Understand emerging markets opportunities and the American Century advantage.
By Patricia Ribeiro - First Quarter 2020
There’s a lot of talk about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. However, few managers have focused on emerging markets—and that’s where we see a tremendous amount of potential.
When we engage companies in emerging markets on ESG issues, they’re often surprised. They may already be improving their environmental, social or governance practices, but no manager has ever asked them how their companies address ESG factors. This tells us we’ve found a significant opportunity.
I think we are pioneers in this space. We don’t see a lot of attention from other emerging markets equity managers on ESG or on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which our strategy aligns with.
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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.
First Quarter 2020
Senior Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro explains how adding small-cap stocks to an emerging markets (EM) allocation may improve returns, provide portfolio diversification and reduce overall portfolio volatility.
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.
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