Vietnam bears many traits of a prime investment candidate – strong organic growth, a middle class that is both surging in size and wealth, and attractive labor costs. With last year’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)and the EU Free Trade Agreement, Vietnam will see a massive trade expansion that will further fuel its growth.
These dynamics have awarded Vietnam the largest FDI inflow within its peer group, and the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange has evolved into one of the most dynamic in Asia. While these traits make Vietnam indisputably attractive, American investors are hindered by a major roadblock – no Vietnamese stocks are trading on U.S. stock exchanges. However, we believe investors should not be dissuaded from such an attractive market. We outline some viable investment options for Vietnam below.