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.