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I studied political philosophy in college at the London School of Economics. I have experience in trust banking. I have been published in the UB Post, Forbes Asia, and on Seeking Alpha. Frontier and emerging markets research and writing is my work. Sri Lanka and Mongolia are the primary focus of... More
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  • Valley Boy
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    Thanks for the listing, Jon. I'll stash this list away in my favorites file.
    5 Apr 2012, 11:07 AM Reply Like
  • Schumpeter_1
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    I really do not know how you gather and can cope with all these news(flows).
    Thanks !
    9 Apr 2012, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • Megan Zhao
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    You are so amazing that can collect so many information. Very helpful and thank you. How do you think about Mongolia government's new policy on foreigner investment? Look forward to reading your more articles...
    10 Sep 2012, 03:46 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Hi Megan.


    Thank you for the kind words. I haven't done as much work over the summer due to some personal transitions. However, I try to keep up on Mongolia most on my "Mongolian home page" here - - where you will find a running commentary from myself and others (please feel free to join the conversation)


    I am still waiting for the new government to settle in and make its policies clear. I think:
    - there are increased signs of risk for many investments in Mongolia right now, but this may abate
    - there are some Mongolian investments that have gone down in price in sympathy with concerns about these risks but actually have no increased risk, and are a good value here... but, the price can still go lower based on perceptions about government action


    Lastly, I haven't updated the above list in a while. I think the major thing I need to change is to change IVN to TQR... but I may be a missing a few other things, and I apologize for the lapses.


    One final request. If you like my work, could you please hit the button to "follow" me on Seeking Alpha (just put the mouse over my name, and then press the green plus sign to follow me). Much obliged.
    10 Sep 2012, 08:23 AM Reply Like
  • Christopher Schons
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    I wrote to Firebird Funds, and meantime you, Jon, and this site.


    I don't know whether they'll allow me access to their website as an "accredited investor."


    --Chris Schons
    19 Jan 2013, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Hi Chris,


    I don't know your economic status (and don't desire to). This is the definition of accredited (and you only need to meet one of the requirements):


    If you are accredited, you may also want to inquire about their Global funds which do have some investments in Mongolia but are more diversified (I forget the exact names of the Global funds).


    I am not invested with Firebird at this time, but I think they're very sharp. If I had a lot more nickels to my name, they'd probably have some of my funds.
    19 Jan 2013, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • Christopher Schons
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    Great list; thank you.


    --Chris Schons
    19 Jan 2013, 11:17 PM Reply Like
  • ccschons
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    P.S. My "meantime" above was supposed to be "mentioned." (I think it was an "auto-correct" problem.
    19 Jan 2013, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Auto-correct can be a menace.


    No worries. I hope you only meantimed nice things about me...


    Thanks for complimenting the list. It's always good to know that the time I put into putting together these kind of lists are useful for a few people at least.
    20 Jan 2013, 12:02 AM Reply Like
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