Why Bitcoin Is Right at Home in Emerging Markets
To Wall Streeters, Bitcoin may look like tulip bulbs for millennials, but for long-suffering citizens of Venezuela or Zimbabwe, the cryptocurrency is emerging as a lifeline. In those countries, where the currencies really are fiat and hyperinflation eats a paycheck in a matter of days, Bitcoin’s funky, invisible peer-to-peer regulatory backbone can seem safe by comparison. “We’re seeing an uptake of millions of bolivars a week,” says Gavin Serkin, managing editor of Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence, a London-based consultancy. In a country like Venezuela, “it’s a good alternative to hoarding TV sets and other stuff you don’t need.
NEW YORK TIMES CITES FRONTIER FUNDS
“In places like Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., you have lots of risks but no reward,” said Gavin Serkin, an emerging-markets expert at Frontier Funds, a consulting firm based in London. “In the developing world, you have risks, but at least you are getting paid for it.”
FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Is Nigeria Really the Most Attractive Frontier Market
“…as a book on emerging markets, Serkin certainly set the standard with Frontier. Written from firsthand experience, it is laced through with the insights of fund managers who invest billions in these markets and is furnished with necessary data to reinforce his observations. Frontier is a must read for investors wanting to find out how valuation in emerging markets really works.”
Review by Peter Vanham
Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
GUEST: Gavin Serkin, Managing Editor of Frontier Funds consultancy, and Author of “Frontier ~ Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow” on outlook for Mexico, and emerging markets under potential US trade barriers.
BARRON’S CITES SERKIN’S INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN STANLEY
Ruchir Sharma discussed emerging market investing live this morning with Gavin Serkin, a former Bloomberg journalist who is promoting investment in underdeveloped economies through London-based Frontier Funds, and as editorial director of OnFrontiers, which taps developing-market experts.
BLOOMBERG HT – TALKING TURKEY
Frontier Funds Managing Editor Gavin Serkin explains the Emerging Markets Outlook on Bloomberg HT TV
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Frontier Funds Managing Editor Gavin Serkin explains the recent rally in emerging markets on Bloomberg HT
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BUSINESS DAY BOOK REVIEW
Book Review: Prepare for the rise of the frontier
“If you have read Gavin Serkin’s “Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow”, then you are very favoured. But if you have not, then let me be the privileged one to fire the first shot in your direction.
The book is a gripping, powerful tale of the future flow of wealth and investment, told in a convincing free-flowing gusto…”
Review by Charles Ike-Okoh
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Serkin interviewed by The Wall Street Journal’s Frontier Markets Editor Dan Keeler.
Q&A WITH GAVIN SERKIN, FRONTIER MARKETS GURU
Emerging Markets: Where to put your money. Gavin Serkin on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg Surveillance”
Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn interview Gavin Serkin on WBBR
Juliette Foster asks Gavin Serkin which emerging market is the most promising for investors
Is Nigeria the next India?