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Compelling Opportunities in Emerging Markets

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Compelling Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Emerging market equities delivered strong returns in 2017 and in the beginning of 2018 but recent negative sentiment due to mounting global trade tensions has created a bump in the emerging markets rally. We believe the short-term volatility in emerging markets will abate, and as bottom-up active and long-term investors, we remain focused on strong emerging market equity fundamentals and will take advantage of this opportunity to increase our positions in quality high-conviction ideas.

Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential of loss of principal.

Emerging Markets Risk — The risks of foreign investments are typically greater in less developed countries, which are sometimes referred to as emerging markets. For example, political, legal and economic structures in these country may be changing rapidly, which can cause instability and greater risk of loss. These countries are also more likely to experience higher levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, which could hurt their economies and securities markets. For these and other reasons, investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. Similarly, investors are also subject to foreign securities risks including, but not limited to, the fact that foreign investments may be subject to different and in some circumstances less stringent regulatory and disclosure standards than U.S. investments.

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