International

2019 Midyear Insights: Emerging Markets Fight Through Volatility and Headlines

In 2019, we are seeing emerging markets investors focusing more on the bottom up—for stocks that will outperform—and less on just headline news.

Emerging Markets Shake-Up

Emerging markets (EM) are grabbing headlines in this time of heightened global market volatility. The latest turmoil remains limited to only a few developing countries, but media reports are fanning fears of contagion. We believe these fears are unfounded.

Tariffs and Trade Wars: How Will Emerging Markets Fare?

The recent negative equity market response—despite limited economic exposures—reflects how markets are trying to price in the risk of escalated US protectionism, rather than any specific tariff. We believe the steel and aluminum tariffs will have a limited impact on emerging markets.

Urbanization is Changing the Face of Emerging Markets

Today, the massive population shifts from rural to urban areas is transforming the economies of many of the world’s emerging markets.

Reports of the Death of Emerging Markets Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Nine months ago, investors anticipated challenges for emerging markets. Turns out, there were reasons to be optimistic.

Strong Rebound for Emerging Markets

A change in Federal Reserve policy was beneficial for emerging markets. Find out where Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro has seen positive shifts.

Slower Growth and Market Returns in 2019

Market expectations are low coming out of 2018. Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff explains the potential implications for global growth markets in 2019.

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    International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.