Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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.

Emerging Markets Remain Resilient in April
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Emerging Markets Remain Resilient in April

Three things our Emerging Markets Equity team has an eye on: ESG in China, COVID-19 in India, and acceleration of innovations due to the pandemic.

Pandemic Accelerates New Economic Landscape for Emerging Markets
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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Advancement Drives Emerging Market Optimism in November
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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.

A New APAC Trading Partnership
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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.

Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July
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Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July

Some emerging markets have been coping with the COVID-19 crisis better than others, and their economies are in different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team highlights a few—and offers thoughts on why the pandemic has accelerated some existing fundamental and technological trends.

Emerging Markets: Opportunities and the Road Ahead
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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.

South Korea: A Shining Example of Emerging Market Leadership
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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.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity
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Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity

There have been improvements in corporate governance in a number of emerging markets, but it remains a work in progress. In the second of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness explore the steps some regulators and companies in emerging economies have taken to improve corporate governance. They also share where they see opportunities for investors to potentially benefit from the positive trajectory of change.

Emerging Markets Experience a Volatile First Quarter
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Emerging Markets Experience a Volatile First Quarter

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Manraj Sekhon and Chetan Sehgal present the team’s first quarter emerging-market recap, including a look at potential impacts from the recent US-China trade skirmish.