Frontier Market Funds and Fund Companies

May 15, 2013
Hosted by Gavin Graham

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Episode Description

As in each edition, Gavin will combine his own knowledge of emerging and frontier markets with the insights of expert guests. He will lead off this edition with James Awad for a look at what’s going on with emerging markets funds. He’ll also talk to Paul DeSisto about investing in the Far East and then he’ll have Larry Speidell on the line to look at how smaller fund companies compete with major companies for your investment dollars. His expert interviews include Pradipta Chakrabortty about why he believes in frontier funds. He will have Baldwin Burges on the line from Belgium to talk about Turkey, an emerging market that sometimes gets overlooked due to the emphasis on the BRIC’s. He’ll talk to European correspondent Mario Marcinek for a look at which areas of Europe are – and are not – most directly affected by the recession. Some frontier markets are better off than some developed countries. This program is produced by Al Emid – for inquiries please write to

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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