Investing in the Emerging Markets: Best Practices for Navigating the Changing Sector Today
In a search for superior investment returns, institutional investors are pouring billions of dollars into the BRIC countries. But while emerging markets offer great returns, they also entail substantial risk. “Investing in the Emerging Markets: Best Practices for Navigating the Changing Sector Today” will thoroughly explore issues like risk analysis, country weighting, and growth and value strategies. Our panelists will discuss precise strategies that can become profitable over long periods of time. Investing in emerging markets is not a fad: it’s an enduring trend and a way for institutional investors to profit outside of normal investing.
Robert Brusca Ph.D- has been an economist on Wall Street since 1977. He has been a Division Chief at the NY Fed, a Fed-watcher at a major NY commercial bank and Chief Economist at major international securities firm. He is now an independent voice on the economy global trends and the political scene operating a consulting firm in New York City FAO Economics.
James Picerno- is a financial journalist who’s been writing about investment strategy for financial advisors for nearly 20 years. He’s currently editor of The Beta Investment Report (BetaInvestment.com), a monthly newsletter focused on asset allocation strategies using index funds and ETFs. He is the author of Dynamic Asset Allocation (BloombergPress) and blogs about finance and economics at CapitalSpectator.com.
Zain Latif –Becoming the youngest VP at Merrill Lynch at 23, Mr. Latif was headhunted into Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director. Mr. Latif then founded TLG Capital in late 2009, with the aim of investing and working with companies in frontier markets. The firm has completed 3 investments to date. Amongst the highlights include investing in one of the largest pharmaceutical plants in Sub-Saharan Africa that manufactures generic ARVs (antiretroviral) drug. TLG is also the majority shareholder in the largest cancer treatment facility in West Africa that is currently planning to treat first patient in summer 2010.
Early Bird Special: $95 until April 1, 2010
Date: April 13th 2010
9:00 AM PST (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
12:00 PM EST (New York/Boston)
17:00 GMT (London/Dublin)
18:00 CET (Paris/Berlin)
Marianne Nardone, Managing Editor, Focus Point Press
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- Why should investors and funds take emerging markets seriously in the future?
- How should investors consider emerging market equities when structuring a portfolio and designing and asset allocation plan?
- What are the top choices among ETFs for tapping emerging market stocks?
- What are the tradeoffs between growth and rising inflation, where will this trade-off end?
- How can you use emerging market ETF’s?
- On the macro level, what are the concerns surrounding sovereign debt and country ratings?
- Africa as an investment destination.
- Will the BRIC economies continue to grow and absorb foreign capital to fuel growth?
Who should attend?
- Institutional Investors
- Emerging Managers
- International financiers
- Policy advisors
- Local and regional bankers
- Multilateral agencies
- Family Office Heads
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