New look Barings Emerging EMEA sets sight on 'unduly overlooked' markets

South Africa and Saudi Arabia sees growth in exposure

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Matthias Siller of Barings
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Matthias Siller of Barings

Barings Emerging EMEA Opportunities trust's newly overhauled portfolio offers investors access to "overlooked", high-growth markets with the potential to beat UK-focused investment companies' dividend yields, according to portfolio manager Matthias Siller.

Speaking to Investment Week, Siller explained the portfolio's shift in focus to "under-researched" markets will deliver better diversification, reduce concentration and political risks while maintaining attractive dividend level. Baring Emerging Europe to expand remit and change name in trust overhaul Late last year, the trust moved to broaden its investment universe to include emerging and frontier equity securities listed or traded on Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) securities markets. The trust's most recent factsheet shows substantial change to its underlyin...

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