Geopolitical impact on global markets
It has been a challenging year for emerging markets (EMs).
INDUSTRY VOICE: After a volatile month for emerging markets in aggregate, and for Argentina in particular, it is worth revisiting what has happened.
Increase in 'crossover' economies
Emerging markets (EM) have endured a tricky spell this year as the impact of US trade policy changes and slightly weaker earnings than expected rocked the sector.
India and China funds struggle
Successful entries prompt weighting increase
Index provider predicts passive inflows of $10bn
Follows 'overwhelming positive' feedback
Fell 5.1 percentage points
One of the biggest concerns for emerging markets investors will always be political risk. The relative stability of developed markets in Europe and North America - although notably even that cannot be taken for granted right now either - is not a luxury...
Trade disputes, dollar strength and extensive currency depreciation in Argentina and Turkey (both with large current account deficits) have weighed on emerging market (EM) sentiment in recent months.
OCF of 0.65%
Joining up over £13.8bn of assets
Argentina and Turkey risks
US small-cap funds among top ten
Joined from Amundi in June
An 'ongoing reform effort' in China
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Managers warn of consequences from fall in lira
Despite a dismal performance in the first half of 2018 owing to a plethora of setbacks - such as the stronger US dollar, the Turkish crisis, rising trade tensions and policy turbulence - emerging markets have a lot to look forward to in the second half...