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08:15 - 08:45 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Registration and Morning coffee
08:20 - 08:55 35 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Registration and Coffee
08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:45 - 08:50 5 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Chairman's opening welcome
  • Chairman Anthony Fobel - Managing Partner, Head of Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management
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08:50 - 09:15 25 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Regulatory and Macro Drivers of Speculative-Grade Credit
  • Ed Eyerman - Managing Director, Head of European Leveraged Finance, Fitch Ratings
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  • Central Banks, Capital Requirements & Funding Conditions
  • The Current Valuation Cycle Compared to 2005-2007
  • Impact of US & European Leveraged Lending Guidelines
  • Examining Expected vs. Actual Recoveries
  • Global Quantitative Easing’s Long Goodbye
  • Outlook:  Policy Responses to Global Imbalances & Rising Debt Levels
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Chairman's opening welcome
  • George Danner - President, Business Laboratory
more
09:10 - 09:15 5 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Chairman's opening welcome
  • Dörte Höppner - COO Riverside Europe, The Riverside Company
more
09:10 - 09:15 5 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Chairman's opening welcome
  • Maarten Biermans - Head of ESG Policy, Rabobank
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09:10 - 09:15 5 mins
Real Estate Summit
Chairman's opening welcome
  • Chair Michael Van Konynenburg - President, Eastdil Secured
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09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Geopolitical overview: macro-economic & geo-political outlook
  • Joachim Pfeiffer - Economic and energy policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Deutscher Bundestag
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Macro-economic & geo-political outlook: outlining risks & challenges for the German economy

  

09:15 - 09:55 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Global state of ESG: understanding private equity's role
  • Moderator Adam Heltzer - Head of Responsible Investment, Partners Group
  • Panellists Vivina Berla - Founder & CEO, Vimine Holding
  • Shami Nissam - Director, Responsible Investment, Actis
  • Marta Jankovic - Senior Sustainability Specialist & Head Of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management
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What initiatives are promoting ESG and what role does private equity have to play here? What opportunities are created by alignment and genuine engagement with the UN SDGs? And what are the implications of climate related initiates for private equity investors?

09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Good times are bad times: where are we in the lending cycle?
  • Moderator Anthony Fobel - Managing Partner, Head of Private Debt, BlueBay Asset Management
  • Panellist Robin Doumar - Managing Partner, Park Square Capital
  • Andrew Konopelski - Partner and Head of Credit Strategies, EQT Credit
  • Benoit Durteste - Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Intermediate Capital Group
  • Klaus Petersen - Partner, Apera Capital
  • Blair Jacobson - Partner, Co-Head of European Credit, Ares Management LLC
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What does the market look like today in terms of competition? What strategies are managers using to successfully deploy the capital raised in the past 2 years and maintain high returns whilst not sacrificing the quality of their deals? Is competition pushing managers to take on more risk than they should?

09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
2018 global outlook: Where is the smart money heading?
  • Lee Millstein - President, Cerberus Global Investments & Global Head of Real Estate, Cerberus
  • Interviewed by Henny Sender - Chief Correspondent, International Finance , Financial Times
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Which asset classes, investment strategies and geographies will lead the markets?

Which real estate opportunities are most appealing? To what extent will loan origination become harder and deal funding less certain?

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Developing comprehensive digital strategies to create value and maximise returns
  • Sven Tornkvist - Head of Digital Business Development, EQT Partners
  • Olof Hernell - CDO, EQT Partners
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09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Risk in the financial markets and implications for private equity
  • Joachim Pfeiffer - Economic and energy policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Deutscher Bundestag
  • Dr Hans Albrecht - Managing Director & Founding Partner, Nordwind Capital
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A debate on rising debt levels and easing terms

09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Perspectives on private debt
  • Moderator Tim Flynn - Chief Executive Officer, Hayfin Capital Management
  • Panellist Mark Brenke - Co-Head & Managing Director, Ardian Private Debt
  • David Allen - Founder and Chief Investment Officer, AlbaCore Capital
  • Jaime Prieto - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kartesia
  • Graeme Delaney-Smith - Head of European Direct Lending and Mezzanine Investments, Alcentra
  • Susan Kasser - Co-Head of Private Credit and Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
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Re-assessing the private debt market another year on: What are the latest developments, which strategies are proving the most effective and how hard will it be to deliver the expected returns?

09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
“Best Ideas” panel: specific investment themes and actionable insights from leading investors
  • Moderator Ron Rawald - Senior Managing Director & Head of International Real Estate, Cerberus
  • Panellists Guillaume Cassou - Member of the European Real Estate, KKR
  • William Rahm - Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge
  • Christoph Wittkop - Managing Director & Country Head Real Estate – Germany, Barings
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Which asset classes, investment strategies and geographies will lead the markets?

Which real estate opportunities are most appealing? To what extent will loan origination become harder and deal funding less certain?

09:55 - 10:35 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
The underlying question: how do you genuinely integrate ESG into a private equity strategy?
  • Moderator Natasha Buckley - Senior Manager, Private equity programme, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Panellist Reynir Indahl - Managing Partner, Summa Equity
  • Nino Tronchetti Provera - Managing Partner, Ambienta
  • Therése Lennehag - Head of Responsible Investments , EQT Partners
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How can ESG form part of the core investment thesis and be implemented by key partners? When is a compliance orientated approach not enough and how much is ESG integration a question of the culture and values of a firm? How can ESG form part of a firm’s DNA and value creation process?

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
AI-driven automation: transforming the economy over the coming decades
  • George Danner - President, Business Laboratory
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Where are the best opportunities for investors? What sectors/industries/jobs are most at risk? What does a future without the need for much human input look like? How do we design new approaches to learning and education so that workers have the resources to evolve alongside technology?

10:15 - 11:00 45 mins
German Private Equity Summit
The German private equity market: the new Super Power?
  • Moderator Dörte Höppner - COO Riverside Europe, The Riverside Company
  • Panellist Michael Phillips - Managing Partner, Castik Capital
  • Jörg Rockenhäuser - Partner, Head of Frankfurt Office, Permira
  • Patricia Volhard - Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Torsten Grede - Spokesman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
  • Steven Roberts - Private Equity Leader, PwC
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Getting all the attention: is German private equity keeping up with demand from the global LP community? Will Germany be the big winner of Brexit? Are there still regulatory hurdles that scare investors away? Would possible new trade barriers by the new US government have a negative impact on the German PE market?

10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Evolution of the credit markets: where is the opportunity?
  • Moderator Theodore Koenig - President & CEO , Monroe Capital
  • Panellists Keith Read - Senior Managing Director, Cerberus
  • Symon Drake-Brockman - Managing Partner , Pemberton Asset Management
  • Cécile Mayer-Lévi - Co-Head Private Debt, Tikehau Investment Management
  • Hermann Dambach - Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Mitch Goldstein - Partner, Co-Head of Credit, Ares Management LLC
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Exploring the depths and limits of the private debt market: How has manager consolidation transformed the market and how has this affected investors? Which models will survive and why? How can further growth be stimulated to advance the asset class and what is the future of direct lending in Europe?

10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
What role does real estate play in a diversified investment portfolio?
  • David Sherman - President, Metropolitan Real Estate
  • Interviewed by Michael Van Konynenburg - President, Eastdil Secured
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What returns are being produced by real estate investments in comparison to alternative investment strategies? How can you manage geopolitical risk to invest on a global scale? What are the key considerations for capital allocations and pros and cons of mega funds vs niche strategies vs JVs vs direct investments?

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Investment Opportunities in AI
  • Moderator Dirk Holz - Head of Origination and Business Development Private Capital, Royal Bank Of Canada
  • Panellists Michiel Kotting - Partner, Northzone
  • Alex Bangash - Founder & Chairman, Trusted Insight Inc
  • Olof Hernell - CDO, EQT Partners
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Where are the best opportunities for investors? What sectors/industries/jobs are most at risk? What does a future without the need for much human input look like? How do we design new approaches to learning and education so that workers have the resources to evolve alongside technology?

10:35 - 11:15 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Morning Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Morning Coffee
11:15 - 11:50 35 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
The S in ESG: making waves in every company
  • Moderator Maarten Biermans - Head of ESG Policy, Rabobank
  • Panellist Jeremy Lytle - Partner, IR, ECI Partners
  • Ignacio Sarria - Managing Director, New Mountain Capital
  • Adinah Shackleton - Head of ESG, Permira Advisers
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What value can be created or even destroyed through social impact in almost every company today? When it comes to employee recruitment and retention, health and safety and human rights, what best practices exist and what are the short and long term effects of making improvements on the ground?

11:15 - 11:40 25 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Keynote interview: Investing in uncertain credit markets
  • Mark Jenkins - Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group
  • Interviewed by Devin Banerjee - Private Equity Editor, Bloomberg
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  • The importance of portfolio construction in uncertain markets. What is the cost of market timing?
  • How to invest at a micro level while taking into account the macro environment 
  • What does this mean for private credit investors?
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Latest data on global capital flows
  • Oliver Senchal - Head of Real Estate Products, Preqin
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Latest data on the movement of global capital flows into real estate and the effect on regional real estate markets.

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Innovating the traditional capital sources in the PE market
  • Eliot Merrill - Managing Director & Co-Head, Carlyle Global Partners
  • Interviewed by Susan Long McAndrews - Partner, Pantheon
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11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
LP perspectives
  • Moderator Verena Kempe - Director, Private Equity, Feri Trust
  • Panellist Wendelin Thönes - Director, Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners
  • Marc Brugger - Managing Director , LFPE
  • Sven Berthold - Managing Director, Atrum Investment
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Examining the attraction of Germany for LPs: Strong middle market, ever increasing safe-haven status drawing firms looking for high performing portfolio companies and dependable returns

11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Time for a Mezzanine revival
  • Michael Ewald - Managing Director, Bain Capital Credit
  • Frédéric Nadal - Chairman, MV Credit
  • Interviewed by Sarah Syed - European Private Equity Correspondent, Bloomberg News
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11:50 - 12:50 60 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
How and when can ESG integration create value?
  • Case Study 1 Thomas Ludwig - Affiliate Partner, Lindsay Goldberg
  • Case Study 1 John Aiello - Partner, Lindsay Goldberg
  • Case Study 2 Frode Strand-Nielsen - Managing Partner, FSN Capital Partners
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How can strong ESG integration lead to an advantage in sourcing, a better exit multiple or even a smoother fundraise?

Two individual thirty-minute case studies demonstrating when ESG has led to real value.

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
The arrival of technology as a C-Suite issue for GPs and investors
  • Moderator Noor Sweid - Chief Investment Officer, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Panellists William Murphy - Senior Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer, Blackstone
  • Andrew Hampshire - Chief Technology Officer, Gresham House
  • Assunta Gaglione-Austin - Co-CTO, KKR
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12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
German Private Equity Summit
The Challenges of Deal Origination
  • Moderator Daniel Boege - Partner, Golding Capital Partners
  • Panellists Holger Kleingarn - Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
  • Hermann Dambach - Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Klaus Maurer - Partner, Silverfleet Capital
  • Ranjan Sen - Managing Partner, Advent International Germany
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How do successful GPs generate proprietary deal flow? Examining different strategies and the pros and cons of each. Is there another way?

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Update on different strategies & broader product offerings
  • Moderator Ian Milton - Senior Advisor, Arbour Partners
  • Panellists Edouard Guillet - Partner, IPF Partners
  • Grant Paul-Florence - Head of Intermediate Capital, Octopus
  • Jamie Ford - President of Credit & Public Equity, Vista Equity Partners
  • Ashok Parekh - Principal, Sustainable Growth Management
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What new products and strategies have been developed, which offer the most attractive risk-adjusted returns in the current competitive environment & why? How important is it to have a broad product offering and how can managers successfully differentiate themselves?

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Focus on REITs
  • Moderator Michael Cochran - Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
  • Panellists Fergus Horrobin - Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure, UBS
  • Jaap Tonckens - Chief Financial Officer, Unibail-Rodamco
  • Kari Pitkin - Co-Head, EMEA Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Assessing investor appetite for REITs: What are local regulations and incentives on REITs investment?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
LP innovation and transition
  • Moderator Andrew Sheiner - Managing Partner, Altas Partners
  • Panellists Jim Strang - Managing Director, Head of Europe, Hamilton Lane
  • Stephane Etroy - Executive Vice-President and Head of Private Equity, CDPQ
  • Simon Marc - Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, PSP Investments
  • David Jeffrey - Partner-Head of Europe, StepStone Group
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The trend towards longer term investing in PE

12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
LP perspectives on allocation to private debt
  • Moderator Hans-Jörg Baumann - Partner, Stepstone Global
  • Panellist Ari Jauho - Partner & Chairman, Certior Capital
  • Tod Trabocco - Global Head of Private Debt Research, Cambridge Associates
  • Marco Natoli - Head of Lower Mid-Market Northern, Eastern & Southern Europe, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund – EIF
  • Christoph Gort - Managing Partner, Siglo Capital Advisors
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How are investors building the capabilities and resources to maximise the effectiveness of their allocation to private debt? What criteria are they using to allocate appropriately and what credit strategies are most appealing?

12:45 - 13:55 70 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Networking Lunch Break ( Plus LP only Lunch)
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13:15-14:00  LP Only Lunch; LA Café

By Invite Only.

 Open to pre-registered LPs only; Limited to 20 participants.

12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
Real Estate Summit
Networking Lunch Break ( Plus LP only Lunch)
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13:15-14:00  LP Only Lunch; LA Café

By Invite Only.

 Open to pre-registered LPs only; Limited to 20 participants.

12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Networking Lunch Break ( Plus LP only Lunch)
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13:15-14:00  LP Only Lunch; LA Café

By Invite Only.

 Open to pre-registered LPs only; Limited to 20 participants.

13:00 - 14:30 90 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Networking Lunch Break ( Plus LP only Lunch)
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13:15-14:00  LP Only Lunch; LA Café

By Invite Only.

 Open to pre-registered LPs only; Limited to 20 participants.

13:10 - 14:05 55 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Networking Lunch Break ( Plus LP only Lunch)
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13:15-14:00  LP Only Lunch; LA Café

By Invite Only.

 Open to pre-registered LPs only; Limited to 20 participants.

13:55 - 14:00 5 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Afternoon Chair
  • Daniel Green - Managing Director, DB Private Equity
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14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Operational strengths in the German PE market:
  • Moderator Bjorn Waltmans - Vice President, Wilshire Associates
  • Panellists Dr Henrik Fastrich - Executive Board Member, Orlando Management
  • Andreas Bohn - Co-CEO & Managing Partner, SwanCap Partners
  • Karsten Eibes - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Beyond Capital Partners
  • Andreas Fendel - Managing Partner, Quadriga Capital
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Developing equity success based on operational value creation and digitisation initiatives as well as targeting sectors ripe for market consolidation.

14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
What LPs want: understanding the evolution of LP expectations
  • Moderator Katja Salovaara - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Panellists Adam Black - Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
  • Rob Barr - Partner, Pantheon
  • Camilla Axvi - Head of Private Equity, External Managers, AP2
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What is driving the need for ESG implementation from the LPs’ point of view? Is it a need for higher returns or for lower risk and avoiding disruption? Or is it part of laying a foundation of trust to ensure capital is being invested responsibly? How have LP expectations evolved over the past ten years and how do expectations vary dependant on the size and location of the LP?

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Threat or opportunity? Assessing the impact of disruptive technologies on real estate
  • Moderator Todd Eagle - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Panellists Zach Aarons - Co-Founder & Partner, MetaProp NYC
  • Mark Grinis - Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, EY
  • Philip Yau - Managing Director, GI Partners
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Examining the pace of technological advances in the real estate industry: How can they be used to gain competitive advantage? Leveraging technology to improve fund performance and greater transparency for LPs and GPS, to communicate more effectively and to identify new investment opportunities. (How to mitigate the growing threat of cyber risk?)

14:05 - 14:10 5 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Afternoon Chair
  • Chair Mark Jochims - Partner, BlueBay Asset Management
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14:10 - 14:40 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Into the mainstream? Sponsorless lending to SMEs
  • Moderator Richard von Gusovius - Partner, Campbell Lutyens
  • Panellists Sengal Selassie - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Brightwood Capital Advisors
  • Paul Shea - Co-Founder & Managing Partner , Beechbrook Capital
  • John C Harrison - Senior Managing Director, Harbet Management Corp
  • Andre Hakkak - Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, White Oak Global Advisors
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Examining the growth in direct corporate lending among investors. What are the benefits of “pure play” sponsorless lending funds for LPs, and how are US firms allowing LPs access in scale to the US lower middle market credit space?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
The effects of the disruptive consumer environment
  • Jean-Marc Jabre - Co-Founder, Capital D
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Examining the long-term effects of fast-moving disruptive forces altering the consumer and retail landscape driven by changes in consumer behaviour and accelerated by the adoption of new technologies

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Terms and conditions and LP reporting requirements: ever closer relations or more conflicts arising?
  • Moderator Cyril Demaria - Head of Private Markets, Wellershoff & Partners
  • Panellists Heiko Bensch - Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments, Talanx Asset Management
  • Daniel Schmidt - CEO, CEPRES – The Investment Decision Platform
  • Ralph Büchel - Senior Vice President, Unigestion
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Co-investment opportunities at times of high valuations, terms & conditions in a bullish market, new reporting requirement by LPs

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Real estate debt strategies: who is offering debt financing and on what terms?
  • Moderator Scott Stelzer - Head of CMBS Securities and Trading and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus
  • Panellists Mikko Syrjänen - Co-Head Real Assets, Man GPM
  • Ludo Mackenzie - Head of Commerical Property, Octopus
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How to successfully navigate the complexities of the debt market: What is the process of launching a debt platform, what do investors really want from a debt fund?

14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Should ESG due diligence form part of the standard due diligence or a stand alone as a separate process?
  • Moderator Graeme Ardus - Head of ESG, Triton Partners
  • Panellists Marc de Kloe - COO, Adamas Asset Management
  • Caroline Ruter - Head of Responsible Investing, Hg Capital
  • Greg Lindae - Senior Investment Officer, FMO
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Is there significant variety in the depth and quality of ESG due diligence? To what extent are some aspects covered by traditional due diligence and if so is there a risk that something will be missed? Should there be equal emphasis on E,S and G or does it depend on the company in question? When should you and when shouldn’t you outsource ESG due diligence?

14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
LPs on return expectations
  • Moderator James Newsome - Managing Partner, Arbour Partners
  • Panellists Matthias Unser - Founding Partner , Yielco Investments
  • Andrew Schardt - Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
  • Patrick Suchy - Director, Alternative Investments, HSBC Global Markets, Germany
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Why are investors continuing to increase allocations to private debt in their search for yield? What are their return expectations and are they favouring single lender or multi lender strategies?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
The changing face of investors in private equity
  • Moderator Catherine Lewis La Torre - Chief Executive Officer, British Business Investments
  • Panellists Rob Barr - Partner, Pantheon
  • David Wachter - Managing Director, W Capital Partners
  • Yann Robard - Managing Partner, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
  • Lawrence Calcano - CEO, iCapital Network
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Creative strategies for innovating your business model to appeal to new investor bases: Assessing innovation in private wealth, DC, super-long term fund structures, liquidity demands.

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Chinese Investment in DACH Region
  • Gian-Marc Widmer - Director, CITIC Securities
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Assessing the Trends and Challenges

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Real Estate Summit
Beyond fund performance
  • Moderator David Hodes - Managing Partner, Hodes Weill
  • Panellists Peter Stoll - Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Robert Rackind - Partner, Head of Real Estate, EQT Partners
  • Marc Mogull - Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Benson Elliot Capital Management
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How to set your firm apart from the crowd in an increasingly overcrowded market . Successfully differentiating your firm and communicating that difference, whilst understanding what really matters to investors

15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Disruptive technology and its potential to upend credit markets
  • Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula - Founder & CEO, Credimi
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An overview of future business trends predicted to upend global markets as we know them: What challenges and opportunities does disruptive technology provide for private debt investors?

15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Investing in Fintech companies – the opportunity for private equity
  • Tomasz Czechowicz - Managing Partner, MCI Capital
  • Interviewed by Annette Wilson - Partner, COO & Investor Relations, Finch Capital
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Investing in the global game-changers that are reinventing a diverse range of financial services markets and providing new fintech value for businesses across the globe.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 15:40 10 mins
Real Estate Summit
Chairman's closing remarks and End of Real Estate Summit
15:40 - 16:10 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Benchmarking the German Tech/VC scene in a European context
  • Moderator Bjorn Tremmerie - Equity Investments, Head Division ICT & BAI, European Investment Fund – EIF
  • Panellists Jan-Gisbert Schultze - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Acton Capital Partners
  • Kurt Müller - Co-founder and partner, Target Partners
  • Toni Stork - Founder and Managing Partner, OMMAX
  • Christian Meermann - Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures
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How is the VC ecosystem evolving in Germany and what does this mean for investors? What themes will deliver the most exciting returns over the next few years?

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Should ESG reports be made publicly available?
  • Moderator Natasha Buckley - Senior Manager, Private equity programme, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Panellists Silva Deželan - Director Sustainability, Robeco Private Equity
  • Marta Jankovic - Senior Sustainability Specialist & Head Of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management
  • Cristina David - Director, 21 Investimenti
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Should ESG reports only be made available to LPs, or also to the public? How transparent should GPs be about their ESG efforts?

16:10 - 16:40 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Perspectives on Senior Lending
  • Moderator Peter Schwanitz - Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors
  • Panellists Paul Johnson - Partner, EQT Credit
  • Tom Newberry - Partner, Head of Private Credit Funds and Senior Portfolio Manager, CVC Credit Partners
  • James Greenwood - CEO, Permira Debt Managers
  • Henry Wang - Partner, BC Partners
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Is now the right time to invest in senior private credit positions?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Beyond investment - disrupting the private equity model: how can the intelligent application of fintech improve the operational backbone and maximise the value of your business?
  • Moderator George Danner - President, Business Laboratory
  • Panellists Nils Rode - Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Investment Committee, Schroder Adveq Management
  • Roberto Bonanzinga - Co-Founder, InReach Ventures
  • Justin Chapman - Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust
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Exploring how technology disruption can offer private equity managers the chance to improve the profitability, focus and value of their own activities, and therefore the client experience. Streamlining due diligence, tax reporting, payments, risk monitoring, communications online and consolidating them across multiple investments.

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
DACH exit analysis and the outlook for 2018 – how does this compare to the rest of Europe?
  • Moderator Rodrigo Patiño - Vice President, DB Private Equity
  • Panellists Michael Petersen - Managing Partner, Cross Equity Partners
  • Nick Money-Kyrle - Founding Partner, Steadfast Capital
  • Thierry Wolff - Principal, European Investment Fund – EIF
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Overview of multiples across Europe versus the DACH region: what are the important factors to consider for an exit and what steps should be taken to ensure the best outcome? What are the preferred route for exits in the current market for GPs?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Which came first: the report or the question?
  • Chairwoman Cristina David - Director, 21 Investimenti
  • Discussion Leader David Jeffrey - Partner-Head of Europe, StepStone Group
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To what extent can GPs pre-empt LPs’ questions by ensuring ESG reports are thorough and relevant? If a GP doesn’t receive adequate feedback on the report who is to decide what is relevant? And how can reporting help companies to communicate their strategy and to attract investors?

16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Current appetite for co-investments in private debt
  • Moderator Ryan Flanders - Head of Private Debt Products, Preqin
  • Panellists Bill Sacher - Partner & Head of Private Credit Investments, Adams Street Partners
  • Luis Mayans - Head of Private Debt-Europe, CDPQ
  • Tod Trabocco - Global Head of Private Debt Research, Cambridge Associates
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Examining the attractiveness of using co investments in private debt for both LP and GPs: What are the risks of new structures and transactions?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Industry 4.0: Incorporating an assessment of a portfolio company’s core digital capabilities into the due diligence process
  • Moderator Marko Maschek - Partner & Co-Founder, Marondo Capital GmbH
  • Panellists Michael Brigl - Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Michael Schertler - Partner, Vice President, Bain & Company
  • Wolfram Beele - CEO & Managing Director, Flowcastings
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Offering hands-on management at an operational level to help portfolio companies develop comprehensive digital strategies and build necessary capabilities to create value and maximise returns by upgrading and expanding their product and service portfolios

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Investors' appetite for private equity direct and co-investments
  • Moderator Hans van Swaay - Partner, Lyrique Private Equity
  • Panellists Britta Lindhorst - Managing Director, Head of European Investments, HQ Capital
  • Torsten Krumm - Managing Director, HQ Equita
  • John Aiello - Partner, Lindsay Goldberg
  • Marcel Wilhelm - Member of the Board, Brockhaus Capital Management
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Discussing the rationale and importance of co-investing for LPs and GPs and how to strike the right balance between direct, secondary and fund commitments 

17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
End of the Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
17:00 - 19:00 120 mins
Real Estate Summit
Summit Networking Drinks Reception
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17:05 - 19:00 115 mins
Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit
Summit Networking Drinks Reception
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17:10 - 17:40 30 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Direct lending 2.0’ - opening up the whole SME universe to LPs
  • Moderator James Newsome - Managing Partner, Arbour Partners
  • Panellist Christoph Gort - Managing Partner, Siglo Capital Advisors
  • Thomas De Bourayne - President & CEO, credit.fr
  • Daniel Bartsch - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Creditshelf GmbH
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Assessing the advantages of market place lenders in comparison to sponsorless credit. When should LPs consider using these SME platforms and what benefits do they offer?

17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
End of Disruption & Innovation Summit
17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
German Private Equity Summit
End of German Summit Day
17:35 - 19:00 85 mins
Disruption & Innovation Summit
Summit Networking Drinks Reception
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17:35 - 19:00 85 mins
German Private Equity Summit
Summit Networking Drinks Reception
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17:40 - 17:45 5 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
End of Private Equity & Mezzanine Finance Summit
17:45 - 19:00 75 mins
Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Summit Networking Drinks Reception
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