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  1. BLOG

    Are Argentina and Turkey just the first dominoes to fall? 

    Oct 17, 2018 Limin Xiao , Thomas Verbraken

    Emerging Markets , Fixed Income , Risk Management , Integrated Risk Management

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    Argentina and Turkey have experienced sharp corrections in their currency and debt markets over the past couple of months, leading investors to worry about possible contagion to other emerging-market (EM) countries. Are other emerging markets heading in the same direction?

  2. BLOG

    China A shares: The journey continues 

    Oct 10, 2018 Chin Ping Chia

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    As China continues to open its capital markets to global investors and accessibility standards have improved, MSCI recently launched a consultation to explore increasing the weight of A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Ultimately, we seek to reflect the full investable opportunity set — all of China accessible to global investors — in the benchmark, as we do in all MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes.

  3. BLOG

    Does Turkey offer lessons for managing emerging-market currency volatility? 

    Aug 15, 2018 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    The recent 40% drop in the Turkish lira is part of a long-term trend of rising emerging-market currency volatility. Typically, investors do not hedge this exposure. Is it time to reconsider this approach?

  4. BLOG

    Diverging emerging markets: global equity markets in 2017 

    Jan 12, 2018 Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets

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    The emerging markets rally, the U.S. dollar’s depreciation and the resurgence of global growth were the top three drivers behind a double-digit rally in global equities last year. Stocks were led by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index’s 38% return. Developed markets, as represented by the MSCI World Index, returned 23% last year. As we enter 2018, investors will monitor whether these themes continue into the New Year.

  5. BLOG

    ASEAN: An overlooked emerging markets story 

    Mar 8, 2017 Eugene Lim

    Emerging Markets

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    When institutional investors think about Asia’s emerging markets, they tend to pay more attention to the larger and more industrialized economies such as China, Korea and Taiwan. Proportionally less attention is paid to the smaller Southeast Asia nations such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Yet these countries, which together with Thailand and the Philippines constitute the MSCI AC ASEAN Index, have returned 5.6% a year (gross) over the 10-year period ending Dec. 30, 2016.

  6. BLOG

    Time to Rethink Emerging-Markets Allocations? 

    Feb 23, 2017 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Emerging Markets

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    Over the last five years, the risk and return profile of emerging markets has started to resemble that of developed markets. That leaves many large asset owners to ask how to structure mandates to take advantage of the variation in the behavior of emerging markets.

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    Allocating to emerging markets: It depends on your view of the world 

    Dec 12, 2016 Sebastien Lieblich

    Emerging Markets

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    Emerging market equities have declined 5.4% since the U.S. elections on Nov. 8 (measured in U.S. dollars).¹ But they remain a significant source of the world’s stock-market capitalization and economic activity, constituting 11% of the global investable universe and 40% of the world’s wealth. How much do institutional investors want to allocate to this portion of the market?

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    Insight into the emerging markets rally 

    Sep 27, 2016 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Apart from a recent swoon spurred by fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise rates, it has been a summer of love for investment in emerging markets.

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    Thinking broadly about emerging markets 

    Apr 18, 2016 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Emerging Markets

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    Emerging-market equities revived in the first quarter after a rather dismal performance over the past five years. The pickup has left investors to wonder whether the gains might continue and to think anew about how to approach the segment.

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