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Sovereign funds wary of hidden emerging market exposure: Templeton

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds see emerging market turbulence as a long term buying opportunity, but are wary of excessive exposure via some of their Western holdings such as luxury goods makers, a top investment official at Franklin Templeton said.

David Smart, who heads a team managing around $85 billion for sovereign funds and supranational clients at Templeton, said the $5 trillion sector can afford to ride out volatile swings thanks to its long-term horizons.

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      "Since joining Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2000, Natsuko has reported on issues surrounding global financial markets, monetary policy and central banking from Tokyo, Singapore, London, Paris, Madrid, Davos, Dubai, Moscow and Istanbul. She won the Reuters best scoop of the year in 2007 for a story on China's foreign exchange reserves policy and was also given State Street\'s best journalist of the year award in the same year. Currently based in London, she covers global investment issues and sovereign wealth funds on the Investment Strategy Desk."
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