2018 has been a challenging year for emerging market equities, but they continue to be one of the least expensive regional equity markets in the world. To access valuation opportunities in emerging markets, but with less risk, options focused on European exporters may be a compelling solution.
When we talk about emerging market equities today, we find that people are disappointed: there has been underperformance of late. Here, we use dividend yield to measure equity valuations, when searching for opportunities.
As investors increasingly look to the emerging markets, investment choices have grown significantly. Rather than the standard broad-based, all-encompassing emerging market equity strategies of yesterday, we’re seeing investors looking to explore and understand more finely tuned exposures to this asset class.
The emerging markets have been one of the bigger disappointments in terms of performance over the last few years, but there are pockets of opportunity, with some regions displaying fewer imbalances than others.
We conclude our four-post blog series of emerging market equity valuations with a focus on what has become a major theme for equity indexes, emerging market or otherwise: Low volatility.
With the plethora of emerging market equity indexes that have come into existence, there are more options for fine-tuning the type of emerging market exposure desired.