A look at how IFC does private equity

We talk to David Wilton, the chief investment officer of the global emerging market private equity portfolio of IFC, which is the private sector development arm of the World Bank.

Can you tell me about the size of the portfolio you manage and your recent performance
We have a little more than $3 billion in investments, in about 180 funds, of which $1.5 billion is disbursed. We ramped up counter-cyclically in 2009 and 2010 we normally would invest $400 million a year but in the last few years we increased that. We calculate that fund managers supported by IFC represent about 10% of total emerging market private equity funds, making us the largest investor in this space.

The total portfolio including debt funds and real estate funds is around 15.5%. Just the private equity is around 18% to19%....

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