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Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP™)

The qualification that gets professionals ready for the best of PE and VC jobs.

  • Private Equity Industry

    Capitalizing on Market Trends

    Focusing on recent market trends becomes significant if you're considering a career in private equity or are already working in the field. The global private equity market is projected to grow by USD 734.93 billion between 2022 and 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.32%. Private equity and venture capital investors, driven by optimistic growth expectations, are actively seeking talented experts to enhance their portfolios and capitalize on more successful exits, offering an exciting opportunity to those up for the challenge.

  • Navigating Challenges

    Filling skilled roles in private equity is challenging due to heightened competition for top talent and the demand for experts in regulation, investment, and a cautious market. The rules of the game have transformed significantly, introducing challenges such as fierce competition, limited prime assets, and soaring valuations, overshadowing traditional concerns about regulation, stability, and funding access. To excel, you need to be exceptionally bright and adaptable.

    Private Equity Industry
  • Private Equity Industry

    Charting Your Path to Success

    For those interested in finance, particularly those graduating with a major or MBA in finance, pursuing a career in private equity may be an exciting opportunity. If this is something you aspire to, it's crucial to refresh your foundational knowledge in finance and equip yourself with private equity skills that align with the latest paradigms in asset valuation, business analysis, and deal-making. USPEC offers a program that can prepare you for success in the world of private and venture investing. Consider doing the Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP™) to take the first step towards achieving your goals.

CPEP™ Charter
CPEP™ Charter

CPEP™ Charter

The CPEP™ exam is based on USPEC standards developed through extensive market and technical research involving private equity and venture capital firms, private investors, chief investment officers, investment principals, and leading investment and asset managers. CPEP™ covers all areas of critical comprehension and proficiency in organized private and venture investing.

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Learning Resources

To succeed in the private equity industry, professionals must expand their knowledge beyond conventional asset management, investment, and accounting. This includes understanding industry infrastructure, regulations, valuation techniques, portfolio strategies, deal design, and all other critical processes that drive the private equity value chain.

USPEC recognizes this need for reliable and insightful knowledge in the field and offers a range of high-quality resources for CPEP™ candidates in digital and printed formats. These resources include the seminal USPEC Handbook for Mastering Private Equity and the USPEC Private Equity Casebook, which features 19 case studies of global PE firms and their experiences.

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Learning Resources
USPEC Knowledge Standards

The IFIS™ Framework

The rigorous 3-spoke IFIS™ standards framework spells out knowledge specifications across 22 critical areas – foundational and advanced - of analysis, decision-making, and practice management in the alternative investing industry. IFIS™ lays out specifications of knowledge of fundamental and critical concepts, principles, tools, and techniques. CPEP™ certified professionals, therefore, demonstrate an understanding of essential aspects like Firmographic Models of Private Equity Companies; Industry, Market & Business Research and analytics; Investment Analytics for Identification of Potential Investees; Valuation of Potential Investees; Designing, Structuring and negotiating PE Deals and Managing the Investment Process & Establishing an Asset.

Upon passing the CPEP™ exam, which is in accordance with the IFIS™ framework, individuals are granted the Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP™) Charter. The CPEP™ exam typically tests candidates for their level of knowledge and understanding of the definitions, concepts, principles, frameworks, analysis techniques, core-best practices and decision contexts, and understanding of how to apply this knowledge in analysis and decision-making in frontline, documentation, and leadership roles in the widest variety of work contexts in the alternative investments industry in general.

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Careers In Private Equity

Private Equity stands out as an intriguing and captivating field, in the realm of finance. It has become increasingly significant within the global economy, providing some of the most desirable career prospects in finance. Grasping the fundamental principles of this industry is crucial to ensure a highly fulfilling career in private equity.

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Private equity is arguably one of the most sought-after careers in the financial sector, it offers a lot to ambitious and analytical professionals. The CPEP charter gets you in that slot right away!

Pranav kumar, CPEP, MBA Principal, Plus Capital

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Discover how you can boost your employability for the most coveted private equity positions by registering for the CPEP™ Charter or exploring USPEC partnership opportunities for your educational institution.

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