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BlackRock launches GEM multi-asset fund
by Dylan Lobo on Jan 30, 2014 at 07:45
Meanwhile BlackRock head of retail for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Alex Hoctor Duncan (above), highlighted the importance of sticking with emerging markets during volatile times.
'Emerging markets typically experience greater volatility relative to developed markets, like we have seen in recent weeks. History has shown however, that having the conviction to stay the course throughout volatile periods can have a meaningful impact for investors,' he told Wealth Manager.
'A £100,000 investment in both emerging markets equities and bonds since the turn of the century would have returned £329,317. Missing out on the top 25 days during this period would have resulted in a return of £226,470, showing that when investing in emerging markets it really is "time", not "timing" that counts in the long term.'
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