Thursday, September 11, 2014

Investor Alert - Frontier Funds

FINRA has issued an investor alert regarding "Frontier funds" which are funds that invest in securities of companies in countries with developing securities markets—like Argentina, Lebanon, Nigeria, Slovenia and Vietnam.

According to FINRA, some see investing in frontier funds as a way to diversify assets—going beyond funds that invest in established international and other more developed emerging markets. Frontier funds are also sparking the interest of some investors who are lured predominantly by potential gains.  

FINRA is issuing this alert to caution those interested in funds that invest in frontier markets to carefully consider the heightened risks in these markets. Frontier fund investments may provide potential diversification and periods of higher returns than can be obtained through more traditional investments. But products or asset niches that promise higher returns nearly always carry more risk—and the past performance of any fund is never a guarantee of future results.   Frontier Markets  

For more information - Investor Alert - Frontier Funds—Travel with Care - FINRA

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