What are Regional Equities?

A regional equities strategy invests in companies within a specific geographic region. This can be a continent, like Asia or Europe, for example, a type of economy, for instance emerging markets, or even a single country. 

Why consider a Single Country or Regional strategy?

A single country or regional strategy can provide an efficient way to increase portfolio exposure to a desired country or region that might be underrepresented in a global or international index. It can also be useful when an investor feels that a particular region or country has the potential to outperform the broader market and he or she has the ability to build a diversified portfolio by purchasing various country/regional products. Finally, if unhedged, such a strategy can also provide currency diversification.

Our approach to Regional and Single Country Equities


A core focus of the Framlington equity offering, our UK equity team covers large, mid and small-cap sectors. The team has over 30 years’ experience and combines in-depth, bottom-up research, including a rigorous schedule of company meetings, with a strong top-down understanding of the broad macroeconomic drivers at work within the UK economy.


We have over 30 years’ experience managing European equities and our strategies cover everything from broad pan-European solutions to more focused, country-specific offerings. Core solutions adopt a growth orientated investment philosophy, while our country specialists take an unconstrained approach.

Emerging markets

Allocating to sectors rather than countries, our experienced managers combine a bottom-up approach with a rigorous schedule of company meetings in an effort to find companies that we believe can consistently generate a superior return on invested capital.  

The US

We apply a disciplined approach to growth investing with a focus on companies that we see as leaders in their field. We have a bias toward sectors with high levels of innovation.


We take a multi-cap approach to Asia that includes an ability to invest in the Chinese A Share market. Combining macroeconomics with a thematic approach and company specific analysis, we are focused on trying to find companies that we believe show above average yield and/or seek growth in dividends. 

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