Surge in emerging markets ETF investments in January, as ETF providers lean towards Latin American products

Emerging markets equity ETFs took a big hit in 2011. But since the start of the new year there has been a surge of investor interest in these products. And State Street and iShares are both favouring Latin America

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Emerging market ETFs have had strong inflows since the start of 2012

Since the beginning of 2012, inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that provide exposure to Latin America have reflected a reversal of the investor outflows that characterised emerging markets investment last year.

While 2011 saw net outflows of about $1.8 billion dollars from emerging markets equity ETFs, in January, $6.6 billion was poured back into these products.

And although only $200 million of these inflows were channelled into Latin American exposure, Steven Cohen, London-based head

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