Peter Marber, Ph.D. - Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Globalization is no longer an academic theory; it is a reality that affects all of our lives. From the foods we eat to the goods we buy, the ubiquity of developing countries from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and former Soviet Union—those frequently referred to as emerging markets—intensifies daily. Yet beyond the well-documented commercial and cultural impacts of globalization, there are strong but less visible trends towards greater global financial and investment integration. From the practical perspective of a US institutional investor, students develop greater abilities to analyze global macro trends and country fundamentals, master portfolio construction concepts, and implement practical investment strategies.