Category Archives: News

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – July 2016 Newsletter

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott, Research Affiliates AFC Funds Performance Summary The Brexit surprise in late June caused a period of volatility in worldwide equity markets which was followed by a rebound in July with US markets posting significant gains, while most European markets recovered somewhat but are still… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – June 2016 Newsletter

“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.” – Warren Buffett Continue Reading

The Best Market in the World?

By Carl T. Delfeld Vice Chairman, ASEAN Investment Council. This article has been kindly made available to EmergingMarkets.me by Thomas Hugger, CEO and Fund Manager of Asia Frontier Capital Wouldn’t it be great if you could create an ideal market to invest in out of thin air?  Right off the bat you would want growth – lots… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – April 2016 Newsletter

“Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.” – Warren Buffett. AFC Funds Performance Summary   World markets started weak this year with a big drop in January and February 2016, and most… Continue Reading

Second Annual Credit Risk Management Forum

Second Annual Credit Risk Management Forum

Banks such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS and UniCredit and regulators including the European Central Bank and European Risk Management Council will be represented at this event, which will address one of the hottest topics in today’s banking.  The vast number of subjects to be addressed at the 2nd Annual Credit Risk Management Forum include suggestions for new ways of managing credit risk and challenges presented… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – March 2016 Newsletter

“The only way to stay consistently ahead of the game is to adopt a long-term view and, if appropriate, with a strong contrarian spin.” – Marc Mobius.   AFC Funds Performance Summary This past month we have again received several accolades for the outstanding work of our team: Lipper’s Citywire has again listed AFC Asia… Continue Reading

Over 20 countries represented at Moscow Exchange event

By Andrei Skvarsky. Investment professionals from more than 20 countries were among the more than 1,900 participants in an annual conference in Moscow on April 12 that was hosted by Moscow Exchange and had key Russian ministers and the Russian central bank governor among its speakers. Continue Reading

Ernst & Young says Moscow Exchange IOSCO-compliant

By Andrei Skvarsky. Moscow Exchange’s benchmarks for its currency, equity, bond and money market segments have been declared by Ernst & Young to be compliant with the principles of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), an association of securities regulators. Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – February 2016 Newsletter

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham. AFC Asia Frontier Fund (AAFF) USD A-shares lost -0.8% in February 2016. The fund this month underperformed the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Index (+0.4%) and the MSCI Frontier Markets Index (+3.5%), but outperformed the MSCI World Index (−1.0%).… Continue Reading

India to resume full-scale trade with Iran

By Andrei Skvarsky. India plans to resume full-scale trade with Iran, a British business communications agency said, citing a decision by the Indian government that followed the lifting of international anti-Iranian sanctions. Continue Reading

Iran’s Bank Mellat to reopen Seoul branch

By Andrei Skvarsky. Bank Mellat, Iran’s largest private lender, plans to reopen its branch in Seoul next month after effectively suspending its business in South Korea in 2010 because of Western sanctions against the Islamic Republic, a London-based business communications agency said. Continue Reading