BMO Global Strategist Addresses Frontier Market Strategies at Palm Beach Summit

BMO Global Strategist Addresses Frontier Market Strategies at Palm Beach Summit 
Risk Can Be Viewed in a Top-Down Manner Reports Sandy Lincoln at
Emerging Markets Investment Forum 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  According to Sandy
Lincoln, Chief Market Strategist for BMO Global Asset Management, who
was a speaker at the Emerging Markets Investments Summit held
recently at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, the introduction and
evolution of the frontier markets as an asset class for investors
parallels in many respects what happened 25 years ago in emerging
Lincoln noted that becoming familiar with economies, markets,
companies and characteristics of the frontier countries can provide
opportunities for several attractive features: valuations are lower
than major and emerging markets, dividends are higher, correlations
are low to U.S. and emerging markets and are very "under" researched. 
"Frontier markets are largely undiscovered, yet they represent ten
percent of the world's population, five percent of its gross domestic
product, but just half a percent of the total world stock market," he
"In addition, these economies grow over five percent per year and
carry a favorable demographic ratio of working age to dependent age
population. While this backdrop provides opportunities for stock
selection, prudent policies and guidelines should be put in place
regarding diversification parameters by country, sector and company.
That applies to the allocation percentage as well." 
The Emerging Investments Summit 2013 brought together thought leaders
and solution providers to an interactive networking event, which
included key trends and opportunities in global currency markets and
how China's race to rekindle growth will impact the global economy. 
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