Data & Intelligence

2015 Global Limited Partners Survey

Latin America (ex. Brazil), Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa hold onto the top three spots in market attractiveness 

EMPEA's 11th annual edition of the Global Limited Partners Survey features the views of 141 limited partners on the emerging markets private equity asset class. The analysis of this study aims to provide the industry with a better understanding of how LPs' plans and strategies for investment are evolving; what challenges they face in managing their portfolios; what their return expectations are; and which markets, sectors and fund strategies they view as attractive.

Key findings from the 2015 Global Limited Partners Survey include:

– Over the next two years, 33% of LPs plan to increase the percentage of their total PE allocation targeted at emerging markets (down from 41% in 2014).

– LPs identify measuring performance and benchmarking results, followed by transparency, as posing the greatest concern in the management of their EM PE portfolios.

– EM PE portfolio performance continues to meet or exceed expectations for majority of LPs surveyed (75%).
 

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