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What is the gold standard today? Is multiple benchmarking a safer option in light of distorted net IRRs caused by the increased use of subscription lines? How sure can you be that a strong track record is an accurate indicator of future performance?
Exploring how the success of private equity disproves the most fundamental axioms of capital markets and how the balance of power has changed and so should our thinking. Is fund level financial innovation the "next thing" in private equity?
Unlocking the performance data
Theory vs practice: the debate
How does the performance of active vs syndicated deals compare? What do you need to get right as an LP to secure active co-investments and how are leading LPs sourcing deals intelligently? With such fierce competition for syndicated deals, how do you get a look in?
How are sophisticated LPs building and managing their co-investment programmes and how do hands on vs hands-off approaches compare? What are LP views on taking board seats, influencing portfolio companies and risk mitigation plans for when things go wrong?
What can LPs do to improve their chances of being seen as the co-investor partner of choice? How are GPs deciding who to offer co-investment opportunities to & what kinds of deals are on the table? What can you do when there isn’t enough to go around?
How well are separate accounts addressing the increased demand for customisation and how is this altering the LP/GP relationship? Exploring the different types of separate account that exist, relative target returns and LP expectations
‘Off the record’
Closed door discussion.
Run under the Chatham House Rule. Interactive discussion encouraged. Places are limited.