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Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund

Ticker WIESX
NAV As of 03/30/23 $15.68
Daily Change As of 03/30/23 $0.16 / 1.03%
Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund
Ticker WIESX
NAV $15.68
Daily Change $0.16 / 1.03%

Fund Overview


Long-term growth of capital

  • A concentrated, yet diversified high-conviction portfolio of 30-50 stocks
  • Seeks the highest-quality growth companies in emerging markets
  • Truly active, collaborative, bottom-up, fundamental process
  • Systematic coverage of the emerging markets universe
Investment Approach

We use a bottom-up approach that seeks to identify companies with outstanding long-term growth potential. We look for companies with:

  • Strong financials
  • A sustainable competitive advantage
  • Industry-best management teams
  • Earnings growth greater than the relevant sector or industry

All cap flexibility with a focus on mid-cap companies

Approximately 30-50 positions

Fund Managers
Ajay Krishnan Ajay Krishnan Lead Portfolio Manager
10 years on fund
28 years at wasatch
Neal Dihora Neal Dihora Portfolio Manager
1 year on fund
6 years at wasatch
Scott Thomas Scott Thomas Associate Portfolio Manager
7 years on fund
11 years at wasatch
Matthew Dreith Matthew Dreith Associate Portfolio Manager
5 years on fund
11 years at wasatch
23 Cumulative PM years on fund

We look for opportunities arising from the explosion of consumer demand in emerging markets. These opportunities include investments across the market-cap spectrum.”

—Ajay Krishnan, Lead Portfolio Manager


Average Annual Total Returns AS OF 12/31/22 AS OF 02/28/23
Quarter-End Month-end
1 Month
3 Month
1 yr
3 yr
5 yr
10 yr
Emerging Markets Select Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
MSCI Emerging Markets Mid Cap Growth Index

Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. Data shows past performance and is not indicative of future performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Advisor may absorb certain expenses, leading to higher total shareholder returns. Wasatch Funds will deduct a 2% redemption fee on Fund shares held 60 days or less. Performance data does not reflect this redemption fee or taxes. Total Expense Ratio: Institutional Class 1.14% The Advisor has contractually agreed to limit certain expenses to 1.20% through at least 1/31/2024.

Growth of Hypothetical Investment 12/31/12 to 12/31/22
Emerging Markets Select Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index

The hypothetical chart does not reflect the deduction of fees, sales charges, or taxes that you would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.

Calendar Year Returns (%) As of 12/31/22
Emerging Markets Select Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index


Characteristics AS OF 12/31/22
Number of Holdings
Average Market Cap
($ Weighted)
Median Market Cap
EPS Growth (%, est. 5 yr)
P/E (Forward)
Portfolio Turnover (%)
Active Share (%)
Performance Statistics AS OF 12/31/22
5 yr
Standard Deviation
Upside Capture
Downside Capture
Top 10 Holdings AS OF 12/31/22
% of Net Assets
HDFC Bank Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
MercadoLibre, Inc.
Voltronic Power Technology Corp.
Chailease Holding Co. Ltd.
Globant SA
Lasertec Corp.
Silergy Corp.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV
34 Number of holdings
96% Active share
Sector Allocation AS OF 12/31/22
27.8 %
22.1 %
Information Technology
23.2 %
18.6 %
16.4 %
6.1 %
Consumer Discretionary
13.4 %
14.1 %
Health Care
7.0 %
4.1 %
Consumer Staples
2.7 %
6.4 %
Communication Services
2.4 %
9.9 %
2.3 %
8.9 %
0.0 %
4.9 %
0.0 %
3.0 %
Real Estate
0.0 %
1.9 %

Weights are calculated as a percentage of net assets including cash & cash equivalents

Country Allocation AS OF 12/31/22
Fund (%)
United States
Hong Kong
Emerging & Frontier
South Africa
South Korea

Weights are calculated as a percentage of net assets including cash & cash equivalents

18.2% Developed
77% Em and Frontier

Commentary & Literature

News & Updates

India and Greater China

December 5, 2022

In emerging markets, we’re finding companies with particularly attractive valuations and enormous…

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Barron’s – Wasatch Featured in India Roundtable Exploring the Nation’s Promising Evolution

November 18, 2022

Barron’s first India roundtable, featuring Wasatch Portfolio Manager, Ajay Krishnan, delves into…

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India’s Virtuous Circle of Amazing Progress

May 26, 2022

THE “OLD INDIA” MEETS THE “NEW INDIA” In India, the Hindi term…

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Wasatch Wins Four 2022 Lipper Fund Awards

March 10, 2022

Wasatch Global Investors announced today that it has received four 2022 Refinitiv…

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Record Date
Payable Date
Short-Term Gain
Long-Term Gain
Total Per Share
Reinvest Price
$ 0.093941
$ 0.093941
$ 21.830000
$ 0.049253
$ 0.049253
$ 10.200000
$ 0.020515
$ 0.020515
$ 9.780000
Historical Distributions and NAVs Select start and end dates

Important Disclosures

Investing in small or micro cap funds can be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.  Investing in foreign securities, especially in emerging and frontier markets, entails special risks, such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the prospectus. Being non-diversified, the Fund can invest a larger portion of its assets in the stocks of a limited number of companies than a diversified fund. Non-diversification increases the risk of loss to the Fund if the values of these securities decline.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Net TR Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the equity market performance of emerging markets.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Mid Cap Growth TR Net Index is an unmanaged free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the equity market performance of mid-cap representation exhibiting growth style characteristics of emerging markets.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties or originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www. Indexes are unmanaged, and investors cannot invest directly in an index.

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Morningstar Rating:
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or 'star rating', is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a 3-year history. Exchange–traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10 year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5 year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10 year rating/30% 3-year rating/20% 3 year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10 year overall rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10 year period, the most recent 3–year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all 3 rating periods. The Fund was rated 4, 5 and 4 stars against 739, 655 and 393 funds in the category for the for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, respectively. The Fund’s other share class may have different performance characteristics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 2023 © Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Est. 5-year EPS Growth %: Estimated percentage increase in earnings per share (EPS) per year of the fund’s holdings over the next 5 years. Returns are not guaranteed and may be higher or lower. Source: Wasatch and FactSet. P/E Ratio (forward and trailing): Sum of stock prices of the fund’s holdings divided by the aggregate earnings per share of those holdings for the next 12 months (forward), or past 12 months (trailing), calculated as a weighted harmonic average. P/E to Growth Rate: Forward 12-month P/E ratio divided by the estimated 5-year EPS growth rate. Portfolios with a number less than 1.0 would be considered undervalued, around 1.0 would be considered fair valued and significantly greater than 1.0 would be considered overvalued. Weighted Average Market Cap: Average market capitalization of companies held by the fund, weighted by their percentage of fund net assets. Portfolio Turnover: A measure of trading activity in a fund’s portfolio over the past 12 months expressed as a percentage of the fund’s average total assets. Alpha measures a fund’s risk/reward potential. A positive alpha means the fund outperformed the index. A negative alpha means the fund underperformed the index. Beta measures a fund’s risk in relation to the market. A beta of 0.8 means the fund’s total return is likely to move up or down 80% of the market change; 1.25 means total return is likely to move up or down 25% more than the market. R-Squared measures (from 0 to 1.0) how closely a fund’s movements are correlated with movements of its benchmark. An R-squared of 1.0 would mean that the fund’s movements are completely correlated with the movements of its benchmark. Active Share measures the difference between portfolio holdings and the benchmark. It is the sum of the absolute values of the different weightings of each holding in the fund versus each holding in the benchmark, divided by 2. Standard Deviation measures the degree to which a fund’s performance has varied from its average performance over a particular time period. The greater the standard deviation, the greater a fund’s volatility (risk). Upside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark’s returns are greater than zero. Downside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark’s returns are less than zero.

Country Allocation is defined by the MSCI Country Classification Standard and may differ from the economic country classification used to determine qualifying investments.

Fund holdings are subject to risks and may change at any time. References to specific securities should not be construed as recommendations by the Fund or its Advisor.

Wasatch Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.

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