1Source: S&P and MSCI via FactSet. EM: MSCI Emerging Markets; Developed markets: MSCI World; U.S.: S&P 500. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.
2Source: MSCI via FactSet 12/31/07-12/31/17. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.
3Sources: Population: IMF as of 2/4/16; GDP growth: IMF as of 10/1/2017; Trade: IMF as of 10/1/17; Equity market cap: FactSet as of 12/31/17.
4Source: eVestment as of 8/24/2017.
5Source: eVestment, “Emerging Markets Report: Trends in Long-Only EM Strategies,” 8/20/17.
6Source: HBSC; October 2017. Excludes sectors where representation is below 5% both in 2007 and 2017.
7Source: MSCI, FactSet as of 12/31/17.
8Source: MSCI, FactSet, Bloomberg as of 12/31/17.
9Source: MSCI, FactSet as of 12/31/17. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.
10Source: MSCI via FactSet as of 12/31/17. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.
11Source: MSCI, FactSet as of 12/31/17. EM Value: MSCI EM Value Index; EM Growth: MSCI EM Growth Index.
MSCI Emerging Markets: Captures large- and mid-cap representation of emerging market countries. MSCI Emerging Markets Growth: Captures large- and mid-cap securities exhibiting growth style characteristics, defined using long-term forward earnings per share (EPS) growth rate, short-term forward EPS growth rate, current internal growth rate, long-term historical EPS growth trend, and long-term historical sales per share growth trend.MSCI Emerging Markets Value: Captures large- and mid-cap securities exhibiting value style characteristics, defined using book value to price, 12-month forward earnings to price, and dividend yield. MSCI World: Captures large- and mid-cap representation of developed markets. S&P 500 Index: Measures equity performance of 500 of the top companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. MSCI has not approved, reviewed or produced this report, makes no express or implied warranties or representations and is not liable whatsoever for any data in the report. You may not redistribute the MSCI data or use it as a basis for other indices or investment products.
Forward Price/Earnings: Price per share divided by expected earnings per share.
Price/Earnings: Price per share divided by earnings per share.
Return on Equity: Net income divided by shareholders’ equity.
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