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Investors’ Forum 2023

22 - 23 Mar 2023
Registration opens soon
Geneva
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Agenda

Day 1 - 23 Mar 2022

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome

Anne Fossemalle Invest Europe Chair & Director, Equity Funds at EBRD

Eric de Montgolfier CEO, Invest Europe

Kathleen Bacon Senior Advisor, HarbourVest Partners (Conference Co-Chair)

Jim Strang Chairman, Hg Capital Trust (Conference Co-Chair)

09:30 – 10:15

Panel Discussion: LP Outlook

Starting with insights from the latest Coller Barometer, this LP panel will consider the outlook for the future, in particular the implications of the current outperformance of PE and VC. Will the current outperformance of  buy-outs and VC justfiy a change in allocation? Will there be a concentration to larger funds? What are the implications for smaller funds?

François Aguerre Co-Head of Investment and Head of Origination, Coller Capital

Sofie Kulp-Tåg Senior Investment Manager, Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company

Elias Korosis Partner, Hermes GPE

Evelyn Zhang Managing Director, Funds & Secondaries, Private Equity, CPP Investments 

Christine Hockley Managing Director, Funds, British Patient Capital

10:15 – 10:45

The role of private markets in financing Europe’s growth

Private markets have been growing rapidly against a backdrop of increased concentration in – and “passification” of – public markets. This session will look at recent IPO trends and the important role private markets now play in financing growth, covering the implications for investor allocations and the challenges and opportunities in the current market environment.

Helen Steers Partner, Pantheon Ventures

11:15 – 12:00

The Evolution of Impact Investing

With the rising importance of Impact and ESG, where are the lines where ESG ends and Impact begins? What are LPs looking for? Are their performance expectations the same? What are the expectations for the future?

Patricia Volhard Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Reynir Indahl Managing Partner, Summa Equity

Joana Castro Principal, Unigestion

Isabelle Combarel Deputy CEO, Head of Development & ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

Andrea Bonomi Founder & Chairman, Investindustrial

12:00 – 12:30

Accelerating Sustainability in a Volatile World

We are running out of time to address the climate crisis. And the world faces multiple challenges, fractured geo politics, a global pandemic and a devastating war in Ukraine. Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer at Singapore-based Temasek, a global investment company, shares his thoughts on accelerating action on the Sustainability front in a volatile and uncertain world.

Steve Howard Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek

13:30 – 14:20

ESG - getting ready for reporting requirements

Roundtable Discussion

Viviana Occhionorelli ESG Director, Astorg

Louis Godron Chairman, Argos Wityu

Nino Tronchetti Provera Managing Partner & Founder, Ambienta

13:30 – 14:20

Capital Allocation
LP

Roundtable Discussion

LP-only discussion on factors influencing allocation decisions in the current market and environment

Michelle De Piante Principal, Neuberger Berman

Alona Ponomareva Principal Portfolio Manager, The World Bank Pension Fund

Nicolas Schaeppi PE Manager, Retraites Populaires

14:30 – 15:20

Creating a diverse culture: What strategies are working?

Roundtable Discussion

This interactive LP/GP roundtable discussion provides an opportunity to share best practices in the industry to date and discuss future strategies.

Cécile Belaman Managing Director, IR Europe, Bain Capital

Michael Lindauer CIO Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners

Ricardo Miró-Quesada Partner, Arcano Capital

14:30 – 15:20

Improving Profitablity in Challenging Times

Roundtable Discussion

Henry Jackson Chief Executive, OpCapita

Chris McDermott Managing Director, OpCapita

David Hamid Operating Partner, OpCapita

John Priest Managing Director – Head of COAC Europe and Australia, Cerberus UK

15:45 – 16:30

Disrupting the Disruptors

European VC is seeing a radical change in the landscape with the - arrival of hedgefunds, larger players, investment by indexing versus cherry-picking, passive portfolios - all bringing an evolution in the value chain. Will this last and what is next?

Jean Bourcereau Managing Partner and President, Ventech

Staffan Helgesson General Partner, Creandum

Nicolas Brand Partner, Lakestar

Carolina Espinal Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Tanja Lukas Investment Director, Schroders Capital

16:30 – 17:30

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 2021.

T. Bondurant French Chairman, Adams Street Partners

Ivan Vercoutere Managing Partner, CIO, LGT Capital Partners

17:30 – 17:45

Day 1 Wrap-up

Kathleen Bacon Senior Advisor, HarbourVest Partners

Jim Strang Chairman, Hg Capital Trust

18:30 – 20:00

Cocktail reception - Domaine du Grand Malagny

By invitation only

20:00 – 22:00

Rotating LP/GP Networking Dinner

By invitation only

Day 2 - 24 Mar 2022

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome

09:05 – 09:45

EIF Performance Data

The latest data insights on VC performance in Europe from the EIF.

Uli Grabenwarter Deputy Director, Equity Investments, EIF

09:45 – 10:30

Democratisation of Private Equity

What is next? What are the implications for fundraising? Where is the future of retailisation of private equity?

Frans Tieleman Managing Partner - Member of the Executive Committee, Eurazeo

Claire Roborel de Climens Global Head of Private and Alternative Investments, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Adam Harrison Chief Commercial Officer, Titanbay

Maggie Fanari Managing Director, Equities, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

11:00 – 11:45

GP-led Liquidity

The industry is becoming increasingly self-sustaining. With the increased importance of GP-leds and continuation funds, GPs are no longer dependent on traditional routes for liquidity - IPO, trade sales, secondary buyouts. What are the implications for LPs and are LP and GP interests aligned?

Sunaina Sinha Haldea Global Head, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James | Cebile Capital

Ruulke Bagijn Head of Global Inv. Solutions, Carlyle, Chair of the Board, AlpInvest

Merrick McKay Head of Europe - Private Equity, abrdn

Nik Morandi Managing Director, Blackstone

11:45 – 12:15

The World Economy: The Day After

Stephane Garelli Professor of World Competitiveness, IMD Business School

12:15 – 12:30

Conference Close

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch & Departures

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