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About Us

Founded in January 2012, SMU Emerging Markets (SEM) is a student initiative that aims to be a global and interactive business collaboration centre for research on emerging markets. Brought together by our strong interest in the emerging markets, the founders of SEM share a common goal in propagating the importance of Emerging Markets to the SMU student population.

Our Mission Statement


With a student centric approach, SEM aims to be an interactive business collaboration centre for research on globally emerging markets; to provide contact with emerging market industry and academic partners; to promote careers with an Emerging Markets focus; to foster the exchange of information and ideas about doing business in emerging economies; to spearhead forums and study missions in emerging economies.

Contact Us


SMU Emerging Markets

Singapore Management University

School of Accountancy
60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900



Latest Updates

SEM Reunion 2019

We were please to have all 9 batches of SMU Emerging Markets gathered back in SMU on 23rd December. The night began with dinner and sharing from founding members of SEM and continued over drinks. Besides meeting the newly minted batch of Analysts, it was a meaningful and enriching opportunity for SEM members to connect over professional and personal experiences.


We look forward to gathering again in full strength at our 8th annual Alumni Night in 2020!

Emerging Markets Forum 2019

SMU Emerging Markets proudly hosted our 3rd Emerging Markets Forum on 27 September 2019.

This year, we explored what it means for a company to do business in Southeast Asia's emerging economies - the prospects, challenges, and rewards - as well as the regional capital raising landscape and up-and-coming industries. 

9th Batch Analyst Recruitment 2019

Between July to September, SMU Emerging Markets conducted recruitment of the 9th Batch of Analysts.

As we continue to be SMU’s premier market research club, we had focused on strengthening the new batch of Analysts with the necessary research and analytical skills to gain insights into a plethora of industries in emerging regions, and identify macro trends emerging economies – from a political, economic and business perspective. 

SEM Alumni Night 2019

On Friday, 1 March 2019, SMU Emerging Markets warmly welcomed back our alumni and senior members to our 7th annual Alumni Night! 

It was great to see the members from previous batches catching up with one another; it was even more heartening to see senior members mingling with the current batch of EM members! This goes to show what EM is all about! Thank you to all alumni and senior members for spending your Friday night with us, despite your busy schedule! Cheers to keeping the spirit of the club alive!

Executive Briefs
Explore one of three monthly executive briefs from each of SEM's 7 desks.
  • South Africa's Banking Industry (SSA)
  • China's Banking Industry (CEA)
  • India's REITs Industry (IND)
  • Colombia's Banking Industry (LATAM)
  • Qatar's Banking Industry (MENA)
  • Russia's Banking Industry (CIS)
  • Thailand's Banking Industry (SEA)

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