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Frontier market investor Insparo hires Stock as firm’s chief strategist


Insparo Asset Management, the London-based frontier markets investment firm focused on Africa and the Middle East, has hired emerging markets veteran Graham Stock as chief strategist.

Stock joins the core management team led by CIO Mohammed Hanif. As such, he will take an active role in plotting the firm’s strategic investment direction as it enters its third year. Stock’s primary responsibility will be to generate trading ideas and thematic strategies.

The Insparo Africa and Middle East Fund launched in June 2008. It lost almost 13% in the remainder of that year but more than recovered in 2009, with a return