Understand emerging markets opportunities and the American Century advantage.
There’s a lot of talk about ESG investing. However, few managers have focused on emerging markets—and that’s where we see a lot of potential.
As countries emerge from lockdown and vaccinations accelerate, we expect continued improvement in growth in the second half.
Combining both top-down and bottom-up inputs, the American Century Investments' ESG framework can be applied across investments strategies.
September 21, 2018
Get to know Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram, a key member of the American Century U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth strategy investment team.
Distinct Growth Philosophy – our emerging markets team focuses on identifying companies exhibiting earnings acceleration and sustainability.
Bottom-Up, Fundamental Research – we look for companies that fit our process regardless of their home country. Macroeconomic impact is incorporated into our company analysis.
All-Cap, Pure-Play Approach – we search for the best ideas regardless of market cap, in an effort to broaden the opportunity potential for outperformance while staying true to our mandate of investing in emerging market companies.
We believe that when a company's earnings per share are growing at an increasing rate it represents one of the most important tools in determining a stock's potential to increase in value
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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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.