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Showing of Streams
08:00 - 09:15 75 mins
LP Only
LP-only continental breakfast meeting
  • Conversation Leader: Jasmine Richards - Senior Investment Director & Head of Diversity Manager Research, Cambridge Associates

Creating strong investment performance through diversity of ideas, backgrounds and geographies


Open to pre-registered development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification

08:15 - 09:20 65 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Registration and welcome coffee
08:15 - 09:00 45 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Timothy Cunningham - President, Touchstone Group
09:10 - 09:35 25 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
From acorns to great oaks: the growth of emerging managers in private equity
  • Solo Presentation Molly LeStage - Senior Vice President, Meketa Investment Group
  • Who are the next generation of emerging managers?
  • Developing a track record for success: protecting investors’ capital in bull and bear markets
  • How are emerging managers outperforming more established GPs
09:20 - 09:35 15 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Daniel P. Vajdich - President, Yorktown Solutions
09:35 - 09:55 20 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Global growth drivers
  • Melanie Hay - Partner, Private Equity, Viburnum Funds
09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Starting from scratch: how to kick-start a first-time fund that gains traction with LPs
  • George Pyne - Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bruin Sports Capital
  • Creating a strong first-time fund marketing strategy
  • What alternate fund structures help first-time funds get to their first close?
  • Ensuring alignment of interests with an LP’s investment criteria
  • How to incorporate ESG from the start
09:55 - 10:15 20 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
How are LPs approaching a global allocation?

The differences between investing domestically vs internationally

Where are the investment opportunities coming from?

What are the risks and rewards on the horizon?

10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Opportunities for seeding emerging managers: insights from leading investors
  • Dory Wiley - President & CEO, Commerce Street Capital
  • What influences LP decisions to seed an emerging manager?
  • How do LPs get this past an investment committee?
  • What additional due diligence is required?
10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
LP choices: selecting non-US fund managers
  • Moderator Kelly DePonte - Managing Director , Probitas Partners
  • Panellists Tom Cawkwell - Head of Private Market Research, Albourne America
  • Xavier de Villepin - COO,
  • Lo Toney - Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital
  • The factors to consider when making decisions
  • How to get comfortable with a fund manager
  • Doing due diligence from a distance
10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Singing from the same hymn sheet: getting the pitchbook right from the start
  • Moderator John Crocker - Managing Partner, Matinicus LLC
  • Panellists Jay Mitchell - Managing Director & Co-Founder, Bluffview Energy Capital, LLC
  • Maggie Littlefield Sahlman - Head of Investor Relations, Charlesbank
  • Jaida Yang - Co-Founder & Partner, Infinite Road
  • Marketing a fund before going to market: getting the timing right 
  • What are some of the best practices and pitfalls in meetings with LPs? 
  • Raising a fund with or without a placement agent
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
GPs from around the world: best practice in LP relations
  • Panellists Abbas Hashmi - Director Global Family Office Business & Strategy, Hongkun USA (SFO)
  • How are non-US fund managers working with US LPs and how is this different to the way they work with non-US LPs?
  • What can US LPs learn from non-US LPs? 
  • How to keep communication lines open across continents
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Networking break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Networking break
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
“We invest in first-time funds, not first-time investors”: why would an LP invest in an emerging manager?
  • Moderator Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Panellists Chris Farrington - Managing Director, Pavilion Alternatives Group
  • Mina Pacheco Nazemi - Managing Director, Barings
  • Matt Lugar - Managing Director, Pathway Capital Management
  • What are some of the best ways to approach new LPs?
  • How to choose between a specialist vs generalist fund?
  • How LPs do due diligence on an emerging manager with no track record
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Nothing compares to EU: investing in European private equity
  • Moderator Filippo Gaggini - Managing Partner, Progressio SGR SpA
  • Panellists Daniel Flaig - Partner, CEO, Capvis AG
  • Vivianne Akriche - Managing Director, Eurazeo
  • How has the private equity investment ecosystem in Europe changed recently?
  • How are political and economic factors playing into this?
  • What are some of the risks and opportunities in 2019 and beyond
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in emerging markets
  • Moderator Daniel P. Vajdich - President, Yorktown Solutions
  • Panellists Rouzbeh Ashayeri - Senior Underwriter, Head North America Business Development, The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • Tom Heneghan - CEO, Equity International
  • How does investing in emerging markets fit into US LPs’ private equity allocations?
  • What are some of the markets to invest in? Which ones are to be avoided? 
  • How can an emerging market GP stand out from the crowd?
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Effective marketing techniques: ways to connect with investors for new and emerging managers
  • Interviewee Andrew Balson - Founder & Managing Partner, Cove Hill Partners
  • Interviewer Stephen Vicinelli - Former Managing Director & Deputy CIO, TIFF Investment Management

Maintaining a high-quality marketing message throughout a fundraising campaign

12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in Asia
  • Moderator Danye Wang - Managing Partner, UniGlobe Capital
  • Panellists Raj Ganguly - Co-Founder & General Partner, B Capital Group
  • Olivia Wang - Head of US Investments, Zhenfund
  • Which markets are attracting the most private equity investment and what are the growth drivers?
  • Update on China/US relations and impact on private equity across the region
  • Are US LPs increasing their investments in Asian fund managers?
  • Comparing North American and Asian LPs: what are the differences regarding their expectations of Asian GP and fund performance?
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Networking lunch with investment consultant led round tables
13:15 - 14:30 75 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Networking lunch break with investment consultant led roundtables
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Innovation and opportunities in technology: crypto and blockchain
  • Moderator Shyam Kamadoli - Managing Partner, Applied Crypto Ventures
  • Panellists Logan Allin - General Partner, Fin VC
  • Matthew Denning - Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Yugen Partners
  • As technology continues to penetrate private equity, how are emerging managers investing here? 
  • What is the appetite for digital asset funds, crypto assets and ICOs?
  •  What investment structures are producing the best returns? What are some of the issues?
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in Africa
  • Moderator Daniel P. Vajdich - President, Yorktown Solutions
  • Panellists Yemi Lalude - Managing Partner, Africa, TPG Growth
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Olu Oyinsan - Founder and Managing Partner, Oui Capital
  • As these economies develop, which sectors are attracting the most investment? 
  • Which regions have the deepest pockets of untapped opportunity?
  • What is the long-term picture for investment growth?
  • What are the risks?
14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Strategy brainstorm: where to invest? Part 1: Where have successful emerging managers found the best risk adjusted returns?
  • Introductory presentation Ben Freeberg - Senior Associate, Alpha Venture Partners
  • Venture
  • Growth
  • Buyouts
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in Latin America
  • Moderator Russell Deakin - Managing Partner , Aceana Group
  • Panellists Álvaro Gonçalves - Managing Partner, Stratus Group
  • Which markets offer the best investment opportunities?
  • Where are untapped opportunities in the region?
  • A look at exit routes
  • Spotlight on Mexico and Brazil
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Part 2: The state of play: sectors and new markets
  • Real Estate Discussion Leader Zak Schwarzman - Partner, MetaProp
  • Deep Tech Discussion leader: Dakin Sloss - Founder & General Partner, Prime Movers Lab
  • Cannabis Discussion leader: Jamul Jadamba - Partner & Senior Managing Director, 7thirty Capital LLC
  • ESG and social impact funds Discussion leader: Peter S.H Grubstein - Founder & Managing Director, NGEN
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Deep Tech
  • Cannabis
  • ESG and social impact funds
15:30 - 15:35 5 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
End of conference
15:40 - 15:45 5 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
End of conference