Chair Ruulke Bagijn - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners
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What will be the impact of U.S. interest rate rises globally? What could be the impact of a rise in protectionism and authoritarianism, and what events should we look out for in 2018/2019?
How does emerging markets private equity differ from that of developed markets? How are seasoned GPs overcoming currency volatility and political risk to deliver for investors? How should investors view the various risk factors in emerging market and developed market private equity and what does this mean for return expectations?
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How do emerging markets private equity returns compare to those of the U.S. and Europe?
What are the most appropriate metrics for a comparison of this type, and how are the results impacted by fund quartile, net vs. gross IRR and operational considerations? What conclusions are investors to draw?
What is the best way to get exposure to private equity in growth markets? How do funds of funds, secondaries, primary fund investing and co-investing compare? What is the best time to be investing in emerging markets? Is it evaluated the same as in developed markets?
How do selected regions compare in terms of ease of making private equity investments and generating returns for investors? GPs give the case for their region in 7 minutes each covering the following issues:
Returns and performance data | Volatility | Entry multiples | Leverage levels | Political risk | Contract enforcement | Openness of economy | Growth | Availability of deal flow | Liquidity | Ease of doing business
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How can GPs structure their funds and LP relationships differently to deliver the performance demanded from LPs?
Understanding what is driving returns at the portfolio company level. What are the best ways of adding value quickly to portfolio companies, how is the quality of available talent developing and where are managers succeeding in sourcing expertise?
What does it take to generate returns in an environment of currency issues, political uncertainty, and high inflation? What are the factors beyond the headlines that have enabled Turkish private equity to perform?
How do the lending environments in different markets compare and which products are best positioned to capitalise on specific market trends? How are leading credit investors overcoming political and currency risk to generate compelling risk adjusted returns?
How does value creation differ in U.S. and Asian private equity? What is the relative importance of market growth, margin improvement, active involvement and other factors, and what does this mean for fund evaluation in the two markets?
How should the approach to secondaries investing in emerging markets differ from that in developed markets? To what extent is secondaries investing a way to hedge regional cyclicality and what trends are we seeing in pricing? With the sizable increase in inventory, how large will the emerging markets secondaries market grow?
In an environment of political reform and good exit activity, is now the time to invest in India? How sustainable are valuations and how will the trend away from minority investing play out? How diverse is the exit base and how do LPs assess the opportunity?
Insight into the markets that should be on every savvy investor’s radar today. What is the opportunity and how can it best be capitalised on?
What has enabled the trend towards control deals in China and India, and who is best placed to benefit? What impact does this have on the fund ecosystem, exits and the relative attractiveness of these markets?
Where are the pockets of value in South East Asia and how does this region compare with Asia as a whole? When will Indonesia deliver on its potential and which strategies are best placed to deliver sustainable returns?
What sector-specific strategies have emerged in China and what are the environmental factors enabling this trend? What are the most exciting stories and to what extent is the Chinese private equity market now deep enough for these strategies to flourish?
Which strategies deliver in this fragmented market and how does it compare to Western Europe in terms of opportunities, valuations, leverage and exit routes? Is there still more low-hanging fruit to be had? What will be the drivers of growth in the next 5 years?
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