For several years, wealth managers and their clients have been cashing in some better than others on mutual funds, ETFs and individual stocks from emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China the so-called BRICs.
And while those countries still offer some value, investors are paying closer attention
to investment opportunities in other areas of the world.
All of the major Wall Street brokerage and wealth management firms have expanded their research and investment activity
in Latin America and are looking for the next great companies and industries in places like Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Heres a closer look at five countries some familiar, some not that advisors and their clients should spend time investigating in 2012.Source: Allan Conway, head of emerging markets equities at Schroders.