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Suddenly, scores of emerging-market funds are emerging

November 5, 2012

Calvert Investments has jumped on the emerging-markets bandwagon with the help of U.K.-based Hermes Fund Managers Ltd. Launched Oct. 31, the Calvert Emerging Markets Equity Fund Ticker:(CVMAX), will apply socially conscious investing screens...

Where Pimco's Total Return Fund is invested now

October 9, 2012

The following is excerpted from the latest edition of Litman Gregory's "No-Load Fund Analyst" newsletter. Littman Gregory's research team interviewed Saumil Parikh, a portfolio manager for Pimco's Total Return Fund and a member of the firm's...

Infrastructure funds provide shelter against inflation: Cohen & Steers

September 26, 2012

In a world of fast-growing and far-reaching infrastructure development, portfolio manager Ben Morton points out that investing in the sector is no longer just about funneling money directly into complex and tax-unfriendly master limited partnerships....

Money managers avoiding Mideast — except one country

September 17, 2012

As anti-American protests spread across the Mideast — sparked by a 14-minute clip on YouTube — financial advisers here in the U.S. say the uprising only confirms existing biases toward domestic investing. The unrest also has cemented the...

Advisers stick to global-diversification guns despite turmoil

September 11, 2012

Advisers are still committed to global portfolio diversification — and have a wider variety of financial products from which to choose — but they have to contend with reluctance among clients spooked by headlines about turmoil overseas,...

What's next for emerging markets?

August 21, 2012

The following is excerpted from a Q&A between James Tracy, National Sales Director for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equities at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and author of the book, Breakout...

Cracks in the BRIC Wall

August 21, 2012

The meta-story over the weekend was the conviction of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on charges of hooliganism. They were sentenced to two years. This made the front page above the fold in both the Financial Times (FT), with a big picture...

U.S. investors still plowing into bond funds

July 17, 2012

The general movement out of equity mutual funds and into bond funds continued in June, according to the Direct Fund Flows report from Morningstar Inc. U.S. stock funds experienced outflows of $8.5 billion, versus $10.8 billion in inflows to...

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...

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