MIAMI, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Capital, an investment manager that has been investing in emerging markets since 1990, successfully hosted the 2nd Everest Capital Emerging Markets Forum in Miami, building on the success of the inaugural event last year. The Forum attracted over 200 participants including investors from pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutions around the world.
Headlined by keynote speaker Condoleezza Rice and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, Everest Capital portfolio managers led discussions with distinguished professionals from the highest ranks of academia, think tanks, global industry and governments. Panelists discussed a wide array of topics including the possibility of a Chinese real estate bubble, what's next for Latin America, emerging markets inflation, commodities, frontier markets, and investment opportunities in Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Rice was the U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, and is currently a political science professor at Stanford University and Director of the Global Center for Business and the Economy at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. In her keynote address, she discussed geopolitical themes, focusing on risks and potential opportunities across emerging markets.
In a rare address to a U.S. audience, Deputy Prime Minister Ivanov welcomed investors on behalf of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Ivanov discussed the opportunities and potential of his country, as well as his government's plan to set up an innovation investment fund.
"We are honored to have assembled such an influential line-up of speakers and participants and proud to take the leadership role in encouraging and enhancing the debate on emerging and frontier markets," said Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital Founder and Chief Investment Officer.
Everest Capital LLC is a global investment manager that is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and invests in developed, emerging and frontier markets using a multi-asset class approach. The firm is headquartered in Miami and, together with other members of the Everest Capital group of companies, has offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Geneva. The group currently manages approximately $2 billion.
SOURCE Everest Capital