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Showing of Streams
08:15 - 09:00 45 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Registration and welcome coffee
08:15 - 09:30 75 mins
Info
LP Only
LP breakfast meeting

NO PRESS

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

08:45 - 09:30 45 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Chair’s opening remarks
09:05 - 09:30 25 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
From acorns to great oaks: the growth of emerging managers in private equity
  • 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
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Chair’s opening remarks
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Starting from scratch: how to kick-start a first-time fund that gains traction with LPs
  • 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
09:35 - 09:55 20 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Global growth drivers
09:55 - 10:15 20 mins
Info
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?

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Opportunities for seeding emerging managers: insights from leading investors
  • 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
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
LP choices: selecting non-US fund managers
  • The factors to consider when making decisions
  • How to get comfortable with a fund manager
  • Doing due diligence from a distance
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Singing from the same hymn sheet: getting the pitchbook right from the start
  • 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
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
GPs from around the world: best practice in LP relations
  • 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
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Networking break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
Networking break
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
“We invest in first-time funds, not first-time investors”: why would an LP invest in an emerging manager?
  • 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
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
Nothing compares to EU: investing in European private equity
  • 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
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Effective marketing techniques: ways to connect with investors for new and emerging managers

Maintaining a high-quality marketing message throughout a fundraising campaign

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in emerging markets
  • 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?
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Spin-outs
  • LP interest in investing in GP spin-outs
  • How to ensure you match an LP’s investment criteria
  • What risks are LPs willing to take with spin-outs that they might not take with other emerging managers?
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in Asia
  • 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?
13:00 - 14:05 65 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
14:05 - 14:30 25 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Fund terms and governance
  • What fund terms are investors expecting vs what GPs are currently offering?
  • Understanding structuring issues and the use of corporate vehicles
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in India and Africa
  • 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 - 15:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Innovation and opportunities in technology: crypto and blockchain
  • 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?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Info
Stream A: Global ex-US
Investing in Latin America
  • Which markets offer the best investment opportunities?
  • Where are untapped opportunities in the region?
  • A look at exit routes
  • Spotlight on Mexico and Brazil
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Strategy brainstorm: where to invest? Part 1: Where have successful emerging managers found the best risk adjusted returns?
  • Venture
  • Growth
  • Buyouts
15:30 - 15:35 5 mins
Stream A: Global ex-US
End of conference
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Part 2: The state of play: sectors and new markets
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Cannabis
  • ESG and social impact funds
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Info
Stream B: Emerging Managers
Go big or go home: pitch your fund to a panel of LP judges

3 GPs will each have 5 minutes and 5 slides to explain their fund thesis. LP judges will then provide feedback on delivery and clarity of concept

Would you invest?

16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Stream B: Emerging Managers
End of conference