April 24, 2013
Hosted by Gavin Graham

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Each week Gavin Graham talks to Wall Street veterans, fund managers, analysts, journalists and experts, many of the ground in emerging and frontier markets. With our launch edition Gavin and journalist Michael Shari introduce the concept of Frontier Investing, including their belief that frontier markets will repeat some of the successes of emerging markets. He will also compare outlooks on China with commentator William Gamble and then talk to journalist and publisher Julien Hawari from Dubai about its economic recovery, the position of the United Arab Emirates as a safe haven in the Middle East and the outlook for investments there. He’ll have research analyst Manirul Ahsan on the line from Dhaka-Bangladesh to discuss the factors affecting the Bangladesh economy and investments. He’ll also talk to investment director Funmi Akinluy about investing in Africa and he will conclude the edition with an update on Slovakia’s transition to a market economy.

Emerging and Frontier Markets Investing with Gavin Graham

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Emerging and Frontier Markets Investing with Gavin Graham addresses the increasing interest in these markets by meshing Graham’s knowledge of them with current news developments, trends and the insights of expert guests. In fact, the expertise of our guests further demonstrates the seriousness of our approach. They include veteran Wall Street veteran money managers, experienced journalists with first-hand observations and analysts discussing emerging and frontier market developments. Our program comes to investors worried about low domestic returns and those who are aware of the growth and importance of emerging and frontier markets but unclear about the exact opportunities.

Gavin Graham

Gavin Graham has managed money for some of the largest banks and fund management companies in the world over the last thirty years and has worked in London, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Toronto. Having started in the City of London (the UK’s financial core) in 1979, he moved to Hong Kong in 1988, where his roles included that of Senior Investment Officer of Citigroup Global Asset Management (Asia) and Chief investment Officer for Connaught Investments Ltd. After moving to Toronto in 1999, he was Senior Investment Officer for Guardian Group of Funds in Toronto and latterly Director of Investments for Bank of Montreal Asset Management until 2010. He is now president of Graham investment Strategy Ltd and a frequent guest on Canada's Business News Network, the CBC and Toronto’s CP24, and quoted by the Canadian Press, Reuters and Bloomberg. Along with program producer Al Emid, Gavin is co-author of Investing in Frontier Markets: Opportunity Risk and Role in an Investment Portfolio, and of another upcoming book on frontier markets investing.

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