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NS Partners Global Emerging Markets Equity


  • Unique Investment Philosophy: Emphasis inflection points in liquidity conditions and stocks with improving economic profitability
  • Differentiated Investment Process: Designed to steer fundamental stock selection to countries with a favourable market environment
  • Focused Risk Management: Employs a factor risk model designed to avoid unintended country, sector or company exposure


  • Long-term growth through investments in equity securities listed on emerging markets stock exchanges
  • Return Objective: MSCI Emerging Markets Index + 3-5% per annum over a market cycle
  • Risk Objective: 3-6% average tracking error per year over a market cycle

Investment Philosophy

  • Country selection matters – excess money moves both asset markets and economies
  • Economic profitability drives stock selection – securities generating high or improving economic profitability relative to the market will outperform
  • Peer review discipline – revalidate, continually test convictions, ensure tight capital discipline

Investment Process

  • Macroeconomic and Liquidity Analysis
    • Changes in liquidity conditions influence security prices
  • Country Selection
    • Country weights based on conviction, relative return opportunity and risk
  • Stock Selection
    • Focus on securities expected to have improving economic profitability
  • Portfolio Construction
    • Macroeconomic liquidity analysis provides the framework for portfolio construction
    • Portfolio of 75 – 90 securities
  • Portfolio Risk and Review
    • Formal bi-weekly meetings to peer review portfolio
    • Employ a factor risk model to avoid unintended country, sector or company exposure
Quick Facts
Inception Date March 31, 1996
All data as at: Aug 22, 2019
Geographic Mix
% of Portfolio
China 32.66%
India 12.09%
Taiwan 11.29%
Korea, Republic of 7.25%
Brazil 6.23%
Russian Federation 4.17%
Hong Kong 3.84%
South Africa 3.82%
Thailand 3.66%
Poland 1.98%
Mexico 1.95%
Indonesia 1.94%
Greece 1.63%
Malaysia 1.51%
Chile 1.47%
Vietnam 1.45%
Czech Republic 1.08%
Philippines 1.01%
Peru 0.97%
Sector Allocation
% of Portfolio
Financials 27.85%
Consumer Discretionary 21.22%
Information Technology 17.01%
Consumer Staples 8.57%
Energy 6.97%
Communication Services 6.41%
Cash 3.57%
Utilities 2.50%
Industrials 1.97%
Materials 1.68%
Real Estate 1.67%
Health Care 0.56%

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