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Emerging markets are expected to continue their dramatic growth in the coming decades, and are likely to make up an increasingly greater portion of global GDP. The small and mid-cap companies in the emerging markets are on a similar trajectory, propelled by a variety of innovative strategies. Greater access to formal banking and additional financial security is advancing lending, and enabling more frequent consumer spending. Consumer goods companies are gaining edges in their ability to bring unique products to customers. Education and healthcare companies are innovating to meet growing demand. Media companies are profiting through broad syndication of existing content on various global platforms. These innovations, combined with increasing education and skill levels, have helped small and mid-cap emerging market companies compete on the global stage.

Oppenheimer Emerging Markets Innovators Fund looks for companies with sustainable advantages and innovative or disruptive business models. A bottom-up fundamental approach is used to choose investments over a three- to five-year time horizon. The Fund’s investment approach is indifferent to benchmarks. Both the sector and geographic allocations are a by-product of the companies in which it invests.

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