> >Emerging markets are driving global growth. The growth of a middle class is an exciting world-changing trend, as this group provides an increasingly prosperous customer base for global companies.
> >Growth equities are undervalued, globally. Our valuation model shows that growth is at a discount around the world. Major global markets have median valuations based on free cash flow that are one standard deviation below their long-term averages, which indicates to us better-than-average return prospects. However, the backdrop of likely higher rates and debt deleveraging may hold off the valuation premium in the foreseeable future.
> >Diversified global businesses will lead. Going forward, global businesses with global access to capital, global distribution networks, global marketing and production should command premium business valuations. Information technology companies are among those that are particularly well positioned as business productivity will be an even more important competitive advantage globally.
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