Posts Tagged ‘pictet’

February 2011

Russia’s investment rewards carry risks

Financial Times

Mention investment and Russia in the same breath and responses are likely to vary from concerns over corruption and political intervention to the allure of cheap prices.

Russia has been the laggard of the Bric quartet [Brazil, Russia, India and China] that has attracted investors in the past two years. But while emerging market funds have seen $7bn of net outflows this year, according to EPFR, a global data provider, flows into Russia have been picking up. Inflows to Russia total $1.22bn in the year to date, against outflows of $2bn for China and $980m for India in the same period, EPFR data show.

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