Hosted by the London Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, this flagship event attracts a rich variety of industry professionals from GPs to LPs, advisors, recruiters, media and policy makers as well as enthusiastic business school students and academic thought leaders. Last year we had well over 300 participants, forming a diverse public arena for debate of current trends, challenges and opportunities in the private equity and venture capital space.
This year’s conference examines an industry undergoing profound changes. Continuing economic challenges and debt market turbulence in Europe, increased external scrutiny and mounting pressure to put capital to work in both Western and emerging markets are among the challenges that lay ahead. At the same time the industry is showing some signs of renewed strength, with fundraising and deal activity making tentative progress after 2011’s late-summer freeze.
Keynote addresses and panels featuring industry leading practitioners, advisors, and other stakeholders will assess these trends and share insights into how PE and VC firms can adapt to meet the challenges of this new environment.
For more information please contact - Yabing Wu
Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14
New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »
Thu, 19/02/2015 - 16:18
The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one. ... »
Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:04
Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »
Tue, 17/02/2015 - 06:00
Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01
Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »