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. January 6, 2014.

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
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Ken Mehlman
Ken Mehlman
Member & Global Head of Public Affairs
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David H. Petraeus
David H. Petraeus
Member, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
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KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Jun 25, 2015

Midyear Outlook: Five Distinct Macro Disconnects

While we certainly appreciate that generating outsized returns has gotten more complicated as the cycle has progressed, we still see five distinct ...

KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • May 14, 2015

Emerging Market Equities: The Case for Selectivity Remains

While the recent downturn in both valuations and return on equity might suggest that now is the time to begin buying public emerging market equities ...

KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Feb 24, 2015

China’s Rebalancing Effort: Will It Be Enough?

Over the past 10 years, China has been the fastest growing major economy in the world.  It has also had among the worst stock market returns a...

KKR Insights
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Jan 08, 2015

Getting Closer to Home

While the general backdrop for risk assets remains favorable, we are no longer advising folks to “Stay the Course” as we did in our January 201...

KKR Global Institute
BY JOHANNES P. HUTH, 1886, 1967 • Nov 02, 2014

Unlocking the World for Central and Eastern European Champions

Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the broader Central and Eastern Europe (CEE region) is once again a flashpoint of global geopo...