Friday Fun : Emerging Markets lift-off
We are happy to inform you that from next week onwards, Econopolis will manage a second UCITS fund promoted by Landbouwkrediet and named "Crelan EconoNext". For this, we target emerging economies and next generation companies. And we go East & West, North & South. For more information, visit
In order to celebrate this event, we have already uncorked some kidibuls for grown ups aka bubblies. But we need some appropriate music to go along with it. This week's jukebox elected the following winners :
1) We kick off with some Indy Brit Pop at the shop around the corner : Brimful of ashaaaa, with the most important message being "everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, mine's on the 45"
2) Over now to some Latin American sound and we still like Brazilian Bossanova as an intermezzo. So we make a small pitstop in good old Antwerp with Think of One : Um Paleto, sei é sempre bon, diga que voce ta na fila, or, a nice costume is always a good pick.
3) We cross the ocean where we meet a Russian version of Iggy Pop or Boris Grebenshicov : plain Perestroika Rock, a real "wild child".
4) Since all of our employees' music choices should be addressed from time to time, I found it appropriate to scratch my colleague fund manager's back, in this case Gino Delaere and his appetite for the Boss, Mr Bruce Springsteen. But I decided to prefer a cover of one of his early works, performed by a South African rock legend, ie Manfred Mann's Earth Band :
Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I got what it takes
She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,play the song with the funky break"
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
To conclude : Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but Mama...that's where the fun is !!!
Oh yeah !
Cheers and have a nice weekend