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ESMA’s Latest Advice on AIFMD: Extending the AIFMD Marketing Passport to Non-EU Fund Managers

ESMA’s Latest Advice on AIFMD: Extending the AIFMD Marketing Passport to Non-EU Fund Managers

ESMA published Advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU AIFMs in July, 2015. On July 18, 2016, ESMA published its further...
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reference Guide

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reference Guide

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a broad term used to define a variety of non-financial investment issues. Developing a nuanced understanding of these issues is imperative for industry...
Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 16, Winter 2016

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 16, Winter 2016

We are delighted to share with you the 16th issue of the EMPEA Legal and Regulatory Bulletin. Our contributors explore the changing nature of the legal and regulatory environments in which many of...
Unlocking Pension Funds for Impact Investing

Unlocking Pension Funds for Impact Investing

In October 2015, the impact investing industry took a momentous step forward. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez repealed restrictive guidance that prevented pension funds from engaging in...
Investment in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

Investment in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

As the world’s energy dynamic is changing in response to powerful economic, security of supply, and environmental forces, investment in and deployment of power infrastructure is becoming...
Accessing Chinese Investors: A Quick Regulatory Update

Accessing Chinese Investors: A Quick Regulatory Update

Fundraising from Chinese investors is generally restricted by China’s foreign exchange control regulations and other regulations concerning outbound investments. As a result, for offshore fund...
Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 15, Fall 2015

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 15, Fall 2015

This issue of the Legal Bulletin reflects the changing nature of the legal and regulatory environments in which emerging market private capital investors raise capital, operate and invest. Our...
The Extension of the AIFMD Passport to non-EU Structures: False Dawn?

The Extension of the AIFMD Passport to non-EU Structures: False Dawn?

The AIFMD marketing passport could be extended to some non-EU managers and funds marketing to professional investors in the EU. Such is the advice from ESMA in relation to the application of the...
Private Equity in Africa: Is It More Difficult and How Can the Lawyers Help?

Private Equity in Africa: Is It More Difficult and How Can the Lawyers Help?

In 2014, PE funds invested US$8.1bn in African businesses. When measured against the US$1.5bn worth of PE investments made in Africa during 2009, this is a major increase that approaches the highs...
Hong Kong Expands Existing Offshore Funds Tax Exemption to Benefit Private Equity Funds

Hong Kong Expands Existing Offshore Funds Tax Exemption to Benefit Private Equity Funds

On 17 July, 2015 Hong Kong enacted legislation1 to expand the existing offshore funds tax exemption to benefit nonresident private equity funds. The expanded exemption (the “2015...
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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