Investors should consider placing their money into emerging markets because they have strong economic ground rules and because they are great for diversifying portfolios, according to News Today.

"Historically, the growth of emerging markets has been extremely correlated with the global economic cycle, but one of the things we have seen over the last five to six years is the degree of decoupling from the global economic cycle," said Allan Conway, head of emerging market equities at Schroder Investment Management.

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