As the global superpowers appear ever more insular in their policy-making, one man is flying the flag as a true citizen of the world. American Mark Mobius has just flown in from Singapore when we meet at the Office Group’s site in Eccleston Square (essentially a WeWork with a gym) in Victoria. He’ll be off Stateside for the weekend. When I ask why the shaven-headed veteran investor isn’t retired with his feet up at 82, he snaps back: “This is my life. It’s a challenge.” It’s an understatement for Mobius, who’s never been married and has spent his career watching out for corruption and regime changes in emerging markets. We’ve met at the digs for his latest venture, AIM-listed Mobius Investment Trust. It raised £100 million when it floated last October, and the shares have trod water at around 100p since. Although he doesn’t look too impressed with the office space, the risky markets specialist has done business in much tighter spots. Most fund managers choose every word carefully, like lawyers desperately worried that even the tiniest slip-up will come back to haunt them. Not Mobius, he’s a straight-shooter. Born in New York to a Puerto Rican mother and German father, he… Read full this story
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