How is the everchanging market affecting international LPs’ investment strategies in China? Where do they see opportunities and challenges? Leading international LPs discuss their long-term investment plans and adjustments made, and what they expect from the China market.
According to a survey by INSEAD, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) together have an increasingly important role in the economic development of emerging markets providing alternative funding opportunities for entrepreneurship development, start-ups and private sector growth. While the asset class is expanding, women remain significantly under-represented on senior investment and management teams and the untapped potential of female-owned businesses is largely ignored. Firms that actively reach out to women can double their talent pool and diversify their skill sets. We debate these issues with our esteemed panelists as we explore the topic of creating a sustainable talent pool in the PE/VC industry.
2020 has seen one of the most disruptive periods to our lives in recent times, and we are not even halfway through. Covid-19 has ravaged industries and economies globally with many predicting this to be the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. As we slowly crawl out of our shelters with the easing of lockdowns, we look around and ask – will the world be the same? For us in the funds industry, how has the funds industry been affected? What are fund managers doing now? Will fund-raising activities resume soon? What are investors looking for?