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Frontier Markets

Developing countries or stocks listed in those countries with less infrastructure, capitalization, and/or liquidity than other developing countries. A frontier market is considered a type of emerging market, but is considered less prominent or important than markets like India or Brazil. Examples of frontier markets include Bahrain and Nigeria.

frontier markets

Securities markets in the least developed of the emerging markets. Mexico and Taiwan are generally considered emerging markets while Zimbabwe, Jamaica, and Kenya are considered frontier markets. Political factors are especially important to the trading and valuation of securities traded in frontier markets.
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Thanks to consolidated partnerships with prominent publications in the field of emerging & frontier market investment, particularly Alternative Emerging Investor magazine, EMIA helps members stand out from the crown of investors.
These factors make the UAE our most preferred Mena [Middle East and North Africa] market and Kuwait as our preferred GCC Frontier market," said Hootan Yazhari, Head of Mena & Frontier Markets Equity Research.
Katayama has a wealth of experience concerning frontier market debt opportunities and considers that there are much broader opportunities for value in international frontier markets.
Shakir Iqbal, previously director of Mena and frontier market equity sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will be based in Dubai.
He was previously director of MENA and frontier market equity sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC).
Egypt scored 12% in the 2015 MSCI Frontier Markets Index, according to a Merrill Lynch report on MENA & Frontier Market Performance on 28 May.
He showed me the "ZYX Global Frontier Market Fund".
This implements the second part of MSCI's 2013 annual market classification review, and follows the reclassification of Greece from Developed to Emerging market status, and Morocco from Emerging to Frontier market status on November 27, 2013.
First, as has been the case with emerging markets, increased integration of frontier market countries with the world economy and the global financial system could lead to diminished diversification.
Morocco will be downgraded from an emerging market to a frontier market at the end of November and there was a warning for Egypt that it too may follow.
has launched two UCITS-compliant funds, which invest in Africa and the Arabian Gulf, to meet growing global demand for high-quality investment products to tap frontier market growth.
Index compiler MSCI will announce in June whether it will upgrade the UAE and Qatar from frontier market to emerging market status, a move that would boost liquidity on local markets.
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