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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

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Showing of Streams
10:30 - 11:00

Morning coffee and networking break

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Showing of Streams
12:50 - 13:45
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Networking lunch PLUS CFO/COO-only lunch

CFO/COO invite-only lunch

Hosted by: Ipreo

Open to a limited number of CFOs and COOs. By invitation only.

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Showing of Streams
15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

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Showing of Streams
17:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

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

End of Main Conference Day One

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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Day 1
Chair's welcome address
  • Anne Sheedy - Chief Financial Officer, Vision Capital
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
Day 1
Economic, financial and geopolitical outlook: risks and opportunities
  • Gerard Lyons - Former Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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Day 1
Brexit and European private equity – what will change?
  • Moderator Dörte Höppner - Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe, Riverside Europe Partners
  • Panellists Robert Milner - Partner, Carey Olsen
  • Ian Harris - Global Head of Private Markets Business Management, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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
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Day 1
Private equity and standardization – achievable and/or desirable?
  • Moderator Anne Sheedy - Chief Financial Officer, Vision Capital
  • Panellists Oliver Morris - Head of Private Equity - EMEA, SANNE
  • Annette Wilson - Partner, COO, Finch Capital
  • John Yantsulis - CFO & Partner, Searchlight Capital Partners

As initiatives increase across different components of the industry in moves towards standardisation, what is the effect on LPs and GPs? How far should these go and indeed, how far can they go?

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
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Day 1
Tech showcase
  • Host Anne Sheedy - Chief Financial Officer, Vision Capital
  • Presentation 1 Kyri Yiannakis - Head of Client Development – EMEA, Ipreo – Private Capital Markets
  • Presentation 2 Oliver Freigang - CEO & Co-Founder, qashqade
  • Presentation 3 Andre Boreas - Director of Marketing, AltaReturn
  • Presentation 4 Jeffrey Kramer - Principal, Mariana Systems

Service providers will have 10 minutes to make a solo presentation to showcase their best in class product offering. 

Followed by audience Q&A.

12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
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LP considerations in 2018 and beyond
  • Moderator Niclas Düring - Portfolio Director, Swedfund International AB
  • Panellists Arjan van Wieren - Director of Private Equity, Infrastructure & Real Estate, MN
  • Björn Waltmans - Vice President, Wilshire Private Markets
  • Fergal McAleavey - Senior Investment Director - Private Equity & Venture Capital, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

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 - 13:45 55 mins
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Networking lunch PLUS CFO/COO-only lunch

CFO/COO invite-only lunch

Hosted by: Ipreo

Open to a limited number of CFOs and COOs. By invitation only.

13:45 - 13:50 5 mins
Stream A: Value creation and digital transformation for GPs and their portfolios
Afternoon Chair
  • Carolyn Maddox - Chief Operating Officer, Next Wave Partners LLP
13:45 - 13:50 5 mins
Stream B: Developing risk management
Afternoon Chair
  • Michael Roth - VP of Research, Cobalt
13:50 - 14:15 25 mins
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Stream A: Value creation and digital transformation for GPs and their portfolios
Blockchain and private equity
  • Moderator Stuart Pinnington - Group Funds Client Services Leader, SGG Group
  • Panellists René Kampschulte - Head of Finance, Lakestar
  • Jan Brzezek - CEO & Founder, Crypto Finance AG
  • Steve Sillam - Co-Founder & CEO, Leaseum Partners

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?

13:50 - 14:15 25 mins
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Stream B: Developing risk management
Risk management front and centre
  • Philippe Jost - Principal, Head of Solutions and Head of Investment Risk, Capital Dynamics

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
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Stream A: Value creation and digital transformation for GPs and their portfolios
Business transformation, full circle
  • Moderator Rob Shaw - CFO, Apera
  • Panellists Annabelle de Saint-Quentin - CFO, TempoCap
  • Marc De Kloe - Managing Director, Adamas Asset Management
  • Liv Ingeborg Blekkerud - CFO, Verdane Capital

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? And how is portfolio company onboarding being handled?

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
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Stream B: Developing risk management
Building or integrating risk management functions
  • Moderator Michael Roth - VP of Research, Cobalt
  • Panellists Laurent Braun - Head of Financial Risk, European Investment Fund
  • John Renkema - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, APG
  • Alan Chu - Finance & Operations Director, Beechbrook Capital

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
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Stream A: Value creation and digital transformation for GPs and their portfolios
Value creation today and tomorrow
  • Moderator Javier Rodriguez - CFO, M Ventures Merck KGaA
  • Panellists Steven Dunne - Portfolio Partner & CFO, Frog Capital Limited
  • Carolyn Maddox - Chief Operating Officer, Next Wave Partners LLP
  • Richard Henderson - Managing Partner & CFO, MTI Ventures

With CFOs and COOs taking an increasingly significant role in portfolio management, how is value creation being handled? What do GPs need to understand about the companies they are investing in and how do you get to grips with, and add value to, increasingly digital business models?

14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
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Stream B: Developing risk management
Roundtable discussion: risk management and the future
  • Discussion leader Florin Vasvari - Professor of Accounting, London Business School

Roundtable discussion: risk management and the future

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:45 - 16:25 40 mins
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Stream A: LP/GP relations
Lines of credit and track record
  • Klas Tikkanen - Chief Financial Officer, Nordic Capital

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: Operational considerations
Skill building for value: Fund and portfolio recruiting
  • Diego Prada - Senior Principal & COO, Metric Capital
16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
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Stream A: LP/GP relations
Off the record: Fundraising and LP/GP relations in the spotlight
  • Discussion leaders Diana Meyel - Managing Partner, Cipio Partners
  • Andreas Rizos - Managing Partner, Golding Capital Partners

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?

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
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Stream B: Operational considerations
Off the record: CFO/COO clinic
  • Clinic hosts Marc De Kloe - Managing Director, Adamas Asset Management
  • Jerome Lussan - CEO, Laven Group

Sit down in our closed door environment and brainstorm solutions to your most pressing operational problems, and answers to the most pertinent questions raised at the conference so far.

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

17:00 - 19:00 120 mins
Evening Drinks Reception
19:00 - 19:05 5 mins
End of Main Conference Day One