DR. MARK MOBIUS
Dr. Mobius has spent over 40 years working in and
traveling throughout emerging and frontier markets.
During this time he has been in charge of actively
managed funds totaling over $50 billion in assets.
Prior to launching Mobius Capital Partners LLP in
May 2018, Dr. Mobius was with Franklin Templeton
Investments for more than 30 years, most recently
as executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging
Markets Group. During his tenure, the group expanded
assets under management from US$100 million to over
US$50 billion and launched a number of emerging
market and frontier funds focusing on Asia, Latin
America, Africa and Eastern Europe. In addition to
open-end and closed-end mutual funds, he launched
a successful series of emerging market private equity
funds. Prior to joining Templeton, Dr. Mobius was
Chief Executive of International Investment Trust.
Dr. Mobius has also been a key figure in developing
the international policy for emerging markets. In
1999, he was selected to serve on the World Bank’s
Global Corporate Governance Forum as a member
of the Private Sector Advisory Group and as cochairman
of its Investor Responsibility Task Force.
He is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of
the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and has
been a supervisory board member of OMV Petrom in
Romania since 2010. Previously, he served as a Director
on the Board of Lukoil, the Russian oil company.
Dr. Mobius’ career and influence has earned
him numerous industry awards, including most
recently the Life Time Achievement Award in Asset
Management (2017) Global Investor Magazine; 50
Most Influential People (2011) Bloomberg Markets
Magazine; Africa Investor Index Series Awards (2010)
African Investor; and the Top 100 Most Powerful and
Influential People (2006) Asiamoney.
He has authored several books including The Little Book of EmergingMarkets (2012); Bonds – An Introduction to the Core
Concepts (2012); Passport to Profits (1999/2012);
Mobius on Emerging Markets (1996); The Investor’s
Guide to Emerging Markets (1994). Dr. Mobius
received his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) and has studied at Boston University,
University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto
University and the University of New Mexico.