Emerging Markets Equity

The Brandes Emerging Markets Equity Strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies located or active mainly in emerging and frontier country markets.


Why Emerging Markets Equity?

  • Value: The strategy employs our disciplined, bottom-up investing approach to seeking emerging markets companies trading below our estimates of intrinsic value.
  • Experience: Brandes has been navigating emerging markets for over 30 years and managing the Emerging Markets Equity Strategy for over 25 years.
  • Flexibility: The strategy is an all-capitalization mandate that invests in businesses based in developing countries.  


As of 30 Jun 2024 | Reporting Currency: USD

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Source: Brandes, MSCI. Total return – net and gross of management fees. Periods of greater than one year have been annualized. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The strategy primary benchmark is the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Strategy inception predates MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index inception. GIPS® Report available in Resources section below. 


Data displayed as of 30 Jun 2024


Characteristic Emerging Markets Equity MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Price/Book (x)
Price per share divided by book value per share.
1.3 1.8
Price/Earnings (x)
Price per share divided by earnings per share.
9.7 16.0
Price/Cash Flow (x)
Price per share divided by cash flow per share.
5.6 10.8
Dividend Yield %
Dividends per share divided by price per share.
4.1 2.6
Active Share %
A measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager’s portfolio that differs from the benchmark index.
80.2 --
Number of Holdings 65 --
Weighted Average Mkt. Cap ($bil) 115.7 148.4
Portfolio Turnover (TTM) %
(Trailing Twelve Months)
25.0 --
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Top 10 Holdings (%)

Company % Country Industry
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 8.8 Taiwan Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 4.7 South Korea Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
Embraer SA 3.5 Brazil Aerospace & Defense
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 3.4 China Broadline Retail
Nova Ljubljanska Banka dd 3.3 Slovenia Banks
HDFC Bank Ltd 3.0 India Banks
Erste Group Bank AG 2.8 Austria Banks
SK Hynix Inc 2.3 South Korea Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd 2.3 China Electrical Equipment
Petroleo Brasileiro SA 2.3 Brazil Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels
% of Portfolio 36.4    
Portfolio holdings are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the investment manager.
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Top 10 Country Allocation (%)

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Sector Allocation (%)

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Regional Allocation (%)

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Market Weightings (%)

Market Classification Emerging Markets Equity MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Developed Markets 9.7 -
Emerging Markets 89.8 100.0
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The Brandes Emerging Markets Equity Composite seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of emerging and frontier country issuers in those emerging market and frontier countries in which the firm believes the economies are developing strongly and the markets are becoming more sophisticated, regardless of market capitalization. The firm intends to invest the composite primarily in issuers located in emerging market countries within some or all of Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Emerging markets securities pose greater liquidity risks and other risks than securities of companies located in developed countries and traded in more established markets.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index with net dividends captures large and mid cap representation of emerging market countries. Data prior to 2001 is gross dividend and linked to the net dividend returns. The benchmark returns are not covered by the report of independent verifiers.

In September 2016 the strategy benchmark changed from gross of withholding tax to net of withholding tax, effective back to the inception date of the strategy. For periods where the net dividend returns are not available gross benchmark returns are used and linked to the net benchmark returns. The change was made to better reflect our expectation for an investor’s actual experience.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index with net dividends captures large and mid cap securities exhibiting value style characteristics, defined using book value to price, 12 month forward earnings to price, and dividend yield. The Index was launched on Dec 08, 1997. Data prior to the launch date is back tested data (i.e. calculations of how the index might have performed over that time period had the index existed). There are frequently material differences between back tested performance and actual results.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or retrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk or any uses made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including without limitations, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages (www.msci.com)

The portfolio characteristics shown relate to a single account deemed by Brandes to be generally representative of the strategy as of date noted. Not every account will have these exact characteristics. The actual characteristics with respect to any particular account will vary based on a number of factors including but not limited to: (i) the size of t he account; (ii) investment restrictions applicable to the account, if any; and (iii) market exigencies at the time of investment. Data is updated on a quarterly basis.

The results for individual accounts and for different periods may vary. Investors should not rely on prior performance results as a reliable indication of future results. Market conditions may impact performance. The performance results presented were achieved in particular market conditions which may not be repeated. Moreover, the current market volatility and uncertain regulatory environment may have a negative impact on future performance.

Market Capitalization, Price/Book, Price/Earnings, Price/Cash Flow, and Dividend Yield for each security provided by Bloomberg, L.P. Please note that Bloomberg does not provide negative numbers in the data feed. Index fundamentals are calculated from holdings data as provided by the relevant index or by FactSet Fundamentals, excluding negative numbers for consistency. Thus, index fundamentals calculated by Brandes may differ from those computed and published by index providers.

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