Their approach is simply about avoiding countries and companies with the biggest problems and seeking value where the opportunities lie.
Emerging markets as an asset class remain unloved, and have in the past been dominated by a handful of big named players.
What we are starting to see are new firms entering the space and this makes it more interesting with smaller funds having greater opportunities to deliver long term benefits to investors (if they have the right team in place).
Standard Life Investments (SLI) have built a strong reputation with their UK Funds and over the last 3 years have been building a strong presence in emerging markets. In 2012 they launched three Emerging Market Funds – Equity, Equity Income and Unconstrained.
The funds have a strong management team and have delivered good performance since launch. In this update we will outline some of the key features of these funds and why investors may wish to select these as an alternative option.