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Episode 44: Mark Mobius – Investing in Emerging Markets

The Guru of Emerging Markets is Mark Mobius. Mark is starting a new company, Mobius Capital Partners after his retirement in January 2018 as the Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

Mark started at Templeton back in 1987, before most Americans knew there were markets and/or countries to invest outside of the United States.

You can see why it was imperative for me to speak with Mark before my trip to China next month to meet with a few companies to discuss investment opportunities related to the largest industrial project in the history of the world, One Belt One Road (OBOR).

His new company will begin in April or May. Their mutual fund will be open to anyone around the world depending on regulations. Once they are registered in the United States, they will be open to IRA customers. This new fund will focus on emerging markets and public companies. They intend to invest in companies that are willing to act ethically; Mobius Capital will seek to encourage and motivate companies.

He talks about the enterprising protestant and Catholic work ethic and why this benefits society and countries growth.

He has a wide educational background, is an accomplished author, and has received numerous awards and accolades. Mark resides in Singapore although he spends a lot of time traveling.

He says investors should also consider how their investments will affect society.

You can send an email and/or find out more about Mobius Capital Partners via this Link.

Talking Points From This Week’s Episode

• His new fund will focus on companies that are ethical and can be motivated to improve.
• You should avoid using leverage because of the risks and complexity of derivatives.
• Investors should be motivated to “Invest For Good” and not just examine financials.

About Our Guest
Mark Mobius, Ph.D. was executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group. He has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets all over the world.

He is the author of numerous books including “Trading with China,” “The Investor’s Guide to Emerging Markets,” “Mobius on Emerging Markets and Passport to Profits” and several more.

Dr. Mobius was named by Asiamoney magazine in 2006 as one of its “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.” He has received numerous other awards including “50 Most Influential People” by Bloomberg Markets magazine in 2011.

Dr. Mobius earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Boston University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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