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2019 Agenda

Day One – Tuesday 5 February 2019


Breakfast Briefing Networking and Registration


Breakfast Briefing
How Tech Can Help You Win That Deal

  • Which technology do you need to win business?
  • From AI to blockchain – What is out there and how can you benefit from it?
  • Case study - How technology got that deal

Chair: Nicholas Neveling, Editor, Real Deals
Emma Danks, Private Equity - Partner, Taylor Wessing
James Hales, Head of Origination, NorthEdge Capital


Networking and Registration


Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Nicholas Neveling, Editor, Real Deals


Keynote Panel
Global Economic Outlook and the Impact on Private Equity Deals

  • Two months to go – What are the likely effects of Brexit and how will this affect global investment in the UK?
  • Global investment trends – the impact on UK PE and LP asset allocation
  • What do tariff wars and rising interest rates mean for PE and PCs?
  • Sector growth – 5 year forecast

Chair: Mark O’Hare, Founder and Chief Executive, Preqin
Rt Hon David Laws, Strategic Advisor, GK Strategy John Tsui, Managing Principal, Peninsula House
Garry Wilson, Managing Partner, Endless
Bill Diviney, Senior Economist, ABN AMRO Bank NV


Expert Insight: Themes from the Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

  • Returns from, and appetite for, PE
  • Brexit and European PE returns
  • Performance of PE in an economic downturn
  • Diversity within PE Venture capital investments

Hani El Khoury, Principal Coller Capital


Speed Networking and Coffee Break


Industry Leader Discussion
Is the Climate for Fundraising Changing?

  • Who are the new players in the market and what are they doing differently?
  • Are the good times likely to end for the traditional model?
  • New GP models and the impact on the LP relationship
  • Exploring alternatives to the traditional 2/20 model

Chair: Mounir “Moose” Guen, Chief Executive Officer, MVision Private Equity Advisers
Graham McDonald, Head of Global Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Maggie Loo, Partner,Investor Relations & Business Development, Bridges Fund Management
Frans Tieleman, Managing Partner - Head of Eurazeo Development, Eurazeo
Richard Damming, Head of Investments Benelux, France & Italy, Schroder Adveq


Out of the Box Speaker Presentation
Getting the Risk Taking and Decision Making Strategy Right in Deal Making

Caspar Berry, Former Poker Professional


Networking Lunch


Stream One: GP Stream
Rising Stars
Hear from the Future of Private Equity

  • Forming relationships and using rapport to close the deal

Chair: Garry Wilson, Managing Partner, Endless
Nicki Boyd, Partner, Apiary Group
Charlotte Lawrence, Associate Director, The Carlyle Group

Stream Two: LP Stream
Keynote Address
Private Equity – What do we know and what are we learning

  • Analysing returns and compression in the latest data from the Oxford PE Institute
  • A warning on how measures are manipulated in marketing?
  • Fee Controversy - Investigating the latest research on fees and costs

John Gilligan, Director, Oxford University


Stream One: GP Stream
Which Industries Face Disruption in the Next 5-10 years?

  • How can GPs prepare, plan and embrace this?
  • Which sectors are attracting the most investment?
  • Is this likely to change?
  • Should GPs specialise or diversify? – Which delivers greater returns?

Chair: Bernard Dale, Managing Partner, Connection Capital
David Barbour, Managing Partner, FPE Capita
David Porter, Partner, Apposite Capital
Florian Strehle, Partner, Alpina Partners
Bill Priestley, Chief Investment Partner, Epiris

Stream Two: LP Stream
LP Discussion
Minimising Risk with Varied Scale and Size of Asset Allocation

  • What you need to think about when deciding where your money goes
  • Is GP reputation enough to base your decision on
  • Which sectors are on the rise and set to grow for future returns?
  • Lessons learnt

Chair: Kristina Widegren, Principal, Rede Partners
Jean-Philippe Burcklen, Deputy Director, European Investment Fund
Ana Maria Harrison, Investor Relations, Adams Street Partners
Davide Deagostino, Principal, BT Pension Scheme Management


Networking Break

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