The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) will team up to offer information and guidance to the industry regarding investing in emerging markets.

With AAM partnership, PMI plans to provide their customers with expert commentary and demonstrate knowledge in the area of emerging market investments.

PMI CEO, Vince Linnane, was quoted by Pension Funds Online as saying that emerging market investments are increasingly dominating the agenda for many institutional investors and with this continued vigour it is more important than ever that pension funds receive the best information and training possible.

"More and more pension funds are considering emerging markets as a good investment bet, however, it’s vital they are reminded that no investment is risk free and it is imperative for the good management of their pension scheme that they keep up-to-date and informed in all investment areas, not just emerging markets," Linnane added.

AAM fixed income client portfolio management team head Steven Nicholls said as developed economies struggle to make headway against a backdrop of tough austerity programmes and high indebtedness both leading to weaker growth, investors’ attention has turned firmly to opportunities within emerging markets with lower debt, current account surpluses, and which offer better long-term growth prospects.

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