"...emerging markets will grow faster than the
developed world for decades to come."

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times

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A New Way Forward for Nigeria?

A couple of years ago, many investors were optimistic about Nigeria and the stock market was booming, buoyed by strong economic growth and government reforms to improve the country. However, by 2014, the mood soured amid a series of unfortunate

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Once Forbidden Frontiers


Investing in frontier markets can come with a higher degree of volatility than more established markets, but to my team and me, they offer exciting potential. Some of yesterday’s small, agrarian economies have transformed themselves into global powers today—China being

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Africa’s Electrifying Future

Emerging and frontier markets are a focal point of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place during the week of January 19. One of the sessions, “Achieving Africa’s Growth Agenda,” is of particular interest to me.

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Is African economic growth finally ready to take off?

Long seen as “too risky,” African economic growth is moving forward at a remarkable pace Africa has experienced a sea change over the past decade and has more or less shed its image of being “too risky.” And although challenges

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Look to frontier markets for clients who can stomach risk

Once relatively inaccessible to foreigners, frontier markets are increasingly gaining the attention of investors who are willing to assume greater risks for the opportunity to obtain greater rewards. Countries that are less developed than emerging markets present opportunities because of

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The EU12 – Newest EU members struggle with convergence

Although the EU12 face risks associated with a slowing western Europe and a stronger euro, there are positive signs On the surface, the future of the enlarged European Union’s 12 newest members (collectively known as the EU12) appears bright as

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European emerging markets turning the corner

The economies and stock markets of European emerging markets, specifically the eastern and central European countries that became EU members in 2004 are flourishing. But political malaise and instability, combined with structural weaknesses and inefficiencies, are undermining their convergence with

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Strong economic recovery in Argentina

Argentina’s economy is booming. However, questions remain about the sustainability of the economic recovery in Argentina, which has benefited substantially in recent years from a strong commodity cycle and favourable international economic conditions. In spite of this, Argentina offers opportunistic plays

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The developing potential of Middle East markets

Middle East markets have the potential to become the newest emerging-market frontier for investors. The region’s problems garner attention, but beneath it all is the strengthening foundation of a large emerging market for investors. The region has one of the largest

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Frontier Markets – Investing in brave new worlds

Frontier markets – emerging but not yet emerged – are the 18 stock markets that the International Finance Corporation, the Washington-based private sector arm of the World Bank, has placed on ‘watch’ to become the world’s newest emerging markets. The

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