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Global EM equities: five funds with biggest inflows

Here are the top five global emerging markets equity funds that investors bought into in Asia and Middle East

5. Vontobel Fund mtx Sust Emerging Mkts Leaders

In the fifth place was the Vontobel Fund mtx Sust Emerging Mkts Leaders B fund. It gained inflows of £309.02 million ($395.21million) in the first quarter ending 31 March.

Managed by + rated Roger Merz (pictured) and AA-rated Thomas Schaffner, the fund returned 56.1% over the past three years ending 30 April, data from Citywire Discovery showed.

Launched in July 2011, the $489.7 million fund invests mainly in companies that are based in or conduct the majority of their business in an emerging market, and contribute towards sustainable economic activity.

 

5. Vontobel Fund mtx Sust Emerging Mkts Leaders

In the fifth place was the Vontobel Fund mtx Sust Emerging Mkts Leaders B fund. It gained inflows of £309.02 million ($395.21million) in the first quarter ending 31 March.

Managed by + rated Roger Merz (pictured) and AA-rated Thomas Schaffner, the fund returned 56.1% over the past three years ending 30 April, data from Citywire Discovery showed.

Launched in July 2011, the $489.7 million fund invests mainly in companies that are based in or conduct the majority of their business in an emerging market, and contribute towards sustainable economic activity.

 

4. Hermes Global Emerging Markets

The Hermes Global Emerging Markets F USD Acc fund, which had inflows of £348.52 million ($445.72 million) in the first quarter, was ranked fourth.

Managed by AA-rated Gary Greenberg, the fund returned 49.5% in US dollar over the past three years.

Launched in September 2013, the $1.59 billion fund primarily invests in companies that are located in or earn substantial revenue from global emerging markets.

 

3. Stewart Investors Glbl Em Mkts Leaders

In the third place was the Stewart Investors Glbl Em Mkts Leaders III Acc USD fund. It attracted inflows of £361.29 million ($462.06 million) in the first quarter.

Managed by Tom Prew and Ashish Swarup from First State Investments, the fund returned 14.4% in US dollar over the past three years.

Launched in October 2005, the $853 million fund invests at least 70% of its assets in shares of large- and mid-sized companies in emerging markets or whose business is predominantly based in emerging markets.

2. AB SICAV I-Em Mkts Low Volatility Equity

The AB SICAV I-Em Mkts Low Volatility Eq Pf I USD fund came in second. The fund gained inflows of £520.80 million ($666.05 million) in the first quarter.

Managed by Kent Hargis (pictured), A-rated Stuart Rae and Sammy Suzuki, the fund returned 22.3% in US dollar over the past three years.

Launched in March 2014, the $27 million fund invests in the equity securities of emerging markets companies.

1. Robeco QI Emerging Conservative Equities

Robeco QI Emerging Conservative Equities D EUR fund was the biggest winner in the global emerging markets equities sector. The fund attracted inflows of £611.42 million ($781.95 million) in the first quarter.

Managed by Jan Sytze Mosselaar (pictured), Maarten Polfliet, Arlette van Ditshuizen and Pim van Vliet, the fund returned 24.1% in US dollar over the past three years.

Launched in February 2011, the EUR 4.4 billion ($4.9 billion) fund invests in low-volatility stocks in emerging countries across the world.