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08:00 08:20 (20 mins)

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Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:30 08:40 (10 mins)

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Chairman's Welcome Address

  • James Moore - Managing Director, Global Co-Head, Private Funds Group, London , UBS Investment Bank

08:40 09:10 (30 mins)

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Is Your Data Secure?

How Can Organisations Stay One Step Ahead Of The Risks Presented By Ongoing Advances In Cyber Threats? 

As a former ethical hacker with two decades of experience in the Information Security industry, Jason Hart has used his knowledge and expertise to create technologies that ensure organisations stay one step ahead of advances in cyber threats, and he has raised the profile of Information Security risks and solutions.

  • Jason Hart - Former Ethical Hacker & CEO, CRYPTOCard

09:10 09:40 (30 mins)

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Keynote Address: Britain Is Open For Business: A Commitment To Open Trade

  • The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

09:15 09:45 (30 mins)

Engaged Conversations

SuperReturn Boardroom: Q&A with Jason Hart, Former Ethical Hacker

Your opportunity to address any questions that arose from Jason’s presentation 

The Chatham House Rule Applies 

No Press

  • Jason Hart - Former Ethical Hacker & CEO, CRYPTOCard

09:40 10:05 (25 mins)

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Keynote Interview

  • Secretary John W. Snow - Chairman, Cerberus Capital
  • Interviewed by Simon Nixon - Chief European Commentator, The Wall Street Journal

09:45 10:15 (30 mins)

Engaged Conversations

SuperReturn Boardroom 2: Q&A with The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP

Innovation In The UK: Investing In British Technology And Life Sciences.

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade 

INVITE ONLY

The Chatham House Rule Applies 

NO PRESS





  • The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

10:05 10:30 (25 mins)

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Keynote Address: Regulatory Changes In The New Administration

  • Norm Champ P.C. - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

10:20 11:00 (40 mins)

Engaged Conversations

SuperReturn Boardroom: Too Hot To Touch Discussion Of Red Hot Issues

The Chatham House Rule Applies 

No Press

  • John Barber - Partner, Co-Head of Investor Services , Bridgepoint
  • Robert Coke - Head of Absolute Return & Buyout Investments, The Wellcome Trust
  • Maarten Vervoort - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Electronic Polling Session - Red Hot Issues!

  • Moderator Helen Steers - Partner, Head of European Investment Team , Pantheon
  • Panellists David Rubenstein - Co-Founder & Co-CEO , The Carlyle Group
  • Todd Sisitsky - Managing Partner, TPG Capital
  • Johannes Huth - Member & Head of KKR EMEA, KKR
  • James Brocklebank - Managing Partner, Advent International

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:30 12:15 (45 mins)

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Narcos: Decision Making In Extreme Conditions

Javier Pena and Steve Murphy, Former DEA Special Agents & Inspiration for the Hit Netflix Original Series NARCOS 

DEA Special Agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, were part of the largest, most complex, multi-national, multi-jurisdiction, and high profile investigation of its time. Working with an elite Colombian Task Force— this duo was on the front line of the downfall and capture of the most dangerous cartel leader of all time, Pablo Escobar. These events and the actions of Agents Peña and Murphy were the inspiration for the Netflix hit series, NARCOS.  Javier and Steve share leadership lessons, life lessons, and what it took for teams from two countries to bring Escobar to justice.  

  • Steve Murphy - Former DEA Special Agent
  • Javier Pena - Former DEA Special Agent

12:15 12:40 (25 mins)

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Off The Record Interview Session

  • Matthew S Holt - Managing Director, New Mountain Capital
  • Interviewed by Saguna Maholtra - Partner, Adams Street Partners

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

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Keynote Address: How Will The Trump Policies Affect The Global Economy And The Private Equity World?

  • David Rubenstein - Co-Founder & Co-CEO , The Carlyle Group

13:10 14:40 (90 mins)

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Lunch PLUS Delegate Quickfire Showcase: Specialist Funds & Live Streamed Industry Thought Leaders Interview

Networking Lunch - Lunch is being served in the L.A. Café, Winter Garden & Marlene Bar

Dessert & Coffee will be served in the exhibition room from 14.00

13.45 – 14.30 – “STREAMING LIVE AT SUPERRETURN: INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS”

“20/20” – Observations On Two Decades Of Private Equity And Super Return Gatherings – What Evolves And What Endures In Our Industry, Current State Of Affairs And Likely Future Direction

Hear live dialogue between some of the most senior figures in private equity as they share their views on issues of central strategic concern to their industry.

This will be screened live in room BELLEVUE

George R. Anson, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (U.K) LtdHelen Steers, Partner, Pantheon Katja Salovaara, Senior Portfolio Manager, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyInterviewed by: Craig Donaldson, Co-Founding Partner, HgCapital

14.30 – 15.00: Quick Fire Showcase - Specialist Funds – Exhibition Area

Hosted by: Gordon Hargraves, Partner, Private Advisors

LP Judges: Daniel Parker, Deputy CIO, Texas Tech University System – Office of InvestmentsSpencer Miller, Investor

  • Industry Thought Leaders George R Anson - Managing Director , HarbourVest Partners
  • Helen Steers - Partner, Head of European Investment Team , Pantheon
  • Katja Salovaara - Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Interviewed by Craig Donaldson - Partner, HgCapital
  • LP Judges Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech University System - Office of Investments
  • Spencer Miller - Investor
  • QuickFire Showcase Hosted by Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors

15:00 15:00 (0 mins)

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Afternoon Plenary Chairman

  • James Moore - Managing Director, Global Co-Head, Private Funds Group, London , UBS Investment Bank

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

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Mid Market Thought Leaders: Pressure In The Mid Market - How Is It Possible To Get The Right Deal At The Right Price?

Is There Still Potential For Higher Returns In The Face Of Increasing Competition? If So, Where?

  • Moderator Mark Weston - Head of Investor Relations, Triton Partners
  • Panellists Dana Haimoff - Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Dr Edin Hadzic - Co-Founder & Partner, Paragon Partners
  • Laurent Haziza - Global Co-Head of Financial Sponsors Coverage, Rothschild
  • Roberto Quarta - Partner & Chairman, CD&R Europe
  • Tom Sweet-Escott - Senior Partner, Exponent Private Equity

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

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Emerging Markets Titans: Examining The Reasons Behind The Disparity Of GDP To PE Commitments In Emerging Markets

What Factors Are Responsible For Holding Back The Flow Of Capital & How Can Volatility In Emerging Markets Be Harnessed To Provide Optimal Returns?

  • Moderator Mounir Guen - CEO, MVision
  • Panellists Greg Bowes - Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Albright Capital Management
  • Akhil Awasthi - Managing Partner , Tata Capital Growth Fund
  • Heiko von Dewitz - Managing Director, AGIC
  • Seymur Tari - CEO , Turkven Private Equity

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

16:30 16:30 (0 mins)

A Fundraising

Stream A Chair - Fundraising

  • Chaired by Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors

16:30 16:30 (0 mins)

B Capital Markets & Real Assets

Stream B Chair - Capital Markets/Real Assets

16:30 16:30 (0 mins)

C Co Investments

Stream C Chair: Co-Investments

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

16:30 16:30 (0 mins)

D Geo Focus

Stream D Chair - Geo Focus

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

A Fundraising

Academic Research On Fundraising: Can You Navigate Your Portfolio Through Times Of Record Fundraises And Macro Uncertainty?

And How Do You Demonstrate That To Your LP? An Analytical Approach

  • Oliver Gottschalg - Associate Professor, HEC School of Management, Paris

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

B Capital Markets & Real Assets

Is Real Estate Prime for Private Equity Platform Building?

  • Evolution of Private Equity Activity in Real Estate. Is the Fundamental Strength of Underline Real Estate Following Through?
  • Private Equity Crossovers with REIT
  • EMEA-sponsored bets leaning to Operating Real Estate Companies
  • Are Top Single PE Buyers Starting to Build CRE Platforms?
  • Maria Shevchenko - Vice President, EMEA Investment Banking Product & Market Development, S&P Global Market Intelligence

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

C Co Investments

Future Outlook For Co-Investments: Is The Current Interest In Co-Investments Sustainable?

To What Extent Will Opportunities Be More Limited Going Forward With Many GPs Raising Funds In Excess Of Indicated Hard Caps? What Happens If Co Investors Need To Liquidate Their Position?

  • Moderator Oliver Schumann - Managing Director, Co-Investments, Capital Dynamics
  • Panellists Merrick McKay - Managing Director, Private Equity , SL Capital Partners
  • Edmond Ng - Founder & Managing Partner, Axiom Asia Private Capital
  • Kristoffer Melinder - Managing Partner, Nordic Capital Funds
  • Jennifer Dunstan - Partner, Head of Fund Investor Relations , 3i
  • Gabriele Todesca - Head of Division - Equity Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

D Geo Focus

Cyprus: An Emerging Jurisdiction For Funds

  • Moderator Marios Tannousis - Deputy Director General, Invest Cyprus
  • Panellists Andreas Andreou - Vice Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Andreas Yiasemides - Board Member, Cyprus Investment Funds Association & Partner & Head of Fund Services, PWC Cyprus
  • Michalis Yasiliou - Senior Manager, Audit, KPMG Cyprus

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

A Fundraising

Fundraising Best Practice - What Makes LPs Remember You?

How Do You Stay Visible During The Fundraising Process & What Do You Find The Hardest Aspects Of Fundraising?

  • Moderator Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors
  • Panellists Johanna Barr - Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Limited Partner Services , Advent International
  • Henry Jackson - Chief Executive, OpCapita
  • Andrew Honnor - Managing Partner , Greenbrook Communications
  • John Barber - Partner, Co-Head of Investor Services , Bridgepoint

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

B Capital Markets & Real Assets

Appetite For Real Assets: Examining The Factors Behind Increased Demand For Real Assets

Which Subsectors Are Attracting Most Attention, How Are Managers Navigating External Dynamics & How Does The Sector Fit Into A Broader Investment Strategy?

  • Moderator Arnaud Garel-Galais - Business Development Director, Caceis
  • Panellists Dominik von Scheven - Vice President, Infrastructure & Energy , DB Private Equity
  • Fabien Prévost - CEO, Omnes Capital
  • Daniel Green - Senior Director, Private Markets EMEA, Meketa Investment Group

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

C Co Investments

What Is The Impact Of Co-Investing On LP/GP Relations, Fees & Portfolio Construction?

What Is The Likelihood Of GPs Charging Fees/Carried Interest And How Will Co-Investing LPs React To This? How Can Conflicts Of Interest Be Overcome?

  • Moderator Justin Kusinskis - Partner, Caledon Capital
  • Panellists Jean-Francois Le Ruyet - Partner, Quilvest Private Equity
  • Chris Davison - Partner, Head of Investor Relations, Permira
  • Alisa A. Wood - Member, Client & Partner Group, KKR
  • Geoffrey Geiger - Head of Private Equity, USS Investment Management Ltd

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

D Geo Focus

Where Are The Best Investment Opportunities? Is Now The Time To Invest In Emerging Markets?

What Sectors, Opportunity Sets, Exit Expectations & Growth Drivers Present The Best Investment Opportunities & Why?

  • Moderator Nicolas Schellenberg - Senior Investment Director , Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Lynn Nguyen - MD, Investment Funds Portfolio , OPIC
  • David Creighton - Vice Chairman, Cordiant Capital
  • Julien Kinic - Managing Partner, idi Emerging Markets
  • Keane Yarish - Associate, Private Equity, EBRD

17:30 18:00 (30 mins)

A Fundraising

LP Views On Fundraising

Fundraising Pitfalls - Getting It Right! How And Why Should Investors Position To Access Oversubscribed Funds? What Fundraising Mistakes Have LPs Seen Over The Years?

  • Moderator Graves Tompkins - Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Partnering, General Atlantic
  • Panellists Andre Konstantinow - Head of Wealth Management , Kieger AG
  • Maarten Vervoort - Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners
  • Daniel Parker - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Texas Tech University System - Office of Investments

17:30 18:00 (30 mins)

B Capital Markets & Real Assets

Opportunities In Infrastructure:

Analysing The Breakdown Of Infrastructure Opportunities & Assets In Various Regions & Assessing Which Markets Are Most Attractive

  • Moderator Uwe Fleischhauer - Managing Partner, Yielco Investments
  • Panellists Dr Dmitriy Antropov - Senior Vice President, Private Infrastructure, Partners Group
  • Paul Malan - Senior Partner, iCON Infrastructure
  • Gary Withers - Chief Executive, Whitehelm Capital
  • Andy Matthews - Greenfield Director, Infracapital

17:30 18:00 (30 mins)

C Co Investments

Too Hot To Touch: Co-Investments

  • Why Are GPs Co-Investing? Great Investment Opportunities Or Pressure From LPs?
  • Is There Any Evidence Of Co Investment Performance?
  • How Do GPs Select Co-Investment Partners?
  • How Do Co-Investors React When Things Go Wrong?
  • What Makes The Ideal Co-Investment Partner & What Doesn’t & Why?


  • Moderator Merrick McKay - Managing Director, Private Equity , SL Capital Partners
  • Panellists James Almond - Partner, Duke Street
  • Richard Howell - Partner , PAI Partners
  • Sandra Bosela - Co-Head Private Markets Group, MD & Global Head of Private Equity , OPTrust Private Markets Group

17:30 18:00 (30 mins)

D Geo Focus

LP's Allocation To Emerging Markets:

How Do Emerging Markets Fit Into Their Portfolio Construction Strategy, Which Geos / Sectors Are Most Interesting & Which Factors Have The Most Influence On LP Investment Decisions?

  • Moderator Narina Mnatsakanian - Director Impact, ESG & Investor Relations, Sarona Asset Management
  • Panellists Reyaz Ahmad - Head, Global Emerging Markets Fund of Funds, IFC Asset Management Company
  • Eric Marchand - Senior Vice President, Unigestion
  • Dr. Tolga Kirhan - Vice President Equity & Mezzanine, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, DEG
  • Gautham Radhakrishnan - Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund, Tata Capital

18:00 18:00 (0 mins)

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End Of Main Conference Day 2

18:00 20:00 (120 mins)

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Evening Networking Reception

Beer & Sausage Party In The Exhibition Area

Entry Strictly Restricted To SuperReturn Conference Badge Holders Only