Profiles of the leading emerging markets investors
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Profiles of the leading emerging markets investors

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Aberdeen, Mark Gordon-James, investment manager
Aberdeen, Mark Gordon-James, investment manager
Devan Kaloo runs global emerging markets at Aberdeen. Investment fund manager Mark Gordon-James, works with Kaloo. The portfolio picks are driven by bottom-up fundamentals. The portfolio turnover has increased 10% in recent months but certain defensive themes continue to run through the fund.
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Fund (January 31 2009)
Fund size £436.6 million, 64 holdings
Sector overweights financials (25%), consumer staples (13.2%), energy (12.6%)
Country overweights Brazil (15.6%), India (12%)
Country underweights Russia (2.2%), China (6.3%)
Interesting picks Massmart, Femsa, Lojas Renner
Lead picks Samsung, Vale, China Mobile
Baring Asset Management, James Syme, head of emerging markets
Baring Asset Management, James Syme, head of emerging markets
Baring runs a mixture of top-down country allocation work from London. These picks are then populated by regional research teams. The picks are more driven by fundamentals than valuations.
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