During this session, Luz Padilla, Manager of the Emerging Markets Portfolio at DoubleLine Partners will discuss the current state of Emerging Markets Funds and why advisors should consider them for their clients’ portfolios. Emerging Markets are attractive for clients because of their positioning in the global economy:
Emerging Markets (EM) represent more than 70% of the global population, oil reserves and land mass
EM hold more than 80% of the world’s foreign exchange reserves
EM represent less than 50% of global GDP and 20% of stock market capitalization
Ms. Padilla will also explore the resilience of EM economies during latest economic crisis, and the expectation that EM GDP growth rates will continue to outpace Developed Markets. Additionally, relative to EM equity and other U.S. debt and equity strategies, EM debt provided the highest annualized returns since the inception of the Merrill Lynch EM Sovereign Index, 20 years ago. Advisors will leave the session with a better understanding of the opportunity to be found within Emerging Markets.