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INVESTORS' FORUM

18-19 March 2015

Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland

 

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Agenda

 

The 2015 event will feature:

  • The popular session on European and US performance and trends, delivered by two influential LPs
  • A program designed by an advisory board of leading LPs and GPs.
  • Sessions featuring hard-hitting and candid analysis on asset allocation strategies, the impact of regulation on private equity returns and the influence of the Eurozone political climate on the investor appetite and industry performance – among other timely topics.

 

The agenda is currently in development under the guidance of the Investors' Forum Task Force. To submit potential topics and speakers, contact events@evca.eu.

 

The advisory task force of industry practitioners are:

 

Representing

the Venture Capital Platform

 

Representing

the Mid Market Platform

 

Representing

the Large Buyout Platform

Hendrik Brandis

Hendrik Brandis

Partner

Earlybird Ventures

 

Uli Fricke

Uli Fricke

Founder, Managing General Partner, Triangle Venture Capital

 

Anne Glover

Anne Glover

Chief Executive,

Amadeus Capital & EVCA Chairman 2014-2015

 

John Barber

John Barber

Partner, Investor Services, Bridgepoint

 

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, IK Investment Partners

 

Rory Macmillan

Rory Macmillan

Director of External Affairs, The Carlyle Group

 

 

Jussi SaarinenJussi Saarinen

Global Head of IR & Partner, EQT Partners AB

 

 

Representing

the Limited Partners Platform

 

Representing

the EVCA Secretariat

George Anson

George Anson

Managing Director/EVCA Past Chairman, HarbourVest Partners

 

Tom ErikssonTom Eriksson

Partner, aeris CAPITAL AG

 

 

Marleen Groen

Marleen Groen

Senior Advisor, StepStone

 

Neil HarperNeil Harper

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

 

Helen Steers

Helen Steers

Partner, Pantheon

 

  Claus Stenbaek

Claus Stenbaek

Managing Partner, Keyhaven Capital Partners

 

Dörte Höppner

Dörte Höppner

Chief Executive, EVCA

 

 

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The first day of the EVCA Investors’ Forum is strictly off-the-record to allow for free exchange of ideas.

 

08.00

Registration and Welcome Coffee  

 

 

09.00

Opening of the Forum by the Conference Chair

 

Jonny Maxwell Senior Advisor, GMT Communications Partners LLP

 

09.05

Welcome Remarks by the EVCA Chairman

 

Anne Glover Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital & EVCA Chairman 2014-2015

 

09.25

Performance in Private Equity: An Overview of European and US Performance and Trends

 

The highly anticipated featured session detailing the story behind the numbers. Two influential LPs will share their data at fund and investment level to provide an annual barometer of the state of the industry. This presentation will feature confidential data and ask the audience to refrain from recording this session (photo and video).

 

George Anson Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited & EVCA Past-Chairman

 

T. Bondurant French CEO, Adams Street Partners LLC

 

10.10

China and Europe: Strengthening the Opportunities

 

Dr. Linbo He Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity, China Investment Corporation

 

Interviewed by: George Anson Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited & EVCA Past-Chairman

 

10.25

Networking & Refreshment Break  

 

In response to popular demand, the networking break is now longer and more pockets for small group networking will now be available throughout the venue.

 

 

Start of Parallel LP Session and GP Session

LP Only Session
GP Only Session
11.15 Debate with your Peers   11.15 Unlocking Value & Growth   

Building on the Greenwich Research report, this highly interactive format will engage both the speakers and the audience to further analyse the results of the study.

 

Possible topics:

  • Co-investments
  • Reporting
  • Fees
  • Manager selection

 

Moderator: Marleen Groen Senior Advisor, Stepstone

Vaughn Brock Director, Texas Teachers Retirement System

Tim Creed Managing Partner, Adveq Management

Neil Harper Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Ivan Vercoutere Managing Partner, LGT Capital Partners

 

 

 

Moderator: Jim Strang Managing Partner, Hamilton Lane

Marco Brockhaus Managing Director and Founder, Brockhaus Private Equity

Elaine Coughlan Co-Founder and General Partner, Atlantic Bridge Capital

Mike Reid Managing Partner, Frog Capital Limited

 

11.45 Debate with your Peers  

A panel of leading LPs will tackle hard-hitting questions submitted by the GP audience. This highly interactive format is strictly off the record.

 

Possible topics:

  • Incentive structures
  • New deal structures
  • Transparency & Reporting

 

Moderator: John Barber Partner, Bridgepoint

Lori Hall-Kimm Director, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Patrick Knechtli Partner, SL Capital

Elias Korosis Head of Strategy, Hermes GPE

Claus Stenbaek Managing Partner, Keyhaven Capital Partners

 

 

 

13.00

Networking Lunch  

 

 

Parallel LP Session and GP Session continue

LP Only Session
GP Only Session

14.30 Hot Topic Working Groups  

14.30 The Investor Relationship  

A two-part candid discussion on the valuable LP/GP relationship, held under Chatham House rules.

Leveraging the high-level experience in the room, these working groups will allow for concentrated discussion on an industry hot topic, in smaller groups of no more than 10 participants. Chatham house rules will apply to encourage more open contribution. Delegates will be assigned to working groups in advance and will be able to participate in three different discussion groups. The session concludes with a summary report by the discussion facilitators.

 

Discussion areas:

  • High potential sectors
  • High potential regions
  • Risk mitigation
  • Trends in the LPA
  • Fund manager diligence
  • Secondaries

 

Facilitator: Andrew Joy Senior Advisor, Cinven and FF&P

 

14.30 Part I: Latest Trends in Terms & Conditions

 

15.00 Part II: Leaning Forward   

  • Changing fund structures, resulting changes in terms
  • Managing unique investor data request
  • Understanding the request, understanding the client
  • Policies to follow
  • Are you creating confusion or adding clarity?
  • Negotiating terms and conditions, preferred terms, the role of ILPA

 

Moderator: Michael Halford Partner & Head of Investment Funds – UK, King & Wood Mallesons

Jean Reynolds Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Erin Sarret Head of Investor Relations, LFPI

Sue Woodman General Counsel, Equistone Partners Europe

 

 

 

15.45

Networking & Refreshment Break  

 

 

16.45

EVCA Data Presentation: Industry Statistics and Review of the Work of the Secretariat

 

Dörte Höppner Chief Executive, EVCA

 

17.15
Main Conference Room
Large Breakout Room

17.15 EVCA Members’ Meeting on Association Branding   

17.15 Spotlight on Infrastructure 

Member-only discussion on proposed changes to EVCA brand and communications to enhance our impact in EU advocacy

 

 

Simon Gray Co-Managing Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Alain Rauscher Managing Partner and Chief Executive, Antin Infrastructure Partners

 

 

 

18.00

Networking Cocktail Reception  

 

 

19.00

Rotating Network Dinner   

 

The rotating dinner was designed to further facilitate LP & GP attendees expanding their network and catching up with old contacts. LPs and GPs will take alternating seats at the dinner table. After each round, either the LPs or the GPs stand up and move to another table. The format assures that the person sitting next to you during dinner is a potential partner and that after each course your table is refreshed with new participants.

 

Dinner Chairman: Jeremy Coller Chief Investment Officer & Executive Chairman, Coller Capital

 

 

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07.30-08.45 ILPA Regional Event – LP Only Breakfast  

ILPA Regional Events are exclusive, LP-only gatherings to network with your peers and discuss relevant industry topics. All institutional investors are invited to attend. Breakfast will commence at 7:30am with a brief, interactive presentation followed by a discussion where you will be invited to exchange ideas with your LP colleagues. There is limited availability for this event. We encourage early registration to reserve a seat at the table. Email LP@evca.eu for additional details.

 

The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ON THE second day of the EVCA Investors’ Forum is on-the-record and open to the media.

 

09.00

Opening of the Forum by the Conference Chair

 

Jonny Maxwell Senior Advisor, GMT Communications Partners LLP

 

09.05

GP Keynote: Innovation & European Competitiveness

 

Niklas Zennström CEO and Founding Partner, Atomico

 

09.25

Global GP Panel: Moving Private Equity Forward

 

Moderator: Sachin Date Private Equity Leader, Europe, Middle East, India & Africa Area, EY

 

Ralf Huep General Manager, Advent International GmbH

 

Joseph C Schull Managing Director, Head of Europe, Warburg Pincus

 

Christian Strain Managing Director, Summit Capital Partners

 

Ralph Wyss Partner, Chairman, Gilde Buy Out Partners

 

Niklas Zennström CEO and Founding Partner, Atomico

 

10.20

Networking & Refreshment Break  

 

 

10.45

Data Presentation: The True Value of a Geographically Diverse Portfolio

 

Helen Steers Partner, Pantheon

 

11.15

LP Conversation: Setting the Professional and Ethical Standards for the PE Industry

 

Marta Jankovic Head of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management

 

David Lindstrom Managing Director, Alternative Investments, MetLife Investments Limited

 

11.30

Global LP Panel: Long View on Private Equity

 

Moderator: George Anson Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited & EVCA Past-Chairman

 

Roland Fohn Managing Director – Private Equity, GE Asset Management

 

Tim Jones CEO and Deputy CIO, Coller Capital

 

Erik-Jan Vink Head of Private Equity, PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.

 

12.30

Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairman

 

Jonny Maxwell Senior Advisor, GMT Communications Partners LLP

 

12.35

Networking Lunch  

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

 

Coller Capital    EY   King & Wood Mallesons

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