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Mark Mobius: Emerging markets investments that will benefit from the World Cup

June 29, 2010

I’m sure a number of you have been keenly following the World Cup matches as they play out across South Africa. For me, even though I was sitting far away, the opening match in the awe-inspiring Johannesburg venue felt especially close to...

Money managers see pay dirt in oil crisis

June 13, 2010

As a result of BP PLC's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, many money managers see a host of investing opportunities in emerging markets, natural gas, renewable energy, cleanup technologies, environmental consulting and, in some cases, the oil...

Janus, Causeway Capital mull going more global

April 5, 2010

Janus Capital International Ltd., a subsidiary of Janus Capital Group Inc., and Causeway Capital Management LLC are separately looking to expand their global fund lineups, according to company officials. While emerging markets have seen a great...

Emerging markets emerging as a good bet, says Hennion & Walsh's Mahn

January 8, 2010

Money managers and financial advisers need to start looking beyond domestic equity and other traditional asset classes for risk-adjusted returns in the current market, according to Kevin Mahn, chief investment officer with Hennion & Walsh Asset...

Extended stimulus package boosts China shares

December 10, 2009

Chinese shares rebounded Thursday after the government extended tax cuts and subsidies for purchases of small vehicles and appliances to support the economic recovery. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 14.7 points, or 0.5 percent,...

ETF sponsors can't resist latest trend

November 29, 2009

Now that exchange-traded funds can come to market with relatively little fuss, providers are readying to launch emerging-markets ETFs in what industry observers call an ill-advised attempt to jump on the latest trend. Many of the emerging-markets...

Global economies still rise and fall together

November 8, 2009

Experts have said for years that emerging markets were breaking free of their lock-step movement with developed markets. But the market crisis changed that view. Although few think that emerging markets are as dependent on developed economies...

Managers anticipating huge demand

November 8, 2009

Money managers are adding more arrows to their emerging-markets quiver as they anticipate institutional investor demand for such strategies to escalate. “My sense is that there are adequate products for the interest you have today, but that...

Surprisingly, the party's like the last

November 8, 2009

Pension fund executives around the world are putting their faith — and assets — into emerging markets to provide more investment bang for the buck. But some consultants and money managers think that pension funds still have a long way to...

Sizzling emerging markets may have gotten too hot

October 11, 2009

Emerging markets seem to offer the best prospects for investment, but some observers are warning that rapid capital inflows and rising domestic spending in developing economies are signaling the next bubble. The most obvious sign of a newly...

iShares rolls out new emerging-markets ETF

October 2, 2009

iShares, a unit of Barclays Global Investors, today launched an emerging-markets exchange-traded fund: the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe Index Fund (ESR). “The emerging markets have been an ongoing investment theme throughout...

Emerging markets: The next bubble to burst?

October 1, 2009

Emerging markets could be the next bubble to watch out for, but the doesn‘t mean the run is over yet, according to John-Paul Smith, chief strategist for Pictet Asset Management Ltd. Speaking today in Atlanta at the Investment Management Consultants...

Emerging markets offer opportunity

August 16, 2009

A number of financial trends have made emerging economies the high-growth option for international investing. As companies worldwide have worked to reduce production costs, a wave of outsourcing has taken advantage of emerging-world capacity...

Investors high on emerging markets, while analysts counsel caution

July 31, 2009

Investors are flocking to emerging markets with the anticipation of hefty returns, though analysts doubt that the performance will last. According to research firm Lipper Inc. of New York, investors poured $12.1 billion into emerging markets...

Markets remain rocky; Asia looks appealing

July 12, 2009

Investors should prepare for a roller-coaster ride for the rest of the year as equity markets struggle to make headway. In fact, volatility will make portfolio gains elusive and leave investors to face a “ground war for the next six months”...

Investors grab for growth in emerging markets

June 7, 2009

After being written off as an asset class just a few short months ago, emerging-markets equities are back. And what a turnaround it's been. The Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Index fell a whopping 53.2% last year, its...

Mutual funds invested in emerging markets post big gains

April 7, 2009

The average emerging-markets-equity fund gained more than 10% in March — outpacing the returns posted by funds that invest in developed countries, according to Lipper Inc. But whether the turnaround is sustainable remains to be seen. According...

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