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Emerging Markets

An Active Approach

Emerging markets are home to 60% of the world’s population, account for 40% of world trade and roughly half of global GDP*. The question isn’t why invest in emerging markets. It’s how.

We believe it takes an active investment approach to sift out opportunities across the vast and varied emerging market (EM) universe.

Insights from Our Experts

Video Series | Fundamental Equity

ESG Investing in Emerging Markets

Basak Yavuz shares insights into ESG Investing in Emerging Markets, how it evolved and what she believes lies ahead. She also explains some of the challenges as well as differences versus developed markets.

Basak Yavuz

Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Emerging Markets, Fundamental Equity, Asset Management

  • A Look at the Numbers
    Infographic 14 September 2021

    A Look at the Numbers

    In China’s fast-growing economy, we believe there is a compelling case for investment opportunities.

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  • GSAM Connect 03 September 2021

    How worried should we be about Taper Tantrum 2.0?

    Three reasons why we don’t expect rising 10-year Treasury yields to cause another sell-off in emerging markets debt.

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  • GSAM Connect 22 July 2021

    Emerging Markets Corporate Debt: Strong and Getting Stronger?

    Jasper Sagoo, client portfolio manager on the Emerging Markets Debt team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, shares his team’s observations on the performance of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt and explains why we believe there is no substitute for thorough, structured credit research to unlock the return potential of the asset class.

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  • Investment Strategy 13 July 2021

    Four Reasons to Consider Increasing China Bond Exposure

    China’s government bond market—the world’s third largest—has become too big to ignore. It combines attractive income and capital appreciation potential with exposure to a rapidly growing economy. Yet foreign ownership in this growing market remains low. We think now is the time for that to change.

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  • GSAM Connect 08 April 2021

    China Government Bond Market – Too Big to Ignore

    This week FTSE Russell affirmed that China will be included in the FTSE World Government Bond Index from October 2021, confirming China’s membership of all three major global bond indices. In this publication, we recap the investment case for an allocation to China government bonds  and detail why now is an opportune time to gain access.

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  • GSAM Connect 23 March 2021

    The Case for Chinese Treasuries

    What is in short supply at the moment for fixed income investors are high-yielding, lowly-correlated bonds with solid macro underpinnings: China ticks all of those boxes.

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  • GSAM Connect 18 March 2021

    Emerging Markets Back in the Ring

    Emerging markets punched above their weight in 2020. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic and recession, the MSCI EM Index returned 18.5% as earnings slipped -9%, and GDP declined -2.0%. In comparison, the S&P 500 Index rose 18.4%, earnings fell -13%, and GDP contracted by -3.5%. Performance has so far kept pace in 2021.

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  • GSAM Connect 08 March 2021

    2021 Emerging Markets Equity Outlook

    We see three key catalysts likely to affect emerging-market (EM) equites this year:  the response to the pandemic, the possibility of synchronized growth across developing countries and export linkages.


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Active. Informed. Sustainable.

Overseeing $65+ billion of AUS across equities and fixed income, we have decades of experience investing in diverse and dynamic emerging market economies.

Staying Active

EM assets can be as varied as the language, climate and cuisines of their home countries. Our structure allows us to analyse and act upon the idiosyncratic opportunities and risks these differences present to increase long-term return potential.


Global Reach, Local Expertise

Our tenured team of multi-lingual portfolio managers and researchers supplement deep local expertise with access to economists and specialists across Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s global investment platform to stay abreast of macroeconomic developments that can affect EM asset classes.


A Focus on ESG

We apply proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments across our platform for a complete picture of potential risks and opportunities, which we consider a critically important part of the investment process in markets at an earlier stage of development.


* based on Purchasing Power Parity 

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Targets are subject to change and are current as of the date of this presentation. Targets are objectives and do not provide any assurance as to future results. Diversification does not protect an investor from market risk and does not ensure a profit.  Prospective investors should inform themselves as to any applicable legal requirements and taxation and exchange control regulations in the countries of their citizenship, residence or domicile which might be relevant. This material is not intended to be used as a general guide to investing, or as a source of any specific investment recommendations, and makes no implied or express recommendations concerning the manner in which any client’s account should or would be handled, as appropriate investment strategies depend upon the client’s investment objectives.

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Key Risks:

Market risk - the value of assets in the Portfolio is typically dictated by a number of factors, including the confidence levels of the market in which they are traded.

contingent Convertible ("CoCo") Bond Risk - investment in this particular type of bond may result in material losses to the Portfolio based on certain trigger events. The existence of these trigger events creates a different type of risk from traditional bonds and may more likely result in a partial or total loss of value or alternatively they may be converted into shares of the issuing company which may also have suffered a loss in value.

Operational risk - material losses to the Portfolio may arise as a result of human error, system and/or process failures, inadequate procedures or controls.

Liquidity risk - the Portfolio may not always find another party willing to purchase an asset that the Portfolio wants to sell which could impact the Portfolio's ability to meet redemption requests on demand.

Exchange rate risk - changes in exchange rates may reduce or increase the returns an investor might expect to receive independent of the performance of such assets. If applicable, investment techniques used to attempt to reduce the risk of currency movements (hedging), may not be effective. Hedging also involves additional risks associated with derivatives.

For full description of risks please refer to the Prospectus.

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Investment Advice and Potential Loss

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An investor should only invest if he/she has the necessary financial resources to bear a complete loss of this investment.

Swing Pricing

Please note that the fund operates a swing pricing policy. Investors should be aware that from time to time this may result in the fund performing differently compared to the reference benchmark based solely on the effect of swing pricing rather than price developments of underlying instruments.

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