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LP Outlook for Emerging Markets: EMPEA’s 2016 Global Limited Partners Survey Results

26 April 2016 | 10:00AM EDT/ 3:00PM GMT/ 11:00PM HKT

Join EMPEA and a panel of leading LPs to discuss the results from EMPEA's Annual Global Limited Partner Survey.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • How are LP allocations and commitment levels to EM PE likely to evolve over the next two years?
  • Which emerging markets look most attractive, and which are expected to deliver the highest returns?
  • What issues pose the greatest concern for LPs in managing their EM PE portfolios?
  • Which fund strategies and sectors do LPs plan to build exposure to in emerging markets over the next two years?
  • Which criteria are most important to LPs when selecting EM PE fund managers?

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LP Education Webcast Series

November 2015 - April 2016

Join EMPEA and a distinguished roster of emerging markets practitioners and thought leaders for the upcoming LP Education Webcast Series. This six-part series will address key considerations for LPs in evaluating and executing an emerging markets private equity investment strategy.

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Module 6: Benchmarking

5 April 2016 | 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/22:00 HKT

Join our expert faculty for a discussion on benchmarking emerging markets private equity investments, including how LPs can evaluate a variety of available resources to best meet their institutional objectives and make informed investment decisions.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • What is the state of benchmarking in emerging markets (EM) private equity (PE)?  What resources are available and how do they stack up to benchmarking tools available for developed markets PE and other asset classes?
  • An examination of some available resources and how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of different data sets.
  • How to synthesize available information and incorporate data appropriately into the decision making processes.
  • Outside of benchmarking data sources, what other factors do investors need to consider to get a full picture of performance and make educated decisions?

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Module 5: Monitoring

15 March 2016 | 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/22:00 HKT


Join our expert faculty as we take a closer look at best practices around monitoring processes including reporting requirements and post-investment fund and manager diligence.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • You’ve made a commitment to a GP… now what?
  • What periodic disclosures do you expect from GPs and are there any guidelines to follow in determining what and how GPs report?
  • What else is involved in maintaining an ongoing relationship with GPs? Site visits? Interviews?
  • How closely should you monitor the performance of underlying portfolio companies versus an overall fund?
  • How do macro events, such as political or currency volatility in a GP’s region of operation, factor into monitoring activities?
  • Are there any red flags you watch for in the monitoring process, either at the fund or manager level?
  • What happens if a fund isn’t performing?

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Module 4: Structuring and Negotiations

24 February 2016 | 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/22:00 HKT

Join our expert faculty for a discussion on structuring and negotiating emerging markets private equity partnerships, including how LPs can optimize alignment of interests by maximizing fund manager incentives while protecting themselves and their investments.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Trends in LP/GP partnership structures
  • Using financial terms to incentivize fund managers and ensure alignment of interest
  • Non-financial terms most important to protecting emerging markets private equity investments
  • LP efforts to achieve improved reporting and fee transparency
  • Managing risk through partnership structuring

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