Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.
Geopolitics are often an important consideration when investing in emerging market (EM) stocks, the upcoming US election included. But regardless of who takes the White House in November, the next administration is likely to continue down a path of deglobalization, with important considerations for EM investors, says Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña.
Following a recent research visit, Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña provides his views on China and believes that the golden age of the Chinese economic boom is over. As a result he believes that investor expectations should be reset lower and that infrastructure investment remains the last reliable lever that the Chinese policymakers have to manage the economy’s trajectory.
Andrew Gillan, Head of Asia ex Japan Equities and Co-Manager of the Asian Growth Strategy, discusses the reasons why investors should be less preoccupied by the machinations of the trade war and instead focus on Asia’s long-term structural growth story, strong fundamentals and the diversification benefits that the region can add to a balanced portfolio.
In this Q&A, May Ling Wee, China equities manager, responds to key concerns for investors in China, including the impact of trade friction, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as well as demographic issues. She also discusses how this is creating investment opportunities and favoured sectors.
Geopolitical risk continues to be top of mind for investors, particularly the shifting global balance of power from west to east as showcased by the escalating trade friction between China and the US. Charlie Awdry, China equities portfolio manager and Richard Clode, Global Technology portfolio manager, provide candid views on this evolving issue and its significance on how they invest.