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Feb 11
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08:00 - 08:55

Registration

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Showing of Streams
10:40 - 11:10

Networking break

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Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch break

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Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
16:00 - 16:30

Networking break

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Showing of Streams
17:30 - 17:35
End of summit day

End of summit day

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17:35 - 19:05

Networking drinks reception

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08:00 - 08:55 55 mins
Registration
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Fundraising
Chair’s opening remarks
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Venture Capital
Chair’s opening remarks
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Venture Capital
PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 2018
09:20 - 09:55 35 mins
Info
Fundraising
Shouting above the competition: how to raise funds in an ultra-competitive market

What can GPs do to stand out from the crowd? Is it better to have a generalist or specialist fund? What should be done differently when pre-marketing a fund? What are some of the lessons learned?

09:55 - 10:20 25 mins
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Fundraising
Finding the hidden gems: how to spot good GPs in a saturated market

What strategies will be the most successful at generating great returns? What do investors want to see when they get marketing material? How to do research and due diligence on a GP; What to look for after making a deal

10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
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Fundraising
The LA credit market: how to raise the right fund

What are the core differences between a credit and private equity fund? What are the different types of credit fund? Why is credit an attractive market? How will rising interest rates affect the credit market? Does leveraging a credit fund create too much risk?

10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
Networking break
11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
Info
Fundraising
What do LPs and GPs want?

What do GPs want from their investors?

How can GPs help speed the process along? How does a GP know if they are falling short, and going to get dropped?

How does an LP pick the ‘winners’? Why take a stake in a GP?

What do LPs want from their managers?

What are some of the most effective engagement strategies? Would an ILPA mandated reporting template help ensure LPs/GPs are on the same page?

11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
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Off the record
When it all goes wrong: how to recover from a failed fundraise

[GPs only - Boardroom closed door session, Chatham House rules]

What is a good fund strategy? What must be in a fundraising review? What are the warning signs? What experiences are the best teachers?

11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
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Fundraising
Is it time to get rid of the hurdle?

Is the hurdle rate past its sell by date, or will increasing interest rates mean that the hurdle should stay? Does the hurdle rate create a disdvantage for some GPs? Would removing the hurdle change GP behaviour in a positive or negative way?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Fundraising
How to get the best from a team during a stellar fundraise

How do the responsibilities split between the IRBD team and the CFO/COO in successful GPs?

How achieve maximum value when working with placement agents and external consultants

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Fundraising
Changing lanes: have fundraisers changed their approach because they have to deploy capital quickly?

VCs are moving upstream, and PE firms are moving down, is that a cause for concern? Are funding cycles too quick? Why do complex strategies benefit investors? Are novice investors getting in the way of good deals?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Fundraising
“You’re hired!” Finding talent and planning for succession

How to build and incentivise a successful team; What are some of the most effective ways to keep talent from leaving? Is there a generational gap that’s growing? How to increase diversity in a team; How to solve common concerns when succession planning

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Fundraising
What makes a good first-time fund?

How to position a first-time fund and subsequent funds so that they are interesting and attractive to investors; How do funds differentiate themselves from established funds and prove their added-value approach to investors and entrepreneurs? What are the selection criteria that LPs use when considering a first-time fund?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Fundraising
Learning from experience: going beyond the second or third fund

What experiences from a first-time fund can help with the second and third? How to take future fundraising ambitions and position them to new and existing LPs

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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LP Only
How to scale-up and pass on investment strategies

[LP-only closed-door session]

 

Boardroom session for LPs to discuss how to ensure long-term strategies follow through to the next generation of investors during technological and market changes

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Networking break
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Fundraising
How can we work better together?

How to improve communication, transparency and reporting after a deal is made

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Fundraising
How to win (and keep winning) in a competitive environment

What is the competition? What is the motivation? What is the strategy? What are the lessons from experience? What is the advice for people in a competitive environment?

17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
End of summit day
17:35 - 19:05 90 mins
Networking drinks reception