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Bill Browder and Bruce Greenwald Discuss The Perils and Rewards of Emerging Markets

December 07, 2010

The International Development Club, Columbia Investment Management Association, and the Club of Emerging Europe at Columbia Business School recently invited Bill Browder to give a talk on “The Perils and Rewards of Emerging Markets”.

Also feature in the talk is Professor Bruce Greenwald, who asked some very relevant questions and

For those who do not know who Bill Browder is (myself included), here is a passage from his entry at Wikipedia:

Bill Browder and Edmond Safra founded Hermitage Capital Management in 1996 for the purpose of investing initial seed capital of $25 million in Russia. The business was very successful, profiting from the wave of privatizations occurring in Russia at that time, and increased its investor base substantially. Following the Russian financial crisis of 1998 Browder continued the business of Hermitage investing in Russia, despite significant outflows from the fund. His fund became a prominent activist shareholder in the Russian gas giant Gazprom, the large oil company Surgutneftegaz, Unified Energy Systems and Sberbank. Browder exposed management corruption and corporate malfeasance in these partly state-owned companies. He has been quoted as saying: "You had to become a shareholder activist if you didn’t want everything stolen from you".

And I assume you should know who Bruce Greenwald is.

The video can be watched by clicking here.

And here is the transcript:

Bill Brower Bruce Greenwald2010 11 Columbia Heilbrunn

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