Navigare necesse est, the famous expression from Pompey the Younger, is the chosen adage of Ana Balat. The firm aims to continue in the tradition of the old investment companies, which essentially acted as avant-la-lettre emerging market funds, providing a level of leverage and diversification that individual corporations found difficult, if not impossible, to achieve for themselves. These companies took an important role in expeditions to new and foreign markets, the development of the railway and mining booms, and were financiers at the launch of innovations such as the telephone, aircraft, light bulb, or the refrigerator. With their contribution, societies in the West underwent an astounding transformation. In the same philosophy, Ana Balat is continuously probing deeper into frontier and emerging markets, industries, and corporations.