Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Card image cap
Perspective

Malaysia’s Crisis of Confidence

While fiscal prudence and stronger commodity prices should help the country, one could argue that Malaysia will need to restore the confidence of its people in its government and of foreign investors in its markets to truly get back on track.

Card image cap
Perspective

Consumption in China: From Commodities to Karaoke

China isn’t only a consumer of raw commodities—its growing middle class has been exerting formidable purchasing power and spawning new domestic industries that are of keen interest to us as investors, including cosmetics, entertainment (cinemas, music) and more.

Card image cap
Perspective

Are Emerging Markets Turning a Corner?

We consider many of the factors driving recent volatility in emerging markets to be temporary in nature and compounded by typically low summer liquidity—thus we believe we have grounds to be optimistic longer term.

Card image cap
Perspective

Small Stars Can Shine Bright

We have found that as an asset class, emerging-market small cap is one of the most widely misunderstood and underutilized among investors. It is often perceived to be a place to avoid in times of uncertainty, but we see things differently.

Card image cap
History

India: Interest Rates, Inflation and Manufacturing Ambitions

We have high hopes for India’s future, so we remain quite interested in India and continue to seek out investment bargains there. We are looking to diversify our exposure to Indian equities through a mix of commodities-oriented, export-oriented and domestic companies.

Card image cap
Guest Bloggers

South Africa’s Sporting and Economic Scorecard

In my view, it is absolutely critical that the government, labour unions and employers work together to create a more flexible labour environment that is not as fixated on high entry-level wages, but rather, is focused on improving the overall level of employment.

Card image cap
Perspective

A Lens on Latin America

We think the manner in which Brazil’s government institutes reforms to utilize its resources most effectively will be key to its economic transformation. Within the next three to five years we could see tremendous changes—if the will is there.

Card image cap
Guest Bloggers

Meet My Team: Carlos Hardenberg

Frontier markets remain the most vibrant economies we are investing in today. The level of entrepreneurialism is astonishing, and the large and young consumer societies are increasingly demanding the same lifestyle of people in the Western world.

Card image cap
Perspective

A Fed Move Could Be Good News for Emerging Markets

If in coming months the Fed feels confident enough in the US economy to raise interest rates, it could be viewed as positive news for emerging markets, particularly those with export ties that benefit from a strengthening US economy.

Card image cap
Perspective

Vietnam-EU Agreement: A Good Deal for Southeast Asia

As investors in Vietnamese stocks, the primary constraint we face is one of liquidity and limited choices in which to invest, but we are hopeful that will soon change. Vietnam has had a fast-growing economy, and we have found good companies there, including some that are state-owned.

Card image cap
Perspective

On Market Corrections, and Keeping a Calm Head

Despite recent market volatility, we consider the long-term outlook for China’s market and economy to be good. We don’t view this recent correction as the start of any sort of economic or market collapse underway, and it doesn’t change our view on investing there.

Card image cap
History

Building Corridors to the Future in Pakistan

We have been investing in Pakistan for a number of years, and see it as an overlooked investment destination with very attractive valuations due to negative macro sentiment.