June 2014 Investment Brief, "Exploring New Terrain: The Promise and Pitfalls of Frontier Markets"

Abstract

From Argentina to Zambia, rapidly developing countries known as frontier markets are garnering increased attention from the institutional investment community. Frontier markets have attracted investors seeking high returns and an asset class with relatively low correlations to more developed markets. This issue of Investment Brief discusses some of the characteristics of frontier markets, as well as whether and how investors should consider an allocation to the asset class, which requires being mindful of economic, social and political risks.

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For a more detailed discussion of frontier markets, see Segal Rogerscasey Canada's June 2014 Investment Focus, "Introduction to the Frontier Markets and the Opportunity They Present for Investors."