MSCI Emerging Markets Index News

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons.

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons

The term ‘frontier markets’ is a useful way to group those countries that have economies that are less developed than those in emerging markets.

Cobus Visagie looks to pass the ball during Springbok training in Cape Town in 2001. Source: Touchline Photo/ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Big-tackling ex-Springbok rugby player Cobus Visagie starts Africa fund

Cobus Visagie recalls making 18 tackles the day South Africa’s national rugby team kicked its way into the World Cup record books to defeat England.

Royal Gardens Mall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Five private equity funds targeting real estate investments in Nigeria (Photos)

Africa focused Private Equity (PE) has developed impressively over the last two decades, in terms of volume, quality of transactions, and performance.

Lagos, Nigeria (Photo credit: kelechiamadiobi.com)

Opportunity rings in frontier markets like Nigeria

With all the turbulence in the global markets these days, it appears that many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility improves.

National Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola)

Africa Comes Into View

China’s growth story has been remarkable. The country’s economy grew at a staggering 10% annualized pace for 20 years as its government conducted a massive infrastructure building campaign.

Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Franklin Templeton Investments

Why Africa is the next emerging markets success story: Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Emerging markets super-bull Mark Mobius has his sights set on a new region: Africa.

Nigerian Naira

Nigerian economy leads frontier market opportunities

Companies such as Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, and Nigerian Breweries have put Nigeria at the forefront of frontier market opportunities, according to Baring Asset Management.