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

The Global Stage For Tech Innovation – #BR2016

The Global Stage For Tech Innovation – #BR2016

Join the Business Rocks Community – 2:4:1 Ticket Offer *Limited quantity Business Rocks is the global platform for tech innovation and is Manchester’s chance to cement its position as the UK’s second tech cluster and make some noise to the world. We’re bringing the European technology market to Manchester Central 21-22 April 48 hours of… 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

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – January 2016 Newsletter

“Consistency is far more important than rare moments of greatness.” – Scott Ginsberg. AFC Asia Frontier Fund (AAFF) USD A-shares lost -3.5% in January 2016. The fund this month outperformed the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Index (-6.3%), the MSCI Frontier Markets Index (-6.8%), and the MSCI World Index (-6.1%). The performance of the AFC Asia Frontier… Continue Reading