Changing Perceptions of Frontier Markets – Larry Speidell

Published on
February 2nd, 2017
37 minutes

Changing Perceptions of Frontier Markets – Larry Speidell

Horizon ·
Featuring Larry Speidell

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 • Duration: 37 minutes

Larry Speidell has been investing in frontier markets for over 30 years and brings new opportunities to the fore that you haven’t considered. Cutting through political uncertainty and breaking away from the BRICs, Larry brings Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana into the discussion, along with the best way to play frontier markets, to combine stability with returns. Filmed on January 4, 2017 in Santa Monica


  • JD
    Jonathan D.
    14 February 2017 @ 14:33
    FM (ETF) in downtrend v EEM for now.
  • JD
    Jonathan D.
    14 February 2017 @ 11:52
    In UK / EU Alquity have retail funds. Found interviewee to be salesy and seemed as if he was seeking close after close. But thumbs up.
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    shashwat p.
    13 February 2017 @ 07:42
    The answers were somewhat underwhelming. Grant did a good job all things considered. Bangladesh market on the other hand trades at 35x PE with middling growth.
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    shashwat p.
    13 February 2017 @ 07:38
    As somebody who is actively involved in Vietnam, It has already moved on from what has been described here. I suggest visit Vietnam right now, you will come back with a very different perspective. Also Cambodia and Mongolia are very exciting for very different reasons right now.
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    Glenn O.
    9 February 2017 @ 01:29
    His passion is infectious.i have been to many Fronteer countries and totally agree with him
  • EC
    Edward C.
    5 February 2017 @ 14:10
    Must agree with you there Philip D. Find the topic extremely interesting and am most certainly in that pro 50% camp, but too little firm info on taking action as a self directed investor.
  • PD
    Philip D.
    4 February 2017 @ 21:42
    The challenge which I have with such videos is that there is very little information provided on the operational front. Any question on the same typically goes unanswered.Secondly, "you need money to make money". How many RV subscribers have a $100k min spare to invest in frontier countries from a generational stand point. As enlightening; the video's also equally frustrating.
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    Cynthia F.
    4 February 2017 @ 16:56
    Wasatch has a retail mutual fund that invests in emerging markets for those who have asked about this. WAFMX.
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    Raoul P. | Founder
    3 February 2017 @ 17:57
    Having read Larry's incredible and engaging fund updates for years, I have always wanted him to do an interview and more on Real Vision.
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    Giedrius A.
    3 February 2017 @ 17:54
    Love the interview, simple and straight forward like Jim Rodgers.
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    Olivier B.
    3 February 2017 @ 08:22
    He never answered the question as to how an individual investor can have access to a frontier markets investment vehicle. Very light.
  • SL
    Steven L.
    3 February 2017 @ 02:12
    Grant asked great questions but got more of a travel agent response than investment. If Larry would have pointed out one or two mutual funds that are doing a good job that would have been helpful. Traveling to personally check out investment opportunities isn't an option for me.
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    Jacqueline H.
    2 February 2017 @ 22:21
    There are a lot of reasons for me to wish that I were younger, but this opportunity is right up near the top. Unfortunately, at 65, I find myself feeling somewhat timid. I would like to hear more on this. After all, I could get lucky in the markets and end up with enough disposable cash to feel comfortable jumping in. Thanks!
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    Matt S.
    2 February 2017 @ 21:39
    I thought Iran WAS the place to be looking right now? : \
  • JO
    Joseph O.
    2 February 2017 @ 21:16
    Great perspective on the distorted portrayal of many parts of the world by media outlets, and the resulting gut-level aversion from investors... but it sadly never progressed past a heuristic level. A deeper dive into example countries and companies would have been great, as would a more detailed discussion of the justified risks (liquidity, political, etc) involved with the frontier.
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    Tim S.
    2 February 2017 @ 17:42
    Really enjoyable, a tremendous amount of wisdom shared. Nice introduction into how to research industries in the Frontier and how to consider investing in general.
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    Rainer M.
    2 February 2017 @ 15:19
    Good piece on Frontier Markets but somehow a bit light (superficial). The message that should have been communicated is that in Frontier Markets you get paid to take illiquidity risk. It always beats me why anybody would buy a CoCo Perpetual Bond when countries like Mongolia pay you +7% on simple fixed deposit and you get repaid in 1 year.....