Some energy funds delivered the best returns, while turmoil in Brazil and China caused their markets to underperform.
Energy funds generate best returns
Economic recovery has boosted the performance of conventional energy products since the beginning of the year, according to Morningstar data.
Brazil outshines broader Lat Am funds
Managers of Latin American equity funds have several country options, but just sticking with Brazil would have boosted returns.
High yield, Brazil, lead fixed income
Despite the return of volatility, high yield funds and a Brazil bond fund top the list of best performers among fixed income products available to investors in Hong Kong.
Fosun buys stake in Brazilian wealth manager
China’s Fosun conglomerate adds wealth management to its operations after announcing it would acquire a Brazilian wealth manager for $52m.
Video: First State Investments on EM debt
Manuel Canãs, deputy head of global emerging markets debt, First State Investments, answers three questions about EM debt.
EM corporate debt a key risk, says SSGA
Slowing EM economies and local currency devaluations are raising the risk of holding corporate debt, particularly China issuance.
Does the US rate hike create an EM buying opportunity?
Current market volatility is due to uncertainty around the start date, Rieder said. He disagrees with conventional opinion that all emerging markets will be under pressure once the US Fed moves to hike rates later this year. Rieder believes a 25 basis point rate rise will come in September and further hikes will be cautious […]
OMGI 2015 outlook
China has some juicy catalysts that could drive the mainland markets, which currently have companies with cheap valuations, according to Old Mutual Global Investors.