About the Book"Fresh for the 21st century, EMERGENCE offers an updated view of the breathtaking changes to the emerging market sphere. For readers with an interest in business and geopolitics, the book offers both harrowing and heartening tales of travels abroad and related lessons learned. They reveal novel perspectives that challenge everything we thought we knew about these budding economic powerhouses. This book will engage a wide range of readers, from the professional who wants to make an informed decision to the general reader who wants to know why the chopped garlic in her freezer comes from China. Dramatic changes abroad are happening much sooner than many of us expected, and you need to know why. EMERGENCE is the book you have to read to understand what will happen when the developed world and the emerging world become one. Each chapter of EMERGENCE begins with a personal visit to a country that models a different strength of the emerging markets sphere. This on-the-ground perspective mirrors the unending visits by international financiers before they plunk down cash in their chosen investments. With observations ranging from taxicab chats to dialogues with diplomats, the stories set the stage for a discussion on widespread structural market changes. Inspired by Jim Rogers' tales as an "Adventure Capitalist", this book brings the reader abroad to make palpable the vast changes occurring overseas. These personal observations are also backed up by reams of facts"--
Explore and understand how investment capital is transforming the world's most critical emerging markets
In Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future, distinguished author and Chief Investment Officer at Global Delta Capital, Asha Mehta, shares a simultaneously daring and heartening exploration of rapidly evolving emerging markets. Delivering equal doses of business discussion and geopolitical insight, the author examines the changes gripping the globe and why the average person--and investor--should care.
The book provides an on-the-ground perspective informed by the author's personal experiences and visits to far-flung regions of the world. It also shares incisive commentary on issues crucial to continuing global economic growth, including terrorism and instability, corruption and autocracy, and sustainable investing.
Power of Capital offers:
A page-turning read from a singular and worldly generational leader, Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future offers a unique and thought-provoking trip to the globe's most fascinating emerging markets.
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PRAISE FOR POWER OF CAPITAL
"Most investors miss opportunities in new markets simply because they are unaware of them. Asha will tell you how to make money in these markets before they have even emerged."
--JIM ROGERS, International Investor & Author of Street Smarts
"Asha Mehta demonstrates not only why we need to invest in women, but also how our industry benefits from the rigor and global understanding that women investors, like Asha, bring to the table."
--AMANDA PULLINGER, CEO of 100 Women in Finance
"Asha Mehta provides a powerful exposition of how our global sustainability challenges are also the biggest opportunities for capital markets to fund the needed solutions."
--GEORGE SERAFEIM, Award-Winning Scholar, Harvard Business School, Author of Purpose and Profit
"In her epic journey from UP to the UN, Asha Mehta presents a brave and bold vision that investors and business leaders alike should consider."
--VIJAY ADVANI, Former CEO of Nuveen & Board Member of Global Impact Investing Network
"A revolution is occurring in the emerging world. Geopolitics, technology, and sustainability are upending the established order. Provocative and pioneering, Power of Capital will help you make sense of it all."
-- SELORM ADADEVOH, CEO of MTN Ghana
"A fascinating book by a pioneer of sustainable finance in emerging market economies."
-- HARINDER KOHLI, Former Director, World Bank; Founding Director, Emerging Markets Forum
"This book tells the story of a headstrong young woman traveling the world--from India with no male chaperone to Saudi Arabia with no head covering. You won't want to put it down once you pick it up."
-- CHURCHILL FRANKLIN, Co-Founder & CEO Emeritus, Acadian; Executive Chair, Intech
"We live in an era of unremitting geopolitical crises alongside vast institutional wealth. Optimistic and perceptive, Power of Capital reveals the opportunity to build a sustainable ecosystem that we dare not waste."
--AJMAL AHMADY, Former Governor of the Afghanistan Central Bank
About the Author
ASHA MEHTA, CFA, is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Global Delta Capital. Named a "Brilliant Quant" and Top 10 Women in Asset Management, she has managed and deployed some of the largest and most pioneering investment strategies in emerging markets and sustainable investing.