Last year, EMPEA launched an LP Education Webcast Series to inform our global network of institutional investors about emerging markets private capital opportunities and to tackle the practical issues of investing in the asset class. Over 750 LPs tuned into the first six modules that comprised Part I of the series – now, available exclusively for EMPEA Members. 

The LP Education Webcast Series is presented with the generous underwriting support of EMPEA Leadership Circle Members, Siguler Guff and The Abraaj Group.


Module 1: Making the Case for Emerging Markets Private Equity

November 2015
Participants: Jay Koh, Managing Director and Partner, Siguler Guff, Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School, Tom Speechley, Partner, The Abraaj Group
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Module 2: Portfolio Construction

December 2015
Participants: David Ashiagbor, Making Finance Work for Africa, African Development Bank Group, Haydee Celaya, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Avanz Capital, Tryfan Evans, Director of Investments, Tufts University Investment OfficeJeff Schlapinski, Manager, Research, EMPEA
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Module 3: Manager Selection/Due Diligence

January 2016
Participants: Roberta Brzezinski, Managing Principal, Growth Markets, Caisse de Depot et Placement du QuebecMounir Guen, CEO, MVision Private Equity Advisers, Roger Leeds, Professor and Director, Center for International Business and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Founding Chairman, EMPEADavid Wilton, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
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Module 4: Structuring/Negotiations

February 2016
Participants: Janet Bauman, Principal, Hamilton Lane, Tom Brunner, Partner and General Counsel, LeapFrog Investments, Jennifer Choi, Managing Director of Industry Affairs, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Laura Friedrich, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Mark Kenderdine-Davies, General Counsel, CDC Group plc
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Module 5: Monitoring

March 2016
Participants: Molly Brister, Manager, Research, EMPEA, Lynn Nguyen, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), David Pierce, Managing Director Head of Asia, HQ Capital, Richard Rincon, Director, Emerging Markets, UTIMCO
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Module 6: Benchmarking

April 2016
Participants: Patricia Dinneen, Senior Advisor, EMPEA, Oliver Gottschalg, Professor, HEC School of Management, Paris, Rich Carson, Director, Benchmark Services, Cambridge Associates
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