IShares ESG MSCI Emerging Markets Leaders ETF LDEM focuses on stocks with the strongest environmentsl, social, and governance ratings in their respective sectors. Despite its ESG mandate, the fund incurs more stock-specific risk than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, leaning more heavily into a number of state-owned-enterprises and the political risk they bear. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral.
Will LDEM outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable LDEM’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the LDEM management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of LDEM’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.