The sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), has appointed Heenam Choi (pictured) as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Sung-soo Eun, who departed last September and is now leading the Export-Import Bank of Korea. During his introductory speech on 30 March 2018, Choi, a former executive director […]
Korean asset manager KB Asset Management has received the approval of French financial market regulator AMF for the distribution its KB Value Focus Korea Equity fund in the country at the start of April 2017, InvestmentEurope has learned. The fund is being marketed through fund services provider Carne Group. It is managed by Woong-pil Choi, […]
French asset manager La Française has opened a new office in Seoul in South Korea. The firm has appointed Shawna Yang (pictured) as investor relations director for Asia. Yang will be based in Seoul and reporting to La Française’s international development director, Philippe Lecomte, Prior to joining La Française, Yang was head of the Capital Markets division […]
Looking at current valuations across the world, some of the lowest-priced stocks are found in the emerging markets, and if you screen and weight these securities based on fundamentals, you can improve the valuation characteristics even further. The WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Index screens by dividend yield and then weights by dividends, typically resulting […]
Emerging markets equities were volatile amid macro stresses in 2014, but rose 2.5% for the year through November. Sharp oil price declines in December tipped the scales and, as investor confidence wavered, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index went from year-to date gains at November-end to a 2.2% loss for the full year in US dollar […]
Esty Dwek, investment strategist at HSBC Private Bank, has picked out Mexico, Turkey and South Korea as high conviction emerging market plays.
On June 7 China cut its interest rate by 25 basis points for the first time since December 2008 – an unexpected decision, which caused markets to rally.
Single country frontier markets equities funds are capable of providing some eye-watering returns on acceptable volatility, the problem is there are not many to choose from.
The exchange traded products industry gathered net new assets of $67.3bn during the first quarter of 2012, making it the best start to the year ever for the industry.
AllianceBernstein explains the rationale behind its latest products focused on emerging markets and high yield corporate bonds.
Africa has never been better placed for growth than it is now, according to Anthony Eaton, manager of the JM Finn Global Opportunities and JM Finn Africa funds.
Europe may flirt with recession, but consumer spending remains high in certain parts of the retail market, says Jack Neele of Robeco’s Consumer Trends Equities fund.