Mark Coombs

About Mark Coombs

Birth Year: 1960
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Residence: Wimbledon, London
Education: Dulwich College
Alma mater: St John’s College, Cambridge
Occupation: CEO, Ashmore Group
Spouse(s): Rebecca Coombs

Mark Coombs

Mark Coombs was born on 1960 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. A Cambridge law graduate, Mark Coombs started his career at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group. He founded investment manager Ashmore as a new division of the company in 1998, then led a buyout a year later and took it public in 2006. The London-based firm specializes in emerging markets, and manages some $50 billion in its head offices across a dozen countries. With tumultuous markets, Ashmore has seen its assets under management drop by billions for three years straight, as investors became skittish over developing economies. Combs reportedly lives in a modest home in Wimbledon.
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Mark Langhorn Coombs was born in April 1960, and was educated at Dulwich College and St John’s College, Cambridge with a degree in law.


Coombs' first career job was in 1983 in the Latin American department at Grindlays Bank, which was later acquired by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. In 1998, he started Ashmore as a new division of the company. In 1999, Coombs led a management buyout, and took Ashmore public in 2006. He later bought the money manager Emerging Market Management. In 2007, he held 42.5% of the Ashmore Group.


According to Forbes, as of December 2014, he has a net worth of $1.8 billion.

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