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JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc


Take a closer look at emerging markets

JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Investment Trust plc provides a diversified income-oriented way to tap into the growth potential of global emerging markets.


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Why invest in Emerging Markets?

Emily Whiting, Client Portfolio Manager, discusses the opportunities and challenges of investing in Emerging Markets.

Some of the themes discussed include:

  • How the rise of technology, frontier markets and consumerism is changing the emerging markets
  • Finding the right emerging market opportunities
  • What happens when an emerging market emerges
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Manager Commentary

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Month in review

  • The trust outperformed the weak market environment during October. The income tailwind we have seen through 2018 continued and the ‘value with quality’ characteristics of the portfolio proved supportive.
  • Korean stock selection was boosted by KT&G and Samsung Fire & Marine, both of which proved relatively defensive versus the broader market and Korea itself. During the month we met Samsung F&M management again, who were reassuring in terms of outlook despite concerns on government interference in parts of the industry.
  • Elsewhere in Asia, stock selection in China was also positive over the month, helped by CR Power and the e-commerce stocks correcting, which added to relative performance – but there were also some positions that saw major declines, particularly amongst our A-share holdings such as Huayu and Yanghe. We have continued to add to China and see this as the most “actionable” area in terms of yield opportunities.
  • Saudi Arabia was a relatively positive contributor despite all the political noise around the Khashoggi incident. We reduced our sole holding, Al Rajhi, due to these concerns, but the stock held up remarkably well considering the impact on sentiment. We have met the company again, and in general fundamentals (and dividends) still look solid.
  • Stock selection and an overweight to Mexico detracted. Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s referendum on the Mexico City airport, resulting in a vote to cancel the project, damaged market confidence about the new president’s pragmatism.
  • Looking ahead

  • The selloff in emerging market stocks this year has led to valuations that are quite attractive relative to history, particularly considering the double-digit earnings growth the consensus expects for the next 12 months.
  • The near-term path of markets will likely depend on whether the dollar continues to rally and the market’s views on the likelihood of agreement between the U.S. and China on trade.
  • We continue to believe that U.S. economic fundamentals do not support further dollar strength, and that some compromise on trade is more likely than the market may expect, though the timing is difficult to predict.
  • Given the degree of pessimism in the market today, we believe the risk of a positive surprise is considerable, leaving room for a meaningful bounce in emerging market stocks, particularly in China.
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