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  1. BLOG

    Cyclicals vs. defensives: Did tariffs tip the scales? 

    Nov 5, 2019 Guillermo Cano

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Did tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China in May trigger a shift to defensive from cyclical stocks? How did they affect different U.S. sectors and industry groups?

  2. BLOG

    Stress testing US-China trade wars 

    Oct 22, 2019 Thomas Verbraken , Anikó Maráz

    Emerging Markets , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Risk Management

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    Amid ongoing U.S.-China trade tension, we have updated our stress test to consider three scenarios for how the situation could unfold — and their impact on currency, bond and equity markets around the world.

  3. BLOG

    Chinese convertibles: Equities in fancy dress? 

    Oct 14, 2019 Gergely Szalka

    Emerging Markets , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Models/Client Cases , Risk Management

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    Chinese corporate bonds that convert to A shares display equity-like characteristics. But investors who view these securities as equities in disguise are overlooking the complexities of the asset class.

  4. BLOG

    The rise of fundamental factors in China A shares 

    Jun 6, 2019 Oleg Ruban

    Emerging Markets , Factor Investing , Global Investing

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    Commonly held perceptions about China A shares have influenced investors to think factor strategies may not work in the Chinese equity markets. Our research suggests this may be changing.

  5. BLOG

    What could stress emerging markets? 

    May 24, 2019 Thomas Verbraken

    Global Investing , Risk Management , Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets

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    Emerging-market equities and USD-denominated EM sovereign bonds started 2019 with a bang, but recent market turbulence caused by the U.S.-China trade standoff raises a pressing question: What could trigger the next EM downturn?

  6. BLOG

    Beyond headlines: How markets responded to US-China trade talks 

    May 9, 2019 Zhen Wei

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Our analysis suggests that changes in equity-market valuations, analysts’ consensus earnings estimates and data on companies’ revenue exposure are metrics that provided insight into recent market and sector performances.

  7. BLOG

    Saudi Arabia inclusion and emerging markets 

    Mar 28, 2019 Saurabh Katiyar

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Saudi Arabian stocks will be included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI ACWI Index in a two-step process starting in June this year. With the first step of inclusion of the MSCI Saudi Arabian Index coming shortly, we ask how inclusion of this Middle Eastern market would have affected the MSCI EM Indexes.

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    A new day for monetary policy? 

    Mar 22, 2019 Andy Sparks

    Emerging Markets , Fixed Income , Global Investing

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    Listen as MSCI’s Andy Sparks discusses potential implications of the US Federal Reserve’s sharply softening monetary policy, and whether the role of central banks has changed.

  9. BLOG

    Evaluating Emerging-Market Stocks through a Governance Lens 

    Feb 21, 2019 Raina Oberoi , Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Emerging-market stocks generally are perceived to have lower governance standards than their developed-market counterparts. Less transparency is one factor behind this view. Some emerging-market companies may also disadvantage minority shareholders. How can active and index-based investors address these issues?

  10. BLOG

    Sector investing in China 

    Nov 14, 2018 Anil Rao

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing , Factor Investing

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    As the China A shares market has evolved, investors have faced new choices. They can continue with broad allocations to the emerging markets (EM), choose slightly narrower allocations to China and other specific EM countries or consider targeted investments within China through a variety of means.

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