3 September 2014, Washington, DC – EMPEA announces today the appointments of Randy Mitchell as Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Ann Marie Plubell as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Mitchell and Plubell join the EMPEA team in senior roles to oversee the planning, development and implementation of two major components of the organization’s Long-Term Strategy, which was endorsed by EMPEA’s Board of Directors in May 2014.
PE Fundraising and Investment Activity Experiences Upturn in Emerging Markets as Investors Access Opportunities through Multiple Strategies
13 August 2014, Washington, DC – Emerging markets private equity (“EM PE”) fundraising and investment activity in 1H 2014 showed positive signs of growth, as funds raised and capital invested increased year-on-year. Fund managers raised US$20 billion and invested US$14 billion through the first six months of 2014, corresponding to a 48% and 28% increase, respectively, compared with the same period in 2013, and on pace to surpass last year’s totals. EM PE’s share of global private equity funds raised increased from 11% in 2013 to 13% in 1H 2014, an indication of recalibrating fundraising levels across both emerging markets and developed markets, after the latter witnessed high levels last year. As a percentage of global PE investment, emerging markets maintained its 10% share, on par with annual proportions since 2010.
OneWire and EMPEA Partner to Provide Targeted Recruitment Solutions to the Global Private Capital Industry
18 June 2014, New York, NY — OneWire, the leading career site for finance professionals, today announced a new partnership with EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. According to EMPEA’s Talent Management Survey, competition for qualified talent at private equity firms is expected to intensify in most emerging markets over the next five years, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Emerging Asia. The partnership was formed to support this growing industry by deepening the candidate pool and providing tools to efficiently find highly skilled individuals to fill open positions. EMPEA Members and other industry practitioners will benefit from OneWire’s competitive job opportunities, stronger recruiting technology, and access to a community of qualified talent.
11 June 2014, Washington, D.C. – EMPEA today announces the launch of its newly formed Energy Council, an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to fund managers, institutional investors and service providers active in energy-related private equity investments in emerging markets. Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Co-President of Denham Capital, chairs the group.
Ignore the words of investing’s greatest brand marketeer at your peril. The man who gave us emerging markets now suggests that the linchpin of growth in the world is moving back to the developed world. The implications are profound. Antoine van Agtmael, for many years an official of the International Finance Corporation, coined the term “emerging markets” in 1982. He wanted to foster equity investing in the developing world, and end a dangerous addiction to debt...
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