A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
Culling ideas from top emerging-markets fund managers.
There are a number of issues that lurk beneath the surface.
Although passive market-cap-weighted ETF strategies remain popular in developing markets, they do have their drawbacks, but actively managed low-volatility and value strategies are gaining momentum, says Morningstar's Patty Oey.
Plus, an updated expense ratio for Silver-rated FMI Focus Fund, a new emerging-markets value offering from American Century, PIMCO hires a new equity boss from Schroders, and more.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
Last year's rebalance resulted in some significant changes in the fund.
Investors continued their search for income in May, as the future of monetary policy came into sharp focus during the month.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
This dividend-weighted strategy has resulted in a relatively less volatile fund.