Understand emerging markets opportunities and the American Century advantage.
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Economic activity around the world is softening, which Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff believes could make finding future growth more challenging.
Guillaume Mascotto, head of ESG and Investment Stewardship, discusses the importance of integrating ESG disclosures and company fundamentals when evaluating an issuer's ability to manage risk or capitalize upon an opportunity.
In 2019, we are seeing emerging markets investors focusing more on the bottom up—for stocks that will outperform—and less on just headline news.
- Patricia Riberio, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Our distinctive philosophy centers on identifying companies that are positioned for an acceleration in earnings and revenue. By focusing on the rate of change and positive earnings momentum, rather than an absolute rate of growth, we can capitalize on a different opportunity set than many competitors and gives us the potential for differentiated returns across market cycles.
We recognize the macroeconomic environment's impact on companies, but incorporate it with our bottom-up, individual stock analysis. We believe that focusing on company fundamentals rather than country headlines helps build a high conviction portfolio. It is the market's inefficiency and its slowness to recognize positive inflections points that gives our growth philosophy an advantage to discover companies ignores by our competition
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The Emerging Markets team is based out of our New York office. This office includes five teams that manage global and non-U.S. portfolios using the same time-tested growth philosophy and fundamental discipline. Our five teams interact through daily research meeting and share macroeconomic, political, company, competitor and supplier data among the portfolio teams. This meeting facilitates the sharing of information amongst investment teams so that they are able systematically gather global information and use that information to make timely investment decisions. The Emerging Markets strategy benefits from the free flow of ideas that is generated by this collaborative environment.
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Firm start: 2006
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Emerging Markets are a diverse collection of countries, each with their own economic, political and cultural distinctions. These distinctions along with historically low analyst coverage create significant inefficiencies that can be exploited by the right manager.
Our Emerging Markets strategy seeks to invest in companies that are located primarily in emerging markets and demonstrating accelerating growth.
The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.
Portfolio managers are not licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to perform any regulated function in or from Hong Kong. Furthermore, none of the portfolio managers are located in or operate in or from Hong Kong.