Emerging markets set to see a boom

EMERGING markets could experience a private equity boom over the next two years, as investors turn to developing economies for better returns, a global survey has found.

Typical investors surveyed expected to hold between 16 and 20 per cent of their global private equity portfolios in emerging markets by 2013, according to the latest research from Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and Coller Capital.

Investors currently hold between 11 and 15 per cent in emerging markets, the review of 156 private equity investors in North America, Europe and Asia finds.

The survey also found that Brazil has overtaken China as the most attractive market for investors this year.