RogersCasey Associates intends to make two emerging markets manager-of-manager investment funds available for defined contribution plan investment, said Adele Heller, director.
The Emerging Markets Equity fund and the Emerging Markets Debt fund blend non-U.S. managers with specialty expertise into a single investment option. Ms. Heller said the two funds are now used exclusively by defined benefit plan managers, but would be suitable for defined contribution plans seeking another layer of international exposure.
With almost 50% of defined contribution plans offering an international equity option now, Ms. Heller said emerging markets is beginning to attract bigger plans have EAFE fund options. RogersCasey can customize the funds to emphasize a particular region, market size or industry.