The long-term case for investing in emerging markets is well established - high economic growth rates, young populations driving this growth, increasingly affluent middle class, and supportive government policies.
The fact remains, though, that investing in emerging markets can be a volatile experience. Over the last decade, emerging markets have more than tripled in value but it has been a tumultuous journey with significant sharp declines along the way.
Capital Group, one of the world's first and largest investors in emerging markets, has developed an approach - Emerging Markets Total Opportunities (ETOP) - that seeks to capture the dynamism of emerging markets, but with lower volatility than an equity-only portfolio. It does this by investing bottom-up in the entire spectrum of emerging markets securities.
This fund is available to individual and institutional investors.