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Emerging Market Viewpoints – August

24 August 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

China currently accounts for over 30% of the benchmark market capitalisation of the MSCI Global Emerging Market index. At this level China now represents a higher percentage of the index than any individual country has in the past. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – July

14 July 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

Investors we meet are often preoccupied with their exposure to style factors. The largest dichotomy seems to exist between the growth and value investment style. We at North of South Capital subscribe to the view that value investing works over time and allows an active manager to outperform the market. Our investment process is built around this premise. 

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Emerging Markets Webcast

12 July 2018

Emerging Markets Webcast with North of South Capital
The importance of the Cost of Capital, Trade Wars, Trump, China & more

In the first of our Emerging Market Webcasts, Matt Linsey, Lead Portfolio Manager and Partner of North & South Capital and Kamil Dimmich, Co-manager and Partner outline their unique interpretation of value investing, and why it’s so critical to consider the ‘Cost of Capital’ when investing across Emerging Markets.  

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EM value specialists

11 June 2018

EM value specialists - North of South Capital
Hear from our highly experienced team

Matt Linsey, Lead Portfolio Manager and Partner of North & South Capital and Kamil Dimmich, Co-manager and Partner outline their unique interpretation of value investing, and why it’s so critical to consider the ‘Cost of Capital’ when investing across Emerging Markets.  

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – May

23 May 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

The continued rise in U.S. dollar interest rates is now beginning to have a significant impact on those markets that have been most dependent on external financing. This in turn has created a negative perception of the entire Emerging Market asset class. Is this correct?   

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – April

23 April 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

There has been a great deal of confusion over the past year and a half regarding the exact meaning of many pronouncements coming from the Trump administration regarding foreign policy. The turnover of senior staff, particularly the recent departure of Secretary of State Tillison, has only added to this level of uncertainty. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – March

22 March 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

Over the past five years, the Korean index has risen at an annualised rate of 5.6% in U.S. dollars, almost exactly in line with the global emerging market index over the same time period. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – February

20 February 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

The recent market sell-off was different in two regards. The U.S. dollar was not viewed as a safe haven and Emerging Market equities did not underperform their developed market counterparts.

This was even more surprising as the catalyst for the sell-off was rising U.S. interest rates. Normally, this would be supportive of the U.S. currency due to widening interest rate differentials and the role of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – January

10 January 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

It has been a year since Trump assumed the office of President of the United States. At the time there were concerns that he would follow through on his election rhetoric and that a trade war would soon begin, with Mexico and China as the main targets. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – December

04 December 2017

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

As we near the end of 2017 and look forward into the new year, many investors will be asking whether there is still value to be found in our markets. After all, we have seen 30%+ gains in dollar terms in many of the Emerging Market indices, significantly ahead of moves in the developed world. In fact, we seem to be on track to see the MSCI EM index outperform the S&P for the first year since 2012.   

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