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Emerging Markets Show Biggest Premium Since ’12 With ETFs

Nobody likes missing a bull market, even if it’s happening half a world away.

With stocks rising from Sao Paulo to Moscow to Istanbul, asset managers have piled almost $11 billion into developing-nation exchange-traded funds listed in the U.S. this quarter, the most since 2012, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s sent the premium of the biggest -- Vanguard Group Inc.’s FTSE Emerging Markets ETF -- to an average 0.2 percentage-point over its underlying assets, the widest gap in two years.