The latest buzz is around frontier nations—places like Nigeria, Croatia, or Bangladesh, where it’s now much easier to invest through an index or diversified mutual fund.

Almost $360 million of net new money poured into frontier market mutual funds during the first three quarters of this year, bringing total assets to almost $1.1 billion. Institutional dollars accounted for 38.4% of the total, according to Paul Herber and Nathan Rowader, co-managers of the Forward Frontier MarketStrat Fund, which invests in frontier markets. 

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