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Frontier Investing

Hong Kong - Nov 26, 2013

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Summary

Frontier investing is gaining popularity as more pioneer investors are discovering the potential value in preemerging markets. Increasingly, global investors look toward the opportunities across Asia, where these markets represent some of the fastest-growing global economies. Investors are willing to accept high risks to pursue higher rewards in frontier markets around the globe. Because frontier markets in Asia are not correlated to the world’s developed economies, investors are able to diversify their assets and increase the potential of gaining high returns. Stability, free-market reforms, and foreign investors have advanced frontier investing and strengthened these underresearched yet fast-growing economies.

How do Asian frontier markets stack up to the non-Asian BRICS markets in terms of risk/reward? Is Hong Kong a suitable base for frontier investing in Asia? How might investors predict and avert the major risks involved in frontier investing? 

Chicago Booth invites you to join us in Hong Kong for a discussion with Booth alumni and frontier investors who will share their expertise and perspectives on the current environment. Hear their take on the future of frontier markets in Asia.


Program

Opening Networking
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Panel and Q&A
7:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Networking
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Speakers

Introduction
William Kooser, '81
Associate Dean for Global Outreach, Chicago Booth

Moderator
Andrew M. Ostrognai, JD '89
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Panelist
Douglas Clayton
Founder and CEO, Leopard Capital

Panelist
John Stephens
Managing Director, Pomona Capital

Panelist
Sherwin Pu, '03
Principal Investment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Panelist
Edgar Saravia
Manager, PPP Advisory in East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation

Location

The American Club
The 49th & Terrace, The Town Club
49F/F Two Exchange Square
Central, Hong Kong