Natixis launches global EM expertise

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Natixis Global Asset Management has launched Emerise, a new global expertise dedicated to emerging markets in Singapore.

Emerise manages emerging markets equity funds that target long-term growth and portfolio diversification.

According to Natixis, the potential of emerging markets remains underestimated by investors. The firm sees positive long-term prospects in these markets.

“To meet investors’ long-term expectations, we believe it’s crucial to focus on the original principles of emerging markets investing: growth and diversification,” said Stéphane Mauppin-Higashino, managing director of Emerise.

Emerise relies on local teams and research in Singapore as well as in Paris, with four areas of equity expertise: Global emerging, Asia, Emerging Europe, and Latin America.

Funds managed by Emerise hold 50 to 70 stocks on average. They aim to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index – IMI3.

The firm’s offering is covering all market capitalisations. However, the funds are more exposed to small and mid cap companies as the firm argues they represent the true emerging corporate world and that they can provide superior returns to other corporate categories.

The stock-picking is based on the analysis of fundamentals such as stable earnings growth, solid economic fundamentals and clear competitive edge with high value-added.

Emerise’s fund managers make almost 1,500 company visits every year, analyse approximately 300 companies in depth, and constantly monitor close to 100 of these companies.

Natixis distributes Emerise’s fund range, targeting both professional (institutional investors, companies, multimanagers, private banks, IFAs and banking networks) and non-professional investors.

Emerise’s AUM amount to $1bn as at May 2015.


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