Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets is an economic term which was coined by International Finance Corporation’s Farida Khambata in 1992. It is commonly used to describe a subset of emerging markets (EMs).

Frontier markets (FMs) are investable but have lower market capitalization and liquidity than the more developed emerging markets. The frontier equity markets are typically pursued by investors seeking high, long term returns and low correlations with other markets.

The implication of a country being labeled as frontier is that, over time, the market will become more liquid and exhibit similar risk and return characteristics as the larger, more liquid developed emerging markets.

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Frontier Markets - Standard & Poor's List
... Standard Poor's classified the following 37 countries as frontier markets Argentina Bahrain Bangladesh Botswana Bulgaria Colombia CĂ´te d'Ivoire Croatia Cyprus Ecuador Estonia Ghana ...

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