Peter Tropper is Chief Investment Officer in IFC's Private Equity Group. IFC has commitments of more than $3.0 billion in over 180 private equity funds plus investments in two dozen fund managers, all dedicated exclusively to emerging markets. Mr. Tropper joined the PE group in 2001, when it was formed originally as a portfolio workout unit for older funds. He has worked on more than 200 funds, sits on several advisory committees, and often speaks at industry conferences.
Prior to 2001, he was the HQ "anchor" for the supervision work of IFC’s South Asia Department, with a portfolio of 100 companies in the financial sector. Until September 1999, Mr. Tropper served in IFC’s Latin America and Caribbean Department, where he was responsible for identifying and structuring IFC’s investments in the financial sector in the Caribbean and Chile, and for recommending investment strategies that contribute to the development of the region’s capital markets.
Mr. Tropper also served as the first head of IFC’s Emerging Markets Data Base unit, which has since been sold to Standard & Poor’s. The EMDB is a comprehensive data base that provides detailed statistics on stock markets in developing countries. A commercial service, it includes information on more than 2,000 stocks in 45 developing countries.
Mr. Tropper joined IFC after several years as Deputy Director of the Northeast-Midwest Institute in Washington, D.C. The Institute was created to promote the economic development of the states in the northeastern and midwestern regions of the United States.
Mr. Tropper has a B.A. from Yale University, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.