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May 07
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08:30 - 08:50 20 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Chair’s welcome address
09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Portfolio construction 2020
  • Weichou Su - Partner & Head of Asia, StepStone Group
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How is China placed in LP portfolios? How large a part is it of LPs’ Asian and Global private equity allocations?

09:20 - 10:00 40 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
LP appetite for private equity
  • Moderator Maninder Saluja - Partner, Quilvest Group
  • Panellists Sally Shan - Managing Director , HarbourVest Partners
  • Weichou Su - Partner & Head of Asia, StepStone Group
  • Steve Cowan - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Ally Zhang - Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company
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How has Chinese private equity performed in the past and what are LP return expectations for 2018 vintage funds? Are LPs overpaying for private equity fund commitments?

10:25 - 10:55 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
10:55 - 11:35 40 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Due diligence, transparency and the LP/GP relationship
  • Moderator Vish Ramaswami - Managing Director , Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Kimihiro Fukuyama - Deputy Director General, Development Bank of Japan
  • Ning Zhang - Founder, Values-In
  • Ralph Keitel - Regional Lead East Asia, PE Funds, IFC
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How important is transparency in Chinese private equity for a healthy LP/GP relationship? What is accepted by LPs and what is not? How does this feed into the due diligence process?

11:35 - 12:00 25 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
New fund and spinout showcase
  • Host and Moderator Gail Guerin - Founder , The Guerin Group
  • Presentation 1 Helmut Mach - CTO, arpaFX
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Three new fund managers have 5 minutes each to present on why they have started their own fund and what makes their investment strategy attractive for LPs. Why is a spinout a better prospect? 

Followed by Panel and Audience Q&A.

12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Working with Chinese investors
  • Moderator Dongao Yan - Director, HQ Capital
  • Panellists Jason Zhao - Head of Alternatives, China Post Life Insurance
  • Xiao Li - Director and Head of Single Family Office, Gopher Asset Management
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What do Chinese LPs think about private equity – how does it fit into their investment allocation? What new sources of capital are coming into play and how will this affect the market?

12:40 - 14:00 80 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Investing for impact in China
  • Panellists Vishnu Amble - Investment Executive, Traverse LLC
  • Steve Cowan - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Alex Wang - Managing Partner, China Impact Ventures
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How strong is the focus on impact investment in China? What sectors are investable and where can the right balance of risk-adjusted return and social/environmental impact be found? What is the LP appetite for these strategies?

14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Co-investment and disintermediation
  • Moderator Myron Zhu - Co-head of Private Equity Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Panellists Frances Wang - Director, IDI Emerging Markets
  • Jacob Chiu - MD & Head of Asian Private Equity, HQ Capital
  • Eric Marchand - Principal, Unigestion
  • Greg Ye - Co-Founder & Managing Partner , Delta Capital
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How are co-investments being allocated and structured in China? What do LPs need to demonstrate in order to position themselves as effective co-investment partners? How is disintermediation developing in China and how does this fit into the picture?

15:10 - 15:45 35 mins
Afternoon coffee and networking break
15:45 - 16:25 40 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Alternative models to the LP/GP relationship
  • Moderator Edwin Chan - Managing Director, Probitas Partners
  • Panellists Kazushige Kobayashi - Managing Director, Capital Dynamics
  • Lay Hong Lee - Founding Partner & Managing Director, Eagle Asia Partners
  • Eric Solberg - Chairman & CEO, EXS Capital Group
  • Marlene Wittman - Group Managing Director, Aquitaine Investment Advisors
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What is being explored past blind pool funds in China? How prevalent are separate managed accounts, SPVs and deal-by-deal investment?

16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Afternoon roundtables
  • Family office focus Rui Nie - CEO, Rainbow Capital
  • Family office focus Paloma Esteve Gastaldo - Managing Director, K5
  • GP-led restructurings Nicole Su - Managing Director, Ping An Capital
  • GP-led restructurings Eric Marchand - Principal, Unigestion
  • What are LP expectations for good investor relations practice? Gail Guerin - Founder , The Guerin Group
  • LP concerns – what is at the top of their minds when investing in Chinese private equity? Myron Zhu - Co-head of Private Equity Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Standard Investments
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  1. Family office focus – what are they looking for from their private equity investments?
  2. GP-led restructurings – are they on the rise and what are the ramifications for the market?

  3. What are LP expectations for good investor relations practice?
  4.  LP concerns – what is at the top of their minds when investing in Chinese private equity?
17:00 - 18:30 90 mins
Summit day drinks reception