Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence was named Best Marketing & Communications Consultancy for both 2017 & 2018 by panels of judges that included senior executives from KPMG and the South Africa Venture Capital Association, private equity manager Phatisa Group, impact investors Eighteen East Capital and Brightmore Capital, and researchers at the University of Strathclyde and DeSaque, as published in Africa Global Funds magazine:

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  • "Since engaging Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence three years ago, we have seen a tremendous uplift in Exotix Capital’s public profile and high-level media engagement, with hundreds of constructive articles every month in targeted publications along with regular interviews for our team on the better known financial and mainstream TV channels. This has allowed us to showcase both our perspective on the big issues and our expansion as a company. Through his long-held, deep connections, Gavin has supported and helped organise conferences and events for Exotix that have strengthened our brand with existing clients and increased our profile with government officials, executives and journalists. Gavin has been instrumental in allowing us to demonstrate thought leadership every day on the most important global developments and, through his experience as an author and journalist, also initiated our first contract with a major book publisher to further extend our profile and market reach.”

    Duncan Wales, CEO of Exotix Capital


  • “We picked Frontier Funds to build our Frontera news platform because their depth of knowledge, contacts, experience and passion for the frontier markets is quite simply unmatched by anyone else out there. We’re building dedicated on-the-ground content from North Korea to Iran to Argentina and Zimbabwe. No one else does that.”

    Kevin Virgil, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontera


  • “Gavin Serkin is at the heart of our Emerging Opportunities show. With his expertise we’re getting listeners investing and making money in far-flung places as he keeps us up-to-date with what’s coming next around the emerging world.”

    Donald Leggatt, Editor in Chief of Share Radio and former BBC senior broadcast journalist


  • “Gavin worked his way up through the tough managerial ranks of local journalism in the UK then established himself as a rock of emerging markets journalism in the fast-moving Bloomberg environment. It takes a particular kind of bright and ambitious person to succeed both at being a highly-valued journalist and managing them effectively. I have spoken to him and read his articles for years, and was particularly pleased to be asked to review his book Frontier, which gives a great flavour of what emerging markets investing is like on the ground.”

    Dr. Jerome Booth, Chairman of New Sparta and co-Founder of Ashmore Group, and author of Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World


  • “Gavin is the only journalist that has accompanied me on an investment trip, and I was highly impressed by his interesting and pertinent questions with various officials in Nigeria. He combines discretion, accuracy and integrity with a flare for the energy and excitement of the emerging markets – as evidenced by his highly acclaimed book and Aberdeen’s ongoing engagement through conferences and various media activities.”

    Kevin Daly, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management


  • “The Frontier Funds consultancy is a welcome and credible force for deeper and more constructive media focus on a group of countries and companies that occupy an ever-larger space in the financial markets and the wider world. We couldn’t be more excited by the prospect of utilising this new service to help project the compelling research and ideas generated every day at Exotix Partners.”

    Ivan Ritossa, Former Executive Chairman of Exotix Partners and past Executive Committee member at Barclays Capital