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Exit via IPO in China

December 20, 2010
By virtue of its sheer size and incredible growth over the last decade, China presents one of the most compelling destinations for portfolio and direct investment. Yet for all its… Read More

RMB Funds: An Updated Legal and Tax Wish List

December 20, 2010
Following the publication in the third quarter of 2009 of the article, RMB Funds—The Current State and Way Forward: A Legal and Tax Wish List, in the EMPEA Quarterly Review,… Read More

The Rising Tide of Chinese RMB Funds

November 22, 2010
International investors and managers have demonstrated increasing levels of interest in RMB funds as vehicles for investing into China. This article reviews the differences between foreign-funded and purely domestic RMB… Read More

European Regulation of Fund Managers: AIFM Directive Agreed and Adopted

November 12, 2010
After 18 months of debate, the AIFM Directive was finally adopted by the European Parliament on November 11, 2010.  The Directive will have far-reaching implications for investment managers, their funds… Read More

Shariah Compliant Funds and Middle East Money: Top Five Pointers

November 2, 2010
Financial institutions and fund managers globally are drawn to the idea of raising a Shariah compliant fund targeting Middle East investors. However, most are uncertain of how and where to… Read More

EMPEA Special Edition Insight: Sub-Saharan Africa (Nov. 2010)

November 1, 2010
The buzz surrounding the African private equity opportunity has escalated during the global economic crisis, as the region's brand has continued to subtly improve. Despite increased interest, actual private equity… Read More

Dodd-Frank Act: The Impact of US Financial Services Regulatory Reform on Global Institutions

October 25, 2010
The Dodd-Frank act is the most sweeping regulatory reform of U.S. financial services since 1933.  This note explores the profound effects of the Act on financial institutions and cross-border transactions… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume VI, Issue 3

October 18, 2010
in this issue Articles Beyond Standards: Integrating Responsible Investment into Your Portfolio The Opportunity and Challenge of Private Equity in Vietnam: Mekong Capital’s Experience Inside Perspectives: An Interview with the IFC Asset Management Company (IFC AMC) Team… Read More

Inside Perspectives: An Interview with the IFC Asset Management Company (IFC AMC) Team

October 17, 2010
EMPEA’s Research Team sat down with several key members of the IFC Asset Management Company (IFC AMC) to discuss the genesis of this new group and how it fits within… Read More

The Opportunity and Challenge of Private Equity in Vietnam: Mekong Capital’s Experience

October 17, 2010
Chris Freund, Founder and Managing Partner of Mekong Capital, shares Mekong Capital’s experience, having made 27 investments in Vietnamese companies since Mekong Capital’s establishment in 2001. Mekong Capital undertook a… Read More

Long Way Home – Dismantling a Red Chip Structure

September 30, 2010
Traditionally, international private equity houses making growth capital investments in Chinese businesses have invested via an offshore holding company. Together these holding companies are referred to as a “quasi red… Read More

EMPEA Insight: India (Aug. 2010)

August 1, 2010
Boasting one of the most dynamic private equity industries among the emerging markets, India draws an ever-growing number of investors willing to brave the country’s regulatory and infrastructure hurdles in… Read More

SEC Adopts Pay-to-Play Rule for Investment Advisers

July 15, 2010
O'Melveny & Myers attorneys provide detailed coverage of the new SEC rule targeting pay-to-play activity in the investment advisory industry.  The new rule includes a two-year ban on compensation for… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume VI, Issue 2

July 8, 2010
In this issue Articles What Really Lies Ahead for Emerging Markets Private Equity News and Data New Member Spotlight Funds Launched & Closed EM PE Performance Notable EM PE Exits… Read More

What Really Lies Ahead for Emerging Markets Private Equity

July 8, 2010
To the observer, the buzzing energy and press of bodies filling the halls of the Washington Ritz-Carlton in the second week of May might have been testament to one attendee’s… Read More