Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

What’s Next for the Emerging Market Recovery?
Asia

What’s Next for the Emerging Market Recovery?

While the global economy has faced the challenges of COVID-19, different countries have suffered different degrees of economic stress. New variants have dealt fresh blows to some countries, but emerging markets overall have remained resilient. Manraj Sekhon, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, shares why he’s optimistic from an investment standpoint.

Emerging Markets: the Post-Pandemic Promise
Asia

Emerging Markets: the Post-Pandemic Promise

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon highlights why the team’s conviction in emerging markets hasn’t wavered.

Emerging Markets: A Strong Year, a Stronger Outlook
Asia

Emerging Markets: A Strong Year, a Stronger Outlook

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Manraj Sekhon highlights structural advantages in emerging markets in his 2021 outlook.

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.   

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.

PODCAST: How COVID-19 Is Testing the Resiliency of Emerging Markets
Perspective

PODCAST: How COVID-19 Is Testing the Resiliency of Emerging Markets

Manraj Sekhon, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, discusses the emerging markets landscape across North Asia, India and Latin America, and the path forward toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

PODCAST: Perspective on China and Emerging Markets: Recovery Begins
Asia

PODCAST: Perspective on China and Emerging Markets: Recovery Begins

While the United States and Europe are just starting to feel the economic impacts of the coronavirus, China is starting to recover. In our latest podcast, Manraj Sekhon, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity offers some perspective from Asia and where potential investment opportunities may be found in emerging markets.

An Emerging Markets View of US/Iranian Tensions
MENA Region

An Emerging Markets View of US/Iranian Tensions

As US-Iranian tensions rumble on, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Manraj Sekhon, Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma weigh in on the potential market impact.

2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing
Perspective

2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

While US-China trade issues still haven’t been resolved, there are reasons to be optimistic about the prospects for emerging markets in the coming year, according to Manraj Sekhon, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity. He shares his outlook for 2020, and how technological innovation is leading to new investment opportunities in a number of countries.

Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in the Final Quarter of 2018
Perspective

Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in the Final Quarter of 2018

Numerous uncertainties weighed on investor sentiment in 2018 and led to a down year for emerging markets overall, although the fourth quarter saw some outperformance versus developed markets. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and director of portfolio management, present the team’s overview of the emerging-markets universe in the fourth quarter of 2018, along with their current outlook.

November Market Recap and Outlook: Bulls Return to Emerging Markets
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November Market Recap and Outlook: Bulls Return to Emerging Markets

Emerging markets saw a rebound in November, as investors embraced bits of positive news in regard to an easing in US-China trade tensions and as well as slightly dovish thinking about the pace of US interest rate increases. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and director of portfolio management, present the team’s overview of the emerging-markets universe in November along with their current outlook.

August Recap and Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Volatility
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August Recap and Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Volatility

Market volatility marked the month of August, with sharp declines in the Turkish lira and Argentine peso souring investor sentiment for emerging markets overall. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and director of portfolio management, present the team’s overview of the emerging-markets universe in August and why they don’t see the asset class heading for a severe crisis.