An allocation to emerging markets will be the mainstay of any investment portfolio in the future. While the developed world looks set to endure a sustained period of low growth as it deals with the fall-out of the recent recession, emerging markets continue to thrive, boosted by favourable demographic profiles, booming domestic consumption and a lack of public and private sector debt.
UBP is a forceful exponent of the long-term growth potential of the emerging world. We recruited a high-quality Emerging European equity team that runs, a Russian equity fund, a talented Asian equity team and an experienced Middle East & North Africa (MENA) equity team. We also have a well-resourced investment team dedicated to emerging market bonds, an asset class we believe is set for a rapid gain in prominence. Early in 2010, we launched a fund of emerging market hedge funds that aims to exploit the whole range of opportunities in the emerging market universe.
Emerging market equities and bonds play a significant role in our balanced portfolios, and we can also offer investors access to specialist global emerging, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), China and South Pacific equity funds.