Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation
Perspective

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation

In our new piece from the Franklin Templeton Institute, we examine the challenge of feeding a growing global population in the midst of climate change, geopolitical shocks and uncertainty. Claus Born and Preyesh Patel from Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity believe systemic problems like climate change means sustainable practices by private farmers, ranchers and pastoralists in Brazil play an equally important role in delivering potentially carbon-free beef to consumers.

Middle Eastern Resilience: Improving Economic Activity and Defensive Characteristics
MENA

Middle Eastern Resilience: Improving Economic Activity and Defensive Characteristics

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been resilient despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and rising inflation, according to Franklin Templeton’s Dino Kronfol and Salah Shamma. While Ukraine and Russia are remote from the region and linkages are not direct nor easy to identify, they give their views on how local economies are faring amid the volatility.

The Innovation Inflection Point
Perspective

The Innovation Inflection Point

The Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team explores new innovations and long-term investment opportunities in emerging markets.

Investment Implications of the Russian Invasion
Asia

Investment Implications of the Russian Invasion

Investors’ worst fears about Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine have materialized following Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s announcement he is sending troops into the country to “demilitarize” the nation. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides insights on the situation. 

Technology: One World, Two Systems
Asia

Technology: One World, Two Systems

The global pandemic and US-China rivalry has driven demand for greater resilience and security of supply chains. Our Chetan Sehgal explains.

COVID-19 Challenges in African Economies
Frontier Markets

COVID-19 Challenges in African Economies

A look at the challenges African economies face during COVID-19, from our Emerging Markets Equity team’s Danesh Ranchhod.

Trade War Concerns Rattle Emerging Markets in May
Perspective

Trade War Concerns Rattle Emerging Markets in May

Trade tensions caused investors to back away from emerging markets in May, but there are many reasons to be optimistic about the asset class and the earnings outlook ahead, according to Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Equity team. The team outlines recent news and events influencing the market and where pockets of potential opportunity might be found.

Opportunities in the Next “Emerging” Emerging Market
Frontier Markets

Opportunities in the Next “Emerging” Emerging Market

Emerging markets offer a broad opportunity set for investors. However, many investors focus on the high-profile stories in Asia and Latin America, overlooking potential opportunities in other regions, as Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s David Haglund explains. He notes how Africa is often an overlooked part of the emerging-market story, and why recent investments from China reflect the growth potential for countries such as Kenya and Nigeria in particular.

Why We Think Pre-Election Concerns Belie India’s Long-Term Promise
Asia

Why We Think Pre-Election Concerns Belie India’s Long-Term Promise

As India gears up for a general election in the spring, an increase in populist rhetoric among the country’s political parties may spook some investors. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Sukumar Rajah is more relaxed. He believes this jockeying for position is part and parcel of Indian politics and feels that the country’s solid fundamentals continue to present a positive story for investors.

Chinese New Year: Symbolism in the Year of the Pig
Asia

Chinese New Year: Symbolism in the Year of the Pig

As many come together to celebrate Chinese New Year, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness take a look into what the pig symbolizes, and how the pig might lend another way to consider emerging markets in the year ahead.

The Impact of US Policy on Emerging Markets: Three Investor Misconceptions
Asia

The Impact of US Policy on Emerging Markets: Three Investor Misconceptions

As investors continue to grapple with global market volatility, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal opines on three misconceptions or factors he thinks investors are overlooking, and why he’s optimistic for the longer term.

Meet the Manager: Andrew Ness
Perspective

Meet the Manager: Andrew Ness

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Andrew Ness has been investing in emerging markets for 25 years. Formerly a rugby player, meet Andrew and learn more about his investment approach.