If global markets recover, investors may want to consider the greater growth opportunities that emerging market funds can offer over their domestic peers, particularly as growth is projected to be strong in developing countries, while the U.S. and other established nations struggle under mounds of debt.

"Emerging markets are arguably the single most important avatar of investment opportunity for our generation," Daniel Arbess, a hedge fund manager at Perella Weinberg Partners, told The Wall Street Journal. "The demand for commodities to support the modernization and urbanization of these and other developing economies, and the demand for food and products by growing consumer classes, should continue to fuel opportunities for years to come."

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