The weight of North American companies in global equity markets is at an all-time high, representing over 60% of market capitalization in the MSCI ACWI Index.
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Investing globally can help investors work toward global diversification, tap into new opportunities for growth and harness the potential increased importance of emerging markets. But many investors may be missing out on these opportunities.
In some ways, it’s understandable. U.S. equities have outperformed global equities in three consecutive years — 2018, ‘19 and ‘20 — which has resulted in global investing losing its shine for many U.S. investors.
We provide a broader perspective, looking beyond North America to focus on growth in the economies of Asia and elsewhere. We shine a light on what have been the principal drivers of equity returns and the growing trends behind thematic investing, as well as the potential of emerging markets. You’ll find insights provided in research papers, blogs and a Chart of the Week that succinctly puts topical issues in context.
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Global Diversification section
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Growth and Opportunities section
Growth and Opportunities
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