Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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.

China 2021 Outlook: Pandemic Fuels Momentum for De-Globalization, What’s Next?
Asia

China 2021 Outlook: Pandemic Fuels Momentum for De-Globalization, What’s Next?

How might China’s health care story unfold in 2021 and beyond? Read Chetan Sehgal and Michael Lai’s outlook here.

The New Emerging Market Landscape: The Single Commodity Focus Has Shifted
Asia

The New Emerging Market Landscape: The Single Commodity Focus Has Shifted

Continuing with our series, our emerging markets equity team considers why emerging-market economies have diversified into services, technology and consumption.

The New Emerging Markets Landscape
Asia

The New Emerging Markets Landscape

Economies across the globe have begun to emerge from various stages of COVID-19 lockdowns and look toward recovering economic growth. Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Equity team considers three new realities they see in the emerging markets today—some of which may help certain countries weather the crisis.

Seizing Opportunities in Emerging Market Small Caps
Asia

Seizing Opportunities in Emerging Market Small Caps

Some market challenges facing emerging market small-cap stocks, according to our Vikas Chiranewal and Krzysztof Musialik.

Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets
Asia

Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

In addition to the toll on human lives, the coronavirus outbreak in China brings potential economic and market implications for China and beyond. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team has been monitoring the situation and weighs in with some thoughts, comparing it to the outbreak of SARS in 2003.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Harnessing Winds of Change
Perspective

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.

From Imitation to Innovation: Emerging Markets’ Technology Journey
Perspective

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.

Maintaining Sukuk’s Momentum
MENA Region

Maintaining Sukuk’s Momentum

How should we maintain the momentum we’ve seen propel growth in sukuk assets? Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income’s Dino Kronfol suggests some developments.

Saudi Arabia’s First Successful Play for Emerging-Market Status
MENA Region

Saudi Arabia’s First Successful Play for Emerging-Market Status

“Saudi Arabia remains a reform story on many levels; capital market reform has culminated in FTSE Russell’s decision to classify it as an emerging market. In our view, it’s encouraging that the bold fiscal reforms we’ve seen will likely put Saudi’s economy on more sustainable footing over the long-term.” - Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity

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

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

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