Since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have flocked to emerging markets (EMs) for return generation as developed markets (DMs) have faced low interest rates and slowing growth. A common institutional investor approach to EMs is to combine a long-only allocation with a long/short, hedged allocation. Much has been written about hedged investing, but less about approaches to implementing the long-only EM allocation.
There are two routes institutional investors can pursue to implement their long
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