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The EMPEA Thread in January 2016.

The Thread provides additional analysis of EMPEA's industry statistics, interviews and insight on emerging markets private equity and venture capital, highlighting data trends, notable developments and challenges facing the industry.

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Staff Picks - January 22, 2016

Posted On: 22 Jan 2016

Recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team:

After a tumultuous year characterized by declining commodity prices, a slowdown in China and currency volatility in many emerging markets, EMPEA asked several of our members to reflect on challenges and opportunities for the coming year. They provided views on a wide range of topics, identifying important trends and lessons learned for emerging markets private capital, as well as key opportunities for the asset class in 2016.

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Staff Picks - January 8, 2016

Posted On: 8 Jan 2016

Recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team:

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Mike Kubzansky is a partner at philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network, where he leads the firm’s Intellectual Capital team and is responsible for defining investment strategies and conducting market research and analysis. In this interview, Mike reflects on Omidyar’s recent research on strategies for impactful investing in emerging markets and highlights opportunities and challenges for investors looking to achieve both financial and social returns.