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Launched in July 1989, GSS was one of the first emerging markets funds in the UK. The company seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in companies operating in emerging and frontier markets, or listed on the stock markets of such countries. This may include companies that have a significant amount of their revenues in emerging markets, but which are listed on stock exchanges in developed countries. Performance is benchmarked against the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
Genesis Emerging Markets Fund (GSS) was launched in 1989 and is one of the first funds listed in the UK focused on this asset class. Its objective is to deliver capital growth over the long term through investing in high-quality companies listed in, or with substantial exposure to, emerging markets. Unconstrained by index considerations, the portfolio reflects the highest-conviction investment ideas from a team of emerging markets specialists. The fund has a solid long-term track record of outperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and, over the past 10 years, has delivered an annualised NAV total return of 8%. Investor appetite for the asset class is currently subdued; however, the manager has a long-term investment horizon and is finding exciting opportunities.