Investor Relations and Marketing Member Community

Our EMPEA Investor Relations & Marketing Member Community is open to all individuals at EMPEA member firms who have responsibilities in investor relations, marketing, fundraising, communications or business development. This Community connects our vibrant network of specialists in these fields to each other and creates forums for peer-to-peer exchange of technical expertise, issues-based advising, best practices, data and research, and industry innovation.

In 2017, we discussed Brexit, AIFMD and marketing in Europe with legal experts at Debevoise & Plimpton; sent periodic updates about EMPEA’s expanded LP engagement efforts and investor intelligence; as well as shared our experiences around the following questions:

  • How does your firm organize your fundraising and investment teams? What have you tried that didn’t work and what has worked well?
  • How do you use placement agents or other consultants? How are you using technology to support your efforts?
  • Does the type of LP or where they are headquartered influence how you organize your fundraising and IR efforts?
  • How do you raise money for co-investments? Do you use your fundraising team or your deal team?
  • Where do the pain points remains and where could innovation in the industry help?

If you would like to be a part of this Community or join us at one of our upcoming meetings (including New York, Washington, D.C. and London), please contact Holly Radel at To see all upcoming EMPEA events, including Investor Relations and Marketing Community meetings, please visit out EMPEA Events calendar »

Steering Committee

The EMPEA Investor Relations and Marketing Member Community Steering Committee is composed of dedicated and experienced marketing and investor relations professionals whose leadership and expertise are helping to guide this inaugural EMPEA Member Community. Our Steering Committee members bring a wealth of experience to this peer-to-peer exchange, while all sharing the same commitment to emerging markets and passion for their profession.

Steering Committee Members

As a Founding Member Firm of EMPEA , I am proud of what the organization achieved. I look forward to playing an active role on the Board of Directors as we enter our next phase.

Drew Guff | Managing Director and Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group