At Parkview, we are finding it increasingly difficult to justify an allocation to “Emerging Markets” as an asset class (EM). This isn’t a tactical change in position, but a structural change of view. There are both positive and negative developments that lead us to this change in positioning. Over the next few quarters we plan to shift out of emerging market funds and to focus on only a few countries and regions where the investment case remains strong.
I recently had a falling tree knocking out power of the whole neighborhood. I was puzzled, as it occurred in the middle of a sunny, windless day, but even more so, as I have had an Arborist from a well-known firm checking all our trees just a few months earlier. How was that accident possible? I turned to another tree expert, recommended by a friend. This independent advisor used to work for our previous advisor and shed some light on the mystery.