A Note from the Founder + Chief Editor

First off, I am pleased that you found us on the web. Thank you!


EMgist.com was launched on 12 November 2013. It is the product of my:

  • Passion for the Emerging Markets

  • Experience in macro investment analysis

  • Desire to stay on top of the markets; and

  • Appreciation for high-quality news, information and insight.


Creating this site from scratch has been a fun and interesting ride into online media. I don't know where it'll end - or if there is even a destination - but I am happy we came across on this journey.


Very truly yours,

Virgil Fernandez Esguerra






Virgil is an Emerging Markets macro analyst with extensive knowledge of global EM FX and fixed income. He developed his career with HSBC, first as a New York-based LatAm economist and then as Hong Kong-based Asia FX and local rates strategist. He holds a Bachelors in International Economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (Washington, DC) and an MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). Virgil has set foot in 60 countries and currently lives in Hong Kong, but "home" will always be the beaches of San Diego, California.

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