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07:30 - 08:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Showing of Streams
10:35 - 11:00

Morning Coffee and Networking Break

Showing of Streams
13:20 - 14:25

Lunch, Networking Break & Quick Fire Showcase

14.00 – 14.30: Delegate quickfire showcase: emerging managers 

  • Host By: Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors
  • LP Judges: Mark C. Boyle, Independent Senior Advisor
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
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Showing of Streams
16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

Showing of Streams
17:30 - 17:35
End of Conference Day 1

End of Conference Day 1

17:35 - 19:00

Evening Networking Cocktail Party

Entry strictly restricted to SuperReturn conference badge holders only

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07:30 - 08:00 30 mins
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:00 - 08:05 5 mins
Day 1
Chairman's opening welcome
  • George R Anson - Senior Advisor, HarbourVest Partners
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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
Engaged Conversations
Engaged conversations
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All engaged conversations take place in Bellevue 

Running alongside the main conference

Public and private small-group facilitated discussions.

First come first served , Spaces are limited

08:05 - 08:45 40 mins
Day 1
Macro economic overview: Chinese debt and macroeconomic reforms
  • Michael Pettis - Professor of Finance, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
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What are the implications for global balance of payments and capital flows?

08:45 - 09:15 30 mins
Day 1
Fireside Chat: Geopolitical Challenges
  • Dan Quayle - 44th Vice President of the United States, Chairman, Cerberus
  • Interviewed by Henny Sender - Chief Correspondent, International Finance , Financial Times
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Successfully navigating the changing dynamics of the global private equity landscape

09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Engaged Conversations
Engaged conversation with Michael Pettis
  • Michael Pettis - Professor of Finance, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
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Chatham House Rules applies, No press

09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
Day 1
State Of The Union: How is private equity best positioned to take tactical advantage of market dislocation?
  • Moderator Devin Banerjee - Private Equity Editor, Bloomberg
  • Panellists Gabriel Caillaux - Managing Director and Co-Head of EMEA, General Atlantic
  • Glenn R August - Founder & CEO , Oak Hill Advisors
  • Kipp deVeer - Partner, Global Head of Credit, Ares Management LLC
  • Ben Langworthy - Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge
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We are clearly in a prolonged business cycle—with asset prices and “dry powder” at or near all-time highs—simultaneously geopolitical volatility & economic concerns remain or are even increasing.  So where are the opportunities among the alternative asset classes to generate quality risk-adjusted returns and what should prudent investors be wary of?

09:40 - 10:35 55 mins
Engaged Conversations
Spotlight on regulation
  • Hosted By Tim Hames - Director General , BVCA
  • Dörte Höppner - COO Riverside Europe, The Riverside Company
  • Michael Collins - Chief Executive, Invest Europe
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Come along for an informative discussion & update.

Chatham House Rule applies, No press

09:45 - 10:10 25 mins
Day 1
Keynote Interview
  • Johannes Huth - Member & Head of KKR EMEA, KKR
  • Interviewed by Daniel Schäfer - Finance Editor, Handelsblatt
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10:10 - 10:35 25 mins
Day 1
Keynote
10:35 - 11:00 25 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 - 11:25 25 mins
Day 1
Navigating Markets: Maintaining Financial Discipline in a High Priced Environment
  • Leon Black - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Co-Founder, Apollo Global Management
  • Interviewed by Jake Elmhirst - Head of Private Markets, UBS Investment Bank
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11:25 - 11:55 30 mins
Day 1
Changing LP/GP dynamics in private equity
  • Moderator Philipp Patschkowski - Principal, Neuberger Berman
  • Panellists Michael Lindauer - Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners GmbH
  • Thomas McComb - Portfolio Manager, JP Morgan
  • Eric-Jan Vink - Head of Private Equity, PGGM investments
  • Robert Coke - Head of Absolute Return & Buyout Investments, The Wellcome Trust
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How is LP competition in direct, co-investments and secondary investments affecting market dynamics? How are GPs innovating in private wealth, DC, super-long term fund structures, and liquidity demands to appeal to more discerning investor bases?

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Engaged Conversations
Engaged conversation
  • Glenn R August - Founder & CEO , Oak Hill Advisors
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Chatham House Rules applies, No Press

11:55 - 12:20 25 mins
Day 1
Fireside chat: what are the hot-button issues affecting private equity today & into the future?
  • Prakash Melwani - Senior Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Blackstone
  • Interviewed by Jim Strang - Managing Director, Head of Europe, Hamilton Lane
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12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Engaged Conversations
Distressed and Opportunistic Credit Investing Briefing
  • Hosted By George Hicks - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Värde Partners
  • Kathleen Jacobs - Chief Investment Officer, New York University
  • Ilfryn Carstairs - Partner & Co-CIO, Värde Partners
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By invitation only

12:20 - 12:45 25 mins
Day 1
Real Assets Approach to Private Equity Investing
  • Bruce Flatt - Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield
  • Interviewed by Miriam Gottfried - Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
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12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Day 1
The evolution of the PE industry: What does the future look like?
  • Moderator Michael Halford - Partner, Goodwin
  • Panellists Kathleen Bacon - Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners
  • Michael Siefke - Managing Director, Bain Capital
  • Rob Lucas - Managing Partner, CVC
  • Conni Jonsson - Chairman, EQT Partners
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How are funds innovating and finding ways to remain competitive and relevant when faced with dry powder at record highs, valuations pushed sky high by excess demand for deals, increased regulatory pressure and investor scrutiny and competition?

12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Engaged Conversations
LP only session
  • Hosted By: Robert Coke - Head of Absolute Return & Buyout Investments, The Wellcome Trust
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By invitation only Limited to 30 participants

All LPs welcome by prior invitation only  - come along to this closed door, no press discussion on LP focused isssues and share your own experiences with other LPs

13:20 - 14:25 65 mins
Lunch, Networking Break & Quick Fire Showcase
  • Host By: Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors
  • LP Judges: Mark C. Boyle, Independent Senior Advisor
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
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14.00 – 14.30: Delegate quickfire showcase: emerging managers 

14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
A Mid Market Focus
Afternoon Chair
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
B Geo Focus
Afternoon Chair
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
C Update On Secondaries
Afternoon Chair
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
D Value add, volatility and the PE cycle
Afternoon Chair
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
E Investor Outlook
Afternoon Chair
  • J.P Harrop - Group Head of Sales & Founding Partner, Augentius
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14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
A Mid Market Focus
Topic & Speaker TBC
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
B Geo Focus
Topic & Speaker TBC
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
C Update On Secondaries
What does 2018 hold in store?
  • Bernhard Engelien - Managing Director , Greenhill Cogent
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Latest data on pricing, fundraising and current value for deal activity

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
D Value add, volatility and the PE cycle
How do you genuinely add value to a portfolio company?
  • Moderator Diana Meyel - Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Cipio Partners
  • Panellists Matthias Wilcken - Partner, Gilde Buy Out Partners
  • Kristoffer Melinder - Managing Partner, Nordic Capital
  • Rahul Sawhney - Senior Managing Director, Z Capital Group
  • Rob Heyvaert - Founding Partner, Motive Partners
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Delivering stellar returns by bolstering operational strength to get the best out of your business. Examining specific changes and initiatives undertaken and providing tangible evidence of how these initiatives have created value and genuinely transformed a business

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
E Investor Outlook
Key issues and opportunities for global investors
  • Ian Charles - Partner, Landmark Partners
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How the macro environment is shaping the private equity landscape

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
A Mid Market Focus
Mid-market: still Europe’s engine room?
  • Moderator Maximilian Brönner - Managing Partner, LGT Capital Partners Ltd
  • Panellists Daniel Flaig - Partner, Capvis Equity Partners
  • Simon Turner - Managing Partner, Inflexion Private Equity
  • Søren Johansen - Partner, Altor Equity Partners
  • Stefano Bonfiglio - Founder, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Chair, Stirling Square Capital Partners
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Examining the effect of Brexit, record high levels of pricing, stiff competition and falling deal volume: Is there still potential for higher returns and if so, where?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
B Geo Focus
Where are the best investment opportunities in volatile times?
  • Moderator Martin Vogel - CEO, MDO Management Company
  • Panellists Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Vivina Berla - Founder & CEO, Vimine Holding
  • Anatoly Chubais - CEO, Rusnano Management Company LLC
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Where can outsized returns be found in emerging markets? What sectors, opportunity sets, exit expectations & growth drivers present the best investment opportunities & why?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
C Update On Secondaries
Market Dynamics
  • Philip Tsai - MD, Global Head of Secondary Market Advisory , UBS Investment Bank
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Secondary Market Dynamics Today

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
D Value add, volatility and the PE cycle
Passporting, trade and talent: What are the implications of a “hard” Brexit for PE?
  • Moderator Sarah Syed - European Private Equity Correspondent, Bloomberg News
  • Panellist David Ewing - Managing Partner, ECI Partners
  • Michael Collins - Chief Executive, Invest Europe
  • John O'Sullivan - Co-Head and Investment Committee Member, Beechbrook Capital
  • Edmund Truell - Executive Chairman, Disruptive Capital
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How will business structures change in a post-Brexit world?

How will new trade barriers affect  investments, what are the implications for regulation, deal flow, fundraising and fund domicile? Can PE continue to deliver outperformance in a more complex post-Brexit world?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
E Investor Outlook
Tracking the evolution of private equity leaders
  • Panellists Brian Conway - Chairman and Managing Partner, TA Associates
  • Johannes Huth - Member & Head of KKR EMEA, KKR
  • Andrew Sillitoe - Co-CEO, APAX Partners
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Three of the oldest global firms discuss the evolution of their firm’s strategies and organisations

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
A Mid Market Focus
What Is The Current LP Appetite For Mid Market Deals?
  • Moderator Jobst Klemme - Director, Abbott Capital Management
  • Panellists Jean-Francois Le Ruyet - Partner, Quilvest Private Equity
  • Eric Marchard - Principal, Unigestion
  • Kaarina Suikkonen - Managing Partner, Apaja Advisory
  • Elena Loteva - Senior Advisor, MAC Asset Management
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What factors do LPs take into account during their selection process,  what niche strategies are most appealing and what metrics do LPs use when evaluating performance? What can mid market GPs do to attract their interest?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
B Geo Focus
Opportunties in Asia
  • Moderator Raj Ganguly - Co-Founder & General Partner, B Capital Group
  • Panellists Kuo-Yi Lim - Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Xiaoning Wu - Managing Director, Hillhouse Capital
  • Gian-Marc Widmer - Director, CITIC Securities
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How are global and local geopolitical events shaping the investment strategies of smart investors across the continent? Comparing fund returns and operating metrics and pinpointing the compelling Asian growth stories

 

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
C Update On Secondaries
Pushing innovation and creativity in generating returns
  • Moderator Daniel Schäfer - Finance Editor, Handelsblatt
  • Panellists Benoît Verbrugghe - Member of Executive Committee & Head of Ardian US, Ardian
  • Matt Jones - Partner, Global Secondaries Investment Team, Pantheon
  • Lea Lazaric Calvert - Managing Director (Head of PCA Europe), Evercore
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How will secondaries managers actively source deals and generate appropriate returns? Where will the quality deals come from? How are funds differentiating themselves?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
D Value add, volatility and the PE cycle
Private equity's changing purpose
  • Moderator Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors
  • Panelists Martin Calderbank - Managing Partner, Agilitas
  • Rainer Ender - Head of Investment Management, Schroder Adveq
  • Arnaud Lipkowicz - Managing Director - Partner, GCM Grosvenor
  • Richard Daw - Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Equity
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Seeking returns across the cycle

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
E Investor Outlook
What questions are LPs asking?
  • Moderator Graves Tompkins - Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Partnering, General Atlantic
  • Panellists Katja Salovaara - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Sweta Chattopadhyay - Senior Investment Manager, RPMI
  • Camilla Axvi - Head of Private Equity, External Managers, AP2
  • Daniel Winther - Investment Director, Skandia Life
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What are LPs discussing today, what are their major concerns, where are they putting their distributions to work and why?

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
A Mid Market Focus
Mid market fund performance
  • Moderator Mark O'Hare - Chief Executive Officer, Preqin
  • Panellists Susanne von Gültlingen - Investment Partner, Head of Private Equity Asset Management, Siemens Venture Capital
  • Wol Kolade - Managing Partner, Livingbridge
  • Christine Panier - Head of Lower Mid-Market - Western Europe, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund – EIF
  • Arnaud Garel-Galais - Business Development Director, Caceis
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Analysing mid market fund performance: Does  geo, size and sector make a dfference and why?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
B Geo Focus
LPs On Emerging Markets
  • Moderator Holger Rossbach - Senior Director, Private Investments Research, Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Anne Fossemalle - Head of Private Equity Practice, EBRD
  • Tilman W. Kruse - Director Corporates & Funds Europe / Middle East / Central Asia, DEG
  • Reyaz Ahmad - Head, Global Emerging Markets Fund of Funds, IFC Asset Management Company
  • Henry Gindt - Special Assistant & Advisor, OPIC
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Where are LPs planning to increase their commitments, which factors have the most influence on LP investment decisions and why?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
C Update On Secondaries
Developments in fund restructuring
  • Moderator Lawrence Thuet - Vice Chairman, Park Hill Group
  • Panellists Joaquín Alexandre Ruiz Tarré - Head - EIF Discretionary Portfolio, European Investment Fund – EIF
  • Andrew Hawkins - Head of Private Equity Solutions, ICG
  • Mercedes Fernandez Elias - Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Tristram Perkins - Co-Head of Secondary Private Equity & Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
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Examining the latest trends in GP-led fund restructuring: To what extent has the trend for GP led liquidity solutions been the answer for investors’ new liquidity needs?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
D Distressed and special situations
Distressed debt: where are we in the cycle?
  • Moderator David Abrams - Senior Managing Director, Cerberus
  • Panellists Robert Ruberton - Partner, Head of Global Illiquid Opportunistic Credit, Apollo Global Management
  • Dominic Slade - Managing Partner , Alchemy Partners
  • Jordon Kruse - Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Alon Avner - Managing Director, Bain Capital Credit
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Is now the time to invest in distressed debt? What are predicted return expectations given current market volatility?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
E Investor Outlook
How to get lucky in private equity
  • Moderator Andrew Ware - Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Keyhaven Capital Partners
  • Panellists Mr Joe Giannamore - CEO & CIO, AnaCap
  • Crevan O'Grady - Partner, Volpi Capital
  • João Coelho-Borges - Partner, Magnum Partners
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Underpinning proven returns by the execution of an investment thesis

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
A Mid Market Focus
Exit activity in the mid market
  • Moderator Silvina Aldeco-Martinez - Managing Director, S&P Global
  • Panellists Edward Eyerman - Managing Director, Head of European Leveraged Finance, Fitch Ratings
  • Terry Mullen - Co-Founder and Partner, Arsenal Capital
  • Vincent Briancon - Partner, LBO France
  • Axel Kalinowski - Head of Central,Southern & Eastern Europe, London Stock Exchange
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Evaluating the multiple exit routes in the mid market: trade sales, secondary & IPO activity & maximising value whatever your route to realisation

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
B Geo Focus
Outlook for Africa
  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • David Donahue - Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partner
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17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
D Distressed and special situations
Turnarounds & special situations
  • Moderator Dante Leone - Managing Partner, CP-DL
  • Panellists Henry Jackson - Chief Executive, OpCapita
  • Scott Graves - Partner, Head of Distressed, Co-Head of North American Private Equity, Ares Management LLC
  • Cyril Tergiman - Partner, EQT Credit
  • Martin Gruschka - Managing Member, Springwater Capital
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Examining the growing trend to include turnaround investments as part of a wider investment strategy: Where do the best opportunities lie for 2018?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
E Investor Outlook
The trend towards customisation
  • Moderator Miriam Schmitter - Managing Director, Commonfund UK Ltd
  • Panellists Warren Tye - Investment Officer, Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
  • Christian Wiehenkamp - Chief Investment Officer, Perpetual Investors GmbH
  • Warren Hibbert - Managing Partner, Asante Capital Group
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Forging new deals & flexible terms: how successfully are GPs innovating to address LP needs via alternative structures & customised partnerships?

17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
End of Conference Day 1
17:35 - 19:00 85 mins
Evening Networking Cocktail Party
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