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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Showing of Streams
10:30 - 11:00

Morning coffee and networking break

Showing of Streams
12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch

Showing of Streams
15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

Showing of Streams
17:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

Featuring our new CFO/COO clinic discussion tables – network with a purpose

  • Clinic hosts Marc De Kloe - Managing Director, Adamas Asset Management
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19:00 - 19:05
End of Main Conference Day One

End of Main Conference Day One

08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Day 1
Chair welcome address
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
Day 1
Navigating a new geopolitical and economic global reality
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Day 1
Brexit and European private equity – what will change?
  • Panellists Dörte Höppner - Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe, Riverside Europe Partners
  • Kevin Early - Finance Director, Ares Management
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How might Brexit impact on European fundraising and cross-border investment efforts? What are proactive GPs doing to insulate themselves from the worst of the shocks?

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
Day 1
Private equity and standardization – achievable and/or desirable?
  • Panellists Jennifer Choi - Managing Director, Industry Affiars, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
  • Oliver Morris - Head of Private Equity - EMEA, SANNE
  • Thomas Walker - CFO, Riverstone
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As initiatives increase across different components of the industry in moves towards standardisation, what is the effect on LPs and GPs? Who is driving these processes and how is the dialogue developing? What is being discussed around reporting, ESG, DDQs, LPAs and more?

11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Day 1
Tech showcase
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
Day 1
LP considerations in 2018 and beyond
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How are LPs managing their GP relationships? How are lines of credit affecting their benchmarking efforts? Why are different investors asking for such a disparity of information? Will private equity ever see standardisation? Are investors aiming to manage more or less GP relationships now and why? What differentiates GPs beyond performance?

12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 13:45 5 mins
Stream A: Tech and digital transformation for GPs & their Portfolios
Afternoon Chair
13:40 - 13:45 5 mins
Stream B: Developing risk management
Afternoon Chair
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
Stream A: Tech and digital transformation for GPs & their Portfolios
Blockchain and private equity
  • Panellists René Kampschulte - Head of Finance, Lakestar
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So what do you need to know about blockchain? What are the potential implementations for the technology in terms of portfolio company reporting and operations verification?

13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
Stream B: Developing risk management
Risk management front and centre
  • Philippe Jost - Senior Vice President, Capital Dynamics
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How is the risk management function being developed for private equity? How do you quantify risk in different areas – economic, political, digital, regulatory and operational risks? Are outsourced or insourced solutions preferred and why?

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Stream A: Tech and digital transformation for GPs & their Portfolios
Business transformation, full circle
  • Moderator Marc De Kloe - Managing Director, Adamas Asset Management
  • Panellists Annabelle de Saint-Quentin - CFO, TempoCap
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As the internal processes of a private equity fund become increasingly digital, how are CFOs and COOs viewing their own firms as a portfolio company in need of transformation? How can tech solutions be used to bring together different lines of business? What are the security concerns?

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Stream B: Developing risk management
Building or integrating risk management functions
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How are LPs assessing the risk management capabilities of their fund managers? What is the right level of involvement for risk management professionals in the investment decision-making process? Does the drive for higher returns necessarily necessitate more risk-taking, and if so how is this managed?

14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Stream A: Tech and digital transformation for GPs & their Portfolios
Value creation and tech – limitless possibilities or endless trouble?
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With CFOs and COOs taking an increasingly significant role in portfolio management, how are the possibilities bought by tech being harnessed? How is onboarding being handled? What are the pitfalls in this, both cybersecurity-related and beyond?

14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Stream B: Developing risk management
Roundtable discussion: risk management and the future
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Roundtable discussion: risk management and the future

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:45 - 16:25 40 mins
Stream A: LP/GP relations
Lines of credit and track record
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How can LPs benchmark GP track records when there is such disparity in the use of lines of credit? Why are there so many different approaches from both sides of the fence? Can different facilities be provided to individual LPs in a fund or do different vehicles need to be set up?

15:45 - 16:25 40 mins
Stream B: Cryptocurrency & other liquidity considerations
Cryptocurrency 101: what you need to know and why
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How can you get comfortable with the valuations of cryptocurrency? How secure really are digital wallets? How are cryptocurrencies and their exchange platforms being regulated?

16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
Stream A: LP/GP relations
Fundraising and IR in the spotlight
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How is the sheer volume of data reported being managed? Who is providing solutions to assist this as investors become ever more data-hungry? Will there be a further move towards convergence? And who owns an LP/GP relationship?

16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
Stream B: Cryptocurrency & other liquidity considerations
Liquidity on the horizon
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What opportunities for liquidity and fund restructuring are coming to the fore in private equity now, and what do CFOs and COOs need to understand?

17:00 - 19:00 120 mins
Evening Drinks Reception
  • Clinic hosts Marc De Kloe - Managing Director, Adamas Asset Management
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Featuring our new CFO/COO clinic discussion tables – network with a purpose

19:00 - 19:05 5 mins
End of Main Conference Day One