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The Emerging Markets Handbook: An analysis of the investment potential in 18 key emerging market economies by Pran Tiku

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Chapter 23: Investment Vehicles

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

Warren Buffett

Emerging markets have been on the investment scene for 30 years and while they have been regarded unfavourably by investors at times, the good news is that the available investments have expanded dramatically during this period. Taking just one example of this, the MSCI Emerging Market Index in 1988 comprised of a handful of stocks from a total of eight countries. Today the same index contains hundreds of stocks from 21 countries.

As a result of the growing popularity of investing in emerging markets, there are an increasing number of ways for investors to gain access to emerging markets, including stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual ...

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