Over the past decade global emerging market equities have underperformed their developed market counterparts. What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for developing economies and the asset class ? In this week’s podcast, Vincent Nichols, investment specialist for global emerging market (EM) equities, discusses the case for EM equities with Daniel Morris, our senior market strategist.
This podcast is part of a series articulating our investment views and strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.