Bill StoopsCIO at Dragon Capital
He has been working in emerging markets since 1980, starting in Hong Kong, where he was a journalist and political risk consultant. In 1983, he joined Schroder Securities as an analyst on conglomerates. He moved to Seoul in 1985 with Citicorp, to open Korea's first brokerage rep office. In 1989, Bill was recruited by Baring Securities in London to run its North Asian equity sales team. Barings transferred him to New York to establish a "New Emerging Markets" sales desk for the firm in 1993. He went on to specialize in Emerging Europe, and in this capacity also worked for Deutsche Bank and HSBC in 1998-2006. In 2006, Bill moved to Vietnam as a Director of Dragon Capital with responsibility for Research and Capital Markets. He was appointed CIO in 2009.