Many investors associate frontier markets with the potential for strong economic growth, but also with high risk and volatility. Frontier markets certainly have lower market capitalisations and less liquid stock exchanges than developed and emerging markets, because they are less developed than even emerging markets. However, since its launch in December 2010 BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust (BRFI) has delivered strong returns with less volatility than both developed market and emerging market indices, according to co-manager Sam Vecht.
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