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Andrea Auerbach

Are private equity returns doomed?

Cambridge Associates

Molly Bloom

Guest speaker: keynote address

“Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World”

Virginie Morgon

Keynote address: Let’s imagine a new model for private equity

Eurazeo

Feb 28
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08:00 - 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

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11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee and networking break

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Showing of Streams
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch break

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16:00 - 16:25

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

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18:00 - 18:05
End of Main Conference Day 2

End of Main Conference Day 2

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18:05 - 20:00

Evening networking reception – Beer & Sausage Party

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08:00 - 08:30 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30 - 08:40 10 mins
Day 2
Chair’s welcome address
  • Chair Kevin Kuryla - Managing Director, UBS
08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
Info
Day 2
Impact investing
  • Moderator Amit Bouri - CEO, Global Impact Investing Network
  • Panellists John Gummer - Founder, Sancroft

Impact investing – top of the list for LPs?  How investors can take a direct approach to social and environmental problems and be a part of the solution

09:10 - 09:35 25 mins
Info
Day 2
Electronic polling session
  • Moderator Henny Sender - Chief Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Panellists Mark Redman - Global Head of Private Equity, OMERS

Latest on the effects of political risk; trade wars and their impact on the global economy, update on the way technology is disrupting the industry. Should GPs and LPs be investing more in their own infrastructure to better harvest and analyse data on a fund? What are the challenges of co-investing,special accounts & the divergence in the returns that LPs will earn from private equity?


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09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
Info
Engaged Conversations
SuperReturn boardroom: LP only session

By invitation only, Limited to 20 participants

The Chatham House Rule applies 

No Press

09:35 - 10:05 30 mins
Day 2
Keynote Interview
  • Robert Smith - Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Vista Equity Partners
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Info
Engaged Conversations
SuperReturn boardroom

Engaged conversation:

The Chatham House Rule applies 

No press

10:05 - 10:30 25 mins
Day 2
Are private equity returns doomed?
  • Andrea Auerbach - Managing Director and Head of Global Private Investment Research, Cambridge Associates
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Info
Day 2
Keynote panel: portfolio construction and value creation in an overheated market
  • Moderator Andrea Auerbach - Managing Director and Head of Global Private Investment Research, Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Pamela Hendrickson - COO & Vice Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, The Riverside Company
  • Eva Halvarsson - CEO, AP Fonden 2
  • Jennifer Dunstan - Partner, Head of Fund Investor Relations , 3i
  • Eileen Burbidge - Partner, Passion Capital

Private equity’s future challenge of how to access capital from LPs given the growing complaints surrounding fees and performance

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
Day 2
Guest speaker: keynote address
  • Molly Bloom - Poker entrepreneur and author, “Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World”
12:10 - 12:35 25 mins
Day 2
Off the record: investment strategies in uncertain times
  • Interviewee Matthew Holt - Managing Director, New Mountain Capital
  • Interviewer Jake Elmhirst - Head of Private Markets, UBS
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Info
Engaged Conversations
SuperReturn boardroom

Closed door Q&A 

The Chatham House Rule applies

No press

12:35 - 13:00 25 mins
Day 2
Keynote interview: Navigating the cycle as an all-weather investor, what’s next?
  • Jeff Aronson - Co-Founder, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners
  • Interviewed by Henny Sender - Chief Correspondent, Financial Times
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch break
14:00 - 14:05 5 mins
Day 2
Afternoon plenary chairman
  • Chair Marc Wursdorfer - Managing Director, EMEA Head of Private Funds Group, UBS Investment Bank
14:05 - 14:30 25 mins
Day 2
Keynote address: Let’s imagine a new model for private equity
  • Virginie Morgon - CEO, Eurazeo
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Day 2
New leadership, new horizons
  • Glenn Youngkin - Co-Chief Executive Officer and a member of Carlyle’s Board of Directors, The Carlyle Group
  • Kewsong Lee - Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group
  • Interviewed by Jason Kelly - Executive Editor & New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
  • How should the global alternative asset managers lead the way in leadership transition? 
  • How do new CEOs view the future and how will things be different under their tenure? 
  • How will the new generation of leaders re-examine their firms’ operating model, investment approach, career paths, incentives, and critical skill sets?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Day 2
How is the European mid-market innovating in an increasingly competitive market?
  • Moderator Jim Strang - Managing Director & Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane
  • Panellists Frode Strand-Nielsen - Managing Partner, FSN Capital Partners
  • Eric Bismuth - Founder & President, Montefiore
  • Íñigo Sánchez-Asiaín - Founding Partner, Portobello Capital
  • Matthew Brockman - Managing Partner, Hg

To what extent is the European mid-market private equity still combining top-down stock selection and bottom-up business improvement to generate growth and provide consistent, risk-adjusted returns? Where and how are leading  mid market managers investing to ensure future returns are protected?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Day 2
Emerging markets: the next frontier for investors?
  • Moderator Mounir Guen - CEO, MVision
  • Panellists Seymur Tari - CEO , Turkven Private Equity
  • Rainer Ender - Head of Investment Management, Schroder Adveq

Private equity and technology in emerging markets: what does deal flow, competition and return potential look like for the different strategies active in emerging markets private equity today and how should GPs approach LPs across different markets?

16:00 - 16:25 25 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
16:25 - 16:30 5 mins
Stream A: Fundraising
Chair's opening remarks
16:25 - 16:30 5 mins
Stream B : Impact Investing
Chair’s opening remarks
16:25 - 16:30 5 mins
Stream C: Co-Investments
Chair’s opening remarks
16:25 - 16:30 5 mins
Stream D: VC/Growth/Global Startups
Chair’s opening remarks
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Stream A: Fundraising
Europe surpasses the US in PE fundraising in 2018
  • Oliver Gottschalg - Professor of Strategy Department, HEC Paris & Head of Research, PERACS

Where is the cash going?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Stream B : Impact Investing
Innovative strategies in private equity
  • Moderator Dante Leone - Managing Partner, CP-DL
  • Panellists Tom Naughton - CEO and Director of Investor Relations, New Energy Capital Partners
  • Ben Belldegrun - Managing Partner, Pontifax AgTech
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Stream C: Co-Investments
How has co-investing changed?
  • Moderator James Almond - Partner, Duke Street
  • Panellists Raja Hussain - Member, BlackRock Private Equity Partners
  • Arnaud Lipkowicz - Managing Director - Partner, GCM Grosvenor
  • Elias Korosis - Partner, Hermes GPE
  • Nils Rode - Chief Investment Officer, Schroder Adveq

Looking back over the past 10 years: 

  • To what extent do co-investments outperform fund investments?
  •  How can investors can better navigate this increasing complex and crowded landscape?
  • How has the industry progressed and how well -prepared are co-investment partners for a downturn?
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Stream D: VC/Growth/Global Startups
Growth equity today
  • Panellists Roni Elchahal - Managing Director, General Atlantic
  • Maurizio Tamagnini - CEO, FSI
  • Julian Riedlbauer - Partner, GP Bullhound

Global growth investing & creative origination in today’s market: 

  • Where do opportunities lie?
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Stream A: Fundraising
Managing LP/GP relationships in the new efficient fundraising environment
  • Moderator Jason Glover - Managing Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Panellists Teck Loon Goh - Head of Investor Relations, GGV Capital
  • Daniel Winther - Head of Private Equity & Infrastructure, Skandia Life
  • Mark Harford - Partner, Vitruvian Partners
  • To what extent is fund size expansion by managers an increasing risk consideration for LPs?  
  • How are GPs of oversubscribed funds  preserving long-term relationship with their LPs? 
  • What makes a fund marketable to LPs and how have successful GPs achieved their outstanding fundraisings?
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Stream B : Impact Investing
Specialized private equity strategies
  • Moderator Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors
  • Panellists Scott Spielvogel - Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners
  • Richard Clarke-Jervoise - Partner, Stonehage Fleming Investment Management Limited
  • Terrence Tehranian - Partner , Pioneer Point Partners

Incumbent generalist growth equity and buyout funds have experienced increased competition from younger, sector-specialized funds over the past decade. 

  • What is causing this specialization? 
  • What are the benefits of being sector specialized, and how can the risks be mitigated?
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Stream C: Co-Investments
LP appetite and approach to co-investing
  • Moderator David Jeffrey - Partner, StepStone Group
  • Panellists Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech Univeristy System - Office of Investments
  • Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Florian Kreitmeier - Managing Partner & Co-CEO, SwanCap Partners
  • Théodore Economou - Chief Investment Officer, Lombard Ordier

How direct should LP involvement be in co-investing?. What are the different ways investors do co-investments?  How successful are LPs at building cornerstone partnerships? What are the risks inherent in a co-investment programme and how are these best managed?

17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
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Stream D: VC/Growth/Global Startups
Exits and valuations impacted by internationalisation of startups and corporate investors
  • Martin Haemmig - Adjunct Professor, CeTIM & GLORAD
  • How is the market maturing?
  • Who are the next generation transforming European VC?
  • What are the challenges ahead ?
17:15 - 18:00 45 mins
Stream D: VC/Growth/Global Startups
Performance impact of global startups and corporate investors
  • Moderator Martin Haemmig - Adjunct Professor, CeTIM & GLORAD
  • Panellists Eric Buatois - General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures
  • Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar - President, Axon Partners Group
  • Dominique Mégret - Head, Swisscom Ventures
  • Rafaèle Tordjman - Founder & CEO, Jeito
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
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Stream A: Fundraising
How sustainable is this record-breaking era of fundraising?
  • Moderator Javier Espinoza - Private Capital Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Panellists Luke Finch - Head of Client Services, Hg

Excess number of funds in the market and compressed fundraising timelines mean its getting difficult for investors to do anything but re- up:

  • How easy is it to maintain the discipline of saying no if there are concerns?  
  • How do LPs looking for a new relationship get a foot in the door? 
  • How are LPs allocating resources and capital to generate the best returns?
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
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Stream B : Impact Investing
Impact investing
  • Moderator Peter Flynn - Director, Candela Capital
  • Panellists Maggie Loo - Partner, Business Development, Bridges Fund Management
  • Pekka Mäki - Managing Partner, 3TS Capital
  • Justyna Jonska - Investment Manager, Railpen
  • Beth Houghton - Partner – Head of Palatine Impact Fund, Palatine Private Equity

A PE commercial return and help save the world!

17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
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Stream C: Co-Investments
Closed door session on co-investments
  • Panellists Oliver Schumann - Managing Director, Capital Dynamics
  • How are increasingly sophisticated LPs building and managing their co-investment programmes and how do different approaches compare?
  • What are LP views on taking board seats, influencing portfolio companies and risk mitigation?
  • How do the challenges and pitfalls presented to an investor vary depending on the different pipes that source the deal?
  • Opaque fee structures: where are the potential misalignment of interests?
  • What of under-performance and adverse selection?
18:00 - 18:05 5 mins
End of Main Conference Day 2
18:05 - 20:00 115 mins
Evening networking reception – Beer & Sausage Party