The worst performing funds of Q1
The first quarter of 2018 saw markets stumble after a positive run in 2017. While economic data was largely positive, Italy delivered an inconclusive election result, the US Fed saw a change in chair, and Donald Trump took the first steps towards a trade war. Portfolio Adviser looked at three-month data from FE Analytics to determine the five worst-performing funds for Q1.
Are regional emerging market funds making a comeback?
Emerging market equities is one of the few asset classes where investors are still seeing value, but as the asset class makes a comeback investors have different takes on whether to allocate to regional funds or leave geographical allocation to portfolio managers.