Inefficient Markets Provide Alpha Opportunities
Under-owned segments of emerging markets, such as frontier and small-cap equities and China A-Shares, provide global investors with opportunities to pursue alpha.
KEY FEATURES AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS
Diversified, small-cap emerging market portfolio focused on companies exhibiting superior quality and growth characteristics.
Uncovering growth opportunities
Dedicated small-cap analysts seek to identify undiscovered small-cap companies with strong management teams and unique capabilities.
Disciplined investment approach
Combines deep fundamental research with systematic inputs to consistently identify alpha opportunities.
EMERGING MARKET SMALL CAPS: 30% OF GLOBAL SMALL-CAP UNIVERSE
Emerging market stocks make up 30% of the global small-cap universe but represent a much smaller percentage of the typical investor’s portfolio.
DEEP-ROOTED EMERGING MARKET EXPERIENCE
Consistent philosophy, process
William Blair has over 20 years of experience investing in emerging markets with the same philosophy and process.
Long experience in China
We have been investing in China since 1996 and in China-A Shares since 2013.
We manage $12.9 billion in emerging market securities across all strategies, $10.2 billion in dedicated emerging market strategies, and $4.1 billion in Chinese equities across all strategies as of September 30, 2018.
Emerging markets make up a disproportionate percentage of our quality growth universe: 48%
As of September 30, 2018
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