Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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

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.

Frontier and MENA 2021 Outlook: A New Era of Investment
MENA

Frontier and MENA 2021 Outlook: A New Era of Investment

Why investors should pay attention to Kuwait’s upgrade to emerging market status, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Bassel Khatoun. Read more in his frontier and MENA 2021 outlook.

Pandemic Accelerates New Economic Landscape for Emerging Markets
Asia

Pandemic Accelerates New Economic Landscape for Emerging Markets

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal explores what the new economy entails for emerging markets, and why companies offering diverse services have caught his eye.

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

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
Perspective

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.

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

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.

Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All
Asia

Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All

In this excerpt from our Global Investment Outlook, our Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon sees some hopeful signs as countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis.   

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

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.

Health Care: The Next Wave of Innovation in China
Asia

Health Care: The Next Wave of Innovation in China

Our Emerging Markets Equity team's Michael Lai and Elizabeth Wu take a look at a new breed of innovative enterprises in China that could transform health care outcomes in the years ahead.

ESG Gains Traction in China as Investor Base Expands
Asia

ESG Gains Traction in China as Investor Base Expands

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Michael Lai weighs in on some emerging trends he’s seen on ESG issues in China.

Emerging Markets: Opportunities and the Road Ahead
Asia

Emerging Markets: Opportunities and the Road Ahead

Our Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon provides the team's midyear outlook, including how secular trends driving opportunities in emerging markets have accelerated because of the COVID-19 crisis.