Asia Takes Emerging Markets Fundraising to Post-Crisis High – EMPEA

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By Tim Burroughs | 23 February 2018

Emerging markets private capital fundraising – led by emerging Asia – reached its highest point since the before the global financial crisis in 2017, according to EMPEA, with capital dispersed more evenly across different strategies than ever before.

Asia accounted for $50 billion out of the $61 billion raised for emerging markets globally, compared to $36 billion out of $48 billion in 2016. Asia has long been the dominant contributor to these datasets, which means trends impacting this region have a disproportionate impact on the whole.