EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. An independent, non-profit organization, the association’s membership comprises 300+ firms representing institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors who together manage more than US$5 trillion in assets across 130 countries. EMPEA’s Members share the organization’s belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. EMPEA supports its members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.

Despite significant differences across regions and countries, private capital managers and investors face important common challenges and opportunities. EMPEA’s mission is to foster a vibrant and informed industry to realize investment returns and sustainable growth in emerging markets. In support of its mission, EMPEA:

  • Researches, analyzes and disseminates authoritative global information on emerging markets private capital fundraising, investment and exits, covering industry trends, benchmarks, best practices and current market developments;
  • Convenes meetings and conferences around the world that allow its members, prospective investors and other interested stakeholders to debate, network and learn about key issues affecting private capital investing in emerging market countries;
  • Collaborates with industry partners, including national and regional venture capital/private equity associations, to strengthen the network and knowledge base of emerging markets private capital practitioners; and
  • Advocates for policy and regulatory reforms that strengthen the environment for private capital investing in emerging markets.