UBS Asset Management in Canada

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Emerging markets Opportunities in emerging markets

Emerging markets

With their recovering economic growth and robust income generation, Emerging Markets (EMs) could provide investors with some interesting possibilities. Unlike developed markets, EMs can offer investment opportunities that aren't overly dominated by the "new normal" of sluggish economic growth, persistently low inflation, lower long-term bond yields and flat yield curves. In particular, the combination of increasing working-age populations and their rising incomes throughout many EMs could drive spending across a number of sectors.

Webinar series

Webinar Series

May 15, 2018

Uncovering the hidden gems in non-Asia Em investing

Latest insights

UBS-AM: No. 1 in China

UBS-AM: No. 1 in China

After a year of firsts for our China business, UBS-AM has been ranked as the leading foreign asset manager in China.

China's Big Bang – Bringing onshore bonds into focus

China's big bang – Bringing onshore bonds into focus

News that a major global indices will include Chinese onshore bonds from April 2019 amounts to a big bang moment for China fixed income. Hayden Briscoe explains why.

Stepping into the future

Stepping into the future

With its comprehensive coverage, Stepping into the future offers an essential perspective to both understand China and prepare you for the many opportunities it will create.

Street view

Street view

The Emerging Markets Equities Research team report back with on-the-ground insights in their latest edition of Street view, which focuses on opportunities in Russia's burgeoning internet sector.

Investment strategies


MSCI China A (net)


The China A Equity strategy is a pure equity portfolio, investing mainly in China A-shares, built with a distinctive investment philosophy that focuses on intrinsic value. Our goal is to provide access to the Chinese A-share equity market in a sustainable and risk-controlled manner. The strategy invests for the long term.

Investment philosophy and process

We combine the secular growth story with a relentless focus on value. Each analyst focuses on specific sector(s) and identifies stocks with a significant discount to their intrinsic values, winnowing down the investment universe in several steps. Portfolio candidates are debated and discussed between analysts and portfolio manager through a peer review process. This results in a tightly controlled yet diversified portfolio of 20 to 60 high-conviction plays, opening up a source of true alpha for investors in China. Risk is integral to the process and all portfolios are monitored to avoid uncompensated risks.