Growing political and economic stability continues to attract capital into Eastern Europe and Central Asia. As a result, Russia and its neighbors have made remarkable progress in integrating themselves into the world economy over the last decade.
Since 2000, the consumer boom has led to a 250% growth in real wages, making Russia the world's eighth largest economy and Europe's largest consumer market. With such a dramatic improvement in stability, wealth, and opportunity, global investors are quickly learning that the Russian market can no longer be ignored.
Over the last ten years, Russian stocks have been among the world's most lucrative investments, far outpacing both developed and emerging markets' averages.