Mark Mobius, Ph.D., Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, currently directs analysts based in Templeton's 17 emerging markets offices and manages the emerging markets portfolios.
Dr. Mobius has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets all over the world. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. In 1999, he was appointed joint chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce of the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Awards include: (1) "50 Most Influential People" by Bloomberg Markets Magazine in 2011, (2) "2010 Africa Investor Index Series Awards" by African Investor, (3) "Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001" by International Money Marketing, (4) "Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century" in a survey by the Carson Group in 1999, (5) "Number One Global Emerging Market Fund" in the 1998 Reuters Survey, (6) "1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year" by CNBC, (7) "Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year" in 1993 by Morningstar and, (8) "Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992" by Sunday Telegraph. Dr. Mobius was also named by Asiamoney magazine in 2006 as one of their "Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People." Asiamoney said, he "...boasts one of the highest profiles of any investor in the region and is regarded by many in the financial industry as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over the last 20 years. Despite tough times during the financial crisis nine years ago, he still commands a strong following in the investment world and is influencing the direction of billions of investment dollars."
Dr. Mobius earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of the books Trading with China, The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets, Mobius on Emerging Market, Passport to Profits, Equities - An Introduction to the Core Concepts, Mutual Funds - An Introduction to the Core Concept, Foreign Exchange - An Introduction to the Core Concepts and Mark Mobius - An Illustrated Biography.
Preface: Why This Book? Why Now? vii
PART I ON THE FRONTIER OF EMERGING MARKETS
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Emerging Markets 3
CHAPTER 2 Hope, Growth, and the Investing Process 33
PART II THE BOOM—EASTERN EUROPE
CHAPTER 3 Baltic Boom 73
CHAPTER 4 All the Riches in Russia 111
PART III THE BUST—ASIA
CHAPTER 5 Hong Kong 157
CHAPTER 6 Hong Kong, Part II: "Catching a Falling Knife" 183
CHAPTER 7 Thailand: Ground Subzero 213
PART IV BEATING THE ODDS—LATIN AMERICA
CHAPTER 8 Is Brazil the Next Domino? 253
PART V THE FINAL FRONTIER—AFRICA
CHAPTER 9 Nigeria 293
CHAPTER 10 South Africa 311
Conclusion: Winners and Losers 337
Author's Note 365