About Mark Mobius

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Executive Chairman
Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Mark Mobius, Ph.D., 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.

He is the author of the following books: Trading with China; The Investor’s Guide to Emerging Markets; Mobius on Emerging Markets; Passport to Profits; Equities: An Introduction to the Core Concepts; Mutual Funds: An Introduction to the Core Concepts; Foreign Exchange: An Introduction to the Core Concepts; Bonds: An Introduction to the Core Concepts; The Little Book of Emerging Markets; and the subject of Mark Mobius – An Illustrated Biography.

Dr. Mobius was named by Asiamoney magazine in 2006 as one of its “Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People.” Asiamoney said, he “…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 dollars.” Other awards include: (1) “50 Most Influential People” by Bloomberg Markets magazine in 2011, (2) “2010 Africa Investor Index Series Awards” by African Investor, (3) “Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001” by International Money Marketing, (4) “Top 10 Money Managers of the 20th Century” in a survey by the Carson Group in 1999, (5) “Number One Global Emerging Market Fund” in the 1998 Reuters Survey, (6) “1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year” by CNBC, (7) “Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year” in 1993 by Morningstar, and (8) “Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992” by Sunday Telegraph.

Dr. Mobius earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Boston University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.