OppenheimerFunds and its institutional division OFI Global recently hosted a gathering of key members from the Emerging Markets Investment Team to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges of investing in emerging markets companies.
Executives from leading emerging markets companies were also on hand to share their insights. Here are some highlights from the discussions:
- The Emerging Market Opportunities that Intrigue Us Most
Justin Leverenz, OppenheimerFunds’ Director of Emerging Market Equities, discussed areas of opportunity – and areas to avoid – when investing in companies based in emerging markets.
- How We’re Investing in China’s Innovation Revolution
Heidi Heikenfeld, OppenheimerFunds’ Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager, discussed how the explosion of innovative small- and mid-cap companies in China – particularly in the consumer, health care and technology sectors – has created opportunities for investors who seek long-term growth.
- Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Continually Transforming Economy
Justin Leverenz moderated a panel of senior executives from Alibaba, China Lodging and Ctrip. They discussed how China’s economy is transforming thanks to a wave of creativity and innovation, as well as the opportunities and challenges their businesses are facing.
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