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EMPEA Integrity Due Diligence Brief & Directory

Responding to inquiries from EMPEA’s General Counsel Member Community, this brief draws on engagement with our integrity due diligence (IDD) specialist members and explores the space including its role in emerging markets private capital investment, current trends and best practices for engaging with specialists.

Private capital investors in emerging markets (EM) routinely engage in due diligence, including financial and legal due diligence. The growing complexity and nuanced nature of investment and regulatory environments in these markets have led practitioners to apply a more integrated and comprehensive approach to due diligence. Integrity due diligence (IDD) has become part of this approach. Carrying out effective integrity due diligence requires a unique skillset and expertise, leading many general partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) to engage with integrity due diligence specialists. 


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EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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 Managing Director, The Carlyle Group