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Investors’ Forum 2022

23 - 24 Mar 2022
Event Menu


Day 1 - 24 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

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

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 – 12:45

Keynote address by Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier Special Advisor to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

14:30 – 15:15

Europe's Role in a Global Private Equity Portfolio

LP-only roundtable session

Philipp Patschkowski Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

David Hobson Senior Vice President, GIC

Mercedes Fernandez Elias Partner, Morgan Stanley

14:30 – 15:15

Driving Asset Growth Through Digital Acceleration

Roundtable Session

The private equity industry is poised for increasing capital allocations and new sources of investors. Firms are rethinking their capital sourcing strategy with one focus – digital acceleration.

Sanjay Tolani Head of Private Markets, Europe, FIS

Max Bautin Managing Partner, IQ Capital Partners

Cenk Turkinan Head of Investor Relations, Triton Partners

15:30 – 16:15

Climate Change: How to approach due diligence and portfolio company engagement

Roundtable Session

Francesco Cavallini Client Relationship Director – Luxembourg ESG Leader, IQ-EQ

Silva Dezelan ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Patrick Sheehan Founder and Managing Partner, ETF Partners


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