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.
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.
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.