This strategy is offered by Newton Investment Management Ltd (‘NIM’). NIM is part of the Newton Investment Management Group.

Our philosophy and process

Every time we consider a security or look at an industry or country, it’s in the context of what’s happening across the world. We believe the investment landscape is shaped over the long term by some key trends, and we use a range of global investment themes to capture these.

Earth matters

Environmental factors are high up the political agenda and provide areas of opportunity as well as risk. Governments are under pressure to respond but this can be expensive, despite advancements in technology. ‘Earth matters’ looks at these issues.

China influence

The influence of China on the world has grown exponentially but its economy looks increasingly risky. ‘China influence’ looks at how the country’s development affects the investment outlook beyond its borders.1

1 Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in emerging markets may be subject to greater volatility owing to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability or less developed market practices.

State intervention

Authorities have engaged in ever-greater policy intervention and regulation to shore up economic growth. We believe ‘state intervention’ has increased misallocation of capital, caused volatility in markets and inflated asset prices – and we think that calls for a stock-specific approach.

Smart revolution

Machines and networks are becoming more intelligent. This is disrupting the labour market, as machines increasingly replace humans in the workplace. ‘Smart revolution’ considers the implications commercially, socially and politically.

Transcript

The developing world is full of investment opportunities, in part due to its young, growing workforce.

But every emerging market is unique and prospects can vary because of regional, industrial and corporate differences.

With such divergent opportunities and risks, what should investors do?
We believe an active, long-term approach to stock picking could help identify the best long-term growth opportunities in developing markets.

And one particular solution could be our Global Emerging Markets strategy. It has four core principles:

Active management – we are unconstrained by an index. A passive investor is limited to areas which have already performed well, but we can actively position the strategy to try to harness future growth opportunities.

Long-term focus – we do not chase the short-term volatility in the market, but focus on trying to deliver sustainable growth.

Strong fundamentals – we search for companies with attractive valuations, strong growth potential and that have the backing of our global investment themes.

And we analyse the environmental, social and governance risks of every company which we consider for investment. We look for companies which are run in the best interests of all shareholders, not the state.

Our Global Emerging Markets strategy takes an active, highly selective approach in seeking out the best long-term growth opportunities in the developing world, for our clients.

Investment team

Our Global Emerging Markets Equity strategy is managed by an experienced team. Our investment team of research analysts and portfolio managers works together across regions and sectors, helping to ensure that our investment process is highly flexible. Guided by our global investment themes, we seek to identify opportunities and risks through research and debate.

18
years’ average investment experience
11
years’ average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

The strategy seeks to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NDR) by more than 3% per annum over rolling 5-year periods, by achieving long-term capital growth from a portfolio comprised predominantly of emerging-market securities.

Performance benchmark

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NDR)

Typical number of equity holdings

40 to 70

Strategy size

US$1.9bn (as at March 31, 2022)

Strategy inception

May 2011

NIMNA Global Emerging Markets Equity strategy factsheet

Quarterly factsheet

Facts on the strategy’s performance and positioning.


US RI report Global Emerging Markets

Reponsible investment report

Stewardship activities (voting and engagement) for the last quarter and ESG metrics.


US Global Emerging Markets strategy brochure

Brochure

More detail on the strategy’s investment approach.

Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG considerations. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG considerations when making investment decisions. The way that ESG considerations are assessed may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. The research team performs ESG quality reviews on equity securities prior to their addition to Newton’s research recommended list (RRL). ESG quality reviews are not performed for all fixed income securities. The portfolio managers may purchase equity securities that are not included on the RRL and which do not have ESG quality reviews. Not all securities held by Newton’s strategies have an ESG quality review completed prior to investment, although since 2020 it has been a requirement for all (single name) equity securities to have an ESG quality review before they are purchased for the first time.

Key investment risks

  • Objective/Performance Risk: There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency Risk: This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • Geographic Concentration Risk: The strategy primarily invests in a single market which may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy.
  • Derivatives Risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset from which their value is derived. A small movement in the value of the underlying asset can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. This can increase the sizes of losses and gains, causing the value of your investment to fluctuate. When using derivatives, the strategy can lose significantly more than the amount it has invested in derivatives.
  • Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging Markets have additional risks due to less-developed market practices.
  • Concentration Risk: A fall in the value of a single investment may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy because it typically invests in a limited number of investments.
  • Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and/or the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (‘Stock Connect’) risk: The strategy may invest in China A shares through Stock Connect programs. These may be subject to regulatory changes and quota limitations. An operational constraint such as a suspension in trading could negatively affect the strategy’s ability to achieve its investment objective.
  • Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the strategy to financial loss.