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Barton Biggs, famed market predictor, dead at 79

July 16, 2012

Barton Biggs, the money manager whose attention to emerging markets during a 30-year career at Morgan Stanley made him one of the first global investment strategists, has died. He was 79. Biggs died on July 14, Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief...

El-Erian: Put your money on U.S., emerging markets

July 8, 2012

Markets in the United States and some emerging economies are the best investment opportunities at this time, according to Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC's Mohamed El-Erian. The United States as the preferred option “speaks to lots of...

U.S., emerging markets are the best places to invest: Pimco's El-Erian

July 2, 2012

Markets in the U.S. and some emerging economies are the best investment opportunities, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Mohamed El-Erian. The U.S. as the preferred option “speaks to lots of investment opportunities that are...

Looking beyond the obvious for yield

June 24, 2012

A dvisers are looking more broadly at asset classes for income opportunities — but there is more work to be done. The reality is that investors remain unclear about the opportunities in nontraditional income sources. In a recent BlackRock...

Europe's impact on emerging markets is 'pervasive'

June 22, 2012

It was a safe bet that any session at this week's Morningstar Inc. conference labeled as a "global bond perspective” was going to include a heavy emphasis on Europe, and the presenters did not disappoint. "I think Europe muddles along and...

Hasenstab's new normal: You've got to take risks just to preserve wealth

June 21, 2012

Too much focus on the European debt crisis, and a potential economic slowdown in China, could lead to missed investment other opportunities -- opportunities that could help investors at least preserve their capital. "If you believe the Eurozone...

Gung ho Kenneth Fisher placing big bets on this emerging market

June 11, 2012

Billionaire Kenneth Fisher, who bought Chinese shares as they rallied from a 2-1/2 year low in the fourth quarter, said the stocks will beat global equities as the government takes further steps to boost growth. China will loosen monetary policy...

India downgrade no big thing for bond funds: DoubleLine

June 11, 2012

Standard & Poor's has warned that India has a 1-in-3 chance of seeing its investment grade sovereign rating lowered to junk over the next two years. The odds that any downgrade would have a substantial impact on emerging-markets-debt funds are...

Ignore emerging-markets debt at your own risk

June 8, 2012

Most investors are making a mistake by overlooking emerging-markets debt or associating the fixed-income category with emerging-markets equity, said David Hinman, chief investment officer SW Asset Management. “We think the emerging-markets-debt...

Financial advisers are eyeing the next investment frontier

May 13, 2012

As emerging markets increasingly move in lock step with developed markets, some financial advisers are considering putting their clients' assets into frontier markets — in less developed and inherently more risky countries — in hopes of...

Growth-happy plans eye emerging-markets P-E

May 6, 2012

More private-equity investors are delving into emerging markets, but significant hurdles remain in the effort to find sustained outperformance, according to consultants and pension fund executives. Unlike public equities, where the trend toward...

Why investors should be into Africa

May 3, 2012

In a world of fast-growing economies in the emerging world, it might be easy to overlook Africa, which represents just 4% of global gross domestic product. Such an oversight would be a mistake, according to Larry Seruma, fund manager for Nile...

Why Merrill is overweighting corporate credit

April 24, 2012

The following is excerpted from a report by the Chief Investment Officer Team for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. The team is headed by Lisa Shallet, CIO of Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and head of investment management & guidance....

Rising BRICs could challenge Western banks

April 10, 2012

[Two weeks ago], the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa met in New Delhi for their fourth annual "BRICS" summit. The meeting brought together five countries that together represent 43 percent of the world's population...

Taming emerging-markets funds

April 1, 2012

Mutual funds that invest in emerging markets are infamous for their volatility, taking investors on roller-coaster rides that often leave them gasping. Recently, however, a handful of fund companies, including Fidelity Investments and BlackRock...

Scrutinize emerging-markets funds

March 18, 2012

The growing middle class in many developing countries has made them an attractive place to invest. But most broad emerging-markets funds aren't giving investors the exposure to those economies that they probably expected. Consider, for example,...

'Buy American' not the hottest investment strategy: Franklin PM

March 14, 2012

It may not come as any big surprise to hear a manager of an international fund describe “global as the new core.” But there is a lot of logic behind the argument made by Par Rostom, manager of the Franklin International Growth Fund Ticker:(FNGAX)....

Pioneer ready to fight for inflows

February 27, 2012

Pioneer Investments is in the process of building out an emerging-markets hub in London that it can leverage to launch equity and fixed-income funds as part of its five-year plan for organic growth, global chief executive Roger Yates said in...

How much emerging-market exposure should your clients have?

February 17, 2012

A growing number of individual investors are seeking returns from emerging markets, with China and the Brazil at the top of the list. With that, a growing number of clients are experiment with varying levels of emerging market exposure within...

Emerging markets re-emerging as good bets

February 2, 2012

The emerging markets continue to drive global growth, and to take advantage, advisers need to be opportunistic, said Jason White, portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. “The simple answer is to overweight emerging markets, but...

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