Emerging Markets have gotten off to a great start in 2017, with the MSCI Emerging Market index rising 8.5% for sterling investors. Despite the rise, there are still concerns over the impact that Trump’s presidency may have on the regions fragile recovery. Franklin Templeton recently said that they expect to see GDP growth for emerging markets in 2017 at a solid and accelerating level, markedly above the rate expected from developed markets. Templeton also expect strong growth prospects in emerging markets over the long term and have stated that sentiment toward emerging markets are becoming more positive. With this in mind, we remain neutral and cautiously optimistic on the region.
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