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Stock-pickers left out as US$50b rushes to EM

Passive funds popular way to access EM stocks headed for best quarterly return since 2012.

STILL ATTRACTIVE: Some strategists recommend investing in countries like India (above) even though, while investors still see opportunities in emerging markets, they have reservations about the longer-term prospects for EM equities.


A GLANCE under the hood of this year's emerging-market (EM) rally signals many investors aren't yet convinced that an economic rebound in developing countries has taken hold.

While a net US$50 billion rushed into developing-country stock and bond funds in 2016, only 20 per