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Frontier Markets Begin to Emerge

But for investors, frontier-markets funds have short track records and carry unique risks.

Note: This article, which is part of Morningstar's May 2015 International Investing Week, is an excerpt from the Morningstar research paper Frontier Markets Begin to Emerge, which examines the case for investing in frontier markets, discusses the risks, and provides an overview of the mutual fund and ETF investment options.

Frontier markets represent a tiny segment of the global investment universe, but interest in the asset class has been growing, as investors search further afield for better growth opportunities and pursue new ways to diversify their portfolios.