J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Its Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities team is the result of a merger between two of the industry’s most experienced and well-resourced teams – the Emerging Markets Equity team and the Pacific Regional Group – in April 2015. Today, J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s EMAP Equities team can lay claim to being one of the region’s most seasoned investment teams, with an average of 12 years of industry experience per specialist.
A corollary of this experience is that J.P. Morgan Asset Management possesses a depth of local knowledge and company contact that surpasses even its closest rivals. In 2015 alone, EMAP Equities team investment professionals conducted approximately 690 visits to companies within the ASEAN region, accounting for 10% of the team’s total trips made within the entire APAC region that year. The proof is in the pudding as J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s ASEAN strategy has performed in the top quintile for over 10 years.
Emerging markets volatility remains, and market inefficiency has created a space for skilled active managers to generate excess returns for region- and country-biased investors. This is precisely where J.P. Morgan Asset Management has excelled. Its demonstrable track record in the ASEAN region over the past 30 years and its patent popularity with private banking clients make it the clear winner of this year’s Best Fund Provider – ASEAN Equity.