Mark Mobius is managing director of Templeton Asset Management LLC. He joined Templeton in 1987 as president and portfolio manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. Currently, he directs the Templeton research team based in 11 global emerging markets offices and manages emerging markets portfolios.
After more than 30 years in global emerging markets, Dr. Mobius has received numerous industry awards, including “Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001” by International Money Marketing, “Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century” in a 1999 Carson Group survey, “Number One Global Emerging Market Fund” in a 1998 Reuters Survey, “1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year” by CNBC, “Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year” in 1993 by Morningstar, and “Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992” by the Sunday Telegraph.
Dr. Mobius has written several books, including “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” and “Mark Mobius: An Illustrated Biography.” His most recent book was published in April 2012 “The Little Book of Emerging Markets: How to Make Money in the World’s Fastest Growing Markets”.
In 2006, Asiamoney magazine listed Mobius as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People.” Asiamoney stated that Dr.Mobius “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.” The World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development appointed Dr. Mobius joint chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce.
Dr. Mobius earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.