Daily Archives: March 4, 2012

An Ode to Russian Democracy (or how I got hooked on Emerging Markets)

Watching the re-re-election of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president, I can’t help but join the reminiscing.

I became conscious of the phrase “Emerging Markets” sometime in the 1990s. I don’t remember the first time I heard the phrase, but it was certainly on my radar by Clinton’s re-election. I was a 23-year old financial systems engineer in New York and had been assigned to London to manage a client relationship with the Emerging Markets “division” of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston. The big news of the moment in my universe was that the Thai government had just unpegged its currency, the baht, from the U.S. Dollar, thereby lighting the fuse for the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997.
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Brazil’s 10 Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company

  1. Bug Agentes Biológicos
  2. Boo-box
  3. Grupo EBX
  4. Stefanini
  5. Embraer
  6. Petrobras
  7. Predicta
  8. F*Hits
  9. Apontador
  10. Vostu

Original link here.


Antoine van Agtmael on the future of Emerging Markets

While refining the themes for this blog, I came across this video of Antoine van Agtmael, best known for originally coining the term “Emerging Markets” in the early 1980s while working for the World Bank. The video is from his … Continue reading