Emerging Market Rated Funds

Emerging market funds provide diversified exposure to regions and countries such as China, Latin America, Russia and Africa. Most Rated Funds in this asset group have a global remit. This year regional specialists and debt funds have been included among the 13 Rated Funds and are listed accordingly, as well as a globally diversified fund that targets income.

Emerging markets often exhibit high growth rates, but they are vulnerable to risks such as political instability and corruption. Local companies are often in the early growth phase of their development, which contributes to higher volatility, but they can deliver stronger returns. These markets tend to do well in a climate of expanding global economic growth, but they suffer most when investor confidence weakens.

As with Rated Funds in the Asian equities asset group, good actively managed emerging market funds should be expected to beat passive index trackers over the medium to long term. That is because company and country prospects are less well-researched than in developed markets.

Our emerging market Rated Funds take a variety of investment approaches. Some look at the macroeconomic environment around the globe and prioritise companies operating in regions with the best economic or currency prospects.

Others take a thematic approach, by prioritising dividend and/or bond income, for example. Several look for high-quality companies that can grow their earnings in all types of market environment and mitigate many of the risks that can be present in emerging markets.

EMERGING MARKETSBrowse other rated fund groups
Fund & Sector
Rated Funds Group
1 Month Perf.
1 Year Perf.
3 Year Perf.
5 Year Perf.
Hermes Gbl Emrg Mkts
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
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EMERGING MARKETS1.4%
48 / 291
31.2%
3 / 274
64.7%
1 / 230
99.1%
3 / 173
BlackRock Emg Eur Plc
IT European Emerging Markets
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EMERGING MARKETS-1.4%
2 / 2
28.6%
2 / 2
34.5%
1 / 2
36.4%
1 / 2
Neptune Latin America
UT Specialist
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EMERGING MARKETS3%
6 / 111
26%
5 / 106
20.8%
55 / 101
19.4%
56 / 84
Invesco Perp Gbl Emg Mkts
UT Global Emerging Markets
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EMERGING MARKETS0.9%
43 / 60
22.9%
21 / 58
45.2%
12 / 52
80.8%
2 / 42
BlkRck Frontiers Inv Trst
IT Global Emerging Markets Equities
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EMERGING MARKETS2.9%
4 / 11
22.5%
3 / 10
36.8%
2 / 10
133.3%
1 / 9
Aberdeen Latin American Eq
UT Specialist
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EMERGING MARKETS4.4%
3 / 111
20.7%
13 / 106
21.2%
53 / 101
18.1%
58 / 84
Templeton EmegMkts SmlCos
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
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EMERGING MARKETS-0.1%
-
19.3%
-
55.4%
-
98.7%
-
Aberdeen Estrn Eurpn Equty
UT Specialist
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EMERGING MARKETS1%
31 / 111
16.1%
21 / 106
27.7%
38 / 101
28.3%
51 / 84
Utilico Emg Mkts
IT Global Emerging Markets Equities
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EMERGING MARKETS0.3%
8 / 11
12.5%
6 / 10
31.9%
4 / 10
63.4%
3 / 9
JPM GblEM Inc Tst plc
IT Global Emerging Markets Equities
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EMERGING MARKETS3.5%
2 / 11
10.9%
7 / 10
18.6%
8 / 10
41.5%
7 / 9
Schroder Small Cap Discovery
UT Specialist
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EMERGING MARKETS-1.5%
95 / 111
10.6%
44 / 106
30.7%
33 / 101
83.8%
18 / 84
M&G Emerging Mkts Bd
UT Global Emerging Markets Bond
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EMERGING MARKETS1.7%
4 / 13
9.3%
1 / 12
49.3%
1 / 11
58.3%
1 / 6
Stan Life Inv EmMktDt
UT Global Emerging Markets Bond
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EMERGING MARKETS1.8%
3 / 13
6.2%
9 / 12
43.7%
3 / 11
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Rated Funds Update: Rated Funds 2017

View a full list of our Rated Funds 2017 here