Mark Mobius

Mark Mobius is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance.

Often called the founder of emerging markets investing, Mobius has spent over 40 years working in and travelling throughout emerging and frontier markets. During this time he has overseen actively managed funds totaling over $50 billion in assets. Prior to launching Mobius Capital Partners LLP in 2018, 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 with the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, assets under management expanded from US$100 million to over US$50,000 million. The group also launched several emerging market and frontier funds focusing on Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Templeton, Mobius was Chief Executive of International Investment Trust.

Mobius has been a key figure in developing 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 co-chairman of its Investor Responsibility Task Force. Mobius has authored several books including  The Little Book of Emerging Markets (2012); Bonds – An Introduction to the Core Concepts (2012); Passport to Profits (1999/2012); Mobius on Emerging Markets (1996); and The Investor’s Guide to Emerging Markets (1994). 

Mobius is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation 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, a Russian oil company.

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.

Mobius has studied at Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico, and earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.