Tim Seymour is a founder of EmergingMoney.com and a hedge fund manager with over 13 years of investment experience in global and emerging markets. I'm a Fast Money trader, appearing nightly on CNBC, the host of CNBC’s Trading the Globe and the Emerging Markets contributor for the network. With a view that emerging and developing economies will continue to outpace the economic growth and advancement of developed economies, I'm devoted to investing in the dominant markets of tomorrow, today. My career has included significant experience in both alternative asset management (hedge funds) and capital markets, launching two hedge funds and building the largest Russian broker dealer in the United States. I worked and invested through defining global market events such as the euro convergence, the Asian/Russian financial crisis of ’97-’98 and the subsequent re-rating of the EM asset class. Through these experiences, I forged a balanced view of the top down and bottom up factors that have driven these markets historically and where growth will be found in the next decade. Prior to starting the hedge fund, I founded and was a managing partner at Red Star Asset Management, which managed a long/short hedge fund investing in Eastern Europe and Russia. At its inception, Red Star was one of the first hedge funds to operate in the region, focusing on capital preservation, and low volatility via traditional alternative asset class strategies. At Red Star, I served as the chief operating officer, portfolio manager and on the investment committee. Prior to founding Red Star, I was a partner and managing director at Troika Dialog, Russia’s largest investment bank. I moved to Moscow in 1998 as head of fixed income for Troika Dialog and was later appointed global head of sales for all products. In January 2000, I moved back to New York to found Troika Dialog USA, a full-service NASD/SEC regulated brokerage firm and subsidiary of Troika Dialog Group. When I left, Troika Dialog USA was the largest Russian brokerage operating in the US in terms of total volume turnover in equity, fixed income and derivative products.