Equity investors in emerging markets (EM) typically focus on large-cap companies. But allocating to smaller companies can help broaden an EM allocation by providing a different mix of exposures to opportunities across countries and sectors—and can bring potential for higher added value.
In emerging markets, some industries and countries are in better shape than others. And many businesses have the right qualities to benefit from structural changes now and long after local conditions improve.
China is often seen as a source of low-cost manufacturing. Yet today, many Chinese companies are building world-class brands that are overtaking global competitors at home—and are not fully understood by investors.
Fears of new threats to emerging markets have cooled stock returns after two years of hot performance. But the concerns may be overstated. The long-term risk profile of emerging markets is continuing to improve.
Millennials are becoming a powerful force in emerging markets (EM). Understanding the social and consumer dynamics of this generation can lead to surprising investment opportunities in diverse sectors.
Investors in emerging markets are typically attracted to the return potential in fast-growing countries. But do all emerging countries fit the bill? South Korea and Taiwan warrant special attention.