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Investors’ Forum 2021

24 - 25 Mar 2021


Day 1 - 24 Mar 2021

10:00 – 10:10


Eric de Montgolfier CEO, Invest Europe

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

11:15 – 11:50

Thriving sectors in Europe

A discussion with leading GPs representing thriving sectors in Europe - Fintech, Sustainability, Life Sciences. Why is Europe leading the way and what does the future hold?

Elias Korosis Partner, Hermes GPE

Nino Tronchetti Provera Partner & Founder, Ambienta

Naveed Siddiqi Senior Partner, Novo Holdings

12:00 – 12:30


Christian Sinding CEO & Managing Partner, EQT Partners

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 Principal, Investment Risk, HarbourVest

17:00 – 18:00

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

"Coller Cocktail"

Jeremy Coller Chief Investment Officer, Executive Chairman, Coller Capital

Day 2 - 25 Mar 2021

10:00 – 11:00

The state of the Private Markets

Delving into both 2020 and historical data, this session will look into the current state of the private markets, including returns, value creation and key trends.

Richard Hope Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane

11:00 – 11:50

What's next for European VC?

This close look at European VC will focus on the impact of covid on the industry with the most recent data, including Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. Uli Grabenwarter, a familiar face at the Investors’ Forum, will walk us through an analysis of the latest EIF data, looking at some key questions: Have we seen the full impact of Covid yet? What has been the actual impact of the liquidity support provided to portfolio companies? What disruption is the industry facing? What new approaches are needed?

Ulrich (Uli) Grabenwarter Deputy Director, Equity Investments, EIF

12:00 – 13:00


To be announced

14:30 – 16:30

Interactive Roundtables


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