CIO Robert Horrocks, Ph.D., says peaking interest rates may strengthen the case for quality growth stocks in emerging markets.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, says in order to reconcile assumptions on inflation with what might actually transpire, investors need to look through a wider lens and be prepared for a future that may not look too different from the past.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, says well-managed companies, not inflation and interest-rate cycles, will determine long-term investment returns.
Investors in China can positively influence the behavior of Chinese companies and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in the long run.
It might seem at first that everything is against emerging markets.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, examines the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on China’s trade and economic strategy and the implications the conflict has for Asia’s development and markets.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, explains how inflation has brought with it aggressive shifts in investment themes but ultimately it’s the attributes of companies that determine portfolio returns.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, sees fascinating and surprising investment opportunities arising in the emerging markets and China next year. Fed actions to manage inflation and the ongoing challenges of the pandemic will be important factors but the performance of markets may ultimately depend on the success of well-managed companies in key sectors.
Robert Horrocks, PhD, discusses how he navigates and invests in a challenging environment, especially in China amid recent regulatory actions.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, discusses the short and longer-term prospects for Asia and EM in a rising inflationary environment.
Over the past few months, we’ve heard plenty about the rotation to value putting pressure on growth stocks.
CIO Robert Horrocks, reviews a topsy-turvy 2020 and shares the reasons for his relative optimism for Asia and the emerging markets in 2021.
Tailwinds for emerging markets include strong potential for earnings recovery, as well as a weaker U.S. dollar and reasonable equity valuations. Chief Investment Officer Robert Horrocks, PhD, considers the investment landscape in his annual review and outlook.
Emerging markets are developing richer, more consumer-led economies as China expands its infrastructure investments and trade relationships.
As we look at emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, it is now becoming clear that there may be some long-lasting impacts to the world that will affect politics, economics and investments. Are we heading towards a world of two asset classes: the U.S. and China?
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, and Investment Strategist Andy Rothman offer their perspectives on the Coronavirus and its possible impact on China's governance and economy.
Asia goes into the global deceleration with already-lean companies and a valuation advantage.
Investment opportunities arise amid trade-related market disruption.
China's ambitious infrastructure initiative points to the potential of global cooperation.
Protests in Hong Kong create a political balancing act for China. With the world watching, a patient approach may be in China's best interest.
Factors other than U.S.-China friction drive the region's progress.
Its economic leadership creates a potential opportunity that cannot be ignored.
Structural advantages that point to fast long-term growth in Asia are getting short shrift.
China and Asia are once again at the forefront of many investors' minds. Investors have taken notice of a potential resolution to the trade dispute with the U.S., the pause in Federal Reserve tightening and the curtailing of the U.S. dollar's rally, along with headlines suggesting China is looking to stimulate growth.
Focusing on the long term and on better-managed companies has been a tailwind for returns in Asia.
Conventional wisdom is always right—until it isn't. The question is: When is it right to disagree? The investment herd is thinking: Trade wars, tight money, fractious politics and a falling stock market in the U.S. Banking systems in distress in Europe and the splitting of the EU.
I have been waiting for the first signs of real panic in Asia's bear market. First, there was the question of why India had been so defensive, with its current account deficit, high structural inflation, strained banking system, difficult government finances and high valuations.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says China's leadership on free trade is an important reason to invest in the growth of Asia.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says Asia's markets have rebounded because of reasonable valuations.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says markets may have overreacted in Asia to news of a trade war and tighter money.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says valuations are nowhere near as stretched in Asia as they are in the U.S.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says worries about U.S. monetary policy are not without cause.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says Asia’s political and economic environment looks strong for the region’s long-term growth prospects.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says current stock valuations favor Asia amid an increase in market volatility globally.
The last few days of 2016 have receded amidst continued pain for Asia's markets. Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, reflects on the year that began with a rally in Asia's equity and fixed income markets, but it ended in a slump.
Is the election of Donald Trump the latest example, following on from the Brexit vote and the success of Bernie Sanders and non-mainstream candidates in Europe, of a global trend in demagoguery and isolationism that will sweep all in its path, including the economies of Asia?