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08:15 09:10 (55 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:10 09:15 (5 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Chairman's Welcome Address

  • Richard von Gusovius - Partner, Campbell Lutyens

09:15 10:00 (45 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Geo-Political Overview

Macro-Economic & Geo-Political Outlook: Outlining Risks & Challenges For The German Economy


  • Dr Hans Albrecht - Managing Director & Founding Partner, Nordwind Capital

10:00 10:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Geo-Political Events & The Future Of German PE

Predicting The Implications Of Geo-Political Events Around the Globe On The Continental European Private Equity Market: What Does The Future Hold?

  • Mod Dr Hans Albrecht - Managing Director & Founding Partner, Nordwind Capital
  • Panellists Michael Phillips - Managing Partner, Castik Capital
  • Kai Romberg - Partner, Co-Head of Munich Office, HgCapital
  • Ronald Ayles - Managing Partner, Advent International

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Update On The German PE Market

Market Volatility and Deal Competition in German Private Equity Market: Is There Still Potential For Higher Returns In The Face Of Increasing Competition? If So, Where?

  • Moderator Sarah Syed - European Private Equity Correspondent, Bloomberg News
  • Panellists Franz Woelfler - Managing Director, Aurelius
  • Guido May - Partner & Managing Director, Silverfleet Capital
  • Dr Christian Figge - Vice President, General Atlantic
  • Philip Wack - Director, Private Equity, KKR
  • Steven Roberts - Private Equity Leader, PwC Germany

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

LP Perspectives: LP Views On Investing In PE In Germany

Where Will They Look To Deploy Capital & Maintain Allocations, How Much Exposure To The Market Do They Want& Which Are The Most Attractive Sectors & Investment Strategies?

  • Moderator Kaarina Suikkonen - Partner, Lyrique Private Equity
  • Panellists Sven Berthold - Managing Director , ATRUM
  • Wendelin Thönes - Director, Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners
  • Heiko Bensch - Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments, Talanx Asset Management
  • Jesper Knutsson - Principal , Danske Private Equity

12:00 12:45 (45 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Data Session: Update On German PE Outlook

Analysing Industry Comments From The Past 3 Years: How Accurate Were Industry Predictions On Fundraising, Investing, Growing Businesses & Exits & What Does The Future Hold?

  • Moderator Richard von Gusovius - Partner, Campbell Lutyens
  • Panellists Jörg Rockenhäuser - Partner, Head of Frankfurt Office, Permira
  • Daniel Flaig - Partner, Capvis Equity Partners
  • Till Burges - Principal , HarbourVest Partners (UK) Ltd
  • Marc Brugger - Managing Director , LFPE
  • Ronald Ayles - Managing Partner, Advent International

12:45 14:00 (75 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Lunch & Networking Break

14:00 14:00 (0 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Afternoon Chairman

  • Daniel Boege - Principal, Head of Buyout , Golding Capital Partners

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

What Strategies Work In The Mittelstand?

Tackling The Mittelstand: Which Strategies Are Successful, Which Aren’t & Why?

  • Moderator Daniel Boege - Principal, Head of Buyout , Golding Capital Partners
  • Panellists Georg Ganghofer - Investment Director, Brockhaus Private Equity
  • Karsten Eibes - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Beyond Capital Partners
  • Sven Oleownik - Head of DACH, GIMV
  • Christine Panier - Head of Lower Mid Market - West Europe Equity Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Latest Developments In The German Growth & Tech Scene

Benchmarking The German Tech / VC Scene In A European Context. How Will The Asset Class Attract Sufficient Capital & Where Are The Hot Spots?

  • Moderator Dr Christian Nagel - Co-Founder & Partner, Earlybird Ventures
  • Panellists Dr Jan-Gisbert Schultze - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Acton Capital Partners
  • Christian Leybold - General Partner , E.ventures
  • Holger Witte - Director Investor Relations, Project A Ventures
  • Daniel Koppelkamm - Principal, Jadeberg Partners,

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Regulatory Challenges For German GPs & LPs & Impact Of Brexit

Update On Regulation Of VC & PE Managers, including on Marketing Requirements for EU and Non-EU Fund Managers & On Debt Fund Regulations in Europe and in Germany more specifically & Impact Of Brexit On Fund Structures for the future

  • Moderator Patricia Volhard - Tax & Legal Committee , Invest Europe
  • Panellists Dörte Höppner - Managing Director, P+P Pöllath & Partners

16:15 16:45 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Creating Value: How Can Funds In Germany Develop Differentiated Ways Of Creating Value?

Sourcing The Most Attractive Deals In Order To Deliver Alpha In An Increasingly Competitive Market?

  • Moderator Dr Jens Riedl - Partner & Managing Director, Head of PIPE Practice in DACH, Boston Consulting Group
  • Panellists Dr Rolf Scheffels - Managing Partner, DBAG
  • Michael Bork - Managing Director & Senior Partner, Equistone Partners GmbH
  • Holger Kleingarn - Managing Director, Germany, H.I.G. Capital
  • Andreas Bohn - Co-CEO & Managing Partner, SwanCap Partners
  • Ulf von Haacke - Partner, Managing Director, Germany, 3i

16:45 17:15 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Minority Investments: The Strategic Importance Of Minority Investments In The German Investment Environment

Forging Successful Relationships With Family Business Owners To Deliver Value  

  • Moderator Britta Lindhorst - Managing Director, Head of European Investments, HQ Capital
  • Panellists Burkhard Wangenheim - Director, Afinum
  • Dr Henrik Fastrich - Executive Board Member, Orlando Management
  • Torsten Krumm - Managing Director, HQ Equita

17:15 17:15 (0 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

End of Summit Day

17:15 18:45 (90 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:15 08:45 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:45 08:50 (5 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Chairman's Welcome Address

  • Anthony Fobel - Partner, Head of Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management

08:50 09:20 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Overview Of The Economy 2017: Big Picture & Implications For The Private Debt Market

Predicting The Global Economic & Political Implications of Brexit, China’s Falling Domestic Equity Markets, US Elections & How They Will Affect The Economy, Liquidity & The Private Debt Markets

  • Peter Cornelius - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners/The Carlyle Group

09:15 09:40 (25 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Perspectives On Private Debt

Taking The Temperature Of The Debt Market One Year On - What Has Changed?

  • Anthony Fobel - Partner, Head of Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Fireside Chat: What Does The Future Hold For The Private Credit Markets?

Is The Increased Competition Within The Sector Sustainable? Is Consolidation Inevitable & How Will Investors Be Affected?

  • Interviewer Theodore Koenig - President & CEO , Monroe Capital
  • Christophe Evain - CEO, ICG
  • Symon Drake-Brockman - Managing Partner , Pemberton Asset Management
  • Blair Jacobson - Partner, Director Lending Group, Ares Management
  • Robin Doumar - Managing Partner, Park Square Capital

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Defining The Market: Defining Private Debt: What Does The Market Look Like Today In Terms Of Players And Competition?

Are There Enough Deals To Satisfy The Dry Powder Raised For Direct Lending Funds? Do Fees on Invested Capital Combined With The Dry Powder Lead To Riskier Deals?

  • Moderator Anthony Fobel - Partner, Head of Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management
  • Panellists Stephen Hickey - Managing Partner, CVC Credit Partners
  • Andrew Konopelski - Partner, Head of Credit Strategies, EQT
  • Edward Eyerman - Managing Director, Head of European Leveraged Finance, Fitch Ratings
  • Susan Kasser - Co-Head of Private Credit, Neuberger Berman Private Equity

10:40 11:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:10 11:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Comparing Different Strategies & Products

Which Strategies & Products Offer The Most Attractive Returns In The Current Competitive Environment & Why?

  • Moderator Adam Wheeler - Head of Non-U.S. Private Finance Investments, Barings
  • Panellists Michael Ewald - Managing Director, Global Head of the Private Credit Group, Bain Capital Credit
  • Cécile Mayer-Lévi - Co-Head Private Debt, Tikehau Investment Management
  • David Allen - Managing Partner & CIO, AlbaCore Capital
  • Simon Champ - CEO, MW Eaglewood Europe
  • Kipp deVeer - Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management

11:40 12:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Maximising The Effectiveness Of An LPs Allocation To Private Debt

  • What purpose does Private Debt fulfil in different LPs portfolios?
  • How should investors balance different risk and return factors to select the optimal investment strategy?
  • The US and Europe have adopted very different approaches to the use of leverage – what, why and how?
  • How is the regulatory environment driving investor’s approach to implementing an allocation to private debt?
  • Moderator Simon Perry - European Head of Consultants & Product Origination, Alcentra
  • Panellists Patrick Suchy - Director, Alternative Investments, HSBC Global Markets, Germany
  • Catherine Lewis La Torre - Chief Executive Officer, British Business Bank Investments
  • Tod Trabocco - Global Head of Private Debt Research, Cambridge Associates

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Examining Opportunities & Risks In Sponsorless Lending

Can Private Credit Funds Continue To Successfully Source Transactions Without The Help Of A Sponsor? Why Are LPs Choosing Sponsorless Lending Over The Alternatives?How Can The Private Debt Market Work With SMEs More Effectively?

  • Moderator Sengal Selassie - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Brightwood Capital Advisors
  • Panellists Jakob Lindquist - Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Cordet Capital
  • Paul Shea - Co-Founder & Managing Partner , Beechbrook Capital
  • John C Harrison - Senior Managing Director, Harbert Credit Solutions, Harbert Management Corporation
  • Christoph Gort - Managing Partner, Siglo Capital Advisors

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

LP Perspectives: Digging Deeper Into Private Debt

Private Credit: Differentiating The Deep & Irreversible Undercurrent Into The Market From The Froth: How Can Investors Dig Deep To Ensure They Allocate Appropriately? (To Ensure They Pick The Strongest Funds?)

  • Moderator Dalit Nuttall - Senior Advisor, Arbour Partners
  • Panellists Dr. Peter Laib - Chairman, Yielco Investments
  • Tobias Ripka - Principal, Mercer
  • Peter Schwanitz - Managing Director , Portfolio Advisors
  • Borge Grauel - Managing Director, Private Debt, Golding Capital Partners

13:10 14:10 (60 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Lunch & Networking Break

14:09 14:09 (0 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Afternoon Chairman

  • Abhik Das - Principal, Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management

14:10 14:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

The Role Of Private Debt Within Investor Portfolios

How Are LPs Developing Their Private Debt Allocations & Ensuring Diversification Of Their Assets? Are They Increasing Or Decreasing Allocations. What Is More Important, A Firm’s Stability Or Outperformance? Which LPs Are Choosing New Funds Over Brand Names?

  • Moderator Ryan Flanders - Head of Private Debt Products, Preqin
  • Panellists Eric Lloyd - Head of Global Private Finance, Barings
  • Tod Trabocco - Global Head of Private Debt Research, Cambridge Associates

14:40 15:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Flexible Capital: How Is The Private Debt Market Evolving From Traditional Control PE?

Developing The Ability, Experience & Mandate To Create Bespoke Financing Solutions

  • Moderator James Newsome - Managing Partner, Arbour Partners
  • Panellists John Sinik - Managing Partner , Metric Capital Partners
  • Frank Dornseifer - Atttorney at Law & Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI)
  • Marco Natoli - Head of Lower Mid-Market Northern, Eastern & Southern Europe, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund

15:10 15:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Co-Investments Panel: The Growing Trend For Using Co Investments In Private Debt To Increase Deal Size:

Assessing The Success & Risk Of New Structures & Transactions, & What Types Of Opportunities LPs Are Looking For. Which Requirements (Team, Processes) Do LPs Have To Fulfil To Be Able To Close Deals Successfully?

  • Moderator Nicole Waibel - Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe
  • Panellists Christophe Bavière - CEO & Managing Partner, IdInvest Partners
  • Ari Jauho - Partner & Chairman, Certior Capital
  • Lemy Gresh - Managing Partner, MV Credit
  • James Greenwood - CEO, Permira Debt Managers

15:40 16:00 (20 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

16:00 16:25 (25 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Specialists Panel: Private Debt’s Increasing Diversity As An Asset Class

Assessing The Burgeoning Range Of Opportunities From Senior To PE-Style &The Pros & Cons Of Each. Is There A Place For Industry Specialists In Private Debt?

  • Moderator Heinz Blennemann - Principal, Blennemann Family Investments
  • Panellists Maurizio Petitbon - General Partner, Kreos Capital
  • Tim Cable - Executive Director, Infrastructure Debt, Hastings
  • Jamie Ford - President of Credit & Public Equity, Vista Equity Partners

16:25 16:55 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Comparing Different Debt Structures

Evaluating The Opportunity Sets For Senior Debt, Unitranche, Covenants, 1st’/2nd Lien, Mezzanine: What Circumstances Determine When A Particular Structure Should Be Used & Which New Ways Of Co-operation Between Banks And Fund Managers Are Likely To Emerge?

  • Moderator Patrick Marshall - Head of Private Debt & CLOs, Hermes Investment Management
  • Panellists Paul Johnson - Partner, EQT Partners
  • Michael Ewald - Managing Director, Global Head of the Private Credit Group, Bain Capital Credit
  • Mark Jenkins - Head of Global Credit Management, Carlyle

16:50 17:15 (25 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

New Product Session

  • Trade Finance -  how private debt funds can allocate to this big global asset class now that banks have stepped back.
  • Market-place lenders - how LPs can allocate to SMEs through the large, high volume lending platforms.
  • Listed debt funds - despite the volatility in the BDC market in the US, will listed debt funds be attractive to dividend-seeking investors in Europe?
  • Moderator James Newsome - Managing Partner, Arbour Partners
  • Panellists Sachin Patel - Global Co-Head of Capital Markets, Funding Circle
  • Joss Trout - Product Specialist, Tikehau Investment
  • Nina-Luisa Siedler - Partner, DLA Piper

17:15 17:15 (0 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

End of Summit Day

17:15 18:45 (90 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:15 08:50 (35 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:50 09:00 (10 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Chairman's Welcome Address

  • Maxim Edelson - Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Big Picture Energy Landscape: Update On The Forces At Play Shaping The Global Energy & Oil Price Landscape

  • Bob Maguire - Managing Director, Co-Head of International Energy Fund, Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP)

09:30 10:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Outlook On Energy: Is The Energy Sector Still Delivering Outperformance?

What Is The Effect OF Banks Pulling Back From The Sector? Are Private Equity Investors Still Allocating To The Asset Class, & Where Are The Best Returns To Be Made?

  • Moderator Tushar Kumar - Director, Investment and Portfolio Management, Kerogen Capital
  • Panellists John A. Hill - Vice Chairman & Managing Director , First Reserve
  • Rahul Advani - Partner, Energy Capital Partners
  • Mustafa Siddiqui - Head of Energy Private Equity EMEA , Blackstone
  • E. Murphy Markham - Managing Partner, EnCap

10:00 10:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Innovation In Renewables: Innovation & The Transition To A Sustainable Economy

  • Colin le Duc - Partner & Co-Founder , Generation Investment Management

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Increased Demand For Energy & Renewables

Examining The Factors Behind Increased Demand For Energy & Renewables: Which Subsectors Are Attracting Most Attention, How Are Managers Navigating External Dynamics & How Does The Sector Fit Into A Broader Investment Strategy?

  • Moderator Ian Schapiro - Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Panellists Scott Mackin - Managing Partner & Co-President, Denham Capital
  • Luis Quiroga - Director, Renewable Energy Team, HgCapital
  • Karl Smith - Fund Managing Director, Green Investment Bank
  • Evan Corley - Partner & Head of Natural Resources, Global Infrastructure & Real Assets Investment Team, Pantheon

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

LP Perspectives: LP Views On Energy Investing

Should Return Expectations Be Lowered & Allocations Cut Or Do Rising Oil Prices Indicate A New Opportunity? Are Renewables More Attractive In Comparison?

  • Moderator Tom Carr - Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
  • Panellists Verena Kempe - Director, Private Equity, Feri Trust
  • Paul Manias - Managing Director , OMERS Strategic Investments
  • Maurice A. Gordon - MD, Head of Private Equity, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Level Of Returns: Examining The Level Of Returns In Energy Investing

To What Extent Is Increased Appetite For Renewable Energy Assets A One Way Street And What Clouds Are On The Horizon, For Example Higher Interest Rates, Which Could Change This?

  • Moderator Lucy Heintz - Partner, Energy, Actis
  • Panellists Simon Eaves - Managing Director , Capital Dynamics
  • David Tilstone - Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Europe)
  • George Osorio - Managing Partner , Conduit Capital Partners

12:30 14:00 (90 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Lunch & Networking Break

13:30 14:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Behind The Data: What Does 2017 Hold For Energy And Natural Resources?

  • Tom Carr - Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Opportunities In Renewables

Evaluating Innovation In Renewables: What Opportunities Does This Present To Investors?

  • 10 minute presentations on each sector
  • Moderator Niyamat Fazal - Head of Private Equity, Langham Hall
  • Panellists Ben Cotton - Partner , Earth Capital Partners
  • Chris Wedding - Founder & Managing Director, IronOak Energy
  • Chris Hulatt - Founder, Octopus Capital

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Opportunities In Energy & Natural Resources

Energy & Natural Resources: Comparing & Contrasting The Opportunities in Timber, Energy and Mining

  • Moderator Gerhard Bauer - Executive Director, IPS-Private Markets, UBS
  • Panellists Peter Weidmann - Director, The Sentient Group
  • Jens Thomassen - Director, Denham Capital
  • Stephen Addicott - Partner, Stafford Timberland

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Technological Innovation In The Energy Sector

What Is The Impact Of Sources Of Innovation, New Regulation & Increased Demand, & Where Is Alpha Being Generated?

  • Art Robinson - Managing Partner, Archer Capital Partners

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Oil & Gas vs Renewables: The Great Debate

The Great Debate: Oil & Gas vs. Renewables – What’s the Better 20-Year Play?

  • Moderator Maxim Edelson - Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
  • Panellists Simon Eaves - Managing Director , Capital Dynamics
  • Jérôme Halbout - Founding Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

16:30 16:30 (0 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

End of Summit Day

17:15 18:45 (90 mins)

Energy & Natural Resources Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:15 08:50 (35 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Registration & Welcome Coffee


08:55 09:05 (10 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Chairman's Welcome Address

  • Julien Famy - Senior Partner, ERM

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Demystifying ESG

What’s In A Name? Has The Concept of ESG Become A Catch All? Is The Confusion Surrounding The Terminology Undermining Acceptance & Growth Of Responsible Investment?

  • Moderator Silva Deželan - Director Sustainability, Robeco Private Equity
  • Panellists Adam Frost - Partner, Bridges Ventures
  • Ioannis Ioannou - Associate Professor Of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School
  • Daphne Herlihy - Director, ESG, Warburg Pincus

09:30 09:50 (20 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Will ESG Determine Private Equity’s Survival?

  • Sarah McPhee - Chairwoman of the Board, AP4

09:50 10:30 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Impact & Sustainable Development

Can PE Investors Contribute To Sustainable Development Goals? What Relevant Initiatives & Protocols Are There? What Does Climate Change & Carbon Neutrality Mean For PE In Terms Of Opportunities & Risk?

  • Moderator Julien Famy - Senior Partner, ERM
  • Panellists Kris Douma - Director, Investment Practices and Reporting , UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Jackie Roberts - Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group
  • Katja Salovaara - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Adinah Shackleton - Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) , Permira Advisers

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

ESG On The Frontline

How Do You Ensure Management Buy-In? Can ESG Factors Form An Overarching View On How You Invest?

  • Moderator Jeremy Lytle - Partner, IR, ECI Partners
  • Panellists Tushar Kumar - Director, Investment and Portfolio Management, Kerogen Capital
  • Tania Choufani - Director & Head of ESG, The Abraaj Group
  • Lee Gardella - Managing Director, Adveq Management

11:30 12:20 (50 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Due Diligence: Extended Session

How Do You Conduct Due Diligence On A Responsible Investment Programme? ESG Due Diligence & Traditional Due Diligence: Where Do You Draw The Line & What Should You Outsource?

Due Diligence On Fund Managers (11:30 - 12:00)

Due Diligence On Target Companies (12:00 - 12:20)


  • Moderator Tim van der Weide - Principal Consultant, ERM
  • Due Diligence On Fund Managers Marta Jankovic - Senior Sustainability Specialist & Head Of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management
  • Mauro Pfister - Senior Director and Head of Solutions, Capital Dynamics
  • Candice Brenet - Head of Corporate & Investment Responsibility, Ardian
  • Moderator Julien Famy - Senior Partner, ERM
  • Due Diligence On Target Companies Therése Lennehag - Head of Responsible Investments , EQT Partners
  • Megan Lundy - Director of Investor Relations, Lindsay Goldberg

12:20 12:50 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

LP Expectations

What Are LPs Looking For & What Questions Do They Need Answering?

  • Moderator Adam Black - Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
  • Panellists Thomas Kristensen - Principal, LGT Capital Partners
  • David Russell - Co-Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management
  • Elias Korosis - Partner, Hermes GPE

12:50 13:55 (65 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Lunch & Networking Break

13:55 14:00 (5 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Afternoon Chairman's Welcome Address

  • Reynir Indahl - Managing Partner, Summa Equity

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Value Creation Case Study

Drivers Of Change: How Can Environmental & Social Trends Be Used To Create Value?

  • Case Study Presentation Reynir Indahl - Managing Partner, Summa Equity

14:20 15:00 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Transparency: How Private Is Private Equity?

Should GPs Demonstrate Transparency Just To Their Investors Or To The Wider Public?Should You Have A Proactive Approach Or Wait For The Question To Be Asked?

  • Moderator Marta Jankovic - Senior Sustainability Specialist & Head Of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management
  • Panellists Stefano Bacci - Partner, Ambienta
  • Blaise Duault - Head of Compliance & Public Affairs, PAI Partners
  • Ignacio Sarria - Managing Director, New Mountain Capital

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Debate: ‘This House Believes That A Checklist Approach To Reporting Is Unhelpful & Unrealistic’

  • Moderator Adam Frost - Partner, Bridges Ventures
  • On Proposition Colin le Duc - Partner & Co-Founder , Generation Investment Management
  • On Opposition Anders Strömblad - Head of External Managers , AP2

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Too Hot To Touch Session: Reporting: No Carrot & No Stick

Going Beyond The Platitudes: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like & What Feedback Do GPs Need? Non-Compliance: What Warnings & Clauses Should Be Implemented?

NO PRESS

  • Chairman Maarten Biermans - Associate Principal , Spring Associates
  • Discussion Leaders Natasha Buckley - Investment Practices Manager – Private Equity & Property, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Cristina David - Principal, 21 Investimenti
  • Silva Deželan - Director Sustainability, Robeco Private Equity

17:00 17:00 (0 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

End of Summit Day

17:15 18:45 (90 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:15 08:50 (35 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:20 09:30 (10 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Chairman's Welcome Address

  • J.P. Harrop - Group Head of Sales & Founding Partner, Augentius

09:30 10:00 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Keynote Interview: Trump, Brexit & The Rise Of Nationalism & Populism

  • Pamela Hendrickson - COO & Vice Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, The Riverside Company
  • Interviewed by Devin Banerjee - Private Equity Editor, Bloomberg

10:00 10:30 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Fireside Chat: The Changing Role Of The CFO/COO

Examining The Expanding Role Of The CFO/COO Within Private Equity: How Will The Role Continue To Evolve Over The Next 10 Year?

  • Ralf Gruss - COO, Apax Partners
  • Graeme Dell - COO, BC Partners
  • Klas Tikkanen - Chief Financial Officer, Nordic Capital
  • Interviewed by Pamela Hendrickson - COO & Vice Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, The Riverside Company

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Best Practice Operational Value-Add

Operational Efficiency: Update On The Latest Developments In Best Practice Operational Value-Add: How Can PE Funds Excel?

  • Moderator Dr. Ralf Gleisberg - Partner, Akina Partners
  • Panellists John Rowland - Partner, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Alchemy Partners
  • Willem Van Aelten - Partner, Vendis Capital
  • John Leahy - Partner & Head of Value Enhancement, Doughty Hanson

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Cyber Security - Mitigating The Risks

Is Enough Being Done To Address Data Security In Our Own Businesses As Well As In Our Portfolio Companies?

What Are COOs/CFOs Doing To Mitigate This Risk & Are Software Systems Keeping Up?

  • Panellists Shmuel Chafets - General Partner, Target Global
  • Slava Bronfman - Co-Founder & CEO, Cybellum

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

LP/GP Transparency

How Is The LP/GP Relationship Developing & How Are GPs Communicating With Their LPs? How Should GPs Build Trust & Clarity To Satisfy LP Requirements? What Still Needs To Change?

  • Moderator Diana Meyel - Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Cipio Partners
  • Panellists Lee Gardella - Managing Director, Adveq Management
  • Ruth E. Horowitz - COO, IFC Asset Management Company, LLC
  • Angela Willetts - MD, Co-Head of Private Equity Investment Management, Capital Dynamics

12:30 14:00 (90 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Lunch & Networking Break

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

CFO/COO Role In Fundraising

Fundraising In A Complex Regulatory Environment: How Has The CFO/COO Role Changed?

  • Moderator Ophir Shmuel - Regional Head of EMEA, MVision
  • Panellists Annette Wilson - Partner, COO & Investor Relations, Orange Growth Capital
  • John F. Aiello - Partner , Lindsay Goldberg
  • Nikola Sutherland - previously Partner and COO, Bowmark Capital

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Update On Regulation & Compliance

How To Future Proof Your Business From Increased Regulatory & Compliance Requirements:

What More Needs To Be Done?

  • Panellists Lance R. Taylor - Chief Financial Officer, HGGC
  • Sally Rocker - Managing Director & General Counsel, J.C Flowers & Co

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

When & How To Migrate To Outsourced Services

The CFO’s Dilemma: Key Elements To Consider When Migrating To Outsourced Solutions In An Industry Of Increasingly Diverse Asset Class Offerings, Investor Base & Geographical Reach

  • Moderator J.P. Harrop - Group Head of Sales & Founding Partner, Augentius
  • Panellists Rene Kampschulte - Head of Finance, Lakestar Advisors Germany
  • Maqbool Mohamed - European CFO, Castlelake
  • Michel Wankell - CFO, Montana Capital Partners

15:30 15:30 (0 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

End of Summit Day

17:15 18:45 (90 mins)

CFO/COO Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception