25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN EMERGING MARKETS

Presentations

Monday 11 February 2013, 18:15-20:30
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Room: 3002  

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The Cass Investment Management and Private Equity Society would like to invite you to our second event of the year. In this event we will be honoured with the presence of Mr Murray Grant, a partner from Actis

Speaker(s)

Mr Murray Grant, Partner from Actis

Description

The event will explore challenges and opportunities of investing in emerging markets.
What specific risks investors face when investing in emerging markets?
How to overcome challenges of emerging markets (e.g.Africa)?
Which investment strategies are successful?
What are the personal experiences of a 25 years career in emerging markets?
What skills are needed and what is the route to be successful in emerging markets?

Murray Grant grew up in rural Kenya and started his career as an engineer building and fixing large infrastructure projects, such as gold mine in Papua New Guinea and Kenya’s largest hydro-electric scheme. Following an MBA at London Business School, the opportunity to work with people and capital led to a very enjoyable 13 year PE career at 3i. When the opportunity to join CDC (Commonwealth Development Corporation, the UK's development arm which was founded in 1948) arose it presented an irresistible challenge to Murray Grant.

Actis, a spin-off from the CDC, was established in 2004. Actis is the world's leading pan-emerging market private equity firm, with US$ 5 billion managed by 105 investment professionals, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The experience gathered during 60 year legacy as part of CDC, enables Actis to anticipate and respond to specific risks traditionally associated with the emerging markets.