The Frontier Market Opportunity

  • Emerging & frontier markets today account for close to 60% of the WorldĄŻs GDP and FDI
  • Close to 86% of the WorldĄŻs population live in emerging and frontier markets
  • Frontier markets alone account for 19% of the WorldĄŻs GDP, while EM countries ex. BRIC account for 28%
  • Frontier markets diversify a global investment strategy with low correlation to developed and emerging markets, reduced volatility, discounted valuations and higher long term growth

Investment wise, the frontier markets have proven to offer a compelling proposition; low correlation to other markets, a natural diversifier and long term growth opportunities. These markets are naturally volatile, but over the last 10 years they have shown lower volatility versus many emerging markets.