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Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund

Portfolio Briefing – Third Quarter 2020

Andrew Foster explains that Chinese consumer stocks led performance of the EM index in the quarter. He reports that Growth and Income Fund constituents are projected to produce positive earnings growth in aggregate this year, even as profits are expected to contract for the broader EM universe. Andrew attributes this outlook for the Fund to increasing industry leadership on the part of several Fund holdings.

Portfolio Briefing
Seafarer Overseas Value Fund

Portfolio Briefing – Third Quarter 2020

Paul Espinosa explains that in the current growth-focused market environment, the Value Fund remains committed to pursuing long-term value opportunities. He discusses two top contributors in this context. Paul also notes three categories of stocks that have detracted from performance this year. Lastly, he explains that the search for value is leading the Fund to Brazil, with two new holdings.

Portfolio Briefing

Letter to Shareholders – Annual Report

Xi’an, China

Daniel Duncan offers a perspective on the volatile market environment and explains why he believes most developed market investors can benefit from the diversification offered by investing in the emerging markets. He cautions that while the initial COVID-19-related panic in global capital markets may be over, there could be significant negative economic and market events to come.

Letter to Shareholders

News and Commentary

Prevailing Winds

Have Foreign-listed Chinese Stocks Been a Bad Deal for Investors?

Contrary to the assertions of many critics, foreign-listed Chinese firms – particularly those listed in the U.S. – have provided attractive returns for investors over the past decade.

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Prevailing Winds

The China Investment Dilemma – Part IV

How to Navigate a Tumultuous U.S.-China Relationship

Nicholas Borst offers a disciplined approach to navigating the challenges posed by the volatile U.S.-China relationship.

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China’s Indebted Residential Property Development Sector

As the Chinese economy faces headwinds on multiple fronts, its residential property sector – rife with opaque financing and cross-currency debt – presents risks to Chinese authorities.

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Prevailing Winds

Divest and Delist? The Case Against Exiting China

Efforts to limit foreign investment in Chinese companies will be a significant setback for corporate reforms in China.

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A Tale of Two Indices – Discussion with Steph Gan

Steph Gan speaks with Andrew Foster about her commentary A Tale of Two Indices, which examines how countries and industries that represent the next leg of the developing world’s emergence are likely to be under-represented in leading emerging market indices.

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