Dr.Slim Feriani, Chief Executive Officer, Advance Emerging Capital
Dr. Slim Feriani is a pioneer in frontier markets investing with over a decade of experience and expertise, plus the invaluable advantage of his direct frontier market background having been born and raised in Tunisia.
Dr Feriani joined Advance Emerging Capital in 2005 where he launched the avant-garde and still only UK listed frontier markets fund AFMF.
Between 2000-2004 Dr Feriani was co-managing the pioneering MENA fund at Martin Currie Investment Management, he was a director and senior portfolio manager for the long only global emerging markets portfolios, hedge fund products in Asia and institutional portfolios in the Global Products Group.
In the late 1990s he was a highly rated senior investment analyst on the MENA region at Nomura International with the foresight to author some of the earliest investment bank reports on various Middle Eastern countries even before they became investible.
Slim completed an MBA in Finance & Investments in 1989 and a Ph.D. on the same subject in 1995, both at The George Washington University where, between 1989 and 1996 he taught as Professor of Finance and International Finance.
is fluent in French, Arabic and English.