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Emerging Economies to Counter Big Chill in Returns, Norfund Says

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Institutional investors should look to emerging markets to avoid a toxic combination of falling financial returns and higher political risk in the developed stock and bond markets.

While pension and sovereign wealth funds are struggling with weak returns in OECD markets, opportunities can be found in infrastructure, private equity and unlisted assets in developing economies, according to a report by Re-Define, commissioned by the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, or Norfund.