Siamc Kamalie from Swiftarc Capital Discusses the Frontier Markets Consumer with

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Capital Allocation and Preservation in Underdeveloped and Illiquid Markets

Siamc Kamalie recently discussed his investment strategy for participating in the world's fastest-growing, yet least-developed markets in an interview with

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According to Kamalie, “I think the 'trading up' opportunity in the personal and home care market is very exciting and under the radar. For example, personal care consumption take-off point is about $2,500 GDP per capita, and the main emerging markets in Southeast Asia are crossing this threshold in the next few years. For frontier markets, they are still approaching $1,000 GDP per capita, and this is an area where home care consumption takes off considering it consists of basic cleaning items.”

Kamalie spends his time off in places less traveled, searching for returns most miss.

“For the first quarter of 2014, I have research trips to frontier Africa and Asia. I’ll be in Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa for all of February. In March, I’ll be going to Bangladesh, and Vietnam,” said Kamalie.

Read the full interview at the only site on the Web focusing solely on emerging and frontier markets,

About Swiftarc Capital

Swiftarc Capital, LLC is an independent, privately held investment management firm that focuses on emerging market equities. We employ a long-term investment strategy in search of high-quality companies in the consumer sector after undertaking detailed fundamental research and involved 'Be The Consumer' local insight.

Our core competency is in the following consumer staple categories: food & beverage, household products & fast moving goods, supermarkets & convenience stores, and beer, wine & spirits. We offer investors exposure to one of the most powerful and projectable trends driving the global economic landscape - the rising emerging market consumer.


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