BRIC, N11, E7...the term 'emerging markets' evokes several acronyms in peoples' minds. It also invokes the image of several countries seeing rapid social development and fast growing economies.
With this strong growth comes better performance, transparency and efficiency in the capital markets. Growth also brings economic reforms and stable local currencies which allow the building of investment confidence.
The attractive characteristics emerging markets offer, however, are always ideal situations - which and the world economy does not always run in an ideal way. Many investors still argue against investing in emerging markets, highlighting challenges to face like constantly evolving regulatory environments (limiting their options in term of strategies and liquidity), high volatility due to a lack of market depth and obviously language and cultural barrier that are not without consequences.
However, with many economists terming the BRIC nations as being the most promising markets in the world, there are obviously real opportunities to be found in emerging markets investment, despite the challenges.
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