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Investors’ Forum 2020 Virtual

13 - 14 Oct 2020


Day 1 - 13 Oct 2020

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks from Conference Chair

Welcome and introduction of Conference Chair

Eric de Montgolfier CEO, Invest Europe

[Conference Chair] Kathleen Bacon Senior Advisor, Harbourvest Partners

10:30 – 11:40

Coller Barometer Update and LP Outlook

Insights from the latest edition of the Coller Capital Private Equity Global Barometer with LPs views on the current market and outlook for the future post-Covid.

Rune Munk Partner, Coller Capital

Mercedes Fernandez Elias Partner, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Ian Connatty Managing Director, British Patient Capital

Michael Lindauer Global Co-head of Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners

12:00 – 12:30

Is being top quartile enough? Using sector level data to measure outperformance.

This session will challenge the use of traditional fund performance metrics as complete indicators of outperformance. By exploring proprietary quantitative methods and tools to analyze funds’ performance, the speakers will highlight how perceptions of performance can be enhanced through analyzing the sources of manager’s alpha.

Carolina Espinal Managing Director, Harbourvest Partners

Sofia Gertsberg Principal, Investment Risk, Harbourvest Partners

12:35 – 13:10

An interview with Blackstone & BC Partners

Blackstone and BC Partners discuss the rationale behind their partnership, sharing their experience to date and providing their insights on the real strategic value of GPs-stakes transactions.

Thierry Baudon Founder, Mid Europa Partners and Chair, Invest Europe

Scott Soussa Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Jean-Baptiste Wautier Partner, BC Partners

14:30 – 15:15

Roundtables: Allocating capital in the current market
LP only - by invitation

What has changed? What considerations need to be taken into account in the current and post-Covid context?

Philipp Patschkowski Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

Marc Roijakkers Senior Fund Manager, Blue Sky Group

Merrick Mckay Head of Private Equity Europe, Aberdeen Standard Investments

14:30 – 15:15

Roundtables: Diversity and its impact in Private Equity

A review of recent research and open discussion on diversity in PE, the factors that impact on performance, and how to create a more diverse team in PE firms.

Benjamin Hammer Executive Director, CCPTE, Lancaster University Management School

Amanda Tonsgaard Head of Investor Services, Triton

15:30 – 16:15

Roundtables: Emerging Fund Managers
LP only - by invitation

A look into the approaches being taken with selection and of emerging fund managers.

J. David Enriquez Head of Private Equity, New York City Comptroller’s Office

Amy Jupe Executive Director, Alternative Investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Elias Korosis Partner, Hermes GPE

Paul Newsome Head of Investment Solutions, Unigestion

15:30 – 16:15

Roundtables: Co-investment

A discussion on the latest developments and trends and best practices in co-investment.

Bernard De Backer Partner, Stepstone

Benjamin Alt Head of investments DACH, Nordics & CEE, Schroder Adveq

Sasha van de Water Managing Partner, Keyhaven Capital

16:30 – 17:15

Roundtables: ESG - Where are we going next?

This interactive LP/GP roundtable will look at the evolution of ESG, the impact of Covid -19 and look to future trends and expectations.

Nino Tronchetti-Provera Managing Partner & Founder, Ambienta

Dörte Höppner Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe

Erwann Le Ligne Managing Director, Eurazeo

16:30 – 17:15

Roundtables: Turnaround Case Study

Presentation and discussion of Reydel, from investment to execution of turnaround strategy to exit. The case illustrates the challenges and opportunities of turnaround investment strategies.

Catherine Brossard Managing Director - Investor Relations, Cerberus Capital Management

Henry Jackson Chief Executive, OpCapita

Benoit Rolland CEO, Reydel

17:30 – 18:30

Performance in Private Equity

A return of this unmissable session with a review of performance trends across Europe and North America.

T. Bondurant French Chairman, Adams Street Partners

Ivan Vercoutere Managing Partner, CIO, LGT Capital Partners

18:45 – 19:30

"Coller Cocktail"

Jeremy Coller CIO & Chairman, Coller Capital

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2020

10:00 – 11:00

Myths & Legends in the Private Markets

What does the data say? Where does reality differ from perception in the markets?

John W. Rife III Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Richard Hope Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Hamilton Lane

Louis Flamand Director, Head of Europe and Asia Private Equity at Metlife Investment Management

Anne Fossemalle Director, Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

11:15 – 12:30

Current dynamics in European Venture Capital and their impact on fund strategies

Presentation of the latest data from the EIF from the past 6 months with a look at deal dynamics, the evolution of funding round sizes and price levels. What are the implications for VCs in terms of portfolio management and selection of investment strategy? What changes are needed and which innovations do VCs need to adopt to thrive?

Uli Grabenwarter Deputy Director – Equity Investments, EIF

Dina Chaya Partner, Neomed Management

Staffan Helgesson General Partner, Creandum

Nenad Marovac Founder, Managing Partner, DN Capital

Katya Smirnyagina Executive Director Capricorn Health-tech Fund, Capricorn Partners

13:45 – 14:25

Upgrading Competitiveness for Recovery : The imperatives for a new economic and business model.

A new world of competitiveness is emerging from the crisis. It creates vast opportunities for the daring. How will the economic and business environment influence the strategies of companies and governments? What do companies need to do to thrive? As closing keynote speech, Professor Stephane Garelli, Professor Emeritus at IMD and Founder of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, will look at the changes and challenges of the future and how leaders and companies can react to remain competitive.

Professor Stéphane Garelli Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness, IMD business school and at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

14:25 – 14:30

Conference closing remarks

Kathleen Bacon Senior Advisor, Harbourvest Partners


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