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Key Sessions

Lawrence Calcano

The next big thing: innovations in fundraising and client service

iCapital Network

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

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Showing of Streams
10:35 - 11:10

Morning coffee and networking break

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Showing of Streams
12:50 - 14:00
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Lunch and networking break + Single family office lunch

Single family office lunch: this exclusive lunch is only open to 25 pre-registered single family offices, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. 

  • Hosted By Cathy Dong - Director, Cayn Family Office
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Showing of Streams
15:00 - 15:35

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

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Showing of Streams
16:45 - 17:00

End of Main Conference Day Two

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17:00 - 18:30
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Main Conference Day Two Networking Drinks Reception

Fish Bar & Pool Lounge

Level 7, JW Marriott 

NB: entry restricted to SuperReturn Asia Main Conference badge holders only

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09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Day Two
Chairperson’s welcome address
09:35 - 10:15 40 mins
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Day Two
The success of the USA and the impact on Asia’ place in the global PE market
  • Moderator Brian Lim - Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon

How well has the US market actually performed this year and what are the contributing factors? As dry powder, leverage, valuations and interest rates all rise in the US, is it time that Asia got more of a look in? How seriously are global investors considering raising allocations in Asia?

10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
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Day Two
The next big thing: innovations in fundraising and client service
  • Lawrence Calcano - CEO, iCapital Network

How have US technological innovations opened up alternatives investing for the high net worth advisor? How have US wealth managers, banks and GPs driven operational efficiency and improved client satisfaction? Could this be the “next big thing” to drive growth in the Asian markets?

10:35 - 11:10 35 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
Day Two
Keynote address
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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Private equity into the mainstream: what does the fund manager of the future look like?
  • Panellists Marcus Simpson - Head of Global Private Equity, QIC

Is private equity truly an alternative asset class? As managers venture into new strategies and add on new capabilities, what does it take to do well in this current environment and what is the impact on the return for investors?

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Day Two
Keynote interview
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
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Day Two
China’s economy and the impact on the rest of Asia: bull or bear?
  • Panellists Wei Zhou - Founding Managing Partner, China Creation Ventures (CCV)

As RMB funds move over to USD, what is the impact on China’s domestic PE and VC markets? With growth in China slowing down what is the impact on the rest of Asia as LPs look to diversify into the rest of the region? Or is this all overhyped – are there still interesting opportunities to be found and as the largest market in the region, should LPs be putting more money to work?

12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
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Lunch and networking break + Single family office lunch
  • Hosted By Cathy Dong - Director, Cayn Family Office

Single family office lunch: this exclusive lunch is only open to 25 pre-registered single family offices, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com. 

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Stream A - Countries under the microscope
India: a time for cautious optimism?

What progress, reforms and developments does India expect given the result of this year’s election? Is there a liquidity and currency crisis or is this overstated? And are exits still on the rise?

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Stream B - Strategies for success part 2
Private debt: how does the market compare?
  • Moderator Hans-Jörg Baumann - Chairman of Private Debt and Hedge Funds, StepStone Global
  • Panellists Yoshi Kiguchi - CIO, Okayama Metal and Machinery Pension Fund

As the market matures and more strategies come to the fore, is Asia-Pacific still in a better position when it comes to competition? Are the covenants tighter and is leverage lower compared to the US and European market?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Stream A - Countries under the microscope
Japan: time to take a closer look?
  • Panellists Kimihiro Fukuyama - Deputy Director General, Development Bank of Japan

As the world looks at Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics, is it time for PE investors to take a closer look too? How does Japan fare from a risk/reward profile and what opportunities are arising from large carve-outs and succession planning?    

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Stream B - Strategies for success part 2
ESG and impact investing: the myths and the misconceptions

Is ESG now a ‘need to have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’? To what extent has a trade off on returns been disproved for impact investing? How do impact investors differentiate themselves? And what role does private equity have to play when it comes to climate change?

15:00 - 15:35 35 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
15:35 - 16:10 35 mins
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Stream A - Countries under the microscope
Australia and New Zealand: a safe haven?
  • Moderator Yasser El-Ansary - Chief Executive Officer, Australian Investment Council

How protected is this market from global volatility and what are ANZ’s own set of challenges? What is the state of the economy and the impact on PE?

15:35 - 16:10 35 mins
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LP-only, off the record sessions
LP-only, off the record session: should LPs be voting with their feet?

How can LPs screen GPs for ESG, sustainability, diversity and team culture?

Open to 25 pre-registered development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com.

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

16:10 - 16:45 35 mins
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Stream A - Countries under the microscope
Korea: what’s the current state of play?
  • Moderator Viswanathan Parameswar - Head of Investments Asia, Schroder Adveq Management AG
  • Panellists Gary Lawrence - Managing Partner & Founder, Excelsior Capital Asia

How is appetite evolving for the market in Korea? How do valuations and competition look in today’s market and is this up and coming market worth a further look?

16:10 - 16:45 35 mins
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LP-only, off the record sessions
LP-only, off the record session: how to tackle uncertainty

In uncertain times, is it time to invest in the more mature markets or are the interesting opportunities to be found in the emerging and growing markets of Asia? How do you balance risk/reward requirements and how much of a worry is short-term uncertainty in a long-term asset class?

Open to 25 pre-registered development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification. To register please contact Chloe Elliott at chloe.elliott@knect365.com.

Run under the Chatham House Rule. No press.

16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
End of Main Conference Day Two
17:00 - 18:30 90 mins
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Main Conference Day Two Networking Drinks Reception

Fish Bar & Pool Lounge

Level 7, JW Marriott 

NB: entry restricted to SuperReturn Asia Main Conference badge holders only