A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
What they are, where they came from, where they're going--and how to evaluate them.
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.
Four offerings deemed to be right for right now.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
Slowing growth is priced in, but a spike in global volatility continues to be a risk.
Last year's rebalance resulted in some significant changes in the fund.