May 8, 2013
Hosted by Gavin Graham

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Gavin combines his knowledge of emerging and frontier markets with that of his guests. This week they look at mutual funds and equities. He starts with Morningstar analyst Patricia Oey to check funds in these categories. He'll talk to Julien Hawari in Dubai to examine the impact of the tumult in Syria on the United Arab Emirates and whether you need to be concerned about funds with holdings there. Turning to equities, he will check Western companies with major activities in these Markets. African correspondent Samuel Okocha will report on some recognizable names. We're also looking at another recognizable name -- Unilever and its decision to increase its stake in Unilever India. One growth driver in these markets is the rising consumer class and so Gavin will get the clues from financial advisor and researcher Peter Merrick. He’ll talk to retirement specialist Darren Vilardo about under what circumstances these emerging and frontier investments have a place in your retirement plan.

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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