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Schroders QEP Global Emerging Markets Fund for UK investors

13th August 2014 Print

Schroders has launched an onshore version of the Schroder ISF QEP Global Emerging Markets in order to make the existing strategy more widely available to UK retail investors.

The Schroder QEP Global Emerging Markets Fund will adopt the same investment strategy as the existing Luxembourg fund, which has delivered consistent out-performance since inception.
The onshore version of the fund will be managed by the QEP Investment team, which is led by Justin Abercrombie. The team will analyse a broad investment universe of over 4,000 companies across emerging markets on a daily basis.
To select stocks, the team focuses on two clear fundamental return drivers looking at company valuations and business quality to decide if companies merit an investment. In addition to this, the investment desk uses a country risk framework to highlight any issues that may be relevant in the countries in which they invest.
Robin Stoakley, Managing Director, UK Intermediary, said:  “The Schroder ISF QEP Global Emerging Markets has performed strongly since its launch over two years ago.  We believe there is a lack of viable options for UK investors in this area and have launched an onshore version of the fund specifically to meet the needs of the UK advisory market. The QEP Investment team has a strong track record and I am very confident that they will continue to deliver strong returns for our investors going forward.”

Justin Abercrombie, Head of QEP Investment said:  “We have been investing in both developed and emerging market companies for over a decade and have a proven track record of successfully generating value in these markets. Since launching the stand-alone emerging markets strategy in early 2012, we have attracted new client assets of over £1.7billion. We feel it is a natural step to extend this proposition to the onshore UK market.”