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14 THE POWER OF THE NETWORK Membership Report MAURICE GORDON MEMBERSHIP CHAIR while the expanded workshop format at the Members- Only Conference in Pasadena received strongly positive reviews. Across the year nearly 75 of the ILPAs membership participated in the ILPAs educational offerings. The Member Metrics Survey yielded data on the staffing and investment policies of over 240 LPs. The year ahead holds a number of exciting developments in how the ILPA will support its members. Noteworthy among them are The ILPA welcomes Shawna Kaufman as Managing Director of Membership. Shawna brings to the ILPA more than 10 years of experience in strategy consulting with a particular expertise in customer engagement and development. A variety of GP-LP discussion forums will work to promote the outcomes of the Fee Transparency Initiative with emphasis on the standardization of reporting and reinforcing GP-LP alignment through updates to the ILPA Principles planned for 2016. The ILPA Global Events Series will provide even more ways for members to connect with their peers and industry experts with the addition of 4 events including 2 new locations in 2016Toronto and Houston. As an organization designed for LPs by LPs the ILPA will enter 2016 focused on providing ever more relevant and innovative offerings tailored to meet the changing needs of its fast growing global membership. With nearly 340 member organizations from roughly 40 countries representing approximately 2500 private equity professionals the ILPAs membership is at its largest and most geographically and institutionally diverse to date. In 2015 the ILPA reached two significant membership milestonesa record number of members and a 96 renewal rate. Membership is also now growing faster globally than in North America a strategic objective and represents more family offices endowments and foundations than ever before. Following in the footsteps of our most recent Membership Committee Chair Robert van Schaik it is an honor to help bring forward our commitment to serving the needs of the LP private equity community. Over the last year the ILPA provided its members with significant value from their membership. Highlights include More than 50 members contributed to the Fee Trans- parency Initiative and the resulting ILPA Reporting Templatethe first new ILPA guidance in 4 years and a significant advancement in standardization for the private equity industry. The Global Events Series drew participation from more than 330 individuals in 2015 nearly doubling the attendance over what it was a few short years ago. Both an intrinsic feature of the ILPAs engagement with exist- ing members and a powerful recruiting tool for prospective members the series now includes over 20 events on 4 continents. The GP Summit in New York City surpassed its goal of 100 LP attendees and includes18 new GP participants