LP Outlook for Emerging Markets: EMPEA’s 2019 Global Limited Partners Survey Results


Join EMPEA’s research team and a panel of LP experts to discuss findings from the 2019 Global Limited Partners Survey. Now in its 15th year, the survey is one of the industry’s leading sources on investor sentiment toward private capital in emerging markets. Webcast attendees will receive a ‘first look’ at this year’s results, with additional context and commentary provided by an experienced group of EM investors.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How are LP allocations and commitment levels to emerging markets likely to evolve over the next two years?
  • How have LPs changed their approach to fund due diligence and manager selection in recent years?
  • Which ESG policies and practices do institutional investors employ?
  • Which emerging markets look most attractive, and which factors deter LPs from investing in certain markets?
  • How do LPs think about gaining technology exposure in emerging markets, and which are investors actively seeking opportunities in the middle market?
  • What economic and political factors will have the biggest influence on investor decision-making vis-a-vis emerging markets?

Confirmed panelists include:

Stephen O’Neil
Managing Director
57 Stars

Mr. O’Neill co-founded 57 Stars in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is active in the due diligence and monitoring of fund managers across Emerging Markets globally, including in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, China, and Korea, and serves on the advisory boards of numerous funds in those markets.

Prior to 57 Stars, Mr. O’Neill was an investment banker with significant international experience. From 1989 to 1999, he was with UBS Warburg in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York, in a range of senior equity capital markets and corporate finance roles, and from 2000 to 2004, he was with Battery Kemble in New York and Washington, D.C., and focused on funding and strategic planning for new companies.

Mr. O’Neill has an AB (magna cum laude) in History from Brown University and an MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar) from Stanford University.


Anne Fossemalle
Director, Private Equity Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009.

Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct equity investments in banks. Prior to this appointment in 2007, she was a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions group, where she led various debt and equity transactions with banks, and was responsible for EBRD’s relationship with international banking groups. She joined EBRD in 1993, as part of the Agribusiness Team, then the Hungary Team, from Natixis in Paris, where she was responsible for loans and equity transactions with large French food companies. Anne holds various Supervisory Board, Advisory Board and Investment Committee memberships.

Anne holds an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University (U.S.A), an M.Sc. from Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (France), an M.Sc. from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France).


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