Emerging markets and the opportunity ahead

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST

60 minutes

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Despite persistent negativity in the economic outlook, emerging markets have several factors in their favor. After a decade of dominance from the US, fresh market drivers are being established.  We have seen a sell-off in US tech, in what some market watchers are dubbing ‘the revenge of the physical’. EM is an undoubted beneficiary of this theme. Emerging markets are home to the majority of the world’s resources, including energy resources, which will continue to be in short supply this winter, supporting current prices levels. In the longer term significant investment is required for the world to reach its de-carbonisation goals. Meanwhile, the appeal of emerging market demographics should become more apparent as structural growth opportunities get harder to come by in a tougher economic environment.

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Risk Considerations 

(e) Emerging Markets risk: The fund invests in emerging market equities and / or bonds. Investing in emerging markets involves a greater risk of loss than investing in more developed markets due to, among other factors, greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks. 

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Dan Buchanan
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Dan Buchanan is a Senior Director at abrdn. Dan is responsible for distribution of exchange-traded funds, separately managed accounts mutual funds in the New England region. In addition, he directs investor relations for abrdn's closed-end fund business in the U.S. and Canada. Dan joined abrdn in 2018 from ETF Securities (U.S.) where he was served as Director of Sales for the Eastern U.S. Previously, Dan worked at Guggenheim Investments and MFS Investment Management and co-founded a third-party wholesale distribution firm. Dan graduated with a BA in History from Saint Anselm College and an MBA in Finance/Entrepreneurship from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

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Tom Harvey is a Senior Equity Specialist at abrdn. Tom focuses on the firm’s equity strategies. Prior to joining the company in February 2013, he served as Vice President, Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations at Delaware Investments. In this role, he worked with institutional clients, prospects, and consultants in the eastern United States. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in history studies from Juniata College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Philadelphia University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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