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Emerging Markets, Finance, Investment and Asset Management

FT Growth Markets Summit

Adjusting to a New Paradigm

New York |
Speakers include:
Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

Banco de México

Helen Qiao

Helen Qiao

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jay Ireland

Jay Ireland

GE Africa

Overview

The balance is shifting again in the global economy. The pace of growth in developing markets is weakening, amid a drop in world trade, falling energy and commodity prices, and the anticipation of higher US interest rates.

With export-reliant models coming under pressure, the advantage could shift to countries that can pivot to domestic-driven growth, and where companies are innovating and focusing on new industries. However, broad structural reforms may be required to address the low levels of productivity that were to some extent masked by the capital inflows seen over the past decade.

As investors reassess risk and value in this volatile environment, and position themselves for the next upturn, it is more important than ever to identify the key opportunities for long-term business and financial growth that still exist across both middle-income emerging economies and the frontier markets of Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

The FT Growth Markets Summit will gather top investors, business leaders, economists, advisors and policy-makers to discuss in detail the new forces determining global expansion, the regions, countries and sectors most likely to flourish in the medium to long term, and the most effective strategies for creating value and sustaining growth.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 12/02/2015 08:15:0012/02/2015 17:30:00trueFT Growth Markets SummitThe balance is shifting again in the global economy. The pace of growth in developing markets is weakening, amid a drop in world trade, falling energy and commodity prices, and the anticipation of higher US interest rates.With export-reliant models coming under pressure, the advantage could shift to countries that can pivot to domestic-driven growth, and where companies are innovating and focusing on new industries. However, broad structural reforms may be required to address the low levels of productivity that were to some extent masked by the capital inflows seen over the past decade.As investors reassess risk and value in this volatile environment, and position themselves for the next upturn, it is more important than ever to identify the key opportunities for long-term business and financial growth that still exist across both middle-income emerging economies and the frontier markets of Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.The FT Growth Markets Summit will gather top investors, business leaders, economists, advisors and policy-makers to discuss in detail the new forces determining global expansion, the regions, countries and sectors most likely to flourish in the medium to long term, and the most effective strategies for creating value and sustaining growth.FT-Growth-Markets-Summit06ee893aed5d5a4dbd2c4eb634e4ed59MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (25)

Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

Governor
Banco de México

Agustín Carstens began his professional career in 1980 at Banco de México, where he held a number of positions in the International Department. In 1989, he became the central bank’s International Treasurer and represented Banco de México in the country’s Brady Bond foreign debt restructuring negotiations. From 1991 to 1994, he served first as Banco de México’s Treasurer and then as Chief of Staff in the Governor’s office, before being named Head of Economic Research. From 1999 to 2000, Dr Carstens served as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing the casting votes of Spain, Mexico, Central America and Venezuela within the organization. He served as Deputy Finance Minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003. In August 2003, he was appointed IMF Deputy Managing Director. In October 2006, Dr Carstens was invited by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón to join his transition cabinet as Chief Economic Coordinator, in charge of framing the new administration’s economic and financial program. In December of that year, he was appointed Mexico’s Minister of Finance, a position he held until December 2009. While serving as Minister of Finance, he also chaired the IMF and World Bank Joint Development Committee. In January 2010, Dr Carstens was appointed by President Calderón as Governor of Banco de México, for a six-year term. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the G20 Financial Stability Board (FSB) and from April 2013 to March 2015 served as Chairman of the FSB Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and is Chairman of both the BIS’s Economic Consultative Council and its Global Economy Meeting. Dr Carstens was named 2012 Central Bank Governor of the Year (Global and Americas) by The Banker, and was Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year for 2013. In 2013, he received a Professional Achievement Award from the University of Chicago as a distinguished alumnus. In February 2015, he was selected by members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the policy advisory committee of the IMF, as Chairman of the Committee for a term of three years.

Helen Qiao

Helen Qiao

Chief Economist Greater China and Head of Economic Research Asia ex-Japan
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Helen Qiao is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch who joined the Firm in 2015 as Chief Economist for Greater China and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Economic Research, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Ms Qiao spent more than six years at Goldman Sachs as Senior China Economist and four years at Morgan Stanley as Chief China Economist. Previously, she worked at the World Bank Group in Washington DC and Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. Ms Qiao has written a wide range of thematic research papers on China. Her work has been published in media and academic journals, including the Journal of Policy Modeling. She has been ranked in the top three in each annual Institutional Investor research team survey from 2013 to 2015, and was Chief Economist of the Year in the CBN Financial Value Ranking in 2012 and 2014. Ms Qiao holds a BA in International Trade from the Renmin University of China, and a Master’s and PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Jay Ireland

Jay Ireland

President and CEO
GE Africa

Jay Ireland is the President and CEO of GE Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya, where he leads GE’s operations on the sub-continent across power generation, healthcare, transportation, oil & gas and aviation. He is a GE Officer and a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council. Prior to his GE Africa appointment in 2011, Mr Ireland led GE Asset Management (GEAM), a global investment firm with about US$120 billion in assets under management. Before heading GEAM, Mr Ireland was President of NBC Universal Television Stations and Network Operations where he had overall executive responsibility for NBC Universal's 10 television stations, the Telemundo network and its 16 Spanish language television stations. Before joining NBC in 1999, he had been the CFO of GE Plastics. Mr Ireland started his career with General Electric in 1980 in its Financial Management Program after three years as a US Army Officer. He is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, established in November 2014 to advise the US President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the US and Africa. Mr Ireland serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). He is a member of the World Economic Forum Business Working Group for regional projects in Africa. He is also a member of the board of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and a Trustee of St. Lawrence University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr Ireland won the Africa Investor Magazine’s ‘International Business Leader of the Year’ award in 2012 and 2013.

Mehmet Yörükoğlu

Mehmet Yörükoğlu

Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Turkey

Mehmet Yörükoğlu was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey in June 2006. After receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester in the US, he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago where he served as a faculty member between 1996 and 2003. He worked at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1998‐1999. Dr Yörükoğlu's papers have been published in periodicals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Economic Dynamics. He received the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2004, and was elected as a member of the Academy in 2012. Dr Yörükoğlu is a graduate of Bilkent University’s Industrial Engineering Department.

Sherife AbdelMessih

Sherife AbdelMessih

CEO
Future Energy Corporation

Sherife AbdelMessih is the CEO of Future Energy Corporation (FEC), a global leader in developing renewable energy infrastructure and advanced energy solutions. He built FEC as a research & development startup, designing disruptive solar energy technologies to cater for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, and then grew it into a renewable energy company with project development, financing, construction and R&D divisions. After establishing the company as a leading renewable energy player in MENA, he grew the company’s business in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Through a European holding company, majority owned by FEC, he pioneered a business model for developing solar power projects with attractive financial returns without the need for government incentives or subsidies. Mr AbdelMessih was selected by Yahoo! as one of the top 10 social entrepreneurs in Egypt, profiled as one of the 500 most influential people in the Middle East by Arabian Business magazine, and chosen as one of the top 200 economic leaders in Africa by L'Institut Choiseul -- and was the youngest on all three lists. Today, he is contributing to accelerating the energy storage revolution by deploying utility-scale solar projects that can provide base load power and financially compete with their fossil fuel alternatives at today’s record low oil prices -- a combination that has the potential of severely disrupting the global power industry in the coming years. Mr AbdelMessih holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mark Bedingham

Mark Bedingham

President and CEO
Singapore Myanmar Investco

Mark Bedingham was appointed President and CEO of Singapore Myanmar Investco, the new corporate identity of Singapore Windsor Holdings Ltd, in January 2015. He is responsible for the Group’s corporate plans, policies and business development as well as the general management of its operations. Mr Bedingham began his career with Jardine Matheson and held positions with various key divisions in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan before being appointed as a Director of Jardine Pacific. He joined LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A. (“Moet Hennessy”) in the mid-1990s as the Regional Managing Director of Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He spearheaded the development of Moet Hennessy’s business in China and grew the mainland into Moet Hennessy’s largest global market. He also led an expansion of new subsidiaries in emerging markets across Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand. Under his management, the Asia Pacific region became the largest contributor to Moet Hennessy’s global business activities. Mr Bedingham also served, for nearly seven years, on the board of DFS, the world’s largest travel retailer, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of L Capital. During his time in Japan, he was appointed as a member of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Administrative Reform Council and was elected Chairman of the European Business Council in Japan. Mr Bedingham graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from the School of Biological Sciences at Oxford University.

Geoff Cook

Geoff Cook

Chief Executive
Jersey Finance

Geoff Cook joined Jersey Finance as Chief Executive in 2007. In promoting the finance industry of Jersey, he visits many of the world's leading finance centers on a regular basis, highlighting the strengths of Jersey as a financial jurisdiction and updating Government officials, regulators, finance professionals and international investors on legal and regulatory developments and service innovations offered by Jersey. Mr Cook is a regular speaker and contributor to conferences and seminars around the world and writes frequently on issues affecting Jersey and other finance centres.

Melissa  Cook

Melissa Cook

Founder and Managing Director, African Sunrise Partners, and Member
President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Melissa Cook is the Founder and Managing Director of African Sunrise Partners LLC, a research and advisory firm. She is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, which includes 15 senior executives, investors and experts who advise President Obama on how to expand US corporate and investment activity on the continent. Ms Cook has over 25 years of global research experience at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Prudential Securities and CLSA/Crédit Agricole. At CLSA, Ms Cook was the Head of AsiaUSA Strategy, where she analyzed the impact of China’s rise on global markets and China’s strategy for developing new markets. She was also previously a Managing Director and Head of Global Research at Lazard Asset Management. Ms Cook has an AB degree in History from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She is a CFA charterholder.

Tilman Ehrbeck

Tilman Ehrbeck

Partner
Omidyar Network

Tilman Ehrbeck draws on a deep understanding of the intersection of business, government policy and movement-building in his role as a partner at Omidyar Network. He oversees the teams advancing three of the organization’s core initiatives -- financial inclusion and property rights, which are important building blocks for economic citizenship and shared prosperity, and the cross-cutting effort to support the impact investing field. Mr Ehrbeck’s 25 years of experience in financial services and inclusive businesses include serving as CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a high-profile global partnership of 34 leading organizations that share the common mission to advance financial inclusion for the poor. He also has held leadership positions with McKinsey & Company in the firm’s Banking & Securities and Global Healthcare practices. He has worked across Africa, Asia and North America. He started his career at the International Monetary Fund and the US Congressional Budget Office. Mr Ehrbeck holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg.

Andrés Gluski

Andrés Gluski

President and CEO
AES Corporation

Andrés Gluski has been President and CEO of AES Corporation since 2011. AES is one of the world’s largest Independent Power Producers with 35,000 MW of capacity from a mix of fuel sources, including renewables and thermal generation, and more than 8 million distribution customers. It currently has more than 7,000 MW under construction, the largest construction program in the company’s history. The company is also a world leader in the use of lithium ion batteries for energy storage and grid stability, with more than 200 MW of resources, 60 MW under construction, and 100 MW awarded and pending construction. Mr Gluski’s strategy of focusing and growing the company where it has a clear competitive advantage resulted in AES exiting 10 markets, reducing overhead costs by one-third and accelerating growth investments.Under his leadership, first as COO and currently as CEO, AES’s operational excellence has been recognized with four of the last seven International Edison Awards given by the Edison Electric Institute for innovation and operational improvements. AES has also been named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today Magazine. Mr Gluski established sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals that resulted in AES’s inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America and designation as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Prior to his role as COO of AES, Mr Gluski served as President for Latin America, and CEO of AES Gener in Chile and La Electricidad de Caracas in Venezuela. Before joining AES in 2000, he held senior positions in banking, telecoms, multilaterals and the public sector, including the International Monetary Fund, and as Director General of Public Finance for Venezuela’s Ministry of Finance. He has been invited to serve as an expert witness at US Congressional hearings on energy policy and Latin America. In 2012, he was named International CEO of the year by Latin Trade Magazine and currently serves on President Obama’s Export Council, the US-Brazil CEO Forum and the US-India CEO Forum. Mr Gluski is a magna cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an MA and a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Jérôme Haegeli

Jérôme Haegeli

Head of Investment Strategy
Swiss Re

Jérôme Haegeli is Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy at Swiss Re. He is responsible for formulating the overall investment outlook for Swiss Re Group Asset Management as well as the asset class views for Swiss Re’s global investment portfolio. He is also Co­Chair of the Institute of International Finance (IIF)’s Council of Asset and Investment Management Working Group, whose mandate is to analyse and address issues and challenges for long­term investment arising from both market dynamics and regulatory reforms. At the IIF, he is also a member of the Principles Consultative Group and the Market Monitoring Group. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2008, Dr Haegeli was Head of Emerging Market Bond Research at Bank Julius Baer, Advisor to the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC from 2004­07 and Senior Economist at the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and UBS Warburg. On the IMF Executive Board, the Fund’s decision-making body, he represented the interests of Switzerland and the SNB. Prior to starting his career at UBS Warburg, Dr Haegeli was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University for his PhD dissertation on the Asian currency crisis. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Basel, and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Morgan Harting

Morgan Harting

Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader and Senior Portfolio Manager
AB

Morgan C. Harting is Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader at AB, and Senior Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Frontier Emerging Markets and Emerging Markets Multi-Asset portfolios. He began his career as a credit analyst focused on emerging countries, first at Standard & Poor’s and then at Fitch Ratings, where he was a senior director. Mr Harting holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in International Relations and an MBA both from Yale University, where he was a graduate teaching fellow in International Economics. He is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Hans Peter Lankes

Hans Peter Lankes

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, and Acting Chief Economist
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Hans Peter Lankes has been Managing Director, Corporate Strategy at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since May 2011, and is a member of the EBRD’s Executive Committee. In this function he has advised the President on strategy, and is responsible for designing and achieving shareholder support for the Bank’s priorities, chairing the Change Management Board, and steering specific tasks, including the EBRD’s expansion into the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, a variety of headline initiatives, and its crisis response. From July 2012 until June 2013, and again in October-December 2014, Mr Lankes served as Acting Vice President, Policy, with the task of reorganizing the Vice Presidency into the Bank’s hub for strategy and policy coordination. Since January 2015, he has been the EBRD’s Acting Chief Economist. Prior to joining the EBRD in 2007, Mr Lankes worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, where he was Chief of the Trade Division and Adviser in the Policy Development and Review Department. His earlier career saw him work at the Central American Business School, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Economy, and the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce, before a first period of employment at the EBRD between 1993 and 2000. Mr Lankes holds academic qualifications from Université de Grenoble and Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, and an MPA and PhD from Harvard University.

Anton Levy

Anton Levy

Managing Director
General Atlantic

Anton Levy, based in New York, heads General Atlantic’s Global Internet & Technology sector. He also serves on the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees and co-chairs its Human Resources Committee. Since joining GA in 1998, Mr Levy has worked on investments around the globe and across various sectors. He is currently a director of Squarespace, SnapAV, Acumen Brands, Klarna, Red Ventures, and Gilt Groupe, and serves as a board observer for Airbnb and Uber. He manages a number of GA’s other investments in the Internet, marketing services and media areas. He is a former director of AKQA, Dice Holdings, Mercado Libre, Network Solutions, Web.com and Zantaz Corporation. He also led the firm’s investments in Alibaba Group and Facebook. Before joining GA, Mr Levy was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, where he worked with the firm’s technology clients. He is involved with several educational and not-for-profit organisations, currently serving as Chairman of Streetwise Partners and as a trustee of WNYC (New York Public Radio) and the University of Virginia’s endowment. Mr Levy earned BSc degrees in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from Columbia University, graduating from both universities with highest honours.

Saadia Madsbjerg

Saadia Madsbjerg

Managing Director
Rockefeller Foundation

Saadia Madsbjerg joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As Managing Director, she leads the Foundation’s work on Innovation. Her responsibilities include shaping and scaling innovative finance solutions that change the status quo and raise private sector investment capital for the social sector in promotion of the Foundation’s dual goals of building resilience and promoting inclusive economies. Before joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms Madsbjerg was the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). There she led a portfolio of projects focused on transformative opportunities to creating more equitable and resilient growth for New York City. These included game-changing ideas spanning economic diversification, promoting upward income mobility, and economic and community development in underutilized neighborhoods. Prior to NYCEDC, Ms Madsbjerg was head of the Strategy and Analytics team for Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group, and an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School and George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and Boston College.

Harish Manwani

Harish Manwani

Global Executive Advisor
Blackstone, and former Global COO, Unilever

Harish Manwani is Global Executive Advisor to Blackstone Private Equity group, and also serves as a Director on several international boards. He retired at the end of 2014 from Unilever as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the P&L across all of the group’s global markets. Mr Manwani joined Unilever in India in 1976 as a management trainee in Marketing. Through his career, he worked in different parts of the world and held various general management positions in the company. In 2000, he moved to the UK as Senior Vice President, Global Hair Care and Oral Care. In 2001, he was appointed President, Latin America (Home & Personal Care). He also served as Chairman of Unilever’s Latin America Advisory Council. In 2004, he was appointed President of the North America Business Group (Home & Personal Care) and, in 2005, joined the Unilever Executive Board as President, Asia Africa -- a region later extended to include Central and Eastern Europe. Mr Manwani is Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd in India. He serves on the Boards of Qualcomm Inc, Pearson PLC, Whirlpool Corp, Nielsen NV, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and the Indian School of Business. In 2008, Mr Manwani received the CNBC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award. As part of the Singapore National Day Awards in 2012, he was conferred with the Public Service Medal (Friends of Singapore) by the Singapore Government. Mr Manwani is an Honors graduate from Bombay University and holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Marietta Moshiashvili

Marietta Moshiashvili

Head of Direct Equity Investments
TIAA-CREF Asset Management

Marietta Moshiashvili is Managing Director at TIAA-CREF. She is a Group Head of the Direct Equity Investments team, responsible for infrastructure, energy, timber and agriculture investments. She joined TIAA-CREF in 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure and energy investments. While at TIAA-CREF, she has held various positions across the private asset classes, including project finance, private placements, lease finance, and private equity fund investments and co-investments in energy / infrastructure and emerging markets. Most recently, she was responsible for origination and portfolio management of the TIAA Infrastructure portfolio that she built to over $1.5 billion. She is a board member for TIAA-owned Polar Star Canadian Oil & Gas Company and a number of infrastructure portfolio companies, including I-595 toll-road and EPP landfill gas platform; and an investment and steering committees member of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, she worked at Toronto-Dominion Bank and Credit Suisse in their energy/project finance divisions.

Jamieson Odell

Jamieson Odell

Co-CIO
Caravel Management

Jamieson Odell is the Co-CIO of Caravel Management and the Portfolio Manager for the firm's Emerging Markets Sustainability Fund. Mr Odell has eight years' buy-side experience covering emerging and frontier markets and five years’ Emerging Markets investment banking and finance experience. Prior to joining Caravel, he was an investment banking Associate in JP Morgan’s New York Financial Institutions coverage team (2005-2006). Before that, he was an investment banking Analyst in JP Morgan’s South Africa Corporate Finance team and ABS group in New York (2002-2005), focusing on transportation, mining, financial services and retail. Mr Odell has an MBA from the Wharton School and an AB from Princeton University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prof Eswar Prasad

Prof Eswar Prasad

Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy
Cornell University

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani senior professor of trade policy and professor of economics at Cornell University. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof Prasad is a former head of the IMF's China Division and author of The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance (Princeton University Press, February 2014). His previous book, Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil, was published in December 2010 (with M. Ayhan Kose; Brookings Institution Press). His new book, Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi, will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2016. He has co-authored and edited numerous other books and monographs, including on financial regulation and on China and India. His extensive publication record includes articles in numerous collected volumes as well as top academic journals.

 

Prof Prasad has testified before the Senate Finance Committee, the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He serves on an Advisory Committee to India's Finance Minister and is the Lead Academic for the DFID-LSE International Growth Center's India Growth Research Program. He is the creator of the Brookings-Financial Times world index (TIGER: Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery; www.ft.com/tiger). His op-ed articles have been published in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Pradeep Ramamurthy

Pradeep Ramamurthy

Managing Director
The Abraaj Group

Pradeep Ramamurthy is a Managing Director of The Abraaj Group based in New York. He helps oversee the Group's engagement with investors and stakeholders in the Americas as well as with investment consultants globally. Prior to joining The Abraaj Group, Mr Ramamurthy served in a number of senior national security and foreign policy positions in the US Government. Immediately prior to leaving the Government, he was the Deputy Counselor for Innovation at USAID. For the previous four years, Mr Ramamurthy worked at the White House under President Bush and President Obama as a senior member of the National Security Council. Earlier in his career, He served in a number of senior roles at the FBI. Mr Ramamurthy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on advisory boards for the Center for Global Engagement and Investors’ Circle. He has a BSc in International Politics from Georgetown University and an MA in Social Studies from the University of Chicago.

Jean-Louis Scandella

Jean-Louis Scandella

Head of Equities
Baring Asset Management

Jean-Louis Scandella joined Barings in May 2014 as Head of Equities. He is responsible for overseeing adherence to Barings’ equity investment philosophy and process, and delivering performance across the firm’s equity product range. Mr Scandella also has leadership responsibility for the Global Emerging Markets (GEMS) desk and is co-manager on a number of mandates, including the flagship Global Emerging Markets Fund. He is also a member of the Investment Committee and leads the panels for the best ideas lists, including the GEMS panel. Mr Scandella, who has 22 years’ investment experience, joined Barings from Comgest where, for nine years, he was one of three senior investors responsible for leading the global emerging markets investment team and directly overseeing close to US$10 billion of assets. He also worked at Societe Generale Emerging Markets for 10 years, initially as an analyst before becoming a Founding Director. Mr Scandella holds a University Diploma from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a Master’s degree in German Literature from the University of Paris Sorbonne. He speaks fluent French, German and Italian, and also speaks Russian.

Sumant Sinha

Sumant Sinha

Chairman and CEO
ReNew Power

Sumant Sinha is Founder, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power, one of India’s largest clean energy companies. ReNew Power was founded in 2011 and has since attracted funding from investors such as Goldman Sachs, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Asian Development Bank and the Global Environment Fund. Under Mr Sinha’s leadership, ReNew Power has grown organically and now has more than 1,600 MW of commissioned and under-construction clean energy assets. Mr Sinha is a passionate advocate for solutions to climate change through the intersection of business and public policy. He speaks extensively on global platforms and has authored more than 100 articles in leading publications on India’s economic scenario, entrepreneurship, and issues related to climate change. Prior to ReNew Power, Mr Sinha held top management positions at some of India’s largest conglomerates, including CFO of the Aditya Birla Group, Founder CEO of Aditya Birla Retail, and more recently Chief Operating Officer at Suzlon Energy. Prior to this, he was an international investment banker based in New York and London. Mr Sinha is founder Chairman of the Indian Wind Energy Alliance and Co-Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Renewable Energy Committee. He is on the Advisory Board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and the Board of Columbia’s Raj Center of Indian Economic Policy. In 2015, Mr Sinha was recognized as Renewable Energy Leader of the Year at the National Awards for Excellence in Renewable Energy, and won the Excellence Award in Renewable Energy from the Energy and Environment Foundation. He holds a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and a Master’s degree from SIPA, where he was a Dean’s fellow.

Michael Spence

Michael Spence

William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business
New York University, and 2001 Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate A. Michael Spence joined New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business as a Professor of Economics in 2010. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Spence, whose scholarship focuses on economic policy in emerging markets, the economics of information, and the impact of leadership on economic growth, was Chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010), a global policy group focused on strategies for producing rapid and sustainable economic growth, and reducing poverty. He also serves as a consultant to PIMCO, a senior adviser at Oak Hill Investment Management, and a member of the board of the Stanford Management Company as well as a number of public and private companies. He is also the Chair of the Academic Council of the Fung Global Institute. A Rhodes Scholar and the recipient of many honors and awards, Professor Spence was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economics Association in 1981. He is the author of four books and 50 articles, and is a member of the American Economic Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. His latest book is The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in Multi-speed World, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010. Professor Spence served as Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Stanford Business School from 1990 to 1999. Before that, he was a Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard University, Chairman of its Economics Department, and Dean of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Professor Spence earned a PhD from Harvard University, a BA/MA from Oxford University, and a BA (summa cum laude) from Princeton University.

Craig Steffensen

Craig Steffensen

Representative, North American Representative Office
Asian Development Bank

Craig Steffensen has served as Representative to the Asian Development Bank’s North American Representative Office (NARO) in Washington DC since May 2013. Mr Steffensen leads NARO’s efforts to strengthen collaboration between ADB and leading policymakers, multilateral and bilateral development partners, and civil society, and to raise public awareness of ADB in the US and Canada. Mr Steffensen was assigned as Country Director to ADB’s Thailand Resident Mission during 2011-13. During this time, he led ADB's re-engagement with Myanmar. Prior to this, he was ADB’s Country Director and Team Leader for Afghanistan for six years (from 2001-04 and again from 2008-10), serving at the forefront of efforts by the international community to assist in Afghanistan’s recovery and reconstruction. He was assigned as Head, Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Unit, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2005-07, and led the preparation of a comprehensive action plan for regional cooperation in transport, energy and trade in collaboration with eight Central Asian countries and five development partners. Mr Steffensen has also worked for the World Bank in Lao PDR (1994-96) andWashington DC (1983-84); the Asia Foundation in Thailand and Cambodia (1991-93); USAID in Thailand and Washington DC (1984-90; and the US Peace Corps in the rural Philippines (1979-81). He holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University.

Alejandro  Werner

Alejandro Werner

Director, Western Hemisphere Department
International Monetary Fund

Alejandro Werner assumed his current position as Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January 2013. A Mexican citizen, Mr Werner has had distinguished careers in the public and private sectors as well as in academia. Most recently, he served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico from 2006 until 2010, Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid (August 2010-July 2011), and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at BBVA-Bancomer (August 2011 to end-2012). Previously he was Director of Economic Studies at the Banco de México and professor at ITAM. He has published widely. Mr Werner was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Henny Sender

Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Financial Times

Henny Sender joined the Financial Times in 2007. She was previously the Wall Street Journal's Senior Special Writer for the Money & Investing section and covered private equity and hedge funds. Before joining the Journal, Ms Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that, she was in Tokyo for five years for Institutional Investor. Ms Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth, a hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. Ms Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

James  Kynge

James Kynge

Emerging Markets Editor
Financial Times

James Kynge is Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor at the Financial Times. He is also Editor of beyondbrics, the FT’s emerging economies blog. Previously, Mr Kynge was Chairman of FT Confidential, the Financial Times’ premium research services on China, Southeast Asia and Latin America. A recipient of several journalism awards, Mr Kynge has been a correspondent based in Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, former Soviet Central Asia and Hong Kong over the past 28 years. He was the FT’s China Bureau Chief for seven years until 2005 and later headed up the Pearson Group of companies' business operations in China. He was also President of FTChinese.com, the FT's Chinese language website. His prize-winning book China Shakes the World was an international bestseller, translated into 19 languages.

Moderator (1)

John  Authers

John Authers

Senior Investment Commentator
Financial Times

John Authers has been the Financial Times’ Senior Investment Commentator, based in New York, since September 2014. He writes The Long View and Smart Money columns, which examine long-term market trends, and also presents the Authers’ Note daily stream of videos. Previously, he was the global editor of Lex, the FT’s flagship daily opinion column, and before that the FT's investment editor, introducing the popular daily Short View video, and taking a leading role in shaping the FT’s coverage of the global financial crisis. Mr Authers joined the FT in 1990 and during his career has also served as its US markets editor, Mexico City bureau chief, US banking correspondent, UK education and local government correspondent, and personal finance correspondent. In 2009, he was named senior journalist of the year by the Wincott Foundation, He also won Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2008 and 2010 for his online video reports, and has twice been named the UK’s investment journalist of the year for national newspapers in the State Street Institutional Press Awards. Mr Authers holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS from Columbia School of Journalism as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University College, Oxford.

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Agenda - 2nd Dec

  • 8:15am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks

    Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Panel Discussion: The Rebalancing of the Global Economy

    Leading economists and strategists discuss the latest outlook for growth markets as a slowdown in China, a fall in world trade, weaker commodity prices and expectations of a Fed tightening appear to shift the balance of power away from export-reliant emerging markets. What implications do these trends have for capital flows in different regions of the world? What are the key geopolitical impulses? How does the jockeying for position on infrastructure finance, with billions of dollars to be released by China, Japan and the old and new development banks over the next five years affect this new paradigm? How meaningful will large trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership be over the long term?

    Hans Peter Lankes, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, and Acting Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University, and New Century Chair in International Economics, Brookings Institution
    Michael Spence, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, New York University, and 2001 Nobel Laureate
    Mehmet Yörükoğlu, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Keynote Address

    Agustín Carstens, Governor, Banco de Mexico

  • 10:30am
    Panel Discussion: The Fast-Changing Energy Landscape

    The evolution of energy markets remains a major factor in global growth. On the one hand, the fortunes of both net exporters and net importers of oil will depend largely on how each is able to respond most effectively to what appears to be a structural fall in oil prices. On the other hand, the massive funding pledges made by countries all over the world as part of a global climate deal could make renewable energy the dominant source of electricity in 15 years, according to the International Energy Agency. Both these trends have big implications for policy and investment in growth markets. How should investors and businesses position themselves for these game-changing developments?

    Sherife AbdelMessih, CEO, Future Energy Corporation
    Andrés Gluski, President and CEO, AES Corporation
    Marietta Moshiashvili, Head of Direct Equity Investments, TIAA-CREF Asset Management
    Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power

    Moderator: James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:30am
    Networking Break
  • 11:50am
    Panel Discussion: Setting the Foundations for a New Growth Model

    As investors and businesses look for the regions and countries with the strongest potential to thrive in the long term, increasing attention is being placed on the key structural elements that need to be in place for growth, particularly given the shifting dynamics in the global economy and the new drivers of competitiveness. Governance and the rule of law, regulatory systems that encourage competition and investment, good infrastructure, and an educated workforce are obvious building blocks. However the low levels of productivity apparent in regions such as Southeast Asia, despite its young population and increasingly wealthy consumer base, indicate major issues around human capital and technological depth that may have been masked by earlier commodities-driven economic advances. What steps are required to resolve these issues and establish new transformative models that will help these markets develop higher value added growth, long-term social progress and the competitive advantage required? How can the role of private capital be strengthened to enable more economic risk-taking and a long-term approach?

    Jérôme Haegeli, Head of Investment Strategy, Swiss Re
    Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa
    Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund

    Moderator: James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:40pm
    Lunch
  • 1:40pm
    Concurrent Discussions

    Capturing Growth in Emerging Market Equities 
    Led by Baring Asset Management
    Jean-Louis Scandella, Head of Equities, Baring Asset Management

    Moderator: John Authers, Senior Investment CommentatorFinancial Times

    Navigating Frontier Markets: a Myanmar Case Study
    Led by Singapore Myanmar Investco
    Mark Bedingham, President and CEO, Singapore Myanmar Investco
    Morgan Harting, Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Team Leader and Senior Portfolio Manager, AB
    Craig Steffensen, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

    Meeting Africa’s Long-Term Investment Needs
    Led by Jersey Finance 
    Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance
    Melissa Cook, Founder and Managing Director, African Sunrise Partners, and Member, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
    Jamieson Odell, Co-CIO, Caravel Management

    Moderator: James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:40pm
    Panel Discussion: Tapping Innovation and Disruption for Growth

    The search for competitive advantage and technological depth is encouraging a new wave of start-ups in emerging and frontier markets, opening up fresh opportunities for venture capital, and underlining the importance of mobile internet as a transformational force in economic development. In India, for example, the multi-billion dollar valuations of e-commerce companies have raised the prospect that the country may be on the brink of a technology boom that will transform both the economy and society – similar to China a decade ago. A variety of smaller markets, such as Kenya and Panama, are also trying to leverage innovation as a growth driver, seeking to establish themselves as technology hubs as a means to boost competitiveness and employment. Meanwhile global disruptors like Uber are expanding across Africa, the Middle East and the growth markets of Asia and Latin America. With innovation now flowing from East to West and back again, what countries and sectors are investors looking at most closely in this space? What more could be done to stimulate entrepreneurship, SMEs and the environment for start-ups in economies where job creation, particularly for young people, is key to future growth and stability?

    Tilman Ehrbeck, Partner, Omidyar Network
    Anton Levy, Managing Director, General Atlantic
    Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Major Areas of Opportunity and Risk

    Senior investors and strategists share their insights on the big investment themes in emerging and frontier markets, the economies and sectors they see as most promising in the current environment, and the major areas of risk. With capital flows to emerging markets slowing, and currencies under pressure, which countries, industries and companies have the strongest fundamentals and offer the best value in this period of transition? Where are regulatory systems and corporate governance standards most conducive? What challenges and opportunities do the major changes in the BRICS economies present to investors? What are the most effective strategies to tap the still growing consumer class in many economies? How can investors extract value from markets where liquidity is constrained? What is the genuine potential of Iran as an investment destination following the agreement to lift sanctions?

    Harish Manwani, Global Executive Advisor, Blackstone, and former Global COO, Unilever
    Helen Qiao, Chief Economist Greater China and Head of Economic Research Asia ex-Japan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Pradeep Ramamurthy, Managing Director, The Abraaj Group
    Jean-Louis Scandella, Head of Equities, Baring Asset Management

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 4:35pm
    Cocktail Reception

Who Attends?

The FT Growth Markets Summit will be attended by senior executives and other finance, business and investment professionals, including: 

  • Institutional Investors
  • Other Investors (Private Equity, Investment Banks)
  • Financial and Legal Advisors, Consultants
  • Asset Managers and Wealth Managers
  • Company Executives
  • Policy-makers, Regulators, Government Representatives, Investment Board Representatives
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Why Attend?

  • Hear directly from the investors, business leaders and policy-makers that are influencing fund flows and commerce in growth markets.
  • Learn how to identify and manage the complex risks associated with investments in emerging and frontier economies.
  • Leave the event with a solid understanding of the investment outlook for specific regions, countries, sectors and asset classes.
  • Meet senior corporate decision-makers and sophisticated investors.
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Venue

Convene - Financial District
32 Old Slip
New York 10005

United States of America

Tel: (646) 854-7951

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Gold Sponsor (4)

BARINGS
250 years of open minds and uncommon perspectives.

The global nature of today’s economy means the intelligent and active asset manager needs to look across frontiers and make more connections than ever before. 

This requires a particular type of investor and a particular corporate culture. One that places a premium on working across borders; that values great insight and foresight; and one that rewards innovation. 

At Barings we have a 250 year history of considering complex but potentially rewarding opportunities. We put this thoughtfulness into understanding and delivering sustainable returns for our clients outside of the tried and tested or obvious options.  We provide investment management services in asset allocation, international and emerging equity and bond markets to investors worldwide.  As of June 30, 2015 we have $39.8 billion of assets under management. 

The challenge of working in markets where information is hard to find and interpretation and forethought can add real value is one that we relish.

The EBRD was established in 1991 to meet the challenge of an extraordinary moment in Europe’s history, the collapse of communism in its East. The EBRD is the largest single investor in its existing region. With its Headquarters in London and with a capital base of €30 billion and a AAA rating from all three main rating agencies (S&P, Moody’s and Fitch), the Bank’s investments also mobilise significant foreign direct investment into its countries of operations. It invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners. It provides project financing for the financial sector and the real economy, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly-owned companies to support privatisation, the restructuring of state-owned firms and improvement of municipal services.

The EBRD is owned by 64 countries and two intergovernmental institutions (the European Union and the European Investment Bank). It maintains a close political dialogue with governments, authorities and representatives of civil society to promote its goals. It also works in cooperation with international organisations such as the OECD, the IMF, the World Bank and UN specialised agencies.

The EBRD operates in 36 countries from central Europe to central Asia and southern and eastern Mediterranean and hasover 40 local offices.

Jersey Finance, promotes and leads the development of Jersey as an International Finance Centre (IFC). Its primary role is to communicate the many advantages that Jersey offers investors, including the experience and expertise of its practitioners, its political, economic and fiscal stability and its high level of regulation.  It has offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, along with representation in London, Shanghai, Mumbai and Delhi.  

As an IFC, Jersey has substance and critical mass in the breadth and depth of its financial services, which enable it to act as a major player in the global FDI market. As capital continues to flow across borders in increasing amounts, IFCs like Jersey provide investors with essential services that facilitate FDI. Such investors find Jersey a particularly attractive centre because of the strengths of its financial markets and the quality of the services it offers.

As a result, the jurisdiction has handled very substantial amounts of FDI, adding considerable value to the global economy by supporting the growth in cross-border investment.

Listed on the main board of Singapore Stock Exchange, Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (“SMI”) is an investment and management company focused on Myanmar. Participating in the modernization and growth of Myanmar, SMI brings ground breaking international products and services to meet emerging consumer and development demand.

SMI has a highly experienced management team, led by Patrick Ho and Mark Bedingham who have wide experience in finance, business development and emerging markets. An experienced leadership team is in place and is complemented by the recruitment of specialist executives focused on core areas of business development.

SMI has established various consumer-related and infrastructure-related businesses, many with major international partners.

TRAVEL & FASHION RETAIL:

- Operation of 6,500 sqm of duty-free travel retail stores and concepts at Yangon International Airport’s new terminal

AUTO SERVICES:

- Sole franchisee of Europcar’s car rental services

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES:

- Sole distributor of SANY heavy construction equipment

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

- Operation of CBTL and Crystal Jade franchises at Yangon International Airport’s new terminal

- Import and distribution of premium F&B products

INFRASTRUCTURE:

- Construction of 500 telecom towers for Ooredoo

- Provision of warehousing services (JV with Senko)

OTHER BUSINESSES:

- Distribution of Ooredoo’s voice and data packages to SMEs

- Operation of serviced offices (JV with ARCC)

The Group continues to look for new business opportunities, and aims to play an active role in the modernization and growth of Myanmar.

Cocktail Sponsor (1)

Lead Sponsor

The Abraaj Group is a leading private equity investor, purpose-built for operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Turkey.

Employing over 300 people, Abraaj has over 20 offices spread across five regions with hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Nairobi and Singapore. The Group currently manages c. US$ 9.5 billion across targeted private equity strategies. By combining deep local reach with a global platform and underwriting standards, Abraaj generates industry leading returns and creates value in market-leading companies.

Abraaj has realized US$ 6.3 billion from over 80 full exits, and Funds managed by the Group have made c. 170 investments across a range of sectors including consumer, energy, financials, healthcare and utilities. The Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards and is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact. Abraaj’s founder, Arif Naqvi, was appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 and to the Interpol Foundation Board in 2014.

Supporting Partner (10)

Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications group advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit & Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

The East African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) was founded in 2013 to represent the private equity industry in East Africa and provide a voice for industry players to raise awareness and engage on regional policy matters. The association offers training with more localized content, targeting junior team members. Furthermore the Association offers networking opportunities for members and the wider investment community and captures industry data and statistics.

EAVCA was founded by Abraaj, Actis, AfricInvest, Catalyst Principal Partners, Centum, Fanisi Capital and TBL Mirror Fund

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry.

We are focused on broadening industry awareness through market research and networking opportunities so that our members can make the best decisions for their investments. We also advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.

The CVCA works alongside its members (private and public sector firms managing the vast majority of venture capital and private equity in Canada) to improve the industry and drive innovation and growth.

The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.

Family Office Recruitment, a business division of Global Family Office Community (www.globalfamilyofficecommunity.com) is a trusted global portal for Family Offices, for recruitment, news and general supplier directories. We should be your first port of call for all things Family Office related.

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) is the world’s first and only not-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole and representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals across asset classes.  

Analyse Africa, a service from the Financial Times, is a digital database providing macroeconomic data from leading global sources. Gain instant access to 1.75 million data records, from 42 world renowned providers, and 4,500+ professionally validated indicators, in order to analyse, evaluate and spot opportunities in Africa. Analyse Africa is used to analyse, understand and evaluate entire economies to inform critical business decisions by financial service organisations, corporations, government agencies, multilaterals, consultancies and research and academic institutions worldwide.

fDi Intelligence, a division of The Financial Times Ltd, is the largest FDI centre of excellence globally. Specialising in all areas relating to foreign direct investment and investment promotion, the full suite of services includes: location advertising to generate brand awareness; industry-leading intelligence tools to develop FDI strategies and identify potential investors; and tailored FDI events and investor roundtables to meet target companies and generate business leads. To find out how these services could be of benefit, contact us on fDi@ft.com

The Emerging and Frontier Markets Association focuses on providing tax, legal and financial information to help executives and professionals gain the insight they need to operate successfully in the fastest growing markets in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Association provides virtual and live educational seminars, round table events, and hubs of information to give companies the “how-to” intelligence they need to operate in a part of the world with tremendous growth potential and limited information. To learn more about the benefits of EFMA and to receive a free newsletter, go to www.emerging-frontiermarkets.org

Pacific Pension & Investment Institute convenes global pension and investment thought leaders for in-depth dialogue and knowledge sharing on issues facing long-term institutional investors in Asia, the Pacific Rim and worldwide. Our membership is comprised of leading pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, commercial asset management and other investment experts. With over 7.5 Trillion (USD) in assets under management, our membership represents a powerful force in the global economy. Their investment decisions impact the prosperity and security for hundreds of millions of beneficiaries and stakeholders today and for future generations.

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IMCA has accepted the FT Growth Markets Summit for 5 hours of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications.

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The CFP Board has accepted the FT Growth Markets Summit for  5 hours of general CE credit towards the CFP® certification.

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As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, Financial Times Publications, Inc has determined that this program qualifies for 5 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.

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Hotel Accommodations

Registered attendees have access to receive discounted room rates* at the The Andaz Wall Street during the FT Growth Markets Summit. Rates are subject to change based on availability.

*Booking information is given after registration is complete.

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