In this webinar, investor Mark Yusko will lead a whirlwind tour around the globe, pursuing undervalued assets and opportunities for capitalizing on innovation.

Topics: EconomicsEconomic ConditionsFinancial MarketsFintechInvestment Management StrategiesActive ManagementInternational InvestingFinancial RegulationInternational TradeCommodities

Hosted by CFA Institute


Emerging market economies have been hit by pandemic-related lockdowns, capital outflows, reduced demand for exports, a commodity price shock, and the global disruption of supply chains. Policy makers have responded with aggressive approaches and new tools; signs that these programs are effective suggest that emerging market economies could be more resilient than their developed counterparts burdened with higher debt levels, aging demographics, and deflationary pressures.

Yusko will discuss places where investors will not just survive, but thrive in a post-pandemic world — all roads lead to emerging markets when searching for alpha in the New Abnormal.

0.75 PL

CFA Institute members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

About the Speaker(s)

Mark Yusko
Mark W. Yusko

Mark W. Yusko is the founder, CEO, and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is also the managing partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an early- stage investor in blockchain technology, digital currency, and digital assets through the firm’s Venture Capital and Digital Asset Index Fund. Previously, Mr. Yusko was chief investment officer and founder of UNC Management Company, the endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also served as senior investment director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office. Mr. Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career. An early investor in alternative asset classes at Notre Dame, he brought the Endowment Model of investing to UNC, which contributed to significant performance gains for the endowment. Mr. Yusko received a BA with honors from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago.

Christopher Cannon, CFA
Chris Cannon CFA

Chris Cannon, CFA, is a partner, chief investment officer, and chair of the investment committee at FirsTrust. Previously, he worked as a vice president at Andersen Financial. Mr. Cannon is a board member of CFA Society of Orlando, a member of the best practices board for the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, and a member of the industry advisory board for Embry-Riddle College of Business. He also serves as a director for the nonprofit Goyan Foundation. Mr. Cannon holds a BA degree in economics and government from Centre College.

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