When your territory covers hundreds of countries spanning just about every continent and time zone, the importance of teamwork cannot be underestimated. I am extremely fortunate to have the support of a tremendous team of more than 90 professionals currently in the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, including 52 analysts and portfolio managers, spanning 18 markets and speaking 17 languages. I couldn’t do what I do without them! Allan Lam was one of the original pioneers of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, joining me back in 1987 as my first analyst when we had only a handful of emerging markets in which to invest. He is based in Hong Kong and today co-manages a number of our emerging market portfolios; his research responsibilities encompass the real estate and oil and gas sectors. I thought you should get to know this key member of my team, so read on for my brief interview with Allan. Allan Lam Senior Executive Vice President Senior Managing Director Director of Global Emerging Markets Strategy Templeton Emerging Markets Group Mark Mobius: You graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey. What took you there, and what experiences did you bring back with you upon returning to Asia?