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Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers by Jonathan Davis

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9. Mark Mobius: Global stock seeker

Whoever it was who first dubbed Mark Mobius “the Indiana Jones of the investment world” undoubtedly deserves some sort of brilliancy prize. The image of a rugged guy with a stack of academic qualifications fighting his way through a trail of war and mayhem in the remoter parts of the world looking for investment bargains is an inspired metaphor for what Mobius, the world’s number one authority on emerging market investment, does with his time. There is certainly an element of hyperbole about it, but it is not as outlandish a metaphor as you might think.

Mobius has done more than anyone in the last twenty-five years to popularise a new way of investing. If the fashion for emerging markets amounts to a permanent ...

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