Emerging Markets Strategy Update with Deborah Vélez Medenica
In this podcast, Alger Portfolio Manager Deborah A. Vélez Medenica, CFA, explains factors that have driven recent results and why emerging markets have potential for producing additional gains in the foreseeable future.

Key Points

  • The recent strong performance of emerging markets has been driven by attractive valuations and strong earnings growth. 

  • In addition to a favorable outlook for earnings, improving conditions in Brazil and Russia may potentially support the performance of emerging markets.

  • Innovation in emerging markets is allowing leading companies to offer low cost mobile phones and other services to the rapidly growing middle class.

  • The Chinese financial sector appears to have strengthened, so Chinese banks have been added to the portfolio.

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