Summary of Global Challenges in Asset Management

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Investors had long considered emerging markets a single asset class, but no longer. Developing economies exhibit varying degrees of maturity, and the financing needs of governments and local companies increasingly find expression in a wider range of public market issuance. But currency volatility and liquidity problems stymie many asset managers. getAbstract recommends this recap of an Economist Intelligence Unit webinar for its succinct analysis on investment trends in emerging economies.

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In seeking “sustainable...risk-adjusted returns” among growing geopolitical threats, asset managers must deal with the impact of shifting monetary policies in the United States and Europe. These changes acutely affect liquidity in emerging markets (EMs), where, in 2013, news of the imminent end of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing sent investors scurrying for the exits. Yet developing economies have matured to varying degrees, and savvy investors no longer treat these markets as a single asset category. As economic growth slows in these nations, fund managers are taking a more nuanced look at...

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