Mark Mobius

  Male      American      Business Person

  Born : Aug 17, 1936  

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Joseph Mark Mobius (born August 17, 1936) is an emerging markets fund manager at Franklin Templeton Investments. Mark Mobius, Ph.D., executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, joined Templeton in 1987. Currently, he directs the Templeton research team based in 18 global emerging markets offices and manages emerging markets portfolios.

Joseph Benhard Mark Mobius was born to German and Puerto-Rican parents in Hempstead, New York. He earned his B.A. and M.S. in Communications from Boston University, and received a Ph.D in economics from MIT in 1964. He also studied at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Kyoto University in Japan. He joined Templeton in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF), a closed-end mutual fund, and there integrated his knowledge of new international markets with Sir John Templeton's disciplined, long-term approach to investing. This was the first emerging market equity fund available to US investors,[4] and Mobius' one key condition to take on this challenge was that Templeton must open its first emerging market office, which it did in Hong Kong.

His current duties include managing over 50 closed-end and open-end mutual funds worldwide including 17 offices overseas.

Before joining Templeton, Mobius worked at international securities firm Vickers-da-Costa, and later was president of International Investment Trust Company in Taipei, Taiwan. He once ran an independent consulting company that marketed, among other things, Snoopy cartoon merchandise.

Born a U.S. citizen, Mobius was also entitled to German citizenship by descent. He renounced his U.S. citizenship and is now a German citizen...

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