The Consultancy

Let’s tell your story

If you’re a business, government or institution in the frontier and emerging markets, let us help to tell your story. Frontier Funds is engaged every day with the world’s top journalists, investors and analysts.
Our expertise is in communicating across media, social media and networking platforms the excitement of the frontier and its challenges.


Gavin Serkin

Managing Editor and Author of “Frontier ~ Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow” (Bloomberg/Wiley, 2015)

+44 7767 252489


An impassioned advocate of increased and responsible investment in the developing world, Gavin Serkin brings two decades of experience as a leading writer and commentator on emerging markets to an exciting new platform.

Frontier Funds collates the best intelligence from five continents in the first news service and radio show dedicated to frontier markets, while supporting investment research and helping companies and governments to tell their story.


Our Core Clients & Project Partners

Exotix-logoExotix has more analysts covering more companies than any other frontier markets investment firm

Frontera-logoFrontera News is the first news provider dedicated to covering the global emerging and frontier markets

KRZana-logoKrzana is the world’s biggest real-time search engine, scraping over 500 social and mainstream media feeds

Share-Radio-logoShare Radio is the UK’s first commercial broadcaster dedicated to covering finance and business

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africonomie-logoAfriconomie brings together Africa’s economic visionaries and private capital through its research and networking forums


“The Frontier Funds consultancy is a welcome and credible force for deeper and more constructive media focus on a group of countries and companies that occupy an ever-larger space in the financial markets and the wider world. We couldn’t be more excited by the prospect of utilising this new service to help project the compelling research and ideas generated every day at Exotix Partners.”

Ivan Ritossa, Executive Chairman of Exotix Partners and former Executive Committee member at Barclays Capital where he was responsible for Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America across investment banking, equities, credit, fixed income, currencies and commodities.

“We picked Frontier Funds to build our Frontera news platform because their depth of knowledge, contacts, experience and passion for the frontier markets is quite simply unmatched by anyone else out there. We’re building dedicated on-the-ground content from North Korea to Iran to Argentina and Zimbabwe. No one else does that.”

Kevin Virgil, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontera

“Gavin Serkin is at the heart of our Emerging Opportunities show. With his expertise we’re getting listeners investing and making money in far-flung places as he keeps us up-to-date with what’s coming next around the emerging world.”

Donald Leggatt, Editor in Chief of Share Radio and former BBC senior broadcast journalist

“Gavin worked his way up through the tough managerial ranks of local journalism in the UK then established himself as a rock of emerging markets journalism in the fast-moving Bloomberg environment.  It takes a particular kind of bright and ambitious person to succeed both at being a highly-valued journalist and managing them effectively.  I have spoken to him and read his articles for years, and was particularly pleased to be asked to review his book Frontier, which gives a great flavour of what emerging markets investing is like on the ground.”

Dr.  Jerome Booth, founder and chairman of New Sparta and co-founder of Ashmore Group, both leading emerging and frontier market investment houses, and author of “Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World: Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment”

“Gavin is the only journalist that has accompanied me on an investment trip, and I was highly impressed by his interesting and pertinent questions with various officials in Nigeria. He combines discretion, accuracy and integrity with a flare for the energy and excitement of the emerging markets – as evidenced by his highly acclaimed book and Aberdeen’s ongoing engagement through conferences and various media activities.”

Kevin Daly, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management