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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reference Guide

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reference Guide

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a broad term used to define a variety of non-financial investment issues. Developing a nuanced understanding of these issues is imperative for industry...
DFI Directory | Spring 2016

DFI Directory | Spring 2016

The DFI Council’s collaboration is a published directory of development finance institutions investing in private equity and structured debt in emerging markets. Compiled with the detailed...
Conduits of Capital: Onshore Financial Centres and Their Relevance to African Private Equity

Conduits of Capital: Onshore Financial Centres and Their Relevance to African Private Equity

With growing interest in Africa as an investment destination, the question arises as to which of its major cities are going to emerge as the region’s financial centres. Which cities are going to be...
First-time Funds in Emerging Markets

First-time Funds in Emerging Markets

First-time funds, defined here as an asset manager’s first private equity (PE) vehicle, have historically accounted for a significant share of fundraising activity in emerging markets (EM). Between...
Private Equity in the Middle East and North Africa

Private Equity in the Middle East and North Africa

Having begun in the late 1990s, the private equity industry in the Middle East and North Africa has a shorter history than most emerging market regions. In its earliest days, the asset class received...
Reflecting on 2013 and the Outlook for EM PE in 2014

Reflecting on 2013 and the Outlook for EM PE in 2014

As the industry closes the books on 2013, several EMPEA Members provide their views on key trends and lessons learned in the past year for emerging markets private equity, and look to the...
Private Credit Solutions: Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets

Private Credit Solutions: Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets

EMPEA is delighted to present this special edition of Private Credit Solutions: Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets, our first in-depth look at the role that private credit plays in supporting...
Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital

Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital, an alternative investment management and advisory company with over US$4.5 billion of assets under management across...
Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Tom Barry of Zephyr Management

Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Tom Barry of Zephyr Management

Tom Barry is the CEO and Founder of Zephyr Management, a global emerging markets investment manager that specializes in the creation and management of private equity and marketable securities...
Views from EMPEA – Ignore the Noise: Emerging Markets Remain Attractive

Views from EMPEA – Ignore the Noise: Emerging Markets Remain Attractive

Following the Federal Reserve’s suggestion that it might taper asset purchases this past May, emerging markets experienced a bout of volatility across all asset classes. As the OECD...
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