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SMU School of Accountancy SOA Club

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 interest and goal in propagating the importance of Emerging Markets to the SMU student population.

About Us


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

Our Mission Statement

Latest Updates

Emerging Markets Forum 2020: Navigating Investments in Southeast Asia post-COVID-19


Southeast Asia has traditionally been a melting pot of cultures and a rich source of attractive investment opportunities. The global pandemic has, however, kept a lid on recovery prospects within the region as slumps to trade and tourism take a heavy toll on major economies. Nevertheless, many investors still remain vested in the region’s recovery and opportunities.

Join us for an intimate session online as our panelists share key insights and discuss trends that might shape the way we navigate investments in the region.

Time: Friday, 25th September 2020, 7pm to 9pm SGT

Venue: Online (Zoom)

1st Runners-up: Asia Investment & Banking Conference GIC Asset Management Competition 2020

Team Santorini Capital comprising two SMU Emerging Markets members Mark Yeo (1st from left; President) and Derrick Fung (2nd from left; Commonwealth of Independent States Director), has emerged as 1st Runners-up at the inaugural GIC Asset Management Competition 2020 organised in tandem with the Asia Investment & Banking Conference 2020. The final round this year was held virtually over Zoom on 1 September 2020. Congratulations to the team!


SEM Reunion 2019

We were pleased to have all 9 batches of SMU Emerging Markets gathered back in SMU on 23rd December!  Besides meeting the newly minted batch of Analysts, it was an enriching opportunity for SEM members to connect over professional and personal experiences.