For all the angst about the potential for higher U.S. interest rates to hammer developing-nation assets, in fact prices show the increase is mostly priced in, according to money managers including Aberdeen Asset Management Plc and UBS Wealth .
Aberdeen Asset Management Plc , which oversaw the equivalent of $374 billion as of the end of 2016, uses dollar assets and the yen as havens and Zurich-based Vontobel Asset Management AG prefers alternatives such as German bunds instead of the .
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will force consolidation in the sector, according to a State Street survey in July. British insurer Standard Life Plc's approximately 4 billion-pound ($5.3 billion) merger with Aberdeen Asset Management Plc was the largest deal of its kind in.
Hugh Young understands the appeal of passive investing -- it's one of the faster-growing offerings at his firm, Aberdeen Asset Management Plc . But that doesn't mean he likes it. “My heart isn't in it,” says Young, who co-founded Aberdeen's Asia.
Viktor Szabo, a portfolio manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc , says he's turned more positive on the nations given a more supportive external backdrop and what seem to be relatively stable governments. He's overweight Brazilian and Indian local .
“Many emerging-market countries, including Russia and Colombia, have liberalized their capital accounts and allowed their exchange rates to drop,” said Viktor Szabo, a London-based money manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc , which oversees .
In a series of meetings in recent months, the former packaging-industry executive has listened to concerns from investors on the company's asset mix and the composition of its board, Aberdeen Asset Management Plc and Argo Investments Ltd. said in July.
Gilbert, born in Malaysia and educated in Scotland, has built up Aberdeen Asset Management Plc via more than 40 acquisitions spanning three decades. The 61-year-old son of a rubber planter, he regularly speaks with the media and sits in a modern, .
“Our expectation is that he'll continue that kind of mindset from his new seat at BHP,” Robert Penaloza, head of Australian equities at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc , the second-largest holder of BHP's London-listed shares, said by phone. “His.
It “can't be a good thing” when short-term investors such as hedge funds have more influence on prices “because they are not looking at the fundamentals of the economy,” James Athey, an investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc , said in a .
The CEO has previously said he wanted to do a deal similar to Henderson Group Plc's cross-border merger with Janus Capital Group Inc. The firm weighed a bid for Pioneer Global Asset Management and dropped it after saying the price was too high.
“Weaker-than-expected consumer spending was a key reason for the foreign selloff,” said Bharat Joshi, who helps manage $3.5 billion as the head of Indonesian investments at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc in Jakarta. “A rise in valuations hasn't been .