BMO LGM Frontier Markets Equity Fund

Fund overview


To provide capital appreciation.


Net fund assets

    Portfolio managers

    Dafydd Lewis
    Portfolio Manager

    Emerging markets equities insights

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    April 2020

    What’s next for China?

    June Lui, Portfolio Manager, BMO LGM Investments, gives an on-the-ground assessment of China’s economic backdrop and the impact on stocks.

    January 2020

    2020 outlook: Opportunity for active investors in emerging markets

    There is in the region of 25,000 listed companies in developing countries. This is a very substantial searching ground for active investors. There are many best-in-class businesses, run by top quality management who have identified an opportunity and who have built fantastic franchises.

    December 2019

    Access for growth: Promoting responsible access to healthcare and finance in India

    India’s vast untapped market for healthcare and financial services offers significant growth prospects for companies looking to serve it.

    December 2019

    Energy transition in developing Asia: Critical to the success of addressing climate change

    We traveled to Thailand, China and Hong Kong to engage with 10 Asian energy companies to encourage actions aligning emissions to Paris Agreement goals.

    August 2019

    Country visit: India

    The LGM team visited India - an exciting time to visit the country after recent elections. We believe the quality of local businesses is very high.

    August 2019

    Alignment of interests in emerging markets

    The “principal agent problem,” also known as the “agency problem,” has existed since the dawn of civilization. There is a fundamental issue when the ‘agent’ is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the ‘principal’.

    The BMO LGM Frontier Markets Fund account access site is currently unavailable. Please call 1-800-236-3863 for assistance with your account.

    As of January 31, 2020, the global LGM Frontier Markets Equity Strategy (Strategy) consists of approximately $487.59 million.  It is expected that the Fund will close to new investors when the Strategy’s global capacity of $1 billion is reached.

    Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.

    Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.

    Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2020 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds’ returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.

    The BMO LGM Frontier Markets Equity Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company organized as a Delaware Statutory Trust.

    State Street is custodian for the securities and cash of the Fund. SS&C Technologies, Inc., 2000 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts, acts as the Fund’s transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent.

    Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in well-established foreign markets.

    Foreign investing involves special risks due to factors such as increased volatility, currency fluctuation and political uncertainties.

    The Fund’s benchmark is a composite index comprised of 50% MSCI Frontier Markets Index and 50% MSCI Frontier Markets ex GCC Countries Index (ex GCC refers to exclusion of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries). The MSCI Frontier Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of frontier markets.

    Lipper Emerging Markets Index is comprised of funds that seek long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 65% of total assets in emerging market equity securities, where “emerging market” is defined by a country’s GNP per capita or other economic measures.

    Investments cannot be made in an index.

    ¹ For money market funds, current and effective 7-day yield displayed as of today’s date. Yield will vary. The yield quotations for money market funds more closely reflect the current earnings of the fund than the total return quotations. The 7-day effective yield is based on the 7-day yield and is then compounded and annualized. Total returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative.