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High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Consumer Dummies

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Chapter 4

High Finance in Emerging Markets

In This Chapter

arrow Parsing partnership fund options

arrow Partnering with governments, local investors, and NGOs

arrow Sidestepping high-finance pitfalls

Emerging markets are for investors of all sizes, but some of the greatest opportunities are for those who have the most money to commit. These private investment partnerships are designed for high-net-worth individuals, pensions, foundations, endowments, and other people and organizations that have a lot of money they can afford to lock up for a long time. The funds may have higher returns for a given level of risk, but they may be less flexible than other types of investments.

Think of these private partnerships as the VIP room of high finance. These investments can be a great way to get into a market big and early. In some cases, investors really do get access to better opportunities and superior risk-adjusted returns. In other cases, though, investors get behind the velvet rope only to find out that the drinks are more expensive but the service is no better.

In this chapter, you get an overview of the investment funds available to you if you have millions of dollars to invest. I give you the information ...

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