Cinnamon Life to host exclusive forum with Dr. Mark Mobius

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Colombo’s upcoming major mixed development, Cinnamon Life has announced the visit of the legendary emerging markets investment pioneer, Dr. Mark Mobius for an exclusive breakfast forum hosted by the premier lifestyle brand.

The latest in a series of high-profile engagements by Cinnamon Life, the interactive forum is set to take place on December 10, during which Dr. Mobius will share his thoughts on Sri Lanka’s growth potential, share key insights from his experience in emerging markets over the last 40 years, drawing interesting parallels with emerging and frontier markets.

“Dr. Mobius is considered by most experts to be the founder of the emerging markets asset class. This is an event which will be invaluable for gaining a clearer perspective on emerging investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. We are also confident that Dr. Mobius’ interest in Sri Lanka as an investment destination will not go unnoticed by foreign investors,” said Krishan Balendra, Chairman of John Keells Holdings PLC.

The invitee only event will be attended by influential leaders in the Sri Lankan corporate sector and is anticipated to provide ground-breaking insights on how the Sri Lankan economy can enter an accelerated growth trajectory.

Dr. Mark Mobius has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential investment managers over the 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. Mobius was 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 Assets Under Management 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 have 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. 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 Russian oil firm, Lukoil.