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08:00 08:30 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Registration and morning coffee

08:30 08:40 (10 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Chairman's opening welcome

08:40 09:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Geopolitical disruption in an increasingly unpredictable world

Examining the raft of challenges and opportunities created by the new political and market dislocation we are facing globally. How will the future direction of US economic policy, ramifications of Trump’s curb on immigration, the reality of Brexit and the rise of populism and economic nationalism affect global commerce?

09:10 09:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Pushing investment boundaries through disruptive strategies

How will managers take advantage of market opportunity by launching and scaling the strategies of the future?

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

AI-driven automation: transforming the economy over the coming decades

  • How can investors benefit from the technology and knowledge advancement of AI?
  • 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?

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Industry 4.0. Incorporating an assessment of a portfolio company’s core digital capabilities into the due diligence process

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.

10:40 11:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

11:10 11:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Cyber security: what are the biggest blind spots to organisational security?

How can organisations protect themselves from the next generation of digital threats?  Leveraging cutting edge technology and proven security practices to provide targeted protection and global insights into the world of cyber threats.

11:40 12:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

What technology and process advancements will create the greatest disruption over the course of the next 5 years?

Identifying the industries & technologies best positioned for disruption & understanding what those disruptive forces will look like through the eyes of the investor community

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

The arrival of technology as a C-Suite issue for GPs and investors

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

LP innovation and transition

From patient capital to shadow capital and beyond: how will LP competition in direct and secondary investments affect market dynamics?

13:10 14:10 (60 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Lunch and networking break

14:10 14:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

The changing face of investors in private equity: 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.

14:40 15:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Investing in Fintech companies – the opportunity for private equity

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.

15:10 15:40 (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?

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.

15:40 16:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:10 16:40 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

How technology is transforming financial services

Examining opportunities from Robo-advice, payment systems

16:40 17:10 (30 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Assessing the rapid expansion of corporate venture capital

How is it evolving and expanding and what are the multiple business benefits?

17:10 18:10 (60 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

17:40 17:40 (0 mins)

Disruption & Innovation Summit

End of Disruption & Innovation Summit

08:15 08:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Registration and morning coffee

08:45 08:50 (5 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Chairman's opening welcome

08:50 09:20 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Outlook for 2018: where is the smart money heading?

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?

09:20 09:45 (25 mins)

Real Estate Summit

How are developed markets adjusting to recent political events and which now offer the best value?

Predicting the outcome of protectionism on outbound capital flow and examining the effect of the Brexit vote on London dominance: how can investors successfully navigate a fractured European real estate landscape and deal with the differences in jurisdictions? Is the UK still an attractive destination for capital – or is it shifting to a currency play/distressed opportunity?

09:45 10:15 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

What role does real estate play in a diversified investment portfolio?

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?

10:15 10:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Threat or opportunity? Assessing the impact of disruptive technologies on real estate

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?)

10:45 11:15 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

11:15 11:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Latest data on global capital flows

Latest data on the movement of global capital flows into real estate and the effect on regional real estate markets.

12:15 12:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Focus on REITs: assessing investor appetite for REITs

What are local regulations and incentives on REITs investment?

12:45 13:45 (60 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Lunch and networking break

13:45 14:15 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Real estate debt strategies: who is offering debt financing and on what terms?

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?

14:15 14:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Assessing optimum investment models

Sole direct investment versus co investment versus passive investment: Which structure works for which investor and what are the different skill sets required for each? Examining the pros and cons of the growing trend to pool resources via syndicate investment platforms

14:45 15:15 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Examining the state of the US real estate market

How is the Trump administration affecting the market, are the rising interest rates having a material impact, what are liquidity conditions like and which sectors are the easiest to finance?

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Beyond fund performance: 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

16:15 16:45 (30 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Sector focus: residential, hospitality, commercial

Which sector offers the highest returns going forward and what different skill sets are required for each?

16:45 16:45 (0 mins)

Real Estate Summit

End of Real Estate Summt

17:10 18:40 (90 mins)

Real Estate Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:30 09:10 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Registration and welcome coffee

09:10 09:15 (5 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Chairman's opening welcome

09:15 09:50 (35 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Global state of ESG: understanding private equity's role

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?

09:50 10:10 (20 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Keynote address

10:10 10:45 (35 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

The underlying question: how do you genuinely integrate ESG into a private equity strategy?

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?

10:45 11:15 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

11:15 11:50 (35 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

The S in ESG: making waves in every company

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?

11:50 12:30 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

What LPs want: understanding the evolution of LP expectations

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?

12:30 14:00 (90 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Lunch and networking break

14:00 14:40 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

How and when can ESG integration create value?

How can strong ESG integration lead to an advantage in sourcing, a better exit multiple or even a smoother fundraise?

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

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?

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?

15:20 16:00 (40 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

The 2018 debate: should ESG reports be made publicly available?

Should reports be sent to all investors or just those that are asking the questions? Do you take it a step further and make such reports publicly available?

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Which came first: the report or the question?

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?

17:00 17:00 (0 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

End of the Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

17:10 18:40 (90 mins)

Integrating ESG Into Private Equity Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:40 09:10 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Registration and welcome coffee

09:10 09:15 (5 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Chairman's opening welcome

09:15 10:00 (45 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Geopolitical overview: macro-economic & geo-political outlook

Outlining risks & challenges for the German economy

  

10:00 10:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Germany: the new private equity hub of Europe?

Will Germany be the number one investment destination within Europe for PE going forward? Remaining stable in the face of market turmoil and delivering returns in a low growth market

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Morning coffee & networking break

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Private equity in Germany in 2030

Predicting the effect of technology and artificial intelligence, demographics and migration on investment strategies

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Digitalisation: how do you become a digital leader?

Creating value through enhancing your digitalisation: Why is it so difficult for organisations to evolve into the digital era and what strategies are the most effective? How will the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018 impact companies and portfolios?

12:00 12:45 (45 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

LP perspectives: 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

12:45 14:00 (75 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Lunch and networking break

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Operational strengths in the German PE market:

Developing equity success based on operational value creation and digitisation initiatives as well as targeting sectors ripe for market consolidation.

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Benchmarking the German Tech/VC scene in a European context

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?

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Afternoon tea and networking break

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Regulatory challenges for German GPs & LPs

ESUG and the upcoming pre-insolvency procedure: what are the positives & negatives?

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

DACH exit analysis and the outlook for 2018 – how does this compare to the rest of Europe?

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)

German Private Equity Summit

Fund structures: funds appetite for private equity direct and co-investments

Discussing the importance of co-investing to build and strengthen LP/GP relationships and how to strike the right balance between direct, secondary and fund commitments.

17:00 17:00 (0 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

End of German Summit Day

17:10 18:40 (90 mins)

German Private Equity Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception

08:45 08:50 (5 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Chairman's opening welcome

08:50 09:20 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Macro overview of the global economy

Predicting the effect of recent global economic & political turbulence on financial markets. What effect will the new US administration reforms have on lending, banks and private debt strategies? To what extent will cross border opportunities be impeded by a shift away from globalisation? What will a post Brexit private debt market look like?

09:20 09:45 (25 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Perspectives on private debt

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)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Good times are bad times: where are we in the lending cycle?

What does the market look like today in terms of competition? What strategies are managers using to successfully deploy the $200 billion 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?

10:15 10:45 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Evolution of the credit markets: where is the opportunity?

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?

10:45 11:15 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Morning coffee and networking break

11:15 11:40 (25 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Keynote address

11:40 12:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Update on different strategies & broader product offerings

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?

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

LP perspectives on allocation to private debt

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?

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Into the mainstream? Sponsorless lending to SMEs

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?

13:10 14:10 (60 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Lunch and networking break

14:10 14:10 (0 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Afternoon chairman

14:10 14:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

LPs on return expectations

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?

14:40 15:40 (60 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Current appetite for co-investments in private debt

Examining the attractiveness of using co investments in private debt for both LP and GPs: What are the risks?

15:10 15:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Disruptive technology and its potential to upend credit markets

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?

15:40 16:40 (60 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:10 16:40 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Is there a place for industry specialists in private debt?

Assessing the increasingly diverse range of specialist opportunities available from senior to pe-style & the pros & cons of each

16:40 17:10 (30 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Direct lending 2.0’ - opening up the whole SME universe to LPs

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?

17:10 17:10 (0 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

End of Private Equity & Mezzanine Finance Summit

17:10 18:40 (90 mins)

Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit

Summit Networking Drinks Reception