Genesis Emerging Markets Fund – executive interview

Published on 12 May 2020

Genesis Emerging Markets Fund (GSS) was launched in July 1989 and was one of the first emerging markets funds to be listed in the UK. It aims to deliver long-term capital growth through investing in emerging and frontier market equities following an in-depth fundamental approach. The fund’s benchmark is the MSCI Emerging Markets index; however, the manager is not constrained by the benchmark and focuses on investing in high-quality companies with above-average sustainable long-term growth. The portfolio reflects the manager’s highest conviction stocks and is typically meaningfully different from the benchmark.

In this webcast, managing partner Catherine Vlasto explains why she thinks the manager, Genesis, is differentiated as a boutique dedicated to investing in emerging markets equities. She shares its insights on the impact of COVID-19 for emerging economies and on the portfolio. Catherine also discusses recent portfolio activity and how the fund is currently positioned.

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