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25 - 26 May 2022 | Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel

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Evolving operations, identifying opportunities and exploring solutions

As the private equity sector moves into a new phase of development Private Equity Wire is pleased to introduce an event created by GPs-for-GPs.


Informed by in-depth industry consultation, our gathering for senior leaders at PE firms - from across operations, finance, legal, back-office, sales, IR and technology - will help your business evolve via big picture presentations and a series of detail orientated roundtable sessions designed for small groups.


After our industry's long absence of in-person gatherings, there will also be time for networking and informal conversations with close peers and colleagues.

  • Be a closed and invite-only gathering, this means no media and a curated audience of genuine peers
  • Bring together senior staff from across the GP leadership suite to discussed shared problems, opportunities and solutions
  • Focus on current trends, emerging themes and the likely innovations and disruptors of the next 5 years

Private Equity Wire’s event will:

PUT YOUR BRAND IN FRONT OF 100+ GPs

CONFERENCE AGENDA

08:30

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

09:00

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

  • Expectations re: LP allocations in the face of all record breaking year (Funds raised, Buyouts, M&A Activity, etc.) and uncertainty in the macro environment
  • What general trends are we seeing?

Top of mind: After over a year of turbulence and change, where do our businesses go to next?

PANEL 1

09:00

  • Velocity of fundraising and diligence
  • Novel approaches: take-privates / SPACs / IPOs
  • What operational trends and best practices will help GPs employ to make the most of opportunities?
  • Current LP priorities and engagement levers (ie ESG, Coinvest, etc.)
  • New normal via digital transformation - fundraising, diligence, portfolio management

Speakers:

  • Alan Vaksman, Founder, Managing Partner, Digital Horizon
  • Jolie von Arnim, Head of Investor Relations, Freshstream Investment Partners
  • Malcolm Goddard, Partner & CFO/COO, Zetland Capital Partners
  • Simon Spier, Commercial Director, L Marks
  • Valuations - exploring the different return profiles of assets...
  • ...and outsourcing and benchmarking valuations
  • Best practice in back office and optimizing and automating your firm’s reporting
  • Current reporting challenges and possibilities – and how to find and properly assess the right service providers for your needs
  • What other areas of your ops could be outsourced? And how to stay connected to remote partners and stakeholders in a ‘hybrid’ world
  • What disruptors and new developments are we seeing in outsourcing?
  • Hybrid approach: Combining the best current practices with best of breed outsourcing and lessons from the pandemic.

Doing more with less: Preparing private equity funds’ back offices for an outsourced future

PANEL 2

09:45

Speakers:

  • Raxita Kapashi, CFO, Dawn Capital (moderator)
  • James Smith, Head of Operations and Finance, ARA Venn
  • Karen Sands, COO & CFO, Hermes GPE
  • Patrick Watson, Finance Director, Anthemis Group

10:30

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • How are GPs and LPs aligning interests in the space – what is capital raising like in the immediate post-covid environment
  • The shifts in ODD and are we heading for the ‘digitalization’ of the GP/LP relationship. The upsides - and obstacles - of the virtual fundraising environment
  • Doing more than just following the herd on ESG - how to turn it into a positive part of your brand
  • Other than ESG what are the current and evolving key reporting requirements to LPs?

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

11:00

Roundtable A: Looking after LPs: how are allocator needs changing and expectations rising

Speakers:

  • Jolie von Arnim, Head of Investor Relations, Freshstream Investment Partners
  • Matthieu Ducharme, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital

Roundtable B: Outsourcing evolution: new mindsets, new solutions

  • Creating the ‘digital’ fund – what does it look like now, where do we go to next and making the most of technology, automation and outsourcing while avoiding the pitfalls
  • Building consistency in business operations and digitalization, without creating headaches for staff and sacrificing the experience of allocators
  • More outsourcing – more risk? How to guard against insolvency of service providers and a longer tail - via more service providers (and their service providers...) of cyber attacks

Speakers:

  • Tony Paredes, Global Head of Business Development, Anduin

Roundtable C: Legal, tax and structuring outlook: anticipating new rules on a local and global level

  • What are the corporate tax rates and regulation aspects to be mindful of for GPs
  • Global distribution opportunities and pitfalls
  • Getting your ‘legals’ straight on current fundraising trends:
  • Longer/indefinite fund commitments for LPs
  • GPs diversifying from traditional fund raising to a move to permanent capital – via sale of stake or IPO
  • SPACs – continued opportunities for PE firms as deal sponsors and sellers – are they durable in a downswing

Speakers:

  • Malcolm Goddard, Partner & CFO/COO, Zetland Capital Partners
  • Natalia Neuman, COO & General Counsel, Lakestar

Roundtable D: ESG landscape: making sure LPs and GPs are on the same page and using best practice in ESG as a selling point

  • Making progress: aligning GP and LP interests on ESG – how to collaborate in the reporting process and what are the operational headaches?
  • The data and analytics required to drive value from ESG strategies – tracking ESG metrics in earnest and meeting LP expectations
  • Next steps: Do you use these non-financial indicators in investment decisions?
  • Requirements for launching ESG funds
  • Creating bespoke ESG PE funds for LPs
  • Will improving on ESG feed through to returns?

Speakers:

  • Omiros D Sarikas, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookstreet Equity Partners
  • Richard Johnson, Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations, Appian Capital Advisory

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

11:45

Roundtable A: Looking after LPs

Roundtable B: Outsourcing evolution

Roundtable C: Legal, tax and structuring outlook

Roundtable D: ESG landscape

  • Raxita Kapashi, CFO, Dawn Capital
  • Tony Paredes, Global Head of Business Development, Anduin
  • Anna Olsson, ESG Director, CapMan Group
  • Natalia Neuman, COO & General Counsel, Lakestar
  • Matthieu Ducharme, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital
  • Sarita Bartlett, Managing Director, Obviam

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

  • Current hiring trends – what roles (new and old) will be prominent and prevalent in 2022
  • How has the remote working changed the staff dynamic and your approach to recruitment?
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I): Are private equity managers making progress in focus…and fact?
  • Are your LPs starting to track DE&I metrics in the same way they approach ESG
  • How to reflect DE&I in senior hires?
  • Is money enough – the emerging benefits that will attract the best in talent
  • How to create a global work force and find - and manage - international talent

Talent acquisition: Republic of the remote, back to the office or somewhere in between

PANEL 3

13:45

Speakers:

  • Sam Perry, Director of Strategic Alliances & Private Equity, Globalization Partners (moderator)
  • Elena Pantazi, Partner, Northzone
  • Sarita Bartlett, Managing Director, Obviam
  • Shuli Levy, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Expedition Growth Capital

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 3

14:30

Roundtable D: ESG landscape

Roundtable C: Legal, tax and structuring outlook

Roundtable B: Outsourcing evolution

Roundtable A: Looking after LPs

  • Tony Paredes, Global Head of Business Development, Anduin
  • Ahmed Mehdi, Managing Director, Renaissance Energy Advisors
  • Paul Bridge, Chief Executive Officer, Civitas Investment Management
  • Tzvete Doncheva, International Investor Relations Lead, PropTech1 Ventures

15:15

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • How to stand out in a crowded market
  • Other than great performance; what does your brand stand for?
  • How to create a profile that LPs respond to
  • ESG considerations for GPs and how to be good ‘corporate citizens’ – what are the tenor of the times and how can your brand present a positive face?
  • Using a positive brand to build a team of ‘all the talents’

Brand-building: creating culture, identity and standing out from the crowd

PANEL 4

15:45

Speakers:

  • Tzvete Doncheva, International Investor Relations Lead, PropTech1 Ventures (moderator)
  • Keji Mustapha, Global Director of Brand & Community, Partech
  • Natasha Lytton, Director, Seedcamp
  • Oliver Šaban, Head of Business Development, EMV Capital

PANEL 5

16:30

LP perspectives: Hear from investors and learn about their current priorities

  • Current strategy preferences
  • Changing approaches to ODD
  • Fostering closer relationships with GPs
  • Using digital tools for onboarding

Speakers:

  • Benedetta Balducci, Head of Client and Portfolio Solutions EMEA, Hermes GPE
  • Catherine Badour, Head of Investor Relations, Holly Port Capital
  • Jessica Ross, Senior Portfolio Analyst and Partner, Albourne Partners
  • Michael Walton, Chief Executive, Rynda Property Investors

17:15

NETWORKING

Cocktails, canapes and networking

19:00

EVENT CLOSES

08:30

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

09:00

OPENING REMARKS

  • Has the last 18months led to a new resolve to do more with tech – what have been the key lessons here?
  • How are private equity firms prioritising new technologies to adjust their investment strategies to today’s market dynamics?
  • What technology trends do you anticipate coming to the fore, over the next five years?
  • The increasing role of AI and machine learning tools – which aspects of the PE operating model might best benefit?

Setting the agenda: Future trends in private equity technology

PANEL 1

09:00

Speakers:

  • Stefano Gurciullo, Partner, Redstone (moderator)
  • Fabio Nalucci, CEO & Founder, GELLIFY
  • Tina Page, COO, MV Credit
  • Travis Broad, Director, Lionpoint
  • How are technology platforms re-shaping the capital raising model?
  • What types of technology are IR teams introducing, as a result of the pandemic, to connect with investors?
  • How is the IR role evolving in line with tech innovation, and how is this helping improve investor communication/reporting?
  • What kind of best practices should managers be mindful of, when doing virtual fundraising, and what are some of the main risks to avoid?
  • Will we see a hybrid approach to fundraising, on a permanent basis, going forward, combining the human element with the machine?

IR 2.0: Digitising fundraising and investor relations

PANEL 2

09:45

Speakers:

  • Meghan McAlpine, Senior Director, Strategy & Product Marketing, Alternative Investments, SS&C Intralinks (moderator)
  • Peter Coates, Head of Business Strategy and Development, PSG Capital
  • Susann Aulbach, Fundraising & Investor Relations, DN Capital
  • Tzvete Doncheva, International Investor Relations Lead, PropTech1 Ventures

10:30

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

11:00

Roundtable A: ESG - How can technology support meaningful reporting and support heightened expectations in this space

Roundtable B: Leadership suite – management styles and technology strategies to accelerate growth

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’ – how technology has enhanced remote working and how are managers capitalizing on this and insulating remote teams from security threats

  • Ashish Saraff, Founder, CEO, Novyy Technologies Ltd
  • Thomas Balashev, Managing Partner, Monta Capital
  • Omiros D Sarikas, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookstreet Equity Partners

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

11:45

Roundtable A: ESG

Roundtable B: Leadership suite

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’

  • Craig Reeves, Board Director & Founder, Prestige Funds
  • Ashish Saraff, Founder, CEO, Novyy Technologies Ltd

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 3 of 4 topics.

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 3

13:45

Roundtable A: ESG

Roundtable B: Leadership suite

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’

  • Craig Reeves, Board Director & Founder, Prestige Funds
  • Thomas Balashev, Managing Partner, Monta Capital

14:30

NETWORKING BREAK

  • How is artificial intelligence being used to improve cybersecurity tools i.e. better helping firms identify changes in employee behaviour ahead of a data breach?
  • Home is where the threat is – how is endpoint security stepping up to protect remote office working?
  • How to guard against emerging cyber threats, such as ‘Insider-as-a-service’ model, aimed at bad actors being recruited remotely and stealing IP.
  • What should today’s COO, CTO or CISO be prioritizing to maintain data security and good cyber hygiene?
  • What does the next evolution of the public cloud look like? And what might the long-term benefits be to asset managers?
  • API trends and latest areas of cloud tool application across the enterprise

Patrolling the perimeter – Cybersecurity and cloud technology

PANEL 3

15:00

Speakers:

  • Andrew Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Albany Investment
  • Matthew Hilsenrad, Director of Cyber Security, Abacus Group
  • Overcoming the challenge of analysing large data sets before the data becomes obsolete; what techniques are managers pursuing to gain, and maintain, an edge?
  • What advances in algorithms are being applied to parsing and analysing textual data – and are these advances improving the power of predictive analytics?
  • How are private equity managers developing their own proprietary tools to make data management processes and controls more efficient?
  • Best practices for setting out and overseeing an effective data management strategy
  • The role of internal culture in setting out a path for data transformation

Bringing clarity, avoiding confusion – best practice in data management and analytics

PANEL 4

15:45

Speakers:

  • Richard Collins, Partner and COO, QSix

16:30

NETWORKING

Cocktails, canapes and networking

18:00

EVENT CLOSES

Ahmed Mehdi

Managing Director at Renaissance Energy Advisors

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Alan Vaksman

Founder, Managing Partner at Digital Horizon

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Andrew Smith

Founder and Managing Director at Albany Investment

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Anna Olsson

ESG Director at CapMan Group

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Ashish Saraff

Founder, CEO at Novyy Technologies Ltd

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Benedetta Balducci

Head of Client and Portfolio Solutions EMEA at Hermes GPE

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Catherine Badour

Head of Investor Relations at Holly Port Capital

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Craig Reeves

Board Director & Founder at Prestige Funds

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Elena Pantazi

Partner at Northzone

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Fabio Nalucci

CEO & Founder at GELLIFY

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James Smith

Head of Operations and Finance, at ARA Venn

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Jessica Ross

Senior Portfolio Analyst and Partner at Albourne Partners

Jolie von Arnim

Head of Investor Relations at Freshstream Investment Partners

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Karen Sands

Keji Mustapha

COO & CFO at Hermes GPE

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Global Director of Brand & Community at Partech

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Malcolm Goddard

Partner & CFO/COO at Zetland Capital Partners

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Matthew Hilsenrad

Director of Cyber Security at Abacus Group

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Matthieu Ducharme

Managing Director at Northleaf Capital

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Meghan McAlpine

Senior Director, Strategy & Product Marketing, Alternative Investments at SS&C Intralinks

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Natalia Neuman

Michael Walton

Chief Executive Officer at Rynda Property Investors

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COO & General Counsel at Lakestar

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Oliver Šaban

Head of Business Development at EMV Capital

Natasha Lytton

Director at Seedcamp

Omiros D Sarikas

CEO and Managing Partner at Brookstreet Equity Partners

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Patrick Watson

Paul Bridge

Chief Executive Officer at Civitas Investment Management

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Finance Director at Anthemis Group

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Peter Coates

Head of Business Strategy and Development at PSG Capital

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Raxita Kapashi

CFO at Dawn Capital

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Richard Collins

Partner and COO at QSix

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Richard Johnson

Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations at Appian Capital Advisory

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Shuli Levy

Sam Perry

Director of Strategic Alliances & Private Equity at Globalization Partners

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Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Expedition Growth Capital

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Sarita Bartlett

Managing Director at Obviam

Simon Spier

Commercial Director at L Marks

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Stefano Gurciullo

Partner at Redstone

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Susann Aulbach

Fundraising & Investor Relations at DN Capital

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Thomas Balashev

Managing Partner at Monta Capital

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Tony Paredes

Tina Page

COO at MV Credit

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Global Head of Business Development at Anduin

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Tzvete Doncheva

International Investor Relations Lead at PropTech1 Ventures

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Travis Broad

Director at Lionpoint

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GPs

EXPERT SPEAKERS

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