Culling ideas from top emerging-markets fund managers.
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
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.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
Emerging-markets exposure, actively managed portfolios, and the search for income, particularly with bank-loan funds, all will be hot topics at this year's conference, Oct. 2-4 in Chicago, says Morningstar's Ben Johnson.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
Investors continued their search for income in May, as the future of monetary policy came into sharp focus during the month.
This dividend-weighted strategy has resulted in a relatively less volatile fund.