Dr. Mark Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018, with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilises a highly specialised active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in Emerging and Frontier Market companies.
Prior to this, Dr. Mark Mobius was employed at 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 AUM from USD 100m to over USD 40bn and launched a number of emerging market and frontier funds focusing on Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. His career and influence has earned him numerous industry awards.
Dr. Mobius received his Ph.D. at MIT and has studied at Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Mark Mobius is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since 2010 he has also served as a member of the supervisory board of OMV Petrom in Romania, and was previously a Director on the Board of Lukoil, the Russian oil company.
Mark Mobius is a recognised global emerging markets expert, appearing frequently in the media including global networks Bloomberg, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN and has received numerous industry awards, including the Life Time Achievement Award in Asset Management (2017) by the Global Investor Magazine and was recognised as one of the 50 Most Influential People (2011) by Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
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