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Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP)

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

  • It’s Up…

    If you're interested in pursuing a career in private equity or are already in the industry, it's crucial to grasp the current market trends. The Global Private Equity Market will experience a growth of USD 734.93 billion between 2022 and 2027, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.32% during the forecasted period. With these growth projections, private equity and VC investors seek talented professionals to help increase deal counts, secure better investments, and ultimately achieve bigger exits. It's an exciting time for those willing to take on the challenge.

    It’s Up…
  • It’s Tough…

    To thrive as a professional in private equity, it's crucial to be meticulous and highly intelligent in today's landscape. The game has fundamentally changed, with obstacles like intense competition, a scarcity of quality target assets, and elevated multiples dwarfing traditional concerns such as regulation, stability, and financing access. Only the brightest and strongest private equity experts can hope to overcome these hurdles and succeed. Do you have what it takes?

    It’s Tough…
  • It’s You…

    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 joining the Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP™) program to take the first step towards achieving your goals.

    It’s You…
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.

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 and tools, and techniques. CPEP™ certified professionals, therefore, demonstrate an understanding of essential aspects like Firmographic Models of Private Equity Companies; Industry, Market & Business Research & Analytics; Investment Analytics for Identification of Potential Investees; Valuation of Potential Investees; Designing, Structuring & Negotiating PE Deals and Managing the Investment Process & Establishing an Asset.

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USPEC Knowledge Standards

Careers in Private

Private equity firms are an increasingly important part of the global economy and offer some of the most sought-after careers in finance. Moving into private equity gives you a high-end opportunity to work with innovative companies, people, and gain rewards. Understanding the central dogma of the industry is of utmost importance to make your PE career a highly rewarding one!

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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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