About The Authors

Larry Seruma
Chief Investment Officer
Nile Capital Management, New York

Larry Seruma is the Managing Principal of Nile Capital Management LLC, the Advisor of the Nile Africa Funds. Mr. Seruma has over 20 years of experience in portfolio management, investment research and quantitative investment strategies. In 2004, Mr. Seruma founded Nile Capital Management, where he began his tenure as Portfolio Manager for the Nile Master Fund, a global long/short equity hedge fund. In 2005, the Nile Fund was integrated into Proxima Alfa Investments (USA) LLC (formerly VegaPlus Capital Partners), a subsidiary of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria,and Mr.Seruma was named one of the firm's Managing Directors. Currently, Nile Capital Management serves as the Advisor for the Nile Africa Funds, which seek opportunities for investment across the Africa continent. Prior to founding Nile Capital Management, Mr. Seruma was a Principal at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a division of Barclays Capital. He was a member of the Active Strategies Group there and also a member of BGI's Investment Process Committee. Early in his career, Mr. Seruma was an Options Market Maker in the Exchange pits at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. Mr. Seruma has authored several articles on investments in Africa and other emerging/frontier markets, and has been featured in many leading financial publications. He is also the author of www.moneywatchafrica.com, a financial blog focused on understanding Africa investment opportunities, and serves on the Board for All for Africa, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing sustainable funding to charities and community based programs, and the Segal Family Foundation, which focuses on improving the quality of life in Sub Saharan Africa. He received an MBA in Analytic Finance and Statistics from the Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, in 1996.

Nile Capital Management is an asset management firm that offers in-depth economic analysis and investment expertise covering the entire African continent, from Cairo to Cape Town.  The firm utilizes proprietary macro-economic research and in-depth fundamental analysis to select and manage a focused portfolio of 30-40 stocks drawn from the most attractive emerging and frontier markets.  The investment strategy emphasizes growth at attractive valuations in leading companies with established franchises and consistent revenue/profit growth.  Additional information on available mutual funds may be found at www.nilefunds.com.