KKR Global Institute

The World of Opportunities and Risks

David Petraeus and Vance Serchuk introduce the KKR Global Institute and discuss global opportunities and risks.

The KKR Global Institute (KGI) is an integral part of the KKR investment process — working in partnership with KKR deal teams, portfolio companies, and limited partners to help enable smarter investing through a better understanding of the world.

To accomplish its mission, KGI integrates expertise and analysis about emerging developments and long-term trends in geopolitics, macroeconomics, demographics, energy and natural resource markets, technology, and trade policy, as well as environmental, social, and government (ESG) considerations. Whether working with a KKR deal team as we explore entering a new market, supporting a KKR portfolio company as it expands its international footprint, or assessing which countries stand the best chance of becoming the next “breakout nations,” KGI provides critical inputs as the firm thinks through where to invest and how to help businesses grow.

In order to identify and cultivate over-the-horizon opportunities while mitigating against risks, KGI draws from both a deep bench of in-house experience and knowledge, as well as a differentiated network of global contacts. Under General (Ret.) David Petraeus as Chairman and Vance Serchuk as Executive Director, KGI integrates the macroeconomic analyses of KKR’s Global Macro and Asset Allocation Team led by Henry McVey and the Public Policy & Public Affairs, stakeholder engagement, and environmental, social, and governance work of KKR’s Global Public Affairs Team led by Ken Mehlman.

In addition to supporting the KKR investment process, KGI serves as a platform for thought leadership, publishing analyses on a range of market-relevant developments and subjects, including Henry McVey’s Global Insights and other publications.


The KKR Global Institute Leadership

Henry H. McVey
Henry H. McVey
Member & Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation
+ More
Ken Mehlman
Ken Mehlman
Member & Global Head of Public Affairs
+ More
David H. Petraeus
David H. Petraeus
Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
+ More
KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Sep 15, 2014

Investment Implications of an Asynchronous Global Recovery

Unlike past recoveries over the last 20 years, we see the current one as highly asynchronous. Central to our thesis, we believe, is a unique set of ma...

KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Jun 26, 2014

Midyear Outlook: Four Big Macro Trends at Work

Our updated asset allocation framework reflects the four big macro trends we currently see driving returns across the global capital markets. First, i...

De-Risking, Hedge Funds, Economic Recovery
BY GIRISH REDDY, 1166 • Jun 01, 2014

Pension Plan De-Risking: Is LDI the Only Option?

In 2013, the strong performance of global equity markets in combination with rising rates substantially improved the funded status of most corporat...

KKR Global Institute
BY MARC LIPSCHULTZ, 637 • May 20, 2014

The Way Forward: A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure

Summary Disruptive market, demographic, fiscal, and environmental dynamics are fundamentally reshaping America’s economic landscape. In this new ...

KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • May 19, 2014

Mexico: Different Investment Lens Required

By Henry H. McVey, Head of Global Macro & Asset Allocation And Vance Serchuk, Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute Given both the breadt...