SINGAPORE (July 30): Mark Mobius has spent the last 30 years criss-crossing the emerging world to meet company CEOs and understand their operations. The former executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group was hired by John Templeton in 1987 to launch one of the first mutual funds dedicated to emerging economies, and is widely regarded as a pioneer of the emerging asset class. Today, he is pushing into yet another new field.

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