Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Hardcover | October 25, 2016

byMarko DimitrijevicAs told byTimothy Mistele

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Where are the next decade's greatest investment opportunities? Veteran investor Marko Dimitrijevic argues that they can be found in frontier markets, which account for seventy-one of the world's seventy-five fastest-growing economies and 19 percent of the world's GDP. Yet many investors ignore them. Fueled by new access to technology and information, frontier markets are emerging even faster than their predecessors, making them an essential component of a globally diversified portfolio.

In Frontier Investor, Dimitrijevic shows through colorful case studies, compelling charts, and fascinating travel anecdotes that it is not only possible but prudent to invest in these unfamiliar and undervalued options. Dimitrijevic explains how frontier markets such as Nigeria, Panama, and Bangladesh are poised to follow the similar paths of Chinese, Indian, and Russian markets, which were considered exotic two decades ago. He details a strategy for how and where to invest, directly or indirectly, to profit from frontier growth. Dimitrijevic covers the risks, political and otherwise, of these markets, the megatrends that promise exciting investment opportunities in the coming years, and the prospects for countries beyond the frontier, including Myanmar, Cuba, and even Iran. Rich with experience and insight, Frontier Investor opens up a whole new world-and worldview-to investors.

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Where are the next decade's greatest investment opportunities? Veteran investor Marko Dimitrijevic argues that they can be found in frontier markets, which account for seventy-one of the world's seventy-five fastest-growing economies and 19 percent of the world's GDP. Yet many investors ignore them. Fueled by new access to technology ...

Marko Dimitrijevic is the chairman of Volta Global and an investment manager with more than thirty-five years' experience investing in emerging and frontier markets. He has invested in more than 150 countries and was one of the earliest Western investors in China, Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. From 1995 to 2015 he m...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231170440

ISBN - 13:9780231170444

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Why Invest in Frontier Markets? 1. Emerging Markets Have Emerged 2. Frontier Markets Are the New Emerging Markets 3. Frontier's Bright Economic Outlook 4. "The Young and the Restless": Frontier's Favorable Demographics 5. "Can You Hear Me Now?": Frontier's Integration with the Global Economy 6. Frontier Equity Markets Offer Value and Diversification Part II: How to Invest in Frontier Markets 7. The Pitfalls of Passive Management and Advantages of Active Managements in Frontier Markets 8. Do-It-Yourself Investing in Frontier Markets 9. Special Situations in Distressed Debt 10. Privatizations Part III: Risks and Opportunities in Frontier Markets 11. Political Risks in Frontier Markets 12. Other Risks in Frontier Markets 13. Megatrends in Frontier Markets 14. Frontiers of Frontier Markets Investing Appendix Notes Index

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Frontier Investor is a well-researched book, complete with detailed examples. It belongs in the library of every global investor.