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Emerging market equities have shown a very strong performance in 2016, significantly out-performing developed markets year-to-date. With a European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) 6 rating, these funds have a higher-risk profile than developed markets funds but also have more growth potential over a longer-term investment horizon.
The resurgent commodity and oil prices provided a catalyst for emerging markets this year and the generally dovish stance of central banks and diminishing expectations for US interest rate rises has also been constructive. If your client is looking for some exposure to higher risk emerging market equities, they could also achieve higher returns.
Friends First has a range of three emerging market regional equity funds which are expected to achieve strong returns in the longer-term, based on the performance of equity markets. Although all the emerging markets funds available from Friends First give exposure to ‘global’ emerging markets each has unique objectives and strategies and all have generated positive returns in euro terms this year-to-date.
Indexed Emerging Markets Fund
KBI Emerging Markets High Yield Equity Fund
Explorer Emerging Markets Fund
The emerging markets funds are available as standalone fund options as well as featuring within a number of our Magnet and Compass range of portfolio funds. The Magnet and Compass range are ready-made portfolios, each designed with a particular type of investor in mind, making it easier for you to select the right investment for your client’s needs.
The emerging markets funds and the Magnet and Compass Range are available across the Friends First suite of Pensions, ARF (Approved Retirement Funds), AMRF (Approved Minimum Retirement Funds) and Savings and Investment products.
For more information on the Friends First range of funds speak to your Account Manager or visit our Fund Centre.
*An index created by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) that is designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.
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