Firms vie to offer Bangladesh exposure

It is very early days for investors to allocate to this frontier market separately, but some firms have taken up the challenge of providing access, including one imminent new player.
Khalid Quadir, CEO of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Bangladesh
Khalid Quadir, CEO of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Bangladesh

Bangladesh forms part of what Goldman Sachs termed the next 11’ most important emerging markets after the Brics, but it faces major hurdles both for investors and those who would provide them with exposure.

Still, there is a growing number of options available, from traditional active equity funds to exchange-traded products to private vehicles, as explored on a panel last week at AsianInvestor's and FinanceAsia’s Bangladesh investment summit.

Given the lack of a liquid stock market comprising large-cap names, private equity might seem the most obvious channel, and Brummer Partners Asset Management Bangladesh has taken this route.

The firm has...

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