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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 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!

Emerging Markets Forum 2018 


On 21st September 2018, SMU Emerging Markets organised the 2nd edition of our inaugural Emerging Markets Forum (EMF) at SMU Labs. Titled ‘Fintech Trends in South-East Asia’, the forum explored developments and identified the key business opportunities and challenges regarding FinTech in the South-East Asian landscape.

SEM Reunion 2018


A night of food, drinks and fun-filled laughter. On 13 September 2018, SEM had a reunion at SMU B3: Burger, Beer & Bistro from the current batch all the way up to the founding batch. A big thank you to our founder Gary, our alumni and everyone who came. Cheers to keeping the spirit of the club alive!

BNP Paribas Digital Lab Tour 2018


On 24 August 2018, SMU Emerging Markets had the honour of visiting the BNP Paribas Digital Lab at Ocean Financial Centre. It was exciting to see first-hand how banking is working hand-in-hand with technology to develop innovative solutions for private banking clients. We would like to extend a big thank you to Joe who showed us around and Jasper who helped arrange this SEM exclusive!

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)