Driving the future of private fund finance and operations

The CFOs & COOs Europe Forum returns to London in November 2022.

After an outstanding inaugural live event in 2021, the CFOs & COOs Europe Forum will give you the perfect platform to hear live from leading industry heavyweights and influential figures across the private markets.

Whether you’re an operations or finance professional in private equity, private debt, infrastructure or real estate, the forum caters for all the key alternative asset classes and gives you the opportunity to network with and benchmark against over 200 of your peers.

Utilise the event to meet one-to-one with other attendees, discover solutions for your operational challenges; exchange thoughts on fund finance best practice, and take advantage of some truly unique content across the two days from 15-16 November in London.

What can you expect at the CFOs & COOs Europe Forum?

Build your industry network

Meet over 200 of your private market peers in-person and utilise your time onsite to network with as many key contacts as possible. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers across our two-day interactive programme filled with networking opportunities.

 

Undiluted, unrivalled content

Hear from 60+ experts across operations, finance, technology, legal and data functions, among the leading private fund managers in the market. Take in a mixture of insightful, data-driven presentations, topical panel discussions and interactive debates.

Meet the biggest players in market

Network and learn from leading CFOs & COOs. Already registered attendees include 3i Group, Blackstone, Capital Dynamics, CapVest, Glendower Capital, IFM Investors, NTR, Swiss Life Asset Managers and many more.

Key event themes

  • Continued ESG & SFDR integration in fund finance and operations
  • Private market movements: Increasing democratisation, hybrid fund dynamics, emerging strategies and more
  • Cyber threats and challenges for private funds in an insecure and uncertain world
  • Best practice for dealing with demands from increasingly sophisticated underlying investors

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Here's a snapshot of who you will be joining

3i Group
ARA Venn
Arcmont Asset Management
BaltCap
Blackstone
Cap10 Partners
CapVest
Glendower Capital
Hermes GPE
IFM Investors
Kamco Invest
Metric Capital Partners
No Limit Capital
NTR
Old Mutual Alternative Investments
Orchard Global Asset Management
Sprints Capital
Swiss Life Asset Managers
Verdane
Victoria Asset Management

Hear from industry-leading speakers

Testimonials from attendees

Vantage Infrastructure

Alex Geach, Finance Director

An excellent conference offering a wide range of relevant panel discussions and the opportunity to effectively network

NTR

Marie Joyce, Chief Financial Officer

An excellent mix of peers – never a wasted journey to this conference, learn something new and make new connections every time

StepStone Group

Stephen Penny, Partner & CIO

Great coverage of current relevant topics for COOs/CFOs with good balance between high-level intro to broader issues and deep dives into most topical issues

The CFOs and COOs Europe Forum will take place on 15-16 November.

If you are interested in speaking at the Forum, please contact James Hatwell.

james.hatwell@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

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Agenda

PEI Private Fund CFO/COO Forum 2022 - Day 1 - Tuesday 15th

08:00 - 08:40

Registration

Plenary
08:40 - 08:45

Chairperson’s Welcome Address for the PEI Private Fund CFO/COO forum

Simon Shipgood
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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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08:45 - 09:25

What an unpredictable world means for private fund managers

Jack Sirett, Angus Donaldson, Isha Doshi, Steven Dunne

Panel Discussion 

  • The macro-economic view: how high inflation and interest rate volatility is being monitored
  • Inflationary impact on valuations, sub-lines, carried interest, taxation and more
  • How are finance and operational executives planning for the near future in the face of this uncertainty?
  • Geo-political considerations and challenges

Moderator: Jack Sirett, Partner, Ebury

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Jack Sirett

Partner, Ebury Institutional Solutions

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Angus Donaldson

COO, Newstead Capital

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Isha Doshi

CFO, TLG Capital

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Steven Dunne

Senior Partner, Frog Capital

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09:25 - 09:45

Keynote presentation: How to become a rockstar CFO

Peter McKenzie
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Peter McKenzie

CFO, Anticipa Real Estate

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09:45 - 10:25

Examining private market evolution: how CFOS & COOs are adapting

Julie Nedellec, Tim Brooks, Nathan Brown, Niyamat Fazal, Stephan Plagemann

Panel Discussion

  • How asset classes are increasingly blending and why a holistic approach is becoming more common for fund managers
  • Emerging strategies – what new investment vehicles are being pursued by GPs? How is this affecting complexity from an operational and finance perspective?
  • Fund structuring trends – open ended, closed ended, liquidity, and how this increasing variation is keeping CFOs and COOs busy

Moderator: Julie Nedellec, Head of UK Private Capital Solutions, BNP Paribas

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Julie Nedellec

Head of UK Private Capital Solutions, BNP Paribas

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Tim Brooks

Head of Business Operations, MassMutual

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Nathan Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Arcmont Asset Management

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Niyamat Fazal

CFO, DWS Infrastructure

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Stephan Plagemann

Chief Financial Officer, Head of Portfolio Management, Mount Street

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10:25 - 10:45

Interview: The future of carry and compensation

Simon Shipgood, Dean Horton
  • Staying on top of a transformative area of finance
  • How will macro trends, taxation and government action affect carried interest?
  • The ongoing efforts of digitalisation and what this means for carry and compensation across different organisations
  • Will the trigger be pulled when it comes to linking ESG and carry? If so, how will this manifest?
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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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Dean Horton

Chief Financial Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

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10:45 - 11:20

Networking break

Plenary
11:20 - 12:00

ESG mobilisation: what will challenging times ahead mean for its momentum?

Hina Ahmad, Rehab Al-Lawati, Sam Renshaw, Daljit Sandhu, Snehal Shah

Panel Discussion 

  • Will ESG integration continue at the desired rate in this difficult macroeconomic and geopolitical environment?
  • How funds can overcome external pressures and challenges to achieve their environmental, social and governance goals
  • ESG sub-line development & manifestation across private assets
  • Impending ESG regulation: a help or a hindrance when it comes to making an impact?

Moderator: Snehal Shah, Reporter, New Private Markets

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Hina Ahmad

Senior Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Capital Dynamics

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Rehab Al-Lawati

Chief Operating Officer, Oman Infrastructure Investment Management (OIM) – Co GP of Rakiza (“Rakiza”)

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Sam Renshaw

Sustainability Analyst, Campbell Lutyens

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Daljit Sandhu

COO & Founder, Précis Capital Partners

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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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12:00 - 12:35

The ever-evolving human capital landscape: recruitment, retention, rewarding and more

Richard Urban, Daniel Bartsch, Maqbool Mohamed, Kishan Sammani

Panel Discussion

  • The responsibility of business leaders in 2022 and beyond when it comes to HR and human capital
  • Incentivising talent in a new world of work
  • How understanding of D&I is evolving and impacting internal and external decisions and operations
  • Assessing the array of tools, technologies and advice available as the private markets continue their progression in human capital

Moderator: Richard Urban, Director, Rivington Pike

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Richard Urban

Independent Non-Executive Director, Rivington Pike

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Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and CFO, creditshelf

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Maqbool Mohamed, Clarion Gramercy

Maqbool Mohamed

COO, Clarion Partners Europe

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Kishan Sammani

Chief Financial Officer, Metric Capital Partners

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12:35 - 13:15

Debate: Integration optimisation across a multi-layered enterprise

Nicholas Clapham, Manoj Jain, Lindsey Ord, James Smith
  • How scaled growth, holistic asset approaches and consolidation are increasing the complexity of cross-business integration
  • Systems and control integration across multiple functions
  • The human element: how can COOs & CFOs nurture a cultural and behavioural blend to match their integration objectives?
  • Streamlining processes, automating and consolidating information across best of breed systems

Moderator: Nicholas Clapham, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales (Alternatives), State Street

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Nicholas Clapham

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales (Alternatives), State Street

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Manoj Jain

Director – Group Finance Operations, 3i Group Plc

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Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

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James Smith

Head of Operations & Finance, ARA Venn

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch and networking break

Stream A
14:15 - 14:50

Private asset valuations in a changing world

Patrick McCullagh, Paul Cunningham, Dean Horton, Nick Latner, Vincenz Rentsch
  • What market and economic conditions have had the biggest impact on valuations in recent times?
  • How are finance teams adapting their approach to valuations across private assets?
  • Working collaboratively with third-parties
  • Increased scrutiny around due diligence and the overall pre-investment process

Moderator: Patrick McCullagh, Managing Director, Alter Domus

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Patrick McCullagh

Managing Director, Sales: Europe & North America, Alter Domus

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Paul Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer, Helios Investment Partners

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Dean Horton

Chief Financial Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

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Nick Latner

Finance Director, Hg Capital

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Vincenz Rentsch

Head Investment Valuations Europe/Americas, Partners Group AG

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15:00 - 15:20

Assessing the global regulatory landscape for private assets

Graham Bippart, George Ralph
  • Does increased SEC focus spell increased regulation? Will private capital face similar levels of regulation to public markets in years to come?
  • How can private fund GPs prepare for this and ease the burden for their clients? Best practice and tips when it comes to technology, data and transparency
  • Managing increasing compliance demands in Europe in the face of consolidation and fund complexity across multiple jurisdictions
  • What directives and demands to be aware of heading into 2023 and beyond

Moderator: Graham Bippart, Editor, PEI Media

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Graham Bippart

Editor, PEI Group, Private Funds CFO

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George Ralph

Global Managing Director and CRO, RFA

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15:20 - 16:00

Preparation for SFDR & EU taxonomy: dealing with client demand

James Duffield, Amandeep Singh Johal, Maido Lillemets, Priya McVeigh
  • As LPs mobilize for impending regulation, how have GPs dealt with demands from their clients so far in 2022?
  • What’s coming down the line in regards to reporting and compliance?
  • Best practice and top tips for CFOs and COOs to streamline & optimise these compliance processes in the ESG transition

Moderator: James Duffield, Director, Aztec Group

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James Duffield

Director, Aztec Group

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Amandeep Singh Johal

Legal Counsel Portfolio Governance, Triton

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Maido Lillemets

Legal and Compliance Director, BaltCap

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Priya McVeigh

Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate, ICG Real Estate

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Stream B
14:15 - 14:50

Digging into the data: establishing a successful firm-wide strategy

Rich Itri, Justin Partington, Sahem Gulati
  • Why data quality & assurance is integral and how to achieve it
  • Overcoming data sourcing challenges in private markets
  • Why the fuss? How quality data can influence investment decisions, reporting, operational capacity and more
  • Consolidating data across platforms and asset classes as managers adopt a more holistic approach to private markets

Moderator: Rich Itri, Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

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Rich Itri

Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

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Justin Partington

Group Head of Funds and Asset Managers, IQEQ

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Sahem Gulati

Head of Strategy & Consulting, Private Assets, M&G Investments

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14:50 - 15:25

Gaining a competitive edge: how to ease the fund administration burden

Jonathan Connelly, Charlotte Henderson, Gaurav Saxena
  • Staying on top of the latest global and regional trends in fund administration
  • How third parties are adapting to increased fund complexity across assets
  • Vendor selection and monitoring challenges

Moderator: Jonathan Connelly, Associate Director, Holland Mountain

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Jonathan Connelly

Associate Director, Head of Back Office Consulting, Holland Mountain

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Charlotte Henderson, All Seas Capital

Charlotte Henderson

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, All Seas Capital

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Gaurav Saxena

CFO, Fremman Capital

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15:25 - 16:00

Portfolio monitoring – trials, tribulations, tips & techniques

Hank Boggio, Ben Adler, Mandar Kulkarni, Amit Mistry
  • How portfolios are evolving in private markets and becoming increasingly multi-faceted
  • Biggest challenges facing GPs when it comes to monitoring
  • Technologies – in-house vs outsourcing, best tools, integration and more
  • Best practice for working across teams internally for optimum monitoring, reporting & service

Moderator: Hank Boggio, Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

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Hank Boggio

Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

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Ben Adler

Finance Director, IQ Capital

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Mandar Kulkarni

Partner, CFO & COO, Cap10 Partners

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Amit Mistry

UK Financial Controller, Equistone UK

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16:00 - 16:30

Networking break

Plenary
16:30 - 17:00

Interactive debate: What does the working day of the future look like?

Ash Hall, Raxita Kapashi, Ksenia Kokareva
  • Assessing the merits and limitations of different models & approaches
  • Legacies from the remote working era
  • Finding the right balance – considerations for the organisation, teams and individuals
  • Predictions for 2023 and beyond
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Ash Hall

Senior Partner, Alpha FX

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Raxita Kapashi

CFO, Dawn

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Ksenia Kokareva

COO, Blossom Capital

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17:00 - 17:45

Off the record - audience roundtable discussions over drinks:

Debojit Mukherjee, Rich Itri, Mandar Kulkarni, Alex Geach, Slade Spalding, Juri Pervjakov, Cameron Price
  • How private markets are catching up when it comes to data management and analytics facilitated by Rich Itri, Chief Innovation Offer, ECI
  • Incorporating D&I with impact into your recruitment and retention strategy facilitated by Debojit Mukherjee, COO, Agilitas Private Equity
  • Operational challenges for emerging and small-scale managers facilitated by Mandar Kulkarni, Partner, CFO & COO, Cap10 Partners LLP
  • Coping with increasing taxation complexity facilitated by Alex Geach, Finance Director, Vantage Infrastructure
  • The rise and rise of fund finance facilitated by Slade Spalding, Chief Investment Officer, No Limit Capital
  • Managing side letter requirements
  • Evolving cyber security strategies for private funds facilitated by Juri Pervjakov, Finance & Technology Director, BaltCap
  • In-house vs outsourcing and technology/software selection facilitated by Cameron Price, Chief Operating Officer, Vantage Infrastructure
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Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

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Rich Itri

Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

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Mandar Kulkarni

Partner, CFO & COO, Cap10 Partners

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Alex Geach

Finance Director, Vantage Infrastructure

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Slade Spalding

Partner & CIO, No Limit Capital

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Juri Pervjakov

Finance and Technology Director, BaltCap

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Cameron Price

Chief Operating Officer, Vantage Infrastructure

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17:45 - 19:00

Networking drinks reception

Agenda

PEI Private Fund CFO/COO Forum 2022 - Day 2 - Wednesday 16th

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

Plenary
08:45 - 09:45

Private think tanks – asset classes

Shuli Levy, Neil Smith, Colm Walls, Melinda Knatchbull
  • CFOs & COOs in private equity Facilitated by Shuli Levy, CFO/COO, Expedition Growth Capital
  • CFOs & COOs in private debt Facilitated by Neil Smith, COO, Invest & Fund
  • CFOS & COOs in infrastructure Facilitated by Colm Walls, CFO, Iona Infrastructure
  • CFOs & COOs in real estate Facilitated by Melinda Knatchbull, CFO & COO, Immobel Capital Partners
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Shuli Levy

CFO / COO, Expedition Growth Capital

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Neil Smith

COO, Invest and Fund

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Colm Walls

CFO, Iona Capital

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Melinda Knatchbull

Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Immobel Capital Partners

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09:45 - 09:50

Chairperson’s day 2 welcome

Graham Bippart
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Graham Bippart

Editor, PEI Group, Private Funds CFO

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09:50 - 10:30

The democratisation of private markets and its impact on operational models

Richard Drew, Gilad G. Amir, Maike Haase, Aaron Kienwald
  • Examining the trend of retail wealth entering the private markets
  • How will this continue to evolve over the coming years?
  • Across the business model: how will this affect how private fund managers operate?

Moderator: Richard Drew, Group Product Development Director, IQ-EQ

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Richard Drew

Group Product Development Director, IQ-EQ

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Gilad G. Amir

Digital Operating Partner, Pollen Street Capital

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Maike Haase

Operating Partner & CFO, Magnetic

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Aaron Kienwald

Group COO, Oakley Capital

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10:30 - 11:00

Interview: Blockchain technology & tokenization: enabling access for retail wealth?

Brian Kane , Amir Uddin
  • How can blockchain tech & tokenization revolutionise how individuals and enterprises access to private markets?
  • Making illiquid assets liquid: How loans and real estate are driving the evolution
  • What this requires from a technology, operational and resource perspective
  • Lessons to be learnt from public market funds and other industries

Moderator: Brian Kane, Director Capital Markets and Origination, CrossLend

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Brian Kane

Director of Capital Markets & Originations: UK, Ireland & Nordics, CrossLend

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Amir Uddin

Managing Partner, Private Markets Solutions Limited

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

Plenary
11:30 - 12:00

Exclusive PEI Fees & Expenses Survey presentation

12:00 - 12:40

Embedding efficient risk management across your organisation and beyond

Graham Bippart, Steve Darrington, Nigel Diesveld , Eric Huttman, Marie Joyce

Panel Discussion

  • How different elements of risk are evolving as private markets become more sophisticated
  • Best practice when it comes to nurturing a risk-savvy workforce
  • CFOs, COOs and CROs roles in risk management beyond the organisation – third parties and within the portfolio

Moderator: Graham Bippart, Editor, PEI Media

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Steve Darrington

CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners

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Nigel Diesveld

CFO & CRO, HPE Growth

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Eric Huttman

CEO, MillTechFX by Millennium Global 

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Marie Joyce

COO/CFO, NTR

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12:40 - 13:00

Closing Interview: The future of fundraising operations

Daniel Schieferdecker, Tavneet Bakshi
  • What does fundraising look like for your organisation now?
  • Will it stay this way or transform again?
  • What CFOs and COOs contribute and how this can vary as investors become more sophisticated and diverse
  • Working collaboratively with your investor relations and sales colleagues

Moderator: Daniel Schieferdecker, Sales Specialist Private Markets, Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions

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Daniel Schieferdecker

Sales Specialist Private Markets, Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions

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Tavneet Bakshi

COO, Signal Capital Partners

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch and close of conference

Pre-Event Resources

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Final Agenda

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Attendee List

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CFOs COOs 2021 post-show report

For more information on speaking in 2022, please contact James Hatwell.

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Finance Director, IQ Capital

Ben joined IQ Capital in March 2022. As Finance Director, he is responsible for all financial activities, including all aspects of fund operations and reporting to investors, developing fund and portfolio strategy, the monitoring of portfolio perform… Read full bio

Hina Ahmad

Senior Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Capital Dynamics

Hina is a Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. She is also a member of our Responsible Investment Committee – Truly Invested® in Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”). Prior to joining us, she was a… Read full bio

Rehab Al-Lawati

Chief Operating Officer, Oman Infrastructure Investment Management (OIM) – Co GP of Rakiza (“Rakiza”)

Rehab is the Chief Operating Officer of OIM and the Chairman of the ESG Committee of the Rakiza. She has over 17 years of experience in investment and operations. Exceptionally skilled in private equity and investments with local, regional and intern… Read full bio

Gilad G. Amir

Digital Operating Partner, Pollen Street Capital

Gilad joined Pollen Street in May 2018 as an EIR and came on board as Digital Operating Partner in September 2020 with a focus on supporting the digital transformation of the portfolio companies and supporting the Private Equity team with the pre/pos… Read full bio

Tavneet Bakshi

COO, Signal Capital Partners

Tavneet Bakshi is a Partner of Signal Capital Partners. Previously, Tavneet was a Partner at FIRSTavenue, where she was Head of their EMEA business whilst also leading many of the firm’s private credit and infrastructure fundraisings. Prior to this,… Read full bio

Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and CFO, creditshelf

Daniel has over 15 years of experience in the international consulting and banking sectors. His latest position before creditshelf was with a leading global investment bank, where he was responsible for institutional sales of bond and equity products… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO, an online and monthly print intelligence source focusing on best practices for private funds finance and accounting professionals. Graham has covered a broad range of financial markets in the US and Euro… Read full bio

Hank Boggio

Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

Hank is responsible for leading Cobalt, a FactSet Company’s commercial activities along with managing the firm’s sales, marketing and business development initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience driving rapid growth and profitability for… Read full bio

Tim Brooks

Head of Business Operations, MassMutual

Tim Brooks is the Head of Business Operations for MassMutual’s Direct Private Investments strategy, overseeing a team responsible for all non-investment related aspects of the business, including the structuring of loans and other investments, servic… Read full bio

Nathan Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Arcmont Asset Management

Nathan Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Arcmont Asset Management, having previously held the same position in BlueBay’s Private Debt group where he worked from 2018. Prior to BlueBay, Nathan was the founder and CEO of VGB Consulting Limited. P… Read full bio

Nicholas Clapham

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales (Alternatives), State Street

Nicholas is a Senior Vice President / Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Sales – Alternatives. Nick relocated from London where he previously covered EMEA to drive the development of State Street’s Alternatives business throughout North Am… Read full bio

Jonathan Connelly

Associate Director, Head of Back Office Consulting, Holland Mountain

Jonathan is a Private Capital fund and corporate accounting expert, with 10 years of financial services and accounting experience. As the Head of Holland Mountain’s Back Office practice, Jonathan leads all fund and corporate accounting engagements, m… Read full bio

Paul Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer, Helios Investment Partners

Mr. Cunningham has overall responsibility for all matters relating to accounting, financial control, taxation, fund administration and reporting and regulatory compliance for the Helios group entities. An experienced private equity finance and admini… Read full bio

Steve Darrington

CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners

Steve has been a Partner at Phoenix since 2001, Steve is Chief Financial & Risk Officer and sits on Phoenix’s Board & Management Committee. Steve is also a director of the Phoenix Boards in Guernsey. Before Phoenix, Steve held senior finance… Read full bio

Nigel Diesveld

CFO & CRO, HPE Growth

Nigel is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at HPE Growth and is part of the Management Team. In his role, he focuses on HPE Growth’s Operations Team, providing leadership to (portfolio) controlling & reporting and accounting func… Read full bio

Angus Donaldson

COO, Newstead Capital

Angus is a founder and COO of Newstead Capital. Newstead Capital is a UK based provider of private credit. The Newstead Capital Real Estate Lending fund lends specifically to real estate developers in the UK and Europe. He has 25 years’ experience in… Read full bio

Isha Doshi

CFO, TLG Capital

Isha is a Partner and CFO at TLG Capital. She served as COO from 2009 until 2017 and was responsible for the set-up and operations of the company. She headed the restructure of TLG into a permanent capital vehicle in 2012 and launched the Africa Grow… Read full bio

Richard Drew

Group Product Development Director, IQ-EQ

Rich is responsible for building IQ-EQ’s product and service offerings across its core client segments. He is particularly focused on how IQEQ can leverage technology and data to support clients to meet market demands. Before joining IQ-EQ, Rich was… Read full bio

James Duffield

Director, Aztec Group

James heads up our Group business development initiative across all core services and major asset classes, working alongside the Group’s board, executive and product development committees to determine our commercial focus and new business strategy.… Read full bio

Steven Dunne

Senior Partner, Frog Capital

Steven has 25 years of private equity experience gained within private equity firms, as CFO/COO of private equity and venture capital backed companies taking them through to exit, as well as PE M&A exposure in investment banking (HSBC). He joined… Read full bio

Niyamat Fazal

CFO, DWS Infrastructure

Niyamat is the CFO of DWS Infrastructure. DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with €662 billion of assets under management as of 31 December 2018. As part of the Alternatives platform, the direct infrastru… Read full bio

Alex Geach

Finance Director, Vantage Infrastructure

Alex is the Finance Director at Vantage Infrastructure. He is responsible for the Corporate Finance Function of the group, covering all aspects of financial management, including management accounting and reporting, budgeting, Treasury and Regulatory… Read full bio

Sahem Gulati

Head of Strategy & Consulting, Private Assets, M&G Investments

Sahem joined M&G Investments in May 2021 and leads the Strategy & Consulting team for the Private Assets business. He has over 10 years’ industry experience and is passionate about driving positive change within businesses with extensive expe… Read full bio

Maike Haase

Operating Partner & CFO, Magnetic

Maike is Operating Partner & CFO at Magnetic, a Berlin-based Venture Capital Platform. Prior to Magnetic, Maike has been Head of Investor Relations & Fund Finance at Project A Ventures. The last two and a half years Maike was a Director at Br… Read full bio

Ash Hall

Senior Partner, Alpha FX

Ash has over ten years’ experience providing financial solutions to the alternative investment industry. In 2017 he co-founded the institutional division of Alpha FX, delivering a service offering focused exclusively on solving the challenges faced b… Read full bio
Charlotte Henderson, All Seas Capital

Charlotte Henderson

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, All Seas Capital

Charlotte Henderson is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at All Seas Capital. Charlotte has 16 years’ experience as a debt finance and M&A lawyer, over half of which were in asset management firms. She has worked on several high-pro… Read full bio

Dean Horton

Chief Financial Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Dean joined OMAI as CFO effective April 2022 and is responsible for the oversight of the financial management and financial reporting functions, including business planning. He works closely with the various business units to understand, develop and… Read full bio

Eric Huttman

CEO, MillTechFX by Millennium Global 

As CEO of MillTechFX, Eric has overall responsibility for the management of the firm, and for implementing the strategic direction of the business set by the Board of Directors. Before establishing MillTechFX, Eric managed currency portfolios for ove… Read full bio

Rich Itri

Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

Rich Itri is Chief Innovation Officer at ECI. Rich has over 22 years of IT executive experience, spending his entire career managing IT within the financial services industry. Prior to joining ECI, Rich was Managing Director and Chief Technology Offi… Read full bio

Manoj Jain

Director – Group Finance Operations, 3i Group Plc

Manoj joined 3i in 2011 and is Director, Group Finance Operation based in London, and leads Finance Operations team. He is responsible for financial reporting and operations for 3i funds, investment portfolio, Regulatory reporting, investment structu… Read full bio

Amandeep Singh Johal

Legal Counsel Portfolio Governance, Triton

Amandeep is a UK-qualified lawyer and part of the Triton ESG team as Legal Counsel Portfolio Governance focusing on legal, governance, insurance and compliance in transactions and portfolio companies. Amandeep has extensive experience in establishing… Read full bio

Marie Joyce

COO/CFO, NTR

Marie is COO, CFO and board director of NTR plc, having spent over 18 years with the group in various leadership positions in wind, solar, toll roads, wastewater treatment, recycling and waste management. NTR currently manages two European wind and s… Read full bio

Brian Kane

Director of Capital Markets & Originations: UK, Ireland & Nordics, CrossLend

Brian brings with him 20+ years of experience in the analysis and funding of credit risk, covering pan-European ABS transactions. He spent 17 years at S&P Global Ratings in senior analytical and team leader roles within the Structured Finance gro… Read full bio

Raxita Kapashi

CFO, Dawn

Raxita is the CFO at Dawn and manages all the finance and operations for Dawn. Before joining Dawn, Raxita was a CFO of a Fintech group called TruFin plc. Raxita was instrumental in taking the group to IPO on AIM raising £70m of proceeds. Prior to Tr… Read full bio

Aaron Kienwald

Group COO, Oakley Capital

Aaron is Oakley Capital’s Group Chief Operating Officer having joined in 2020 from private practice law. Aaron is responsible for the group’s operations spanning Legal, Compliance, Tax, Risk and Fund Operations. He started his career in the private f… Read full bio

Melinda Knatchbull

Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Immobel Capital Partners

Melinda is responsible for the financial, operational and risk aspects of Immobel Capital Partners. Previously, Melinda was Global Chief Operating Officer for Schroder Real Estate from 2013 to 2022, responsible for global operations across the platfo… Read full bio

Ksenia Kokareva

COO, Blossom Capital

Ksenia serves as the COO at Blossom Capital. A graduate of Harvard Law School as a Fulbright scholar, Ksenia brings a people-first, purpose-minded approach to her work supporting both Blossom’s founders and LPs. With a belief that early-stage capital… Read full bio

Mandar Kulkarni

Partner, CFO & COO, Cap10 Partners

Mandar is a Partner, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Cap10 Partners. Mandar is responsible for overseeing Cap10’s Fund and GP operations including Financial and strategic planning, Investor Relations, HR, IT, Legal, Deal struc… Read full bio

Nick Latner

Finance Director, Hg Capital

Nick is Hg’s Finance Director, having overall responsibility for the Corporate, Fund and Operational Finance (including Portfolio reporting, Treasury and Luxembourg) accounting teams. Nick joined Hg in 2019, following a five-year spell with Capita pl… Read full bio

Shuli Levy

CFO / COO, Expedition Growth Capital

Shuli joined Expedition Growth Capital in 2021 and is responsible for finance and operations. Shuli leads Expedition’s engagement with portfolio company finance teams and manages investor reporting. She began her career with 14 years at PwC, first as… Read full bio

Maido Lillemets

Legal and Compliance Director, BaltCap

Maido is the Legal & Compliance director of BaltCap group – a Baltic/New Nordic multi strategy private equity fund manager. In BaltCap, Maido is responsible for managing the compliance function and advising the team on various legal questions, in… Read full bio

Patrick McCullagh

Managing Director, Sales: Europe & North America, Alter Domus

Patrick McCullagh is Managing Director at Alter Domus, responsible for new client engagements in Europe & North America. Patrick is focused on growing new client relationships in all US and European locations. To this end, he partners with our cl… Read full bio

Peter McKenzie

CFO, Anticipa Real Estate

Peter McKenzie is a speaker, executive coach and c-suite leader whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential by making the workplace a safe place to learn, grow and enjoy. For over 25 years he has worked as a C-Suite leader in the fin… Read full bio

Priya McVeigh

Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate, ICG Real Estate

Priya is Chief Operating Officer of ICG Real Estate. Priya joined ICG in 2018 as a Senior Legal Counsel and was subsequently promoted to Head of Group Legal before becoming Chief Operating Officer of ICG Real Estate in 2022. She has over 13 years of… Read full bio

Amit Mistry

UK Financial Controller, Equistone UK

Amit is Equistone’s UK Financial Controller, with his role covering a variety of corporate, fund, portfolio monitoring and operational related matters. Amit joined Equistone in 2017 from 3i Group plc, where he was a director in the Group Reporting te… Read full bio
Maqbool Mohamed, Clarion Gramercy

Maqbool Mohamed

COO, Clarion Partners Europe

Mr. Mohamed joined Clarion Partners Europe (“CPE”) in May 2020 as COO&CFO. CPE is a pan-European investor and manager of income-producing real estate assets with a focus on logistics and light industrial properties. Prior to this, Mr. Mohamed ser… Read full bio

Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

Debojit Mukherjee is Chief Operating Officer at Agilitas Private Equity, the pan-European, mid-market private equity firm. Agilitas backs high-quality businesses in defensible sectors addressing human or planetary needs and Debojit is a member of the… Read full bio

Julie Nedellec

Head of UK Private Capital Solutions, BNP Paribas

Julie Nedellec is head of UK Private Capital Solutions at BNP Paribas Securities Services, where she is responsible for the coordination of products and services for the entire administration value chain supporting private capital funds, with particu… Read full bio

Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

Lindsey Ord is the Chief Financial and Risk Officer of Climate Fund Managers (CFM). CFM is a climate investment fund manager with a footprint in emerging markets, namely Asia, Africa and Latin America. Lindsey has 20+ years of experience in structuri… Read full bio

Justin Partington

Group Head of Funds and Asset Managers, IQEQ

Justin is responsible for leading IQ-EQ’s global offering for alternative asset managers across all its jurisdictions, encompassing central administration, accounting, AIFM and depositary services, compliance and other services. Justin has over 20 ye… Read full bio

Juri Pervjakov

Finance and Technology Director, BaltCap

Juri joined BaltCap in 2016 as a Finance and Technology Director. Located in our Tallinn office, he is responsible for finance and operations of several funds, as well as IT developments in the BaltCap group. With over 15 years of professional experi… Read full bio

Stephan Plagemann

Chief Financial Officer, Head of Portfolio Management, Mount Street

Based in London, Stephan is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Portfolio Management with 20 years’ experience in both trading and investment across credit and structured credit. Prior to Mount Street, he built his experience across buy and sell side… Read full bio

Cameron Price

Chief Operating Officer, Vantage Infrastructure

Cameron is the Chief Operating Officer at Vantage Infrastructure, responsible for Corporate and Fund Finance, Client Reporting, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources. Cameron joined Vantage in 2006 and has held a variety of finance a… Read full bio

George Ralph

Global Managing Director and CRO, RFA

As Global Managing Director of RFA, George is a technology and business leader with a proven track record of strategic alignment, process improvement and guidance. Having been both a COO and a CTO of his own technology firms over a nineteen-year peri… Read full bio

Sam Renshaw

Sustainability Analyst, Campbell Lutyens

Sam Renshaw is a Sustainability Analyst. Sam develops research across sustainable investing topics specifically for the private markets. Additionally, he provides support to the Campbell Lutyens project teams for the dedicated sustainable investing m… Read full bio

Vincenz Rentsch

Head Investment Valuations Europe/Americas, Partners Group AG

Vincenz Rentsch is currently leading the Valuation teams in Europe and the Americas at Partners Group, thereby being responsible for the monitoring and valuation of Partners Groups Direct Equity, Debt, Infrastructure and Debt investments as well as t… Read full bio

Kishan Sammani

Chief Financial Officer, Metric Capital Partners

Kishan is the Chief Financial Officer for Metric Capital Partners. Kishan joined the Metric team in 2020 and has overall responsibility for the finance and operations of the firm. In his role Kishan is responsible for fund structuring, financial repo… Read full bio

Daljit Sandhu

COO & Founder, Précis Capital Partners

Daljit Sandhu is co-founder and chief operating officer of Précis Capital Partners, a real estate lending platform that delivers large-ticket financing solutions to real estate developers for projects across the UK. In her role as COO, Sandhu is resp… Read full bio

Gaurav Saxena

CFO, Fremman Capital

Gaurav is the CFO of Fremman Capital. Fremman is a pan-European mid-market investment firm with offices in London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Luxembourg. Fremman partners with successful and ambitious management teams to help transform businesses from… Read full bio

Daniel Schieferdecker

Sales Specialist Private Markets, Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions

Daniel joined Nasdaq in February 2020 as a private markets product specialist for the EMEA region. Previously he spent 6 years with J.P. Morgan, PineBridge Investments, and HarbourVest Partners, focussing on private markets investments from both the… Read full bio

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Snehal Shah is a reporter for New Private Markets, PEI Media’s publication for climate, sustainability, ESG, impact investing and diversity in private markets. She works across private equity, venture capital, private debt, infrastructure and real as… Read full bio

Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

Simon Shipgood is responsible for sourcing and developing client relationships for EWM Global’s UK and European markets. In this role, he has worked with some of the world’s largest financial institutions including global banks, asset managers, and p… Read full bio

Jack Sirett

Partner, Ebury Institutional Solutions

Jack is a London based Partner at Ebury having joined the business in September 2019. Jack forms part of the Institutional Solutions leadership team that aims to deliver treasury efficiencies to a global client base across the alternative asset manag… Read full bio

James Smith

Head of Operations & Finance, ARA Venn

James is the Head of Operations and Finance at ARA Venn. He has a number of years’ experience within the financial service industry across alternative asset investment structures. He has worked predominately in credit covering a wide range of product… Read full bio

Neil Smith

COO, Invest and Fund

Neil is the Chief Operating Officer for Invest & Fund where he oversees all aspects of business operations, strategy and institutional investment. Neil was previously spent 10 years in Private Equity, with senior finance and operations roles at B… Read full bio

Slade Spalding

Partner & CIO, No Limit Capital

Slade is the co-founder and CIO of No Limit Capital (NLC) an alternative fund finance lender. He is responsible for overseeing the management of NLCs investments and GP relationships with over 15 years private capital financing and banking experience… Read full bio

Amir Uddin

Managing Partner, Private Markets Solutions Limited

Amir is a consultant with over a decade's experience in private markets across finance, operations, and compliance. Amir has managed operations for investment products across their entire life cycle. From strategy development at inception to structur… Read full bio

Richard Urban

Independent Non-Executive Director, Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike is a specialist Non-Executive Director (NED) services provider founded by Richard Urban in 2014. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a Chartered Director (CDir) and a Fellow of the Institute of… Read full bio

Colm Walls

CFO, Iona Capital

Colm is the CFO of Iona Capital, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for finance and compliance at Iona, and sits on the company’s Investment, Asset Management and ESG committees. Prior to joining Io… Read full bio

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The in-person networking experience

Connect with 200+ CFOs, COOs and senior finance and operations professionals, for two days of learning and networking. This is a must-attend event for those who want the tools to prime their private fund operations for the future.

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The in-person networking experience

Gain access to Europe’s largest CFO & COO community

The forum will attract 200+ operational and finance leaders from across private equity, private debt, infrastructure, and real estate markets. Benefit from our expansive CFO and COO private funds community.

Meet in-person in London this November

Connect with your peers during discussion groups, networking breaks, panel Q&As, invite-only breakfasts and an evening-drinks reception. Network in-person, arrange meetings and build relationships face-to-face.

Peer-to-peer benchmarking and finding solutions

Attend the forum to benchmark tools and processes against your industry peers. Take tangible solutions back to the office after having meaningful discussions with fellow professionals and service providers.

 

Previous attendees included

3i Group
Actis Capital
Alderwood Capital
Allianz Real Estate
ARA Venn
Blackstone
Cale Street Capital
Campbell Lutyens
Capital Dynamics
Cloud Capital
Development Partners International
Equistone Partners
Frog Capital
Hg
HPE Growth
Investindustrial
Iona Capital
IQ Capital
LaSalle Investment Management
Lloyds Development Capital
Montagu Private Equity
Muzinich & Co.
MV Credit
ODDO BHG Asset Management
Orchard Global Asset Management
Park Square Capital
Phoenix Equity Partners
Precis Capital Partners
Shard Credit Partners
Vantage Infrastructure

Testimonials from attendees

Vantage Infrastructure

Alex Geach, Finance Director

An excellent conference offering a wide range of relevant panel discussions and the opportunity to network effectively

NTR

Marie Joyce, Chief Financial Officer

An excellent mix of peers – never a wasted journey to this conference, learn something new and make new connections every time

StepStone Group

Stephen Penny, Partner & CIO

Great coverage of current relevant topics for COOs/CFOs with good balance between high-level intro to broader issues and deep dives into most topical issues

Covid precautions

To help keep you and our colleagues safe, we have embraced the following principles to ensure the smooth running of our event portfolio, globally.

Planning and risk assessment

The CFOs and COOs Forum: Europe has a detailed plan and risk assessment in light of local government and health authority frameworks, now specific to the Covid pandemic. Our staff are working to event industry protocols to minimise and mitigate risk.

Entry requirements

We recommend that you take a lateral flow test 24 hours before attending the event to help keep you and your fellow attendees safe.

Cleanliness

PEI Media is working with our venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes a deep clean pre-event and continuous sanitisation during the event, with a focus on high-contact areas such as lifts, staircases, door handles, restrooms and food and beverage delivery points.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Contactless

Where possible PEI Media will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI Media encourages all attendees to avoid close social contact such as hand-shakes and to find digital alternatives to exchanging details rather than business cards.

Attendee numbers and density

PEI Media will assess and manage in line with local government and health authority mandates the number of delegates in the event space and the flow of attendee traffic in and out of plenary and break-out rooms and around exhibition rooms and other meeting spaces.

Personal hygiene

In tandem with venue measures, PEI Media encourages attendees to take full advantage of hand sanitisation stations around the venue.

Track and trace

We will work with local authorities as required to track, trace and contact attendees in line with the applicable privacy legislation.

Medical

Qualified first-aid staff will be ready to assist anyone falling ill for whatever reason. In the event of any attendee suffering Covid-related symptoms, the PEI Media team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.