A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
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Culling ideas from top emerging-markets fund managers.
Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
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.
Slowing growth is priced in, but a spike in global volatility continues to be a risk.
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.