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Guide to Gaining Exposure to Bric Growth



    This guide explains what drives the performance of Bric funds, how to select the right fund for your clients and how to research the market.

    Supporting material was provided by Allan Conway, head of emerging market equities for Schroders; Ayesha Akbar, portfolio manager in Fidelity’s Investment Solutions Group; Asoka Woehrmann, co-chief investment officer of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; and Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior emerging market strategist of ING IM.

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    1. By how much dud one of the largest Bric ETFs underperform the MSCI Bric index by in 2012, according to Mr Conway?

    2. What is the weight of the MSCI Bric index in the MSCI AC World index today, according to Mr Conway?

    3. Labour costs in the US are $37 an hour, according to Mr Conway, but what are they in India?

    4. What is the correlation between economic performance of Brics and stock market performance, according to Ms Akbar?

    5. What is one issue to overcome when researching Bric funds, according to Ms Akbar?

    6. How do Bric funds perform in relation to commodities?

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