ATLANTA--()--Pensions & Investments magazine has ranked the EARNEST Partners Emerging Markets Composite its number 3 top-performer (by 5-year return) in the emerging markets asset class (both gross and net of fees). The ranking appeared in P&I’s “Special Report: Top-Performing Managers” featured in the February 18, 2013 issue. All of the data for the quarterly “Top-Performing Managers” report are provided from Morningstar Inc.’s global separate account/collective investment trust database.
From its September 2004 inception through January 2013, the EARNEST Partners Emerging Markets Composite achieved an annualized net of fees return of 21.19%, outperforming the MSCI Emerging Market Index return of 14.13%. The strategy has performed well through a variety of market conditions, achieving up-market capture of 116% and protecting in down markets with a down-market capture of 87%, gross of fees.
The EARNEST Partners Emerging Markets strategy considers for investment equities of 21 countries including China, Brazil, India, Turkey, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and South Africa – and is available in both collective investment vehicles and separately managed accounts.
CEO Paul Viera commented, “We believe consistent performance is achieved through a disciplined, effective process that is implemented by investment professionals with real, differentiated industry experience and insight. Through rigorous and thorough fundamental research, we aim to find strong companies that are currently mispriced by the market; those are the ones that we believe will outperform in the long-run. We are pleased to be on the top performer list for the second year in a row and will continue to work very hard to bring good results for our clients.”
About EARNEST Partners
EARNEST Partners is an independent, employee-owned asset management firm currently advising on more than $20 billion in assets for clients around the world. EARNEST Partners manages portfolios for more than 300 clients including corporations, government pension funds, jointly-trusteed plans, endowments and foundations. The firm is also engaged in sub-advisory relationships with a number of global financial institutions. We offer a variety of competitive equity and fixed income products across the respective market cap and duration spectrums. Our investment approach is long-term oriented and focuses on the merits of individual securities when making investment decisions. EARNEST Partners is headquartered in the U.S. with additional offices in China and Brazil.
About Pension & Investments
P&I is an international financial news organization providing alerts, research and analysis to the institutional investment management industry. With a subscriber base of more than 23,000 receiving daily electronic communication and biweekly print magazines, Pension & Investments is a leading publication for investment managers and plan sponsors.