Private Capital Investments in Emerging Markets

This course investigates the private capital investment industry in emerging markets and its inner workings. This industry is comprised of, inter alia, private equity, private credit, impact investing, infrastructure investing and real assets in emerging markets. The objective of the course is to give students a thorough understanding of the roles, responsibilities and skills required of market practitioners in this industry, as well as the relationships and tensions that may arise between the various stakeholders, including regulators, investors, entrepreneurs and the media. The course will highlight the tasks, opportunities, and challenges at each stage of the life cycle of private capital funds, such as structuring a new fund, fundraising, originating new deals, conducting due diligence, creating value, monitoring performance of portfolio companies, and exiting investments.
   Classes will be a mix of complementary lectures, Expert Guest Speakers, and case studies, to provide students with a real-life practical grasp of the private capital investments industry and how the business really works in emerging markets. Please note that Expert Guest Speakers may become unavailable at short notice and may be substituted by others.

Prerequisite: Students are expected to have mastered the basics of corporate finance and accounting

Faculty: Robert W. van Zwieten

Course Date & Time

TTH 8:00PM-9:30PM (Philippine time)