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Kevin T. Carter

Chief Investment Officer & Founder, The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ), The Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ETF (FMQQ)

Digital Consumption Goes Global: The Rising Middle Class in Emerging Markets

The developing world is coming online at a dizzying pace. Every second three people go online for the first time, enabling billions of people to leapfrog traditional consumption patterns. The result of this rising middle-class consumer wave is transforming economies and driving what McKinsey & Co calls “the biggest growth opportunity in the history of capitalism.” Kevin T. Carter, CIO and founder of EMQQ Global, will delve into the fundamental changes taking place in developing economies, their preference for online shopping via the smartphone and how Gen-Z will drive the next leg of this growing digital revolution.


Kevin T. Carter is the founder and chief investment officer of EMQQ and FMQQ. Carter is also chairman of the EMQQ and FMQQ Index Committees. he was the founder and chief executive officer of AlphaShares, an investment firm that launched several Emerging Markets ETFs in partnership with Guggenheim Partners. Previously Carter was the founder and chief executive officer of Active Index Advisors acquired by Natixis in 2005 and the founder and chief executive officer of eInvesting acquired by ETRADE in 2000. Carter received a degree in economics from the University of Arizona in 1991 and began his career in 1992 with Robertson Stephens & Company.

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