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LP Outlook for Emerging Markets: EMPEA’s 2014 LP Survey Results

29 April 2014  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

Join the discussion on the findings from EMPEA’s soon-to-be-released 10th Annual Global Limited Partners Survey.

  • Where are LPs heading beyond BRIC markets?
  • How has the perception of the risks of EM PE changed over the past year and what factors pose the greatest concern to investors?
  • Which types of institutions are increasing their emerging markets exposure and through which fund strategies?
  • How have EM PE portfolios performed relative to expectations and which markets are expected to deliver high returns?

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Measuring and Benchmarking Private Equity Performance

11 March 2014  |  10:00 EDT/14:00 GMT/22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Join experts from Capital Dynamics, Siemens Venture Capital and HEC School of Management as they discuss best practices for measuring and benchmarking private equity performance in emerging markets.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Best practices for measuring the performance of private equity funds and investments
  • Benchmarking methods for fund and deal performance
  • A comparison of private equity versus other asset classes
  • A candid assessment of whether private equity outperforms public equity
  • Approaches to risk measurement and risk benchmarking

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The Future of Growth Markets: More Than Just a BRIC in the Wall

30 October 2013 | 9:00 EDT/13:00 GMT/21:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast with Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner and senior members from The Abraaj Group, a leading investor across the global growth markets of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Turkey/Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

Join Josh Lerner and experts from The Abraaj Group as they discuss the rise of the Growth Markets and the shifting global landscape for investment. 

Key topics to be discussed include: 

  • What are the "global growth markets"?
  • What makes these markets so attractive today as an investment destination?
  • Why is private equity investment a critical component to a diversified portfolio seeking exposure to growth markets beyond the BRICs?
  • What does it take to succeed as a private equity investor in these markets?
  • What are the challenges that private equity investors face, and what strategies/tools can investors utilize to reduce risks?

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Investment Spotlight: Frontier Markets and Beyond

19 September 2013 | 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast with CrossBoundary LLC, International Finance Corporation and Schulze Global Investments

Join experts from CrossBoundary LLC, International Finance Corporation and Schulze Global Investments for a discussion on private investment opportunities in high growth markets at the frontier and beyond.  This webcast will cover a macro overview of frontier markets generally as well as a deeper dive into the investment prospects of several unique markets such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mongolia, and South Sudan.

Topics discussed, include:

  • How are frontier markets defined and what is the general investment landscape across these diverse geographies?
  • What is the investment thesis for frontier markets and beyond? How can these markets provide portfolio diversification?
  • Who are the current players in these geographies, and how is the stakeholder landscape evolving (i.e. development aid vs. private sector)? Who are the best potential local and global partners?
  • What are the challenges that private equity investors face, and what strategies/tools can investors utilize to mitigate risks?

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Market Based Solutions for Impact Investing

30 July 2013

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Join EMPEA’s panel of experienced investors from Accion, J.P. Morgan, Leapfrog Investments, Siguler Guff and TriLinc Global as we discuss how impact investing grows sustainable, scalable businesses that generate attractive financial returns, while creating social and environmental benefits for local communities. This webcast explores the motivations behind impact investing, and the current and future prospects for this unique asset class:

  • What is driving the impact investing thesis?
  • How are fund managers with impact mandates positioning themselves in the market?
  • Where does impact investing fit in a balanced portfolio?
  • What has been achieved to date and what is the current state of the impact market (i.e. size, players, opportunities, challenges)?
  • How are impact players creating innovative models and planning for the future of the asset class?
  • What are the key challenges that must be addressed and what is the 3-5 year outlook for the impact investing space?

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