Gavin Graham is Chief Strategy Officer of Calgary-based SmartBe Investments. He has worked in investment management for over 35 years, beginning in London with leading firms Baring Brothers and Phillips and Drew. He then spent eight years in Hong Kong with Dresdner Bank and Citibank Asia as one of the first investors in emerging Asian markets before starting a specialist Greater China fund out of San Francisco. He became Chief Investment Officer at Canadian investment firm Guardian Group of Funds in 1999 and spent over a decade there selecting and monitoring investment managers, doing the same latterly for Guardian’s owner, the Bank of Montreal. He has co-authored two books on frontier Markets with Al Emid, Investing in Frontier Markets (2013) and Frontier Markets for Dummies (2014).