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JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc


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JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc seeks to uncover quality stocks from across emerging markets that are also attractively valued, benefiting from an extensive network of country and sector specialists from one of the longest established emerging market teams in the industry.

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Austin Forey, Portfolio Manager of the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc, provides an overview of his three core areas of focus.

  • How investor perception of the emerging markets is changing
  • How to make the right emerging markets stock selections
  • Why UK investors should consider the emerging markets
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Manager Commentary

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Month in review

  • The trust underperformed the benchmark in September, with stock selection contributing while country allocation detracted from returns.
  • Stock selection in financials was a headwind in September, with our overweight to Housing Development Finance Corp a leading detractor amid volatility in Indian financials. During the month, the Reserve Bank of India, citing a weak governance and compliance culture at Yes Bank, insisted the company replace its current CEO early next year. Additionally, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, an unlisted non-bank financial company, defaulted on some of its obligations. Despite no direct impact on our holdings, investor sentiment was negatively impacted by these recent developments.
  • Our position in was among the leading detractors from returns in the month. The company has been under pressure due to concerns about the impact of a trade war and competitive pressures that resulted in disappointing second-quarter earnings.
  • Underweight exposure to the energy sector, the result of stock selection, was a headwind to performance in September. This was partially offset by exposure to Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, which was among the leading contributors to returns as the Russian equity market rallied after oil prices hit fresh 4-year highs.
  • Stock section in the consumer discretionary sector aided performance. Retailer Lojas Renner rose as concerns about the broader Brazilian economy eased.
  • Looking ahead

  • We believe the dollar’s bounce is unlikely to last It is our view that currently the dollar is overvalued in real terms, and widening twin deficits (fiscal and trade) should lead to dollar weakness down the road, which is likely to offer relief to the emerging market (EM) equities.
  • Given our positive view on local earnings in EM, we could see a strong bounce in EM earnings next year in dollar terms.
  • Current EM valuations represent a discount to the historical average, and we believe this may prove to be a good entry point for long-term investors, should our expectation of a quieter dollar and a bounce in EM earnings prove correct.
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