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Celebrating 10 Years

JOHCM Emerging Markets Opportunities (JOEMX)

Celebrating 10 Years

JOHCM Emerging Markets Opportunities (JOEMX)

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Highlight Videos

  • What Defines our Investment Approach

    Our team’s investment style aims for sustained outperformance of the EM index, centering on GARP

  • How do we Find Opportunities

    We explain how a disciplined and highly-differentiated process can deliver strong outperformance within emerging markets.

Monthly Insights

  • India’s Election Surprise Shakes Up the Market

    This week, India faces shifting political ground after Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a narrow victory but fell short of securing the supermajority.  

    James Syme
    Senior Fund Manager

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Ratings for active strategies should be interpreted as follows, where performance expectations refer to performance over a holding period of at least five years, and where alpha is calculated relative to the standard Morningstar category index:
Gold- These are our top recommendations within their Morningstar Categories. Our evaluation of their key pillars in the context of the fees charged at the share-class level ranks them in the top 15% of all investments with expected positive net-of-fee alpha in their category.
Silver- These sit just below Gold but are also among our strongest investment ideas within their Morningstar Categories. Our evaluation of their key pillars in the context of the fees charged at the share-class level ranks them in the next 35% of all vehicles with expected positive net-of-fee alpha in their category.
Bronze- We do not expect these investments to perform as well as Gold or Silver offerings, but we still expect them to deliver positive net-of-fee alpha. Our evaluation of their key pillars in the context of the fees charged at the share-class level ranks them in the bottom 50% of all vehicles with expected positive net-of-fee alpha in their category.
Neutral- We expect these investments to deliver net-of-fee alpha that is less than or equal to zero. Our evaluation of their key pillars in the context of the fees charged at the share-class level ranks them in the top 70% of all vehicles with net-of-fee alpha less than or equal to zero in their category.
Negative- These are the worst investments within their Morningstar Categories in terms of our expected net-of-fee alpha. Our evaluation of their key pillars at the price level for the rated vehicle and associated share class(es) ranks them in the bottom 30% of all vehicles with expected net-of-fee alpha that is less than or equal to zero in their category.
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