Former Bloomberg News Emerging Markets Editor-at-Large joins innovative investment research and financial media platform
Singapore (17 May 2016) – Frontera News, the financial media platform for business and investment research in emerging markets, has recently named Gavin Serkin as its Managing Editor.
Serkin’s new role will be to curate and oversee Frontera’s content generation and quality control in all consumer-facing outlets including print, digital and video formats. He will also manage the production schedule for Frontera’s growing team of writers and analysts, which cover emerging markets focused business news, investment research, and political risk analysis.
“Increasingly investors and companies are looking for the next generation of emerging markets – which are often places where even the larger news organizations have few reporters,” said Serkin. “We’re now filling that void on a global basis. Our mission is to help anyone interested in doing in business in the more remote regions of our planet go in with eyes wide open.”
Serkin was most recently Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg News Emerging Markets, joining the organisation in 2000. During his time at Bloomberg he played an integral role in creating news teams dedicated to emerging markets, as well as leading coverage of the global credit markets through the international financial crisis.
He is also the author of the book Frontier ~ Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow” (Bloomberg/Wiley, 2015), acclaimed as a ‘must read’ by the Financial Times. Serkin’s work has won numerous awards, including the Society of American Business Editors & Writers’ Best in Business Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club Award.
Commenting on the appointment, Frontera Chief Executive Officer Kevin Virgil said “We are thrilled that Gavin has joined the Frontera team. Frontera News is becoming the definitive source for high-quality news, research and investment analysis in emerging markets, and our subscribers will greatly benefit from Gavin’s experience, expertise and insights on some of the most dynamic and high-growth economies in the world. This hire is an important step in our journey to build a world-class digital business media platform.”
In April, Frontera News reported that its month-on-month growth rate had exceeded 100% for the previous three months. Since launching in 2015, Frontera has amassed over 25,000 registered subscribers in the financial and investment industry.
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Frontera News delivers business news, investment research, and political risk analysis on the world’s frontier and emerging markets. The company’s reporting provides an important service for those who require timely and objective coverage on the world’s fastest-growing countries. Frontera maintains a global network of industry experts, analysts, and contributors who help its clients to manage risk and make better decisions.
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