Seth R. Freeman, CIRA
Global CEO & Chief Investment Officer EM Capital Management, LLC
Chairman, EM Capital Management (Hong Kong) Limited
Chairman, EM Capital India Master Fund Limited (Mauritius)
Seth R. Freeman is the Global CEO and Chief Investment Officer of EM Capital Management, LLC, an U.S. SEC registered investment adviser and fund manager specializing in emerging and frontier markets with a long-term India-dedicated strategy, where it has been active since 2004. Co-founders and Senior Advisors include Dhruba Gupta, former Deputy Treasurer of the IMF; and G.N. Bajpai, former Chairman of SEBI, Life Insurance Corporation and the National Stock Exchange of India and a globally recognized advocate of emerging markets corporate governance. The firm’s U.S. headquarters are in San Francisco with managing directors located in Mumbai & Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hanoi and New York. EM Capital Management (Hong Kong) Limited was recently launched as a regional center for research and investment implemen-tation in the Greater-China region and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
EMCM is a signatory of UN PRI and UN Global Compact and serves as Lead Investor - India for the Emerging Markets Disclosure Project (EMDP) with the mission to measure, and improve ESG practices and reporting by Indian companies. EM Capital Management seeks to establish a leading role in ESG emerging markets investing and is preparing the first ESG global emerging markets funds for U.S. investors and a parallel UCITS-III for European investors.
Seth is responsible for global business strategy, client service and asset management. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of EM Capital India Gateway Fund (EMINX) a mid and small cap bias India-focused mutual fund and several India-focused private equity and hybrid investment vehi-cles for U.S. and off-shore investors. He appears weekly on NDTV-Profit in India and is a fre-quent contributor on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and CNBC Awaaz and is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Business Standard, DNA India, Business Week, Forbes, Bloomberg and other publications. Seth teaches seminars and speaks on investing in emerging markets with an emphasis on India at leading MBA programs including UC Berkeley Haas, Thunderbird, Wharton, NYU, Columbia and Harvard. He frequently teaches master-classes and chairs, moderates or serves as a panelist at major investment conferences around the world. Prior to co-founding EM Capital Management, he was the Senior Emerging Markets Consultant at Barr Rosenberg Investment Management, now AXA Rosenberg, a unit of AXA IM. Seth holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird and is an Executive in Residence at the Thunderbird Global Financial Services Center. He is also a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and advises boards, funds, investors, agencies and creditors on emerging markets due diligence and resolving complex, cross-border investment problems including operational and financial restructuring, fraud detection and recovery and cross-border insolvency and distressed assets. Seth may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.