About Global Emerging Markets
The Martin Currie Global Emerging Markets strategy offers investors a diverse opportunity set and superior growth prospects driven by the long-term, powerful drivers of a young and growing population, rising urbanisation and a growing middle class.
As long-term investors, we use bottom-up, fundamental research to identify high quality companies with robust balance sheets and sustainable growth potential. Our process for identifying the very best investment opportunities in emerging markets is underpinned by our long-term investment philosophy and belief that companies exhibiting these characteristics are frequently undervalued by the market.
ESG factors are embedded in the investment process and engagement is viewed as an essential element of our analysis. Top-down factors are considered a source of risk, as such, a member of the team is dedicated to macro and political research. Investors can expect relative performance to be delivered on the strength of individual investments and not a particular market outcome.
Our investment philosophy is founded on a belief that the market frequently misprices a company’s long-term, value-creation potential; as long-term investors, we are able to identify the nature and scale of the mispricing through rigorous fundamental research.
We seek to add further value by investing in quality companies that exhibit the strongest growth characteristics.
Combining this approach with active stock picking is how we seek to deliver superior alpha over the long term for our clients.
Martin Currie has been managing dedicated emerging markets portfolios since 1991. Our team is focused on managing one strategy and portfolios reflect our highest-conviction ideas from within the emerging-markets universe.
We are very clear that we can add value through bottom-up stock selection and build portfolios that reflect responsible stewardship of our clients' capital.
The result is a high-conviction portfolio of 40-60 of high-quality, sustainable growth emerging market companies.
|Portfolio characteristics||Global Emerging Markets|
|Long-term objective||To outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by +3% p.a. over rolling three to five-year periods.|
|Benchmark||MSCI Emerging Markets Index|
|Sector/country allocations||As a result of stock selection- managed within factor risk analysis|
|Security limit||Maximum 10% absolute stock weight|
|Number of stocks||40-60|
|Portfolio turnover||Low - expected turnover|
|Forecast tracking error||Maximum of 8% per annum|
|Inception||13 September 1991|
The time is right for investing in emerging markets
The interplay of mega cities with new technology and the rapid growth of middle class consumers is giving rise to some truly world class emerging market companies.
The Martin Currie Emerging Markets strategy is a highly selective portfolio comprised of 40-60 highly profitable businesses with sustainable long-term growth prospects.
The Martin Currie Global Long-Term Unconstrained (GLTU) strategy invests in 20-40 quality growth companies and aims to provide long-term growth over a 5-10-year investment horizon.
Together, our capabilities form a powerful investment strategy bringing together the best opportunities in emerging markets.
How to invest
Through our parent company, Franklin Templeton, investors are offered access to a segregated account or a range of pooled vehicles.
Please contact us to discuss the most appropriate investment to meet your requirements.
How to invest
Martin Currie is a Specialist Investment Manager of Franklin Resources Inc, operating as Franklin Templeton.
Franklin Templeton is responsible for the sales and client service of our funds for financial advisers and individual investors.
If you would like to find out more about these funds, please visit the Franklin Templeton website.
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- Date published
- 11 Dec 2020
- Global Emerging Markets