Ashmore is an active, value-driven, team-based manager which has specialist expertise in external debt, local currency, corporate debt, blended debt, equities, multi-strategy, alternatives and currency overlay/liquidity. Their Investment Committee processes ensure a consistent and holistic approach to all investments within client portfolios.For equity investments, the firm focuses on fundamental value, performing top-down country valuation analysis, seeking to identify markets that are trading below their fair value and to diversify portfolio risk. They utilize their proprietary quantitative equity model to identify opportunities based on multiple market and stock factors. They select stocks based on a bottom-up, fundamental value approach. The equities investment team analyzes portfolio company fundamentals based on company visits, financials, industry prospects, earnings forecasts and their proprietary company database. For fixed-income investments, Ashmore's Investment Committee collectively manages portfolios and meets regularly to review markets, determine the investment strategy, and manage portfolios. They follow a specialist, long-term value-driven top-down approach, focusing on asset liquidity and political dynamics, aiming to achieve above average returns with lower risk over the cycle.