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08:00 08:45 (45 mins)

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LP breakfast meeting

By Invitation Only

Open to pre – qualified pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, DFI’s and SWFs only

08:15 09:00 (45 mins)

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Registration

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

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Valentine’s day LP/GP speed networking

In the spirit of the holiday, we are letting the sparks fly! Make connections and find a perfect match amongst your industry peers. Sign up at the registration desk

09:30 09:35 (5 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:35 10:10 (35 mins)

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How committed are you? Views on impact investing and ESG

Impact investing and ESG: aligning financial, social and environmental goals

  • Moderator Vince O'Brien - Chairman, Quest Fund Placement
  • Panellists Daniel Pianko - Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Caroline Zouloumian - Managing Director, Ares Management

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

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A winning sector strategy: a spotlight on sector-focused investments

Measuring the results of sector-focused investments. Defining the right sector strategy, identifying and overcoming common pitfalls. Sector-focused versus generalist private equity funds – who is generating better returns? 

  • Speaker Gordon Hargraves - Partner, Private Advisors

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Hottest sectors: roundtable discussions

Table 1: Healthcare: The strategies and subsectors driving strong PE returns in Healthcare: risks and opportunities for LPs

While health care private equity returns have generated lots of alpha for managers, there is still an enormous dispersion of returns among firms and subsectors.  So what drives the outperformance?  What are the risks and opportunities for LPs going forward?

Table 2: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Table 3: Energy and renewables

Table 4: Cannabis 

Table 5: Retail and Consumer

Table 6: Fintech

  • Facilitators Jeffrey Jay - Senior Managing Director, Great Point Partners
  • Asher Troppe - CEO and Co-founder, Tress Capital
  • Scott Potter - Managing Partner, San Francisco Equity Partners

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Networking break

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

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Cyber-proof your business

Managing data privacy and cyber security risks for private equity funds and institutional investors

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

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The rise of evergreen funds

Boardroom discussion: Exploring alternative structures and customized partnerships 

  • Facilitators Gail Guerin - Founder, Guerin Group
  • Scott Potter - Managing Partner, San Francisco Equity Partners

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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Investing in public versus private markets

Debate: Which strategy generate better returns and allows you to diversify your portfolio more effectively?

  • Speakers Julia Winterson - Director, Investments, Dignity Health

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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Succession planning in private equity

Boardroom discussion: The guide for preparing the next generation

  • Facilitators Eric Benhamou - Founder & General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

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Lunch & learn

How technology is set to disrupt our future and the investment ecosystem 

13:30 14:00 (30 mins)

Track A: Co-investments

What is LP appetite for co-investing?

13:30 14:00 (30 mins)

Track B: International investing

Are you brave enough for emerging and frontier markets?

Investing outside of the U.S: Analysing returns in emerging markets versus developed markets. Mitigating political and currency risks

  • Speakers Gerhard Pries - Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Sarona Asset Management
  • Steve Cowan - Managing Director & Co-Founder, 57 Stars

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

Track A: Co-investments

Mitigating the key risks and structuring an Ace co-investment deal

  • Panellists Brian Nugent - Founding General Partner, Sway Ventures
  • Zach Jackson - Vice President, QIC Global Private Equity

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

Track B: International investing

Investing in Europe: opportunities as Brexit plays out and AIFMD in the new era

  • How do you “play” Europe today?
  • What strategy works best: buyout, debt or special situations?
  • Why are US firms venturing to Europe more frequently in search of new platform investments?
  • What are GPs doing to manage and mitigate FX exposure?

  • What to expect in the near future?

  • Moderator Vince O'Brien - Chairman, Quest Fund Placement
  • Panellists Todd Brothers - Senior FX Advisor, Silicon Valley Bank

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

Track A: Co-investments

T&Cs for co-investment vehicles

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

Track B: International investing

Big trouble in little China

Too hot to touch closed door session: Analysing the recent trends and a rapid global expansion of China’s PE and VC industry and its impact on U.S. deal makers

  • Facilitators Sean O’Sullivan - Founder and Managing Director, SOSV

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

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Networking break

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Track A: Co-investments

Benchmarking: which fund managers would make good co-investment partners?

  • Panellists Adam Clemens - Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors LLC
  • Christopher Godfrey - Senior Partner, CEPRES GmbH

15:00 16:00 (60 mins)

Track B: International investing

Emerging markets: roundtable discussions

Table 1: Asia

Table 2: Latin America

Table 3: MENA

Table 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Facilitators Rajesh Pai - Managing Director, Global Environment Fund
  • Scott McDonough - Managing Director, Alta Growth Capital

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Track A: Co-investments

Fees for co-invest: what to pay and what not to pay

Too hot to touch closed door session: What do you pay for co-investments? What should you and shouldn’t pay?

  • Facilitators John McCormick - Partner, Monument Group

16:00 16:00 (0 mins)

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End of conference