Uncovering Emerging Markets

Putting opportunity into perspective

Global emerging markets (EMs) have evolved from a fledgling range of investment exposures to a diverse group of countries powering global growth and providing many opportunities for investors. With nearly 30 countries (Source: MSCI, Jan 2021) to explore, growth-minded investors may want to take a closer look at the diverse opportunities the emerging markets offers.

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Risk. Emerging market investments are usually associated with higher investment risk than developed market investments. Therefore, the value of these investments may be unpredictable and subject to greater variation.

Emerging Market country
of the world's population lives in an
Emerging Market country¹
total global GDP
of total global GDP (based on PPP)²
MSCI ACWI Index
of MSCI ACWI Index³

Sources: ¹ IMF World Economic Outlook, Oct 2020. ² IMF World Economic Outlook, Oct 2020.
³ MSCI, Jan 2021. Note: PPP stands for purchasing power parity

EM: a growing set of opportunities
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Why BlackRock for EM

To help discover the opportunities these changes provide, you need a trusted partner who is not only an expert on EM but can apply their knowledge, expertise and judgement in creating portfolios that can deliver the best of EM markets to you.

We believe BlackRock’s large and experienced team can provide you with a truly differentiated perspective on EM and our breadth of solutions across active and index strategies give you a multitude of ways to access the market.

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