Buying Opportunities, Mexico’s Demographic Future and Home Bias

August 14, 2013
Hosted by Gavin Graham

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Again on Wednesday August 14, fund managers, analysts and journalists share their knowledge with Gavin to help you become more knowledgeable about emerging and frontier markets investing. Hesham Saad, Investment Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Silk Invest Funds looks at whether the current tumult in the Middle East has created buying opportunities. Financial advisor and researcher Peter Merrick looks at Mexico’s demographics and what they mean for investors. African Correspondent Samuel Okocha will report on the plan for a new development bank to be set up by the BRIC countries who see it as a rival for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Psychologist and professor Ron Thiessen will explain home bias -- the natural and understandable inclination to focus investments on one’s home turf where things are comfortable and familiar. This may be costly in the long run. This edition is produced by Al Emid. For inquiries write to

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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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