Why Invest in Asia and Emerging Markets?

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Thanks to Fidelity’s Select 50, finding a way to make the most of what Asia and the Emerging Markets have to offer just got easier.

The Asia and Emerging Markets Select 50 - Fidelity International

Richer, younger, faster

Asian and emerging markets elsewhere are home to some of the most diverse investment regions in the world. With large and growing populations demanding all manner of goods and services, these markets are creating opportunities among companies and sectors such as technology, finance, health, food and automobiles.

While the large BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and Asia’s tiger economies (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan) play an outsized role in the region’s growth; markets in Australia, Europe and the commodity-rich regions of South America and South Africa, also provide ample investment opportunities.

These economies are becoming richer with a younger, highly-skilled workforce and improving standards of education. This is changing consumer behaviour and driving rapid innovation across mobile technology, ecommerce, and of course, social media. China, with a comparatively older population, is investing in automation and robotics. India is investing in infrastructure and, under the spotlight of international investors, embracing tax reform and improved governance, albeit gradually.

Our recommended Asia and Emerging Market funds

Researching these markets to find the right investment opportunity, however, can be time consuming. Sometimes the relevant information isn’t even available.

To help make your investment choices easier, our Multi Asset team has put together the Select 50, a list of about 50 funds managed by well-resourced teams of expert analysts who do ‘on the ground’ research to help them find strong, profitable companies with capable management. Grouped into eight categories, including funds in Asia and across the Emerging Markets, the Select 50 makes it easy to find, filter and choose the right investment.

The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Please bear in mind that the Select 50 is not a personal recommendation to buy funds. Equally, if a fund you own is not on the Select 50, we're not recommending you sell it. You must ensure that any fund you choose to invest in is suitable for your own personal circumstances. When investing in overseas markets, changes in currency exchange rates may affect the value of your investment. Investments in small and emerging markets can be more volatile than those in other overseas markets.

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