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The Invest Europe Handbook of Professional Standards is a demonstration of the association’s commitment to developing and upholding the highest industry standards. Agreed by both our private equity manager and investor members, it is the foundation of Invest Europe training courses.

The Handbook provides accessible, practical and clear guidance on the principles of governance, transparency and accountability that all Invest Europe members must abide by. Updated on a regular basis, it focuses on the relationship between private equity managers and their investors, and between managers and the companies they back.

In addition to the Code of Conduct, the Handbook covers specific Guidance for Placement Advisers, the 2018 Invest Europe Investor Reporting Guidelines and the IPEV Valuation Guidelines.

For more information on the IPEV guidelines, please click here.

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2018 Handbook of Professional Standards

24 Apr 2018
Invest Europe

A comprehensive and up-to-date set of standards and guidelines for the private equity industry. Includes the Invest Europe Code of Conduct and Investor Reporting Guidelines.

Full Handbook PDF 3.28 MB
Code of Conduct PDF 265.58 KB
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Guidance for Placement Advisers

27 Mar 2017
Invest Europe

A guide for placement advisers on the application of the Code of Conduct as part of Invest Europe’s Professional Standards Handbook.

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The 2018 Invest Europe Investor Reporting Guidelines have been developed to enhance transparency and facilitate negotiations between private equity managers and investors. They set out the core reporting elements that enable investors to make comparisons between different funds.

Invest Europe's Risk Measurement Guidelines seek to help investors measure and understand the real risks associated with private equity investing.

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