Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future

Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future

by Asha Mehta
Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future

Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist's Journey to a Sustainable Future

by Asha Mehta


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Explore and understand how investment capital is transforming the world’s most critical emerging markets

In Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist’s Journey to a Sustainable Future, distinguished author and Chief Investment Officer at Global Delta Capital, Asha Mehta, shares a simultaneously daring and heartening exploration of rapidly evolving emerging markets. Delivering equal doses of business discussion and geopolitical insight, the author examines the changes gripping the globe and why the average person—and investor—should care.

The book provides an on-the-ground perspective informed by the author’s personal experiences and visits to far-flung regions of the world. It also shares incisive commentary on issues crucial to continuing global economic growth, including terrorism and instability, corruption and autocracy, and sustainable investing.

Power of Capital offers:

  • Illuminating insights of China’s new role as a global economic powerhouse
  • Pioneering perspectives of how sustainable investing delivers both alpha and impact
  • Explorations of how globalization and technology disrupt companies and sectors
  • In-depth discussions of data’s new and central role as the primary store and creator of value in the modern economy
  • The case for women as the greatest emerging market in the world

A page-turning read from a singular and worldly generational leader, Power of Capital: An Adventure Capitalist’s Journey to a Sustainable Future offers a unique and thought-provoking trip to the globe’s most fascinating emerging markets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119906032
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,107,787
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ASHA MEHTA, CFA, is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Global Delta Capital. Named a “Brilliant Quant” and Top 10 Women in Asset Management, she has managed and deployed some of the largest and most pioneering investment strategies in emerging markets and sustainable investing.

Table of Contents

Adventure Capital: An Introduction 1

What Is an Emerging Market? 2

Power of Capital 4

Technology: AI for Alpha and Impact 6

What Does the Future Hold? 8

1 What Is an Emerging Market?: China: The Opportunities and Risks Within the World’s Second-Largest Economy 11

She Will Shake the World 13

Hot Stocks in the Heart of Capital 14

All Rules Are Off 17

Trade War or Tech War 19

Sino- Sustainability: How China Went Woke 22

The Next Center of the Universe 25

2 Gem on the Pacific Rim: Vietnam: From a War-Torn Past to a Sizzling Future 27

The Fall of Saigon 28

Dairy Queen: Innovation in the South Pacific 30

Turbulence 33

The Silver- Tongued Minister 36

Environmental and Social Risks at the Red River Delta 38

His Eyes Are Always Watching 41

3 Global Flows: Spotlight on Saudi Arabia: The Greatest Story That Nobody Knows 43

The Commodities Rut 46

Woman in a Strange Land 49

Opening the Doors 51

Crown’s Jewel 55

Gleam of Success 58

4 Submerging Markets? Corruption and Autocracy: Romania’s Unexpected Rise and the Role of Capital Markets 61

A Sinister Beauty 63

From Hard Communism to Hard Capitalism 66

Sustainable Markets 69

Financial Returns and Financial Inclusion 71

Biutiful Bucharest 73

Castle in the Sky? 75

5 Terrorism and Instability: When Markets Become Uninvestable: North Africa and the Middle East 77

Buying When There’s Blood in the Streets 80

Capital as a Weapon of War 83

The Cost of Divestment 85

Investing in Change 87

The Long Road Out of the Ruins 88

6 Harnessing Domestic-Driven Demand: India’s Unique Opportunity for Sustainable Growth 91

Microfinance: The Original Impact Investing 93

Responsible Investing Is Born 97

Clear Skies Behind the Smog 100

SDG Integration and the Role of Technology 103

Transforming Wonderland 106

7 Data Is the New Oil: Africa Needs (Venture Funding), China Feeds (Seed Capital) 109

East Africa’s Silicon Savannah 110

Powered Up in South Africa 114

Africa Needs, China Feeds 118

Can Crypto Save Nigeria? 123

From Gray to Green: Data Is the Oil 126

8 Twenty-First-Century Investing: Transforming Economies and Livelihoods from Bogotá to Brasilia 129

Doing Good and Doing Well in Colombia 130

The Role of Business in Argentina’s Society 135

From Destruction to Disruption in Brazil 139

Chile: Accelerating into the Future 143

Greenlighting Latin America 146

9 The Next Half: The Queens of Wall Street: The Largest Emerging Market Is Women 149

Vast Segment with Productive Capacity 150

Whispers of Opportunity 152

Untapped Potential 155

Structural Barriers 159

Why Now? 162

Queens of Wall Street 167

Conclusion 171

Fellow Travelers 173

Money Changes Everything 175

Reimagined Capitalism 177

Mint and Honey 178

Notes 181

Acknowledgments 195

About the Author 197

Index 199

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