Frontier markets are opaque places when it comes to investing, lack of data, poor governance and infrastructure make them daunting places to do business, but in fact there are many excellent opportunities to invest and those that make the effort to seek them out can be well rewarded.

While Frontier markets may experience instability many also enjoy faster economic growth than developed markets and often these countries have favourable demographics and low financial penetration which along with low but fast growing urbanisation provides potential for rapid economic takeoff.

Rising Powers aims to provide guides, stories and ideas on investing in frontier markets, fragile states and other alternative investments as well as business and political intelligence across these countries. We also welcome guest submissions and ideas for publication.

Another key factor for frontier markets is the role of geo-politics and the rise of emerging powers in particular China whose impact on the developing world through its trade and investment relationships has been unprecedented in modern times.

Feel free to contact me on merlin@rising-powers.com

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