Investment biker
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Investment biker

First former Wall Street banker Jim Rogers did it. Now a Danish fund manager based in Hong Kong is to repeat his motorbike odyssey around the world, the result of which was the book Investment Biker.

Pernille Svensson doesn't look like a biker-girl when you first meet her. But she's been riding since her teens, a love affair she says began when she accidentally crashed into a ditch and fractured her collarbone.

She will ride around the world on the bike of her dreams, a BMW R1100 RT which comes complete with electrically heated handlebars. If all goes well the bike will take her to 70 emerging markets, 23 mature markets, and a total of 92 stock exchanges.

Svensson decided that this year would be a good year to make the trip, which started at the end of September. "At the beginning of the year I thought it would be difficult to beat the markets in Asia. So if I did something else it wouldn't impact on my career," says the fund manager who works for Thornton, a subsidiary of Dresdner Bank.

Her trip is even more ambitious than that taken by Rogers.

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