3rd Emerging Markets Investing Summit: BRIC & Beyond

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iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce our 3rd Emerging Markets Investing Summit: BRIC & Beyond due to take place on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 in New York City.  Building on the success of previous events, this year’s Summit provides a snapshot of the current climate for investing in emerging markets and how investors should position their portfolios to maximize risk-adjusted returns. We will examine the cyclical, secular and political trends driving these markets and how they are likely to play out over the next few years. The event bring together the best minds in the emerging markets arena—leading institutional & private equity investors, hedge funds, portfolio & asset managers, economists & policymakers—to weigh in on these issues and present best practice strategies.

Key Topics Covered

  • Big picture: reconciling the short vs. long-term views on emerging markets
  • Back to the BRICs: sizzling or fizzling?
  • Emerging market private equity, growth capital & venture capital
  • Emerging markets indices: accurate allocations or unintended exposures?
  • Will 2012 be the year of emerging market debt?
  • Investor intelligence & insights into emerging markets
  • Frontier markets: adding spice to your emerging market portfolio
  • Eyes wide open: top ten risks of investing in emerging markets
  • What’s the best way to invest in emerging markets?

Network With Leading

  • Public & Private Pension Plans
  • Endowment, Trusts & Foundations
  • Private Equity & Venture Capitalists
  • Hedge Fund & Currency Managers
  • Family Offices & High-Net Worth Individuals
  • Asset & Portfolio Managers
  • Investment Bankers & Insurance Companies
  • Economists & Researchers
7:45 am - REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am - CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:45 am - BIG PICTURE: RECONCILING THE SHORT VS. LONG-TERM VIEWS ON EMERGING MARKETS
  • What’s the near-term outlook for emerging markets? Is the current slowdown just a blip in a positive long-term trend?
  • Can we really expect the rapid growth rates of the past to continue? How much depends on U.S. & European recovery?
  • Clarifying the differences between emerging, converging and frontier markets—where’s the smart money going?
  • Macroeconomic, geopolitical and regulatory issues impacting emerging markets: what lies ahead?
  • How might the 2012 U.S. elections and new leadership in China affect the prognosis for emerging market investments?
  • Current correlations of emerging market investments to those in the U.S. including stocks, bonds and private equity.
Aryam Vazquez

Aryam Vazquez

Vice President and Global Emerging Markets Economist

WELLS FARGO & COMPANY

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Timothy J. Seymour

Timothy J. Seymour

Managing Partner

TRIOGEM ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Brian L. Whisler

Moderator:

Brian L. Whisler

Partner

BAKER & MCKENZIE

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9:30 am - BACK TO THE BRICS: SIZZLING OR FIZZLING?
  • Revisiting the BRICs in the new financial landscape: which BRIC(s) currently offer the best risk-adjusted returns?
  • Brazil: still attractive despite macroeconomic and inflationary concerns and policy inconsistencies?
  • Russia: is perceived vs. actual risk overblown? Is now the time to take advantage of attractive valuations?
  • India: is the investment environment as negative as the analysts proclaim? Should only long-term investors apply?
  • China: is the slowdown in growth temporary or permanent? What impact will new leadership have on China’s future?
Dmitry Shitsle

Dmitry Shitsle

Investment Director

VIY MANAGEMENT LLP (VIYM)

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Paul Asel

Paul Asel

Managing Partner

NOKIA GROWTH PARTNERS

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Gray Newman

Gray Newman

Managing Director & Chief Economist for Latin America

MORGAN STANLEY

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Ron Shah

Ron Shah

Founder and Managing Partner

JINA VENTURES INC.

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James Rosener

Moderator:

James Rosener

Partner

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP

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10:00 am - EMERGING MARKET PRIVATE EQUITY, GROWTH CAPITAL AND VENTURE CAPITAL
  • Fundraising facts and figures: % of total deals in emerging markets; breakdown by fund location, type, sector & terms
  • Which emerging economies will generate the best long-term results while providing ample deal-flow & exit options? Identifying and steering clear of overshopped, overcapitalized, and overcrowded markets
  • Investing in infrastructure—opportunities in traditional & renewable energy, transportation, communications & utilities
  • Boosting returns via direct and co-investment strategies vs. traditional private equity funding models
  • Will M&A and IPO markets keep pace with the volume of capital being deployed by PE funds in emerging markets?
Juan F. Paez

Juan F. Paez

Managing Partner

REAL INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

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David Kang

David Kang

Managing Partner

TURTLEBAY CAPITAL

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Ryan W. Levitt

Ryan W. Levitt

Vice President

POMONA CAPITAL

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10:45 am - MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 am - EMERGING MARKETS INDICES: ACCURATE ALLOCATIONS OR UNINTENDED EXPOSURES?
  • How do you logically define and segregate developed, emerging and frontier markets?
  • Isolating and expressing investment ideas: do the indices available today help or hinder?
  • Tracking error: a useful indicator or a performance killer?
  • Active, passive or passtive-- what's the best way forward?
M. Caglar Somek

M. Caglar Somek

Global Portfolio Manager

CARAVEL FUND (INTERNATIONAL) LTD.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

Global Head of Indices

THOMSON REUTERS

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Jennifer Delaney

Jennifer Delaney

Director, Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy

UBS AG

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Richard Kang

Richard Kang

Chief Investment Officer & Director of Research

EMERGING GLOBAL ADVISORS

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Florian Fischer

Moderator:

Florian Fischer

Global Product Manager, Indices Group

THOMSON REUTERS

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11:55 am - WILL 2012 BE THE YEAR OF EMERGING MARKET DEBT?
  • Should emerging market debt be viewed as a strategic investment or a tactical opportunity…or both?
  • Comparing the risks and rewards of corporate vs. sovereign debt and local currency vs. dollar-denominated debt
  • Debt opportunities in Asia, Latin America & EMEA: which emerging markets offer the best risk-adjusted returns?
  • Mitigating emerging market debt risk: assessing country and company creditworthiness
  • Protecting/hedging against currency and liquidity risk—what are the options?
Nicholas Varcoe

Nicholas Varcoe

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income Group

PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS

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Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Senior Sovereign Analyst

AIG ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Francis G. Rodilosso

Francis G. Rodilosso

Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

VAN ECK GLOBAL

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Peter Marber

Peter Marber

Chief Business Strategist, Emerging Markets

HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Katerina Alexandraki

Katerina Alexandraki

Emerging Markets Economist/Debt Strategist

LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT

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12:35 pm - NETWORKING LUNCHEON

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1:35 pm - INVESTOR INTELLIGENCE AND INSIGHTS INTO EMERGING MARKETS
  • How has sluggish growth in the global economy impacted investor allocations to emerging markets?
  • Where is capital currently being deployed, how are investment models evolving, and what are investors’ future plans?
  • Why are investors increasingly moving away from traditional fund models to direct and co-investment strategies?
  • LP concerns: opacity, lack of exits (illiquidity), lack of discipline, mediocre performance, manager turnover
  • Identifying the best GPs: track record, alignment of interests, fund governance, transparency, terms and fees
Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Managing Director & Chief Economist and Leader, Emerging Markets

PWC

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Peter Tropper

Peter Tropper

Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Group

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)

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Cheng Wang

Cheng Wang

Principal

THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

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2:10 pm - FRONTIER MARKETS: ADDING SPICE TO YOUR EMERGING MARKET PORTFOLIO
  • Examining the impact of the U.S. and European recessions on the growth and performance of frontier markets
  • Comparing frontier market investment returns to those of BRICs and developed markets
  • The long view: are the fundamental underpinnings supporting frontier market growth still intact?
  • Identifying the next hot pockets--which regions, countries, and sectors currently appear most attractive?
  • Emerging stars in Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia—assessing their political, economic, business & legal climates
  • Which countries/regions should be avoided entirely and why?
Nick Padgett

Nick Padgett

Co-Founder & Managing Director

FRONTAURA CAPITAL LLC

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Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

CIO

CARAVAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

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Rodolfo Amoresano

Rodolfo Amoresano

Founding Principal & Managing Member

CAERUS EMERGING MARKETS, LLC

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Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Moderator:

Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

FRONTIER MARKET ASSET MANAGEMENT

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2:45 pm - CURRENCY, COMPLEXITY AND GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS
  • Clarifying your emerging market currency strategy: is currency a potential source of alpha or a hedging vehicle or both?
  • Analyzing the underlying dynamics driving individual currencies including country-specific exchange rate policies
  • Correlations: how do emerging market currencies move relative to each other and to those in the developed world?
  • Using a relative value approach, incorporating both quantitative & qualitative factors, to refine your currency strategy
  • How are fund managers using global diversification, hedging, and local currencies to mitigate currency risk?
Shiva Ganapathy

Shiva Ganapathy

Managing Director & Co-Founder

MARCO POLO ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Vassili Serebriakov

Vassili Serebriakov

Vice President and Currency Strategist

WELLS FARGO FOREIGN EXCHANGE

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Richard S. Ross, CMT

Richard S. Ross, CMT

Global Technical Strategist

AUERBACH GRAYSON AND COMPANY, INC.

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3:15 pm - AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK
3:30 pm - EYES WIDE OPEN: TOP TEN RISKS OF INVESTING IN EMERGING MARKETS
  • Measuring, monitoring and mitigating the unique risks of emerging market investments
  • Evaluating macroeconomic, geopolitical and transparency risks
  • Examining legal, liquidity, taxation and regulatory risks
  • Counteracting currency, counterparty and corruption risks  
  • Quantitative and qualitative de-risking strategies
  • Integrating risk management with portfolio modeling techniques
John Leone

John Leone

Managing Director

PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS

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Curt Moldenhauer

Curt Moldenhauer

Partner

PWC

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Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Partner,Head of MENA Practice

CROWELL & MORING LLP

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Matthew Crakes

Matthew Crakes

CEO/CIO & Portfolio Manager

GREENHEART CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

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4:00 pm - WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO INVEST IN EMERGING MARKETS?
  • Private equity: pan-regional vs. country-specific, direct investment vs. fund of funds
  • Emerging market debt: sovereigns, quasi-sovereigns, corporates and currencies
  • Hedge funds: convergence of emerging market hedge funds and private equity
  • ETFs, ETNs, mutual funds: providing transparency and liquidity in emerging markets
  • Secondary markets for emerging market private equity and hedge funds
Justin Karol

Justin Karol

Director

CITI

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Dr. John Liu

Dr. John Liu

President & CIO

HAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Kristina M. Matthews

Kristina M. Matthews

Managing Partner

RISING TIDE FUND ADVISORS LLC

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Morgan C. Harting

Morgan C. Harting

Senior Portfolio Manager & Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING

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4:30 pm - COCKTAIL RECEPTION & NETWORKING

Speakers

Nicholas Varcoe

Nicholas Varcoe

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income Group

PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS

Nick is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Fixed Income. He is responsible for emerging market debt

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

Global Head of Indices

THOMSON REUTERS

Steven spent 7 years in stockbroking in the Australian market, focused on equity derivatives and structured

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Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Senior Sovereign Analyst

AIG ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ashok has over 15 years’ experience in investment management and policy analysis focusing on emerging markets. 

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Paul Asel

Paul Asel

Managing Partner

NOKIA GROWTH PARTNERS

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners, brings more than 25 years of global investment experience and

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Justin Karol

Justin Karol

Director

CITI

Justin Karol has acted as the Global Product Head for Global Depositary Notes (GDNs) at Citi since 2009. In this

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Florian Fischer

Florian Fischer

Global Product Manager, Indices Group

THOMSON REUTERS

Florian Fischer is a Global Product Manager for the indices group at Thomson Reuters. His responsibilities include

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Francis G. Rodilosso

Francis G. Rodilosso

Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

VAN ECK GLOBAL

Mr. Rodilosso serves as portfolio manager, fixed income, on Van Eck’s Market Vectors corporate high-yield

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John Leone

John Leone

Managing Director

PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS

John Leone is a Managing Director of PineBridge Investments and formerly served as the General Counsel of

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Shiva Ganapathy

Shiva Ganapathy

Managing Director & Co-Founder

MARCO POLO ASSET MANAGEMENT

Shiva Ganapathy is Managing Director at Marco Polo Group, NY, and co-founder of Marco Polo Asset Management, an

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Dr. John Liu

Dr. John Liu

President & CIO

HAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

John Liu, ex-SAC portfolio manager veteran, is the founder of HAN Capital management, a hedge fund, a commodity &

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McComma Grayson

McComma Grayson

Vice President, Acquisitions

HARBOURVEST PARTNERS, LLC

Mac Grayson joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership team as an associate in 2007 and became a vice president in

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Curt Moldenhauer

Curt Moldenhauer

Partner

PWC

Curt is a Partner in the Silicon Valley Transaction Services Group with PwC, having recently relocated from

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Dmitry Shitsle

Dmitry Shitsle

Investment Director

VIY MANAGEMENT LLP (VIYM)

Dmitry has more than 13 years of cumulative senior executive experience in finance, industrial production and

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M. Caglar Somek

M. Caglar Somek

Global Portfolio Manager

CARAVEL FUND (INTERNATIONAL) LTD.

Mr. Somek is the Global Portfolio Manager for The Caravel Fund (International) Ltd., a global emerging and

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Brian L. Whisler

Brian L. Whisler

Partner

BAKER & MCKENZIE

Brian Whisler is a member of Baker & McKenzie’s Investigations and Business Crimes Group, and Global Compliance

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Kristina M. Matthews

Kristina M. Matthews

Managing Partner

RISING TIDE FUND ADVISORS LLC

Kristina Matthews is the founder and Managing Partner of Rising Tide Fund Advisors LLC, an entity serving in the

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Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Managing Director & Chief Economist and Leader, Emerging Markets

PWC

Dr. Harry G. Broadman is a Managing Director at PwC and Chief Economist and Leader of PwC's Emerging Markets,

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Juan F. Paez

Juan F. Paez

Managing Partner

REAL INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

Mr Páez is a Managing Partner of REAL Infrastructure Capital Partners LLC, an investment management firm seeking

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Peter Marber

Peter Marber

Chief Business Strategist, Emerging Markets

HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Peter Marber has been a pioneer in emerging markets debt (EMD) since 1987, and currently heads EMD business

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David Kang

David Kang

Managing Partner

TURTLEBAY CAPITAL

David Kang is Managing Partner at Turtle Bay Capital, an investment firm focused on natural resources and energy

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Vassili Serebriakov

Vassili Serebriakov

Vice President and Currency Strategist

WELLS FARGO FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Vassili Serebriakov is a vice president and currency strategist for the Currency Strategy Group, part of Wells

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James Rosener

James Rosener

Partner

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP

James D. Rosener is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Rosener heads the firm's

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Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Partner,Head of MENA Practice

CROWELL & MORING LLP

Morris F. DeFeo, Jr. is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group and the Head of the firm's MENA Practice.

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Richard S. Ross, CMT

Richard S. Ross, CMT

Global Technical Strategist

AUERBACH GRAYSON AND COMPANY, INC.

Mr. Ross is the Global Technical Strategist for Auerbach Grayson, a NYC based Brokerage firm specializing in the

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David C. Turner

David C. Turner

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity

THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

David Turner is Managing Director and Head of Private Equity for the Guardian Life Insurance Company of

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Morgan C. Harting

Morgan C. Harting

Senior Portfolio Manager & Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING

Morgan C. Harting co-heads the Emerging Markets Multi-Asset team. He is responsible for the creation, design and

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Nick Padgett

Nick Padgett

Co-Founder & Managing Director

FRONTAURA CAPITAL LLC

Nick Padgett co-founded Frontaura Capital LLC in July 2007 after researching and visiting frontier companies and

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Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

CIO

CARAVAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

Mr. Quisenberry brings to bear more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, including

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Rodolfo Amoresano

Rodolfo Amoresano

Founding Principal & Managing Member

CAERUS EMERGING MARKETS, LLC

Rudy Amoresano is the Managing Member and founding Principal of Caerus Management, LLC (“Caerus”), an

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Katerina Alexandraki

Katerina Alexandraki

Emerging Markets Economist/Debt Strategist

LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT

Katerina Alexandraki is an Economist at Lazard Asset Management’s Emerging Markets Debt team. Prior to joining

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Jennifer Delaney

Jennifer Delaney

Director, Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy

UBS AG

Jennifer Delaney is a Director at UBS working on the Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy Team.  The team

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Richard Kang

Richard Kang

Chief Investment Officer & Director of Research

EMERGING GLOBAL ADVISORS

Richard Kang has served as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at Emerging Global Investors since

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Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

FRONTIER MARKET ASSET MANAGEMENT

Larry Speidell is founding Partner, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Frontier Market Asset Management, sponsor

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Ryan W. Levitt

Ryan W. Levitt

Vice President

POMONA CAPITAL

Mr. Levitt joined Pomona in 2007 and focuses on investment analysis. He has eight years of private equity

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Gray Newman

Gray Newman

Managing Director & Chief Economist for Latin America

MORGAN STANLEY

Gray Newman is Managing Director for Morgan Stanley in New York, which he joined in 2000.  As Chief Economist

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Peter Tropper

Peter Tropper

Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Group

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)

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Ron Shah

Ron Shah

Founder and Managing Partner

JINA VENTURES INC.

Mr. Shah has worked in Indian private equity for the past 10 years. Mr. Shah founded Jina Ventures in 2003 as a

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Aryam Vazquez

Aryam Vazquez

Vice President and Global Emerging Markets Economist

WELLS FARGO & COMPANY

Aryam Vázquez is the Global Emerging Markets Economist for Wells Fargo Country Risk Management Group, conducting

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Timothy J. Seymour

Timothy J. Seymour

Managing Partner

TRIOGEM ASSET MANAGEMENT

Tim Seymour is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Triogem Asset Management, a firm formed in 2008, focusing on

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Matthew Crakes

Matthew Crakes

CEO/CIO & Portfolio Manager

GREENHEART CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

Prior to founding Greenheart Capital Partners, Matt was a Managing Director at Shumway Capital Partners (SCP)

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Nicholas Varcoe

Nicholas Varcoe

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income Group

PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS

Nick is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Fixed Income. He is responsible for emerging market debt portfolios.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

Global Head of Indices

THOMSON REUTERS

Steven spent 7 years in stockbroking in the Australian market, focused on equity derivatives and structured products.

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Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Senior Sovereign Analyst

AIG ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ashok has over 15 years’ experience in investment management and policy analysis focusing on emerging markets.  In

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Paul Asel

Paul Asel

Managing Partner

NOKIA GROWTH PARTNERS

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners, brings more than 25 years of global investment experience and over

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Justin Karol

Justin Karol

Director

CITI

Justin Karol has acted as the Global Product Head for Global Depositary Notes (GDNs) at Citi since 2009. In this role,

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Florian Fischer

Florian Fischer

Global Product Manager, Indices Group

THOMSON REUTERS

Florian Fischer is a Global Product Manager for the indices group at Thomson Reuters. His responsibilities include

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Francis G. Rodilosso

Francis G. Rodilosso

Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

VAN ECK GLOBAL

Mr. Rodilosso serves as portfolio manager, fixed income, on Van Eck’s Market Vectors corporate high-yield

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John Leone

John Leone

Managing Director

PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS

John Leone is a Managing Director of PineBridge Investments and formerly served as the General Counsel of PineBridge

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Shiva Ganapathy

Shiva Ganapathy

Managing Director & Co-Founder

MARCO POLO ASSET MANAGEMENT

Shiva Ganapathy is Managing Director at Marco Polo Group, NY, and co-founder of Marco Polo Asset Management, an

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Dr. John Liu

Dr. John Liu

President & CIO

HAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

John Liu, ex-SAC portfolio manager veteran, is the founder of HAN Capital management, a hedge fund, a commodity &

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McComma Grayson

McComma Grayson

Vice President, Acquisitions

HARBOURVEST PARTNERS, LLC

Mac Grayson joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership team as an associate in 2007 and became a vice president in

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Curt Moldenhauer

Curt Moldenhauer

Partner

PWC

Curt is a Partner in the Silicon Valley Transaction Services Group with PwC, having recently relocated from Shanghai,

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Dmitry Shitsle

Dmitry Shitsle

Investment Director

VIY MANAGEMENT LLP (VIYM)

Dmitry has more than 13 years of cumulative senior executive experience in finance, industrial production and retail.

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M. Caglar Somek

M. Caglar Somek

Global Portfolio Manager

CARAVEL FUND (INTERNATIONAL) LTD.

Mr. Somek is the Global Portfolio Manager for The Caravel Fund (International) Ltd., a global emerging and frontier

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Brian L. Whisler

Brian L. Whisler

Partner

BAKER & MCKENZIE

Brian Whisler is a member of Baker & McKenzie’s Investigations and Business Crimes Group, and Global Compliance

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Kristina M. Matthews

Kristina M. Matthews

Managing Partner

RISING TIDE FUND ADVISORS LLC

Kristina Matthews is the founder and Managing Partner of Rising Tide Fund Advisors LLC, an entity serving in the

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Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Dr. Harry G. Broadman

Managing Director & Chief Economist and Leader, Emerging Markets

PWC

Dr. Harry G. Broadman is a Managing Director at PwC and Chief Economist and Leader of PwC's Emerging Markets,

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Juan F. Paez

Juan F. Paez

Managing Partner

REAL INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

Mr Páez is a Managing Partner of REAL Infrastructure Capital Partners LLC, an investment management firm seeking

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Peter Marber

Peter Marber

Chief Business Strategist, Emerging Markets

HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Peter Marber has been a pioneer in emerging markets debt (EMD) since 1987, and currently heads EMD business strategy

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David Kang

David Kang

Managing Partner

TURTLEBAY CAPITAL

David Kang is Managing Partner at Turtle Bay Capital, an investment firm focused on natural resources and energy

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Vassili Serebriakov

Vassili Serebriakov

Vice President and Currency Strategist

WELLS FARGO FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Vassili Serebriakov is a vice president and currency strategist for the Currency Strategy Group, part of Wells Fargo

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James Rosener

James Rosener

Partner

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP

James D. Rosener is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Rosener heads the firm's

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Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.

Partner,Head of MENA Practice

CROWELL & MORING LLP

Morris F. DeFeo, Jr. is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group and the Head of the firm's MENA Practice. His

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Richard S. Ross, CMT

Richard S. Ross, CMT

Global Technical Strategist

AUERBACH GRAYSON AND COMPANY, INC.

Mr. Ross is the Global Technical Strategist for Auerbach Grayson, a NYC based Brokerage firm specializing in the

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David C. Turner

David C. Turner

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity

THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

David Turner is Managing Director and Head of Private Equity for the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.  He

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Morgan C. Harting

Morgan C. Harting

Senior Portfolio Manager & Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING

Morgan C. Harting co-heads the Emerging Markets Multi-Asset team. He is responsible for the creation, design and

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Nick Padgett

Nick Padgett

Co-Founder & Managing Director

FRONTAURA CAPITAL LLC

Nick Padgett co-founded Frontaura Capital LLC in July 2007 after researching and visiting frontier companies and

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Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

Clifford Quisenberry, Jr.

CIO

CARAVAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

Mr. Quisenberry brings to bear more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, including over

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Rodolfo Amoresano

Rodolfo Amoresano

Founding Principal & Managing Member

CAERUS EMERGING MARKETS, LLC

Rudy Amoresano is the Managing Member and founding Principal of Caerus Management, LLC (“Caerus”), an investment

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Katerina Alexandraki

Katerina Alexandraki

Emerging Markets Economist/Debt Strategist

LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT

Katerina Alexandraki is an Economist at Lazard Asset Management’s Emerging Markets Debt team. Prior to joining

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Jennifer Delaney

Jennifer Delaney

Director, Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy

UBS AG

Jennifer Delaney is a Director at UBS working on the Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy Team.  The team manages

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Richard Kang

Richard Kang

Chief Investment Officer & Director of Research

EMERGING GLOBAL ADVISORS

Richard Kang has served as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at Emerging Global Investors since its

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Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

FRONTIER MARKET ASSET MANAGEMENT

Larry Speidell is founding Partner, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Frontier Market Asset Management, sponsor of

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Ryan W. Levitt

Ryan W. Levitt

Vice President

POMONA CAPITAL

Mr. Levitt joined Pomona in 2007 and focuses on investment analysis. He has eight years of private equity experience.

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Gray Newman

Gray Newman

Managing Director & Chief Economist for Latin America

MORGAN STANLEY

Gray Newman is Managing Director for Morgan Stanley in New York, which he joined in 2000.  As Chief Economist for

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Peter Tropper

Peter Tropper

Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Group

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)

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Ron Shah

Ron Shah

Founder and Managing Partner

JINA VENTURES INC.

Mr. Shah has worked in Indian private equity for the past 10 years. Mr. Shah founded Jina Ventures in 2003 as a

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Aryam Vazquez

Aryam Vazquez

Vice President and Global Emerging Markets Economist

WELLS FARGO & COMPANY

Aryam Vázquez is the Global Emerging Markets Economist for Wells Fargo Country Risk Management Group, conducting

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Timothy J. Seymour

Timothy J. Seymour

Managing Partner

TRIOGEM ASSET MANAGEMENT

Tim Seymour is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Triogem Asset Management, a firm formed in 2008, focusing on long

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Matthew Crakes

Matthew Crakes

CEO/CIO & Portfolio Manager

GREENHEART CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

Prior to founding Greenheart Capital Partners, Matt was a Managing Director at Shumway Capital Partners (SCP) from

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