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The vision of the Asia Private Equity Institute is to be the premier research and knowledge hub for private equity and venture capital activities in the Asia Pacific region. According to Preqin, “Asia PE funds raised $62 billion in 2011, double the $31 billion raised in 2010. This 100% growth rate was approximately twice that of the global PE fund raising market, and Asia funds have now taken over Europe as the 2nd largest fund-raising market after North America.” Despite the surge in interest for private equity in Asia, most academic and practitioner research on private equity remains focused on US and Europe. As the first Asia-focused academic research centre on private equity and venture capital, APEI seeks to fill this knowledge gap.  

To do so, APEI will be an integrated platform that (i) conducts high quality academic and applied research on private equity and venture capital (ii) educates practitioners and disseminates new ideas and methods, thereby raising the standards and level of professionalism in the industry (iii) elevates the profile of the private equity and venture capital industry in Singapore and Asia.

Some of the activities of the institute include a quarterly private equity insights newsletter that parlays academic findings into key lessons for general partners and limited partners, a closed door quarterly investment roundtable which facilitates an exchange of investment ideas between key industry players in an intimate setting, and an annual private equity conference where academics, general partners, limited partners, and industry experts discuss and debate topical issues that resonate with the industry.

Last updated on 23 Nov 2012 .