Last year, European private equity fundraising for investment into companies across Europe hit its highest level since 2008 last year at €74.5 billion, according to Invest Europe data released in May. Pension funds accounted for over a third of the capital raised.
Jankovic oversees the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration within APG’s private equity investments, and also focuses on investment solutions that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is a frequent conference speaker and commentator on alternative investments. As a member of Invest Europe’s Board of Directors and Limited Partners Council for investors, and former Chair of its Responsible Investment Roundtable, she has helped to promote ESG best practice across the industry.
“Invest Europe brings private equity fund managers and investors together to provide world class resources for the industry, including promoting transparency and best practice for responsible investment,” said Jankovic. “I want to highlight the important role private equity can have on the environment and society at large and look forward to helping shape this key work area. I thank Gerry Murphy for his excellent leadership over the last 12 months.”
“This is the first time Invest Europe has had amajor institutional investor as its Chair and demonstrates the association’s commitment to representing the whole industry,” said Michael Collins, Chief Executive of Invest Europe. “Marta’s contribution to Invest Europe’s work on professional standards, investor reporting guidelines and responsible investment is invaluable and we are delighted that she has agreed to step into the role of Chair for the coming year.”
More information: IPE.com article APG fields first major institutional chair of private equity body