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Emerging Markets - Global Investors Perspective

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Emerging Markets (EM) have become an increasingly popular and conventional asset class and geographic focus for many institutional and retail investors in the developed world. Globalization and integration into the worlds financial markets of newly emerged economies created wide opportunities for governments, private sector, investors and most importantly for the people living there.

The fast growing economies offer investors growth perspectives and create social economic opportunities for their constituents. Governments and corporations gained access for alternative funding needs (for example by selling sovereign, quasi-sovereign or corporate bonds to institutional investors instead of borrowing expensive loans from banks or international agencies like IMF, World Bank, IFC etc).

Based on variable performance metrics EM countries (and corporations) are now rated by recognized ratings agencies (Moodys S&P, Fitch). Many included into JP Morgans EM Global Index. The speakers will review some success stories and failed cases in the example of CEEMEA region (Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia. Their discussion will focus particularly on Russia/CIS and South Korea and China.


  • Joon Hyuk Heo, Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Farhod Inogambaev, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.