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Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
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.
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.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
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.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
Institutional investors are likely behind the selling.
Last year's rebalance resulted in some significant changes in the fund.