Data & Intelligence

2019 Global Limited Partners Survey

The 15th annual edition of EMPEA’s Global Limited Partners Survey features the views of 104 limited partners (LPs) on the current conditions and outlook for emerging market private equity (EM PE). This study aims to shed light on how LPs’ plans for investing are evolving, what factors are affecting their decision-making, and which geographies they view as attractive. In this year’s survey, EMPEA has sought granularity on due diligence and manager selection considerations, as well as ESG policies and practices. Focus areas of the 2019 survey also include LP views on technology opportunities and the PE middle market.

Institutions participating in the 2019 survey include pension funds, family offices, development finance institutions (DFIs), funds of funds, private markets advisors, banks, asset managers, insurers, government agencies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. These limited partners are based in 37 different countries and collectively represent global PE assets under management (AUM) of approximately USD981 billion and total AUM of USD6.9 trillion.

EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

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 Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

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