Emerging markets funds invest in companies from countries and regions whose markets are developing. These countries are still in an emerging growth phase and generally offer greater long term growth potential albeit with higher risks than developed market countries. Emerging markets typically refers to the countries that comprise the MSCI Emerging Markets index.
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1 Source: IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2017; PWC World in 2050; E7 consists of China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey; G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US.
2 IMF World Economic Outlook, Jan 2018.
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Portfolio Manager Christine Tan discusses the global demand shift that is underpinning EM economic growth.
Heightened volatility in global financial markets during the COVID-19 pandemic has left some investors wondering if they might need to alter their investment strategy with respect to emerging markets.
Why emerging markets, why now?
Emerging markets on average are growing at a rate between two and three times faster than developed markets1 and have low correlation with them. In fact, emerging market countries represented 75% of the world’s GDP growth in 20172. This fact may help Canadian investors overcome reservations about putting their money into EM when seeking both growth and diversification.
To learn more about how emerging market funds can help you meet your investment goals, talk to your financial advisor today.