Emerging markets

Investment Insight: Big trouble brewing in China

Markets are underestimating the potential for turmoil in the world’s second largest economy It has been a tough few months for China’s economy. Years of credit-intensive growth have left the government with a huge debt pile – much of it off the books from shadow banking. The deleveraging process is currently in full swing as […]


Which funds have outperformed in January?

Asian, emerging market equity and technology funds have dominated fund performance for the first month of the year, according to figures from the Investment Association. January statistics showed the China/Greater China, Japanese Smaller Companies and Global Emerging Markets outperforming their western-based counterparts, with a respective 4.56 per cent, 2.37 per cent and 2.34 per cent […]


Mark Mobius: Celebrating 50 years of ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The regional cooperative was established in 1967, with Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore as founding members. Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia later joined. Back in 1967, the region was filled with strife, and the association was established to help […]

What is the outlook for global emerging markets?

Global emerging markets have been under the spotlight in recent months, partly due to their continued outperformance (the MSCI Emerging Market index is up 25.3 per cent year to date) and current geopolitical tensions, but also in light of various milestones that have passed. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis […]

What’s the fundamental outlook for emerging market debt?

In the past, a hiking cycle, and especially a strengthening US dollar, has proven difficult for the emerging world: during the 2013 Taper Tantrum, the mere hint of a wind-down of QE was enough to trigger a big sell-off and lay the foundations for a bear market. However, our base scenario is one of continuing […]