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Investment notes from the frontier

Investing in frontier markets is not for the faint-hearted. But for those brave enough to look beyond material risks, such as political instability, currency fluctuations and poor liquidity, many of these smaller markets provide fertile hunting ground for compelling ideas and exposure to sectors that are not available in South Africa.

Investors in the Allan Gray Balanced, Equity and Stable funds have some exposure to frontier markets, but those with a greater risk appetite are also able to invest in the Allan Gray Frontier Markets Equity Fund. In conversation with Grant Pitt, head of Institutional, portfolio managers Rory Kutisker-Jacobson and Varshan Maharaj discuss the themes shaping frontier markets and explain how they navigate the risks as they pursue long-term returns.

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