Joseph Hogue, CFA is an investment analyst who holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has worked for venture capital firms and angel investors, developing a unique process for finding the most promising pre-IPO deals. He has also published several books on bond trading, passive income generation, early-stage investing, and manages a blog on the crowdfunding movement. Joseph began his career in corporate finance before moving to Medellin, Colombia, to work as a trade consultant and in real estate development. While there, he developed a keen understanding of emerging markets and Latin American investments. Working as an economist since 2008, Joseph also manages a consulting firm providing research and analysis on emerging and frontier markets. He writes corporate valuations and prepares equity reports for IPO roadshows as well as regular investment and market commentary. Joseph has appeared as a panel expert for Bloomberg on equity market integration in Latin America. His investment thesis revolves around a core of holdings that benefit from current income and the growth potential of the emerging world, with satellite investments that take advantage of mispricing in emerging or frontier markets.