Mark Mobius: Who's Who 2017
MOBIUS has had an outstanding career in the world of global finance.
His professional accomplishments as an investment manager, advisor
and author have been recognized internationally by both his peers
and experts in the financial field. He represents a true Mepham
graduate success story.
'Mark, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets
Group, has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets
all over the world. He joined Franklin Templeton in 1987 as President
of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.' In this capacity
he directed more than 50 analysts based in Templeton's 18 emerging
market offices and managed over 50 billion US dollars in managed
assets in the emerging markets portfolios.
Prior to joining Templeton, he
was President of International Investment trust Company Ltd.,
Taiwan's first and largest investment management firm.
Mark previously had served as
a director at Vickers da Costa, an international securities firm.
He started that firm's Hong Kong office in 1980, and then moved
to Taiwan to open an office and to direct operations in India,
Thailand, the Philippines and Korea.
Before joining Vickers he operated
his own consulting firm in Hong Kong for ten years and was a
research scientist for Monsanto Overseas Enterprises Company
in Hong Kong and the American Institute for Research in Korea
As result of his experiences and accomplishments in the fields
of emerging markets and international finance, Mark was appointed
Joint Chairman of the World Bank and Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD) Global Corporate Governance
Forum's Investor Responsibility Taskforce in 1999.
Education and Professional
- Undergraduate School: Boston
University - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing (1958)
- Graduate Schools: Boston University
- Master of Science in Mass Communications (1959; Massachusetts
Institute of Technology - Ph.D. in Economics and Political Science
- Other (Postgraduate Education
and Training): University of Wisconsin Political Science and Social Psychology (1959-1960);
Brookings Institute - Visiting Scholar (1960); Syracuse University
- Carnegie Foundation Overseas Training Program (1960); Kyoto
University - Institute for Humanistic Studies (1960-1961); University
of New Mexico - Psychology (1961)
- Trading with China (1973)
- The Investor's Guide to Emerging
- Mobius on Emerging Markets (1995; 1996 - second edition)
- Passport to Profits: Why
the Next Investment Windfalls Will Be Found Abroadand How
to Grab Your Share (1999)
- US version; (1999) - UK version; (2012 - 2nd edition)
- Equities - An Introduction
to the Core Concepts (2007)
- Mutual Funds - An Introduction
to the Core Concepts
- Mark Mobius - An Illustrated
Biography of the Father of Emerging Market Funds (2007)
- Foreign Exchange - An Introduction
to the Core Concepts
- Bonds - An Introduction to
the Core Concepts (2012)
- The Little Book of Emerging
Honors and Awards:
- 2011: "50 Most Influential
People" by Bloomberg Markets magazine.
- 2010: "2010 Africa Investor
Index Series Awards" by African Investor.
- 2006: Named by Asiamoney
magazine in 2006 as one of their "Top 100 Most Powerful
and Influential People." Asiamoney said, he (Mark)
"... boasts one of the highest profiles of any investor
in the region and is regarded by many in the financial industry
as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over
the last 20 years. Despite tough times during the financial crisis
nine years ago, he still commands a strong following in the investment
world and is influencing the direction of billions of investment
- 2001: Awarded "Emerging
Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001" by International
Money Marketing in the United Kingdom.
- 1999: Named one of the "Ten
Top Money Managers of the 20th Century" in a survey by the
Carson Group, a leading global capital markets intelligence consulting
- 1998: Named the "Number
One Global Emerging Market Fund" in the 1998 Reuters Survey.
- 1994: Named "1994 First
in Business Money Manager of the Year" by CNBC.
- 1993: Awarded the "Closed-End
Fund Manager of the Year" by Morningstar in the United
- 1992: Named "Investment
Trust Manager of the Year 1992" by The Sunday Telegraph
in the United Kingdom.