LONDON/MOSCOW, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - EM, the leading emerging markets focused financial PR and IR consultancy, is delighted to announce that world-renowned investor Jim Rogers has agreed to join its Global Advisory Board.

Jim Rogers is one of the world's most iconic and successful investors. He co-founded the Quantum Fund in 1973, and is also the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI) and the Rogers Global Resources Equity Index. Rogers is also a prolific writer having authored the best selling Investment Biker, as well as Hot Commodities, Street Smarts, A Bull in China and many others.

Tom Blackwell, CEO of EM, said: "We are thrilled that Jim Rogers has agreed to join our Board. He is one of the all-time greats in the international investment world, and we share his long-term optimism for the development of our core markets of Russia and China. Jim is the perfect advisor to EM as we look to identify the best themes and geographies that can contribute most to the next stage of our growth."

Jim Rogers commented: "I'm very optimistic about the growth potential in both Russia and China. Things are changing in these countries and many exciting opportunities are opening up for investors. I will be pleased to share my knowledge and experience with EM as they continue to grow their business in Russia, China and other interesting emerging markets."

Jim Rogers's own portfolio has included such Russian companies as fertiliser producer PhosAgro, where he also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Moscow Exchange.

First announced in October, EM's Global Advisory Board brings together pre-eminent names to support the four key aspects of EM's business today: Russia, China, international capital markets, and digital. Previously, EM announced the appointments to the Board of Egor Yakovlev and David Herbert.

About EM

EM is a London-headquartered financial and strategic communications agency specialising in emerging markets, with the market-leading team on the ground in Russia, as well as a growing presence in the US and China. The firm's services include capital markets advisory, financial PR and investor relations, digital, crisis communications and reputation management. The EM team includes former bankers, financial journalists, in-house IR and PR directors as well as digital specialists, all of whom have dedicated their careers to working in Russia, China and other emerging markets.

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