A Voracious Appetite for Growth in Emerging Markets

We believe there remains significant room to run for growth in emerging markets. GDP has continued to rise and the public equity market’s percentage share has risen alongside it.

  • Understanding just how far these markets have come in the last few years in terms of total trading activity is astounding, in our opinion. Liquidity has been increasing and the fishing pond today is twice as big.
  • The last few years have seen a significant rise in trading activity, with emerging market equities averaging $23 trillion in annual trading volume—four times the average of the 2010s—and surpassing developed markets ex US, which have stagnated since 2009.
  • The opportunity set for emerging market large-cap investors has expanded, with the number of companies valued at $10 billion or more doubling from roughly 250 to approximately 500.

Understanding the growth potential in emerging markets is one piece of the picture, the other pieces are put into place when you choose to work with an investment manager who not only deeply understands the global markets but also puts client alignment at the forefront.


Increase in liquidity

Significant rise in trading activity

Expanded opportunity set for large-cap investors

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Emerging Markets Equity Strategy (net of fees) % 0.04 7.25 10.64 35.16 3.97 10.06 7.30
MSCI Emerging Markets Index % 0.45 7.83 2.83 9.88 -5.69 1.89 2.86

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Performance data is based on the firm’s composite for the strategy. The composite was created in June 2016. Performance presented prior to June 1, 2016 was achieved prior to the creation of the firm. The prior track record has been reviewed by Ashland Partners & Company, LLP and conforms to the portability requirements of the GIPS standards. On June 28, 2017, ACA Performance Services, LLC acquired the investment performance service business of Ashland Partners & Company, LLP. For periods after June 1, 2016, the composites consist of accounts managed by GQG pursuant to the strategy.

The US dollar is the currency used to express performance. Returns are presented net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net performance is calculated after the deduction of actual trading expenses and other administrative fees (custody, legal, administration, audit and organization fees). Net returns are calculated using the highest/model rack rate fee. Net performance is net of foreign withholding taxes. PAST PERFORMANCE MAY NOT BE INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. Please see the Appendix for additional disclosures regarding the composites. Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.


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The MSCI Emerging Markets (Net) Index captures large and mid cap representation across 24 Emerging Markets (EM) countries. With 1,375 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country. * EM countries include Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.