looking Beyond the Surface

Across emerging markets, corporate ESG disclosures are uneven, and therein lies the opportunity for investors who look beyond the surface, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Andrew Ness and Preyesh Patel.

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
Asia

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
Asia

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.