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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Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Barney Frank, the former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, got an education from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts co-founder Henry Kravis on what was wrong with the markets.
Raising money as an emerging manager or in an emerging market each presents its own set of challenges, doubly so if both of those labels apply to a single firm. Limited partners flooded capital into emerging markets private equity in the years after the global financial crisis, seeking further diversification and outzised returns. However, the tide seems to have turned recently. Emerging markets-focused private equity funds took home just 12% of the dollars raised in 2013, down from 21% a year earlier and the lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.
The emerging markets private equity sector “is a slightly more realistic, slightly more mature industry,” David Wilton, chief investment officer and manager of global private equity funds for International Finance Corp., told Pensions & Investments on Tuesday during a two-day global private equity conference in Washington sponsored by IFC and Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.
China, Russia, shadow banking and leverage levels in overseas private equity funds ranked among the most frequently mentioned topics in a wide range of discussions at the Global Private Equity Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
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