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Investors’ Forum 2021

24 - 25 Mar 2021


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Keynote Speakers

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Michel Barnier

On March 25th, Invest Europe welcomes Michel Barnier, to the Investors’ Forum – Virtual.
Michel Barnier is currently special advisor to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Monsieur. Barnier will deliver the keynote address and open questions and answers session, moderated by Invest Europe Chief Executive, Eric de Montgolfier.  

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Christian Sinding

Christian Sinding will be presenting his keynote on 24 March, an interactive Q&A will follow his address.
Christian joined EQT Partners in 1998 from AEA Investors Inc., a leading U.S.-based private equity firm. Since 1 January 2019, he is Managing Partner and CEO of EQT AB. He is Board Member of the EQT Foundation, as well as on the board of a leading Scandinavian Family Office.

All times indicated below are in CET

Day 1 24 Mar 2021
Day 2 25 Mar 2021
10:00 – 10:10


Eric de Montgolfier CEO, Invest Europe

Jim Strang (Conference Chair) Managing Director & Chairman EMEA, Hamilton Lane

10:10 – 11:00

The LP View on European Private Equity

Opening with data from the latest edition of the Coller Global LP Barometer, this panel of LPs will discuss why Europe is an essential component of their investment strategy.

Michael Schad Partner, Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital

Joe Topley Director, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Joana Castro Principal, Unigestion

Noriko Hayashi Director, Alternative Investments, ORIX Life Insurance

Anne Fossemalle Director, Equity Funds, EBRD

11:15 – 11:50

Europe as a Global Sector Leader

A discussion with leading GPs representing sectors where Europe leads the way globally - Fintech, Sustainability, Life Sciences. Why is Europe leading and what does the future hold? Do we expect this leadership to continue, how are specialist investors taking advantage of the global opportunity set by European companies?

Elias Korosis Partner, Hermes GPE

Nino Tronchetti Provera Partner & Founder, Ambienta

Naveed Siddiqi Senior Partner, Novo Holdings

Paul Mizrahi Founding Partner, BlackFin Capital Partners

12:00 – 12:30

Keynote address by Christian Sinding, EQT Partners

Christian Sinding will address the private equity industry's role and responsibility and the tremendous positive impact we can make together. He will elaborate on the importance of investing with a purpose and combining financial returns with societal impact.

Christian Sinding CEO & Managing Partner, EQT Partners

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:50

The Growth of GP-Stake Sales

As GP-stake sales grow in popularity, this panel will discuss why they are becoming a more attractive option for GPs and investors alike, and the key points of negotiation surrounding them.

Matt Dickman International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Christophe Nicolas Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

Frans Tieleman Managing Partner, Eurazeo

Rafael Polanco Senior Managing Director, Evercore

15:00 – 15:45

Measuring Manager Outperformance

Following their intervention in the 2020 Investors' Forum, Carolina Espinal and Sofia Gertsberg continue their exploration of proprietary quantitative methods and tools to analyse funds’ performance.

Carolina Espinal Managing Director, HarbourVest

Sofia Gertsberg Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Science, HarbourVest

17:00 – 18:15

Performance in Private Equity

In this hallmark session of the forum, we will again look at fund performance metrics and trends globally, including the latest data covering 2020.

T.Bondurant (Bon) French Chairman, Adams Street Partners

Ivan Vercoutere Managing Partner, CIO, LGT Capital Partners

18:30 – 18:45

Close of the day & Coller Capital Cocktail

Jeremy Coller Chief Investment Officer, Executive Chairman, Coller Capital

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