Zuaiter, who managed money for Soros from 2006 to 2011, said his
He plans to start trading by the second quarter of this year.
"This is almost a perfect time to invest in many of these countries because of their accelerating growth and strong fundamentals," Zuaiter, 45, said by telephone.
"Generally speaking, frontier markets are positioned to grow at a much better rate than emerging markets."
Emerging-market stocks have posted their worst start to a year since 2009 amid a slowing Chinese economy and rising interest rates, falling 4.9 per cent, according to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Equities related to frontier markets are up 2.7 per cent as measured by the MSCI Frontier Markets Index.
The index climbed 21 per cent in 2013.
Zuaiter said frontier markets should continue to outperform emerging markets this year because their debt is lower measured against gross domestic product, they have younger populations and economies that are "much less dependent on
Some frontier-market countries, meanwhile, are "introducing capital markets for the first time, with a significant need for growth capital sources," which is creating opportunities for investors, he said.
Zuaiter declined to say how much money he plans to raise before his hedge fund starts trading. He said he chose
Zuaiter worked for
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