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List of Frontier Market Funds

There are numerous ways to gain exposure to Frontier Markets. Along with exchange traded funds and investment trusts, another method is to invest in funds that focus on these markets.

The funds listed on this page are split into four categories:

  1. Equity Funds – these are funds that have a large majority of investments in stocks and equities in Frontier Markets.
  2. Fixed Interest Funds – these are funds that invest primarily in debt instruments in Frontier Markets.
  3. Mixed Allocation Funds – these are funds that combine both equity and fixed interest in a way that neither is overly dominant in the portfolio.
  4. Other – funds that invest in other instruments that do not fall under the “Equity” or “Fixed Interest” categories. (such as property, futures and other “non-standard” investments).

(last updated: 3rd June 2021)

 

Frontier Markets Equity Funds

Fund Name

ISIN

Inception (dd/mm/yy)

Management Company

Manager(s)

1yr Return

3yr Return

5yr Return

Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Frontier Markets Equity Fund

LU0566482161

02/03/2011

Aberdeen Standard Investments Luxembourg SA

 

18.27%

7.40%

8.23%

AFC Asia Frontier Fund

KYG0132A1013

30/03/2012

Asia Frontier Capital Ltd

Thomas Hugger; Ruchir Desai

30.42%

-2.71%

0.02%

Allan Gray Africa Frontier Markets Equity Fund

BMG0179R1088

30/04/2017

Allan Gray Investment Management

 

43.79%

 

 

Aristea SICAV New Frontiers Equity Fund

LU1313167980

02/05/2016

Kallisto Partners

Andrea Federici

38.26%

0.54%

 

Ashmore Emerging Markets Frontier Equity Fund

US0448207367

04/11/2013

Ashmore Investment Advisors Ltd

Andrew Brudenell

38.07%

3.41%

7.21%

Base Investments SICAV – Emerging and Frontier Markets Equity

LU1100163440

04/12/2014

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management Luxembourg SA

Federico Parenti

18.58%

3.20%

4.12%

BNP Paribas Funds Frontiers Equity

LU1104111890

29/07/2016

BNP Paribas Asset Management Luxembourg SA

David Brenninkmeyer; Quang Nguyen

14.62%

-2.02%

 

COELI Frontier Markets Fund

LU1028962204

28/02/2014

MDO Management Co SA/Luxembourg

Hans-Henrik Skov; James Bannan

43.23%

-0.19%

4.76%

Coronation Africa Frontiers Fund

IE00B578MG16

14/10/2008

Coronation Asset Management Pty Ltd

Peter Leger

47.37%

-0.73%

4.77%

Coronation Global Frontiers Fund

KYG2444C1069

01/11/2014

Coronation Fund Managers Ltd

Peter Leger

45.47%

3.92%

10.10%

Danske Invest SICAV-SIF – Emerging and Frontier Markets SMID

LU0861987385

02/01/2013

Danske Invest Management Co SA/Luxembourg

Antti Raappana

47.46%

4.12%

7.87%

East Capital Global Frontier Markets

LU1831154213

29/03/2019

East Capital Asset Management SA

 

33.71%

 

 

East Capital Global Frontier Markets Fund

LU1125674538

12/12/2014

East Capital Asset Management SA

Lars Peter Elam Hakansson

43.67%

5.35%

8.24%

Eaton Vance Emerging and Frontier Countries Equity Fund

US27826A7899

03/11/2014

Eaton Vance Management

Eric A Stein; Michael A Cirami

47.33%

6.58%

11.01%

eQ Frontier Osake

FI4000035845

19/12/2011

eQ Rahastoyhtio Oy

 

37.50%

2.28%

4.92%

Eurizon Fund – Equity Emerging Markets New Frontiers

LU0719365545

23/04/2012

Daiwa Asset Management Co Ltd

Luigi Antonaci

26.97%

4.83%

5.24%

Evli Emerging Frontier Fund

FI4000066915

08/10/2013

Evli Fund Management Co Ltd

 

62.58%

14.81%

11.37%

Fidelity Frontier Emerging Markets Fund

CA3159142676

19/01/1994

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC

Adam J Kutas

10.25%

-6.35%

-1.07%

FIM EM Frontier Fund

KYG3430X1043

01/01/2013

FIM Partners

Hedi Ben Mlouka

57.35%

9.98%

8.34%

FIM Frontier Fund

FI4000066733

30/08/2013

FIM Asset Management Ltd/Finland

Kuldar Rahuorg; Heikki Ollikainen

13.33%

-3.68%

0.28%

Fisher Investments Institutional Frontier Markets Equity Fund

IE00BRK97Y83

06/09/2017

Fisher Investments Institutional Funds plc/Ireland

Kenneth Fisher

31.58%

11.29%

 

Galaxy Fund – Frontier Markets Equity Fund

LU0300877122

31/07/2007

Morgan Stanley Asset Management SA

Steven Quattry

48.40%

8.01%

7.52%

Harding Loevner Frontier Emerging Markets Portfolio

US4122958675

27/05/2008

Harding Loevner Funds Inc

Pradipta Chakrabortty; Babatunde Ojo

27.04%

0.38%

3.84%

HSBC Global Investment Funds – Frontier Markets

LU0666199749

30/11/2011

HSBC Investment Funds Luxembourg SA/Luxembourg

Ramzi Sidani; Jennifer Passmoor

43.21%

4.65%

6.56%

Infond Frontier

SI0021401433

16/07/2011

SAVA INFOND Druzba za Upravljanje DOO

Uros Vek

32.65%

2.74%

4.87%

L&G Frontier Markets Equity Fund

IE00BD6FX440

 

LGIM Managers Europe Ltd

 

40.63%

 

 

MSIF Frontier Markets Portfolio

US61760X8368

27/08/2008

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc

Steven Quattry; Omair Ansari

44.06%

7.37%

6.85%

Oaks Emerging and Frontier Opportunities Fund

IE00B95L3899

25/09/2013

Fiera Capital UK Ltd

Sergej Leon Shkolnikov; Stefan Bottcher

57.36%

5.45%

9.28%

Schroder ISF Frontier Markets Equity

LU0562313402

15/12/2010

Schroder Investment Management Europe SA

Rami Sidani; Thomas Wilson

40.81%

4.07%

6.93%

Silk – African and Frontier Markets Fund

LU1893618667

24/05/2019

Ipconcept Luxemburg SA

Zin Bekkali

28.45%

 

 

Silk Invest New Horizons Frontier Fund

US90470L7174

25/05/2016

Silk Invest Ltd

Hifza Zia; Zin Bekkali

44.03%

-0.29%

 

Somerset Frontier Markets Fund

IE00BFMFD755

01/06/2018

Somerset Captial Management

George Birch Richardson

30.20%

 

 

T Rowe Price Funds SICAV  Frontier Markets Equity Fund

LU1079763535

24/06/2014

T Rowe Price Luxembourg Management Sarl

Oliver Bell

49.24%

4.82%

7.93%

TCM Global Frontier High Dividend Equity

NL0010278073

15/11/2012

TRUSTUS Capital Management BV

Marco Balk; Wytze Riemersma

21.95%

-1.51%

2.21%

Templeton Frontier Markets Fund

LU0390137031

14/10/2008

Franklin Templeton International Services Sarl

Bassel Khatoun; Ahmed Awny; David Haglund

28.29%

-0.28%

2.72%

Tundra Sustainable Frontier Fund

SE0004211282

02/04/2013

Tundra Fonder AB

Mattias Martinsson

46.91%

4.23%

10.28%

Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund

US9367938191

31/01/2012

Wasatch Advisors Inc

Scott Thomas

52.57%

15.52%

9.38%

Frontier Market Fixed Interest Funds

Fund Name

ISIN

Inception (dd/mm/yy)

Management Company

Manager(s)

1yr Return

3yr Return

5yr Return

Aberdeen Standard SICAV I – Frontier Markets Bond Fund

LU0963865083

25/09/2013

Aberdeen Standard Investments Luxembourg SA

 

17.64%

6.82%

7.63%

Aktia Emerging Market Local Currency Frontier Bond+

FI4000185475

07/12/2015

Aktia

Jetro Siekkinen; Timo Leinonen

4.24%

3.11%

4.34%

American Beacon Frontier Markets Income Fund

US0245257193

25/02/2014

American Beacon Advisors Inc

Lars Peter Nielsen; Christian Mejrup

15.61%

6.00%

7.77%

Global Evolution Funds – Emerging Frontier

LU0914716807

28/06/2013

Global Evolution Manco SA

Morten Bugge

15.03%

6.11%

8.18%

Global Evolution Funds – Frontier Markets

LU0501220262

15/12/2010

Global Evolution Manco SA

Morten Bugge

13.01%

2.46%

4.52%

Global Evolution Funds – Frontier Opportunities

LU1405032076

21/06/2017

Global Evolution Manco SA

Morten Bugge; Christian Mejrup

12.89%

2.86%

 

Ninety One PIF PCC Ltd – Emerging and Frontier Markets Total Return Debt Fund

GG00BGGM2W70

06/12/2018

Ninety One UK Ltd

Antoon De Klerk

7.82%

 

 

NN L Frontier Markets Debt Hard Currency

LU0990547431

10/12/2013

NN Investment Partners BV

Leo Hu

21.82%

7.25%

7.93%

UI – Aktia EM Frontier Bond+

LU1669793827

16/11/2017

Universal-Investment-Luxembourg SA/Luxembourg

 

3.56%

3.01%

 

Frontier Market Mixed Allocation Funds

Fund Name

ISIN

Inception (dd/mm/yy)

Management Company

Manager(s)

1yr Return

3yr Return

5yr Return

GMM Emerging Markets and New Frontiers Market Equity

CYF000000069

10/10/2013

GMM Global Money Managers Ltd

 

19.35%

-2.49%

1.25%

Magna New Frontiers Fund

IE00BFTW8Z27

17/09/2014

Fiera Capital IOM Ltd

Sergej Leon Shkolnikov; Stefan Bottcher

58.48%

7.98%

11.80%

Frontier Market Property Funds

Fund Name

ISIN

Inception (dd/mm/yy)

Management Company

Manager(s)

1yr Return

3yr Return

5yr Return

UB EM Frontier Real Assets Fund

FI4000270236

30/05/2018

United Bankers

 

7.14%

 

 

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