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Highlights from the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference

Despite the shadows cast by Europe’s economic troubles and concerns of slowing economic growth in many emerging markets, most of the 875 participants attending the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference, co-hosted by EMPEA and IFC, were upbeat as they shared strategies and ideas on how to prevail as private equity investors in this new financial landscape. There was a distinct shift from the cautiously optimistic mood on display during last year’s conference to a more nuanced view of today. While the fundraising climate remains tough (one speaker joked that he was losing hair due to it), many of this year’s delegates believe that now is a great time to be investing in the asset class.

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