Schroders launches emerging markets equities fund

Schroders launches emerging markets equities fund

Schroders, the British multinational asset management company, announced yesterday the launch of Schroder ISF Emerging Markets Equity Alpha.

The fund aims to provide investors around the world exposure to fast growing emerging countries through a high conviction strategy that leverages Schroders’ extensive expertise in emerging markets.

The strategy will focus on 40–60 of the team’s highest conviction stock ideas from across the emerging markets universe. The process is bottom-up and style agnostic.

The fund will be managed by Robert Davy and Waj Hashmi who have a combined 59 years of experience investing in emerging market equities. They will be supported by a team of 45 investment professionals based in Schroders offices in London, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The fund launched on 11 December 2017 and is managed by Schroders’ Emerging Markets Equities team who currently manage $32.7bn on behalf of clients around the world.

Robert Davy and Waj Hashmi, the fund’s managers, said: “Emerging markets are currently benefiting from rapid industrialisation, urbanisation, the adoption of new technologies and strong global growth. Using our extensive analytical resources we have been able to identify opportunities across many sectors and countries.”

John Troiano, global head of distribution at Schroders, said: “Emerging markets is an area in which Schroders has extensive capability. We have operated on the ground in emerging markets for over 80 years, with people based in 13 locations around the world who have a deep understanding of these markets. This strategy will provide our clients access to this exciting area.”

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