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Similar to Excel Funds, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is seeking to generate attractive long-term, risk-adjusted returns in India. According to Mark Wiseman President & CEO of CPPIB, "CPPIB has been investing in India since 2010 and we view it as a key growth market that aligns with our strategy of seeking investments in markets that we believe will deliver attractive long-term, risk-adjusted…
The renminbi has truly arrived on the global stage, presenting opportunities as well as risks. China’s renminbi (RMB) is set to become the newest global currency. According to a report, “Generation ¥ – RMB: the new global currency”, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for the global law firm, Allen & Overy, almost two-thirds (62%) of companies in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. with…
Multi-national corporations from developed countries increasingly seek to leverage growth opportunities in emerging markets While there is no consensus as to whether developed markets stocks can offer sufficient emerging markets exposure, investors – especially those who see emerging markets as being too risky – can take comfort in the fact that they can benefit from the growth in these markets through indirect exposure. Incidentally, emerging…
The Indian equity market – one of the best performing markets in the world last year – appears poised to continue growing at full steam. “The prospects for the Indian market are very good, especially for the long term investor,” says Mark Mobius, Singapore-based executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group. “In general, all sectors would show multi-year growth” – even at current valuation levels…
The Indian bond market is becoming increasingly attractive to investors seeking higher yields. In fact, although the Indian equity market was among the best performing in the world last year, foreign investors pumped about 33% more funds into rupee denominated bonds in 2014 than they did into the equity markets. “This is largely due to the fact that that most bond issues in India are…
India, the world’s second most populous country, could become the world’s largest middle class consumer by 2030, surpassing both China and the US. According to forecasts by the Brookings Institution, the structure of the world’s middle class is changing, with the center of gravity shifting from the West to the East. In fact, the middle class in the Asia-Pacific region, led by India and China,…
With interest rates at record lows in North America, investors seeking higher fixed income returns are heading in droves to emerging market (EM) bonds – abandoning low-yielding traditional income producing instruments such as guaranteed investment certificates, treasury bills and Canadian government bonds. And the reason is simple. Emerging market bonds have provided significantly higher returns since the end of the 2007-08 global financial crisis, meeting…

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