Deliver strategic growth within private funds

After a successful first virtual event last year, the CFOs & COOs Europe Forum is taking place in-person in London on 16-17 November.

Hear from industry experts and discover solutions and prime your private fund operations for the future. Take part in an open discussion with your peers from across private markets on digitisation projects, regulatory frameworks, ESG implementation, managing teams through disruptive periods and much more this November.

The past year has redefined operational norms, this is your opportunity to stay in touch with the latest trends and benchmark against your peers and competitors so you can forge a way forward beyond the pandemic. Book now to access the Forum and build your network across private funds. There will be additional opportunities for those unable to travel to participate remotely.

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

Event content with value

Learn from leading industry experts and understand how to become a data-driven private fund manager, the rise of ESG sub-lines, relationship best practice with portfolio companies, and mapping out your legal framework.

Build your private funds network

Join 150+ CFOs, COOs and senior finance and operations professionals from across the UK and Europe. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers across our two-day interactive programme.

Meet leading CFOs & COOs

Connect in-person during discussion groups, networking breaks, panel Q&As, invite-only breakfasts and an evening drinks reception. Benefit from our expansive European CFO & COO community who will be in attendance throughout the forum.

Keynote speaker

 

 

Hear from Peter McKenzie, CFO of Anticipa on how courageous leadership can be the key to business success. Discover practical tools for increasing productivity, focus and more for you and your team in this unique keynote presentation.

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Leading speakers confirmed including:

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Attendees of the CFOs & COOs networking event earlier this year

3i Group
Abingworth
ACML
Actis Capital
African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Agilitas Private Equity
AIIM
Alcentra
All Seas Capital
AlpInvest Partners
Anacap Financial Partners
Anticipa Real Estate
ARA Venn
Astorg Partners
BaltCap
Bamboo Capital Partners
BlackRock
Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Bridgepoint
Campbell Lutyens & Co
Capital Dynamics
Capvest Partners
CDC Group
Cipio Partners
Clarion Gramercy
Climate Fund Managers
Cross Ocean Partners
DRC Capital
EQT Partners
Equistone Partners
Fiera Infrastructure
Greencoat Capital
Headway Capital Partners
Hg Capital
ICON Infrastructure
InstarAGF Asset Management
Intermediate Capital Group
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
Iona Capital
IQ Capital
LaSalle Investment Management
LCM Partners
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
Melody Investment Advisors
Montagu Private Equity
Montana Capital Partners
Muzinich & Co
MV Credit
Nordic Capital
Northzone
NTR
Partners Group
Penta Investments
Phoenix Equity Partners
Pictet Alternative Advisors
RJD Partners
Sanlam Alternative Investment
Shard Credit Partners
Sprints Capital Management
StepStone
The Carlyle Group
Triton Investments Advisers
Ver Capital
Verdane
Vicenda Asset Management
YIELCO Investments

Sponsors confirmed for 2021

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CFOs & COOs Europe Forum will take place on 16-17 November, all timings are in GMT, UK time zone.

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell.

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

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Agenda

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2021 - Tuesday 16th

Plenary
08:40 - 08:45

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

08:45 - 09:25

Assessing the shift in priorities for private fund CFOs & COOs

Tom Alabaster, Hina Ahmad, Rachel Fenwick, Nick Latner, Sarah Shackleton

Opening Panel Discussion

  • How have the pandemic’s various repercussions forced a re-think for private fund CFOs & COOs?
  • What has it meant for them and their team’s strategic position within the business?
  • Which areas are requiring the most attention and spend at present?

Moderator: Tom Alabaster, Partner & EMEA Head of Funds, Ropes & Gray

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Tom Alabaster

Partner and EMEA Head of Funds, Ropes & Gray

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Hina Ahmad

COO, Capital Dynamics

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Rachel Fenwick

COO/CFO, LaSalle Global Partner Solutions

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Nick Latner

Finance Director, Hg Capital

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Sarah Shackleton

Administrative Partner, Development Partners International

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09:25 - 09:50

Driving inclusion & diversity progress in private markets

Danielle Wilson, Suzie Ruffley

Keynote Interview

  • How has diverse hiring developed over recent years?
  • Which D&I initiatives have proven most successful?
  • Influencing diversity & inclusion culture in third-parties and portfolios
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Danielle Wilson

Platform Sales – Securities Services | J.P. Morgan

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Suzie Ruffley

Director, Head of People, Foresight Group

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09:50 - 10:30

A key year for ESG development in private markets – SFDR, subscription credit lines and more

Steve Darrington, Peter Dunbar, Marie Joyce, Michaela Strempfl, Omar Dapul

Panel Discussion

  • How have fund managers coped with the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) so far?
  • How does it compare to AIFMD?
  • Choosing the right ESG metrics for your subscription credit line
  • Future impacts on costs, technology, processes and reporting
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Steve Darrington

CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners

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Peter Dunbar

Private Equity Specialist, UNPRI

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Marie Joyce

Chief Financial Officer, NTR

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Michaela Strempfl, BlackRock

Michaela Strempfl

EMEA COO BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock

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Omar Dapul

International Head of Solutions Engineering Allvue Systems

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10:30 - 10:55

A digitalisation journey – Carried Interest & Co-Investment incentives

Simon Shipgood, Paul Cunningham
  • What was the existing situation? How were you managing the firms incentive plans?
  • Assessing motivations for change and how that change was implemented
  • Where are we now on this digital journey and what benefits have already been reaped?

Moderator: Simon Shipgood, Regional Director, EWM Global

Paul Cunningham, CFO, Helios Investment Partners

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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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Paul Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer, Helios Investment Partners

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10:55 - 11:30

Networking Break

Plenary
11:30 - 12:15

Investment outlook – how are private markets shaping up?

Katja Baur, Jose Benedicto, Christian Hinze

Panel Discussion

  • PE, private debt, infra & real estate – where do the opportunities lie?
  • How have firms overcome the challenges of remote fundraising and client interaction?
  • Secondaries, SPACs, NAV lending & fund finance – how is the significant growth and change in these areas transforming the market?
  • ESG prioritisation – what factors are funds targeting and what’s most important to investors?
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Katja Baur

Partner and CFO, Montana Capital Partners

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Jose Benedicto

Partner, Direct Lending

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Christian Hinze

COO Europe, StepStone

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12:15 - 13:00

Technology & automation in private markets – 2021 and beyond

Karine Litou, Sahem Gulati, Dimitris Matalliotakis, Lindsey Ord, Marco Hinz

Panel Discussion

  • Data management, SaaS, connectivity between systems – what are the key foundations for technological development to prosper?
  • Which processes and business areas are seeing the fastest acceleration in technological development at present?
  • Top tips when it comes to new systems and efficiency savings
  • Are the private markets catching up with the public side when it comes to automating to scale

Moderator: Karine Litou, Deputy Head of Private Capital, BNP Paribas Securities Services

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Karine Litou

Deputy Head of Private Capital, BNP Paribas Securities Services

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Sahem Gulati

Private Assets Capability Lead, Strategy & Consulting, M&G Investments

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Dimitris Matalliotakis

Head of Information Systems, AssetMetrix

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Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

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Marco Hinz

COO, Crosslend

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13:00 - 13:40

Debate: Out-sourcing vs in-house considerations

Edwin Chan, Aaron Kienwald, Maqbool Mohamed, Leo Scanavino, James Smith, Manoj Jain, Tina Page
  • Key components of the decision-making process
  • The merits for each whilst taking into consideration the latest swathe of regulation
  • Impact that the pandemic and shift towards remote/hybrid working has had on these decisions
  • Fund administration – continued outsourcing or growing internal capabilities?
  • Managing costs in this area amidst tightening margins and intensified fee pressures
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Edwin Chan

Chief Commercial Officer, UK and Ireland, IQ-EQ

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Aaron Kienwald

Group COO, Oakley Capital

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Maqbool Mohamed, Clarion Gramercy

Maqbool Mohamed

CFO - COO, Clarion Gramercy

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Leo Scanavino

Finance Director, RJD Partners Limited

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James Smith

Head of Finance and Operations, ARA Venn

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Manoj Jain

Director – Group Finance Operations, 3i Group Plc

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Tina Page

COO, MV Credit

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13:40 - 14:45

Lunch and Networking Break

Stream A - Finance & Regulation
14:45 - 15:30

Mapping out your legal framework as the regulatory screws tighten on private assets

Tom Hodge, Diana Meyel, Ayesha Singh, Andrew Poole
  • SFDR, EU Taxonomy and other regulatory hurdles causing the biggest headaches at present
  • Ensuring that you have a legal and regulatory set-up that works for your business
  • Best practice when working with legal third-parties and harnessing their expertise
  • How finance functions are coping with increasing legal & regulatory spend
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Tom Hodge

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Glendower Capital

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Diana Meyel

Managing Partner, Cipio Partners

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Ayesha Singh

Legal Counsel, Muzinich

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Andrew Poole

Director, ACA

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15:30 - 16:15

Traditional finance priorities for 2021 & beyond

Niyamat Fazal, Sam Marsh
  • Latest tax disclosure requirements
  • Best preparation for continued intensification of fee & expense pressures
  • Putting ESG sub lines into practice
  • What to expect in the carry stakes over the coming months
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Niyamat Fazal

CFO, DWS Infrastructure

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Sam Marsh

Managing Director – Institutional, Alpha FX

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Stream B - Operations & Technology
14:45 - 15:30

Becoming a data-driven private fund manager

Daniel Bartsch, Lisa Weaver-Lambert, Susan Wilkins, Harry Pampiglione, Marcello Falcone
  • Finding a data management solution that works to scale for your firm
  • Connectivity between systems – why this holds the key to data aggregation and protecting against data duplication and inaccuracy across the business
  • Regulatory impacts on data management – GDPR, reporting and more
  • Developing your data analytics capabilities to provide tangible business intelligence
  • Why ESG and investor demands are transforming the data landscape
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Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and COO, creditshelf

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Lisa Weaver-Lambert

Data and Digital Portfolio Executive

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Susan Wilkins

CFO, Actis

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Harry Pampiglione

Portfolio Analytics & Data Science Manager, Lloyds Development Capital

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Marcello Falcone

Portfolio Monitoring, Investindustrial

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15:30 - 16:15

Combating increasingly sophisticated cyber threats

Eric Lazear, Juri Pervjakov, Ash Patel
  • Why are we seeing a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks in the market?
  • Best practice for protecting yourselves and your portfolio companies
  • Managing risk around third-parties

Ensuring you have a cyber-resilient workforce and culture in place

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Eric Lazear

COO, Adit Ventures

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Juri Pervjakov

Finance and Technology Director, BaltCap

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Ash Patel

IT Director and Head of Cyber, ECI Partners LLP

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16:15 - 16:40

Networking Break

Plenary
16:40 - 17:20

Culture, human capital and talent strategy in private assets

Stuart James, Caron Aitken, Marc Dumbell , Martina Sanow

Panel Discussion

  • Assessing how leadership attitudes towards business culture have changed
  • Striking a balancing act between flexible working, employee satisfaction and high performance
  • The role of technology & data analytics in talent engagement & retainment
  • Remuneration, rewards and other considerations

Moderator: Stuart James, Principal, MM&K

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Stuart James

Principal, MM&K

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Caron Aitken

Head of Operations, Climate Fund Managers

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Marc Dumbell

Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Campbell Lutyens

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Martina Sanow

Partner and Deputy COO, Hg

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17:20 - 18:00

Off the record - audience roundtable discussions over drinks

Debojit Mukherjee, Christian Schnabel, Sahem Gulati, Nigel Mills, Sam Marsh
    • Managing FX at the fund level

facilitated by Debojit Mukherjee, COO, Agilitas Private Equity and Sam Marsh, Managing Director – Institutional, Alpha FX

  • Challenges around bank clients – Basel & more facilitated by Christian Schnabel, Managing Director, Head of Product Finance, Golding Capital Partners
  • US tax considerations – the SEC & the Biden administration
  • What will the future of private asset fundraising look like?
  • Operational strategy & organisational design across private assets

 

facilitated by Sahem Gulati, Private Assets Capability Lead, Strategy & Consulting, Asset Management

  • Carry expectations in the post-Covid era facilitated by Nigel Mills, Director, MM&K
  • Weighing up the benefits of waterfall automation
  • How are valuation methods & processes changing across private assets?

 

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Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

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Christian Schnabel

Managing Director, Golding Capital Partners

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Sahem Gulati

Private Assets Capability Lead, Strategy & Consulting, M&G Investments

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Nigel Mills

Director, MM&K

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Sam Marsh

Managing Director – Institutional, Alpha FX

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18:00 - 19:00

Networking Drinks Reception

Agenda

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2021 - Wednesday 17th

Private Think Tanks – Asset Classes
08:45 - 09:45

CFOs & COOs in private equity

Jasi Halai

<em>Facilitated by </em><strong>Jasi Halai, </strong>Group Financial Controller & Operating Officer, <strong>3i Group</strong>

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Jasi Halai

Group Financial Controller & Operating Officer, 3i Group Plc

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08:45 - 09:45

CFOs & COOs in private debt

Andrew Haywood

Facilitated by Andrew Haywood, CFO, Park Square Capital

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Andrew Haywood

CFO & CCO, Park Square Capital

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08:45 - 09:45

CFOS & COOs in infrastructure

Colm Walls
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Colm Walls

CFO, Iona Capital

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08:45 - 09:45

CFOs & COOs in real estate

Holger Braun

Facilitated by Dr. Holger Braun, CFO, Allianz Real Estate

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Holger Braun

CFO, Allianz Real Estate

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Plenary
09:45 - 10:15

Opening presentation: Courageous Leadership

Peter McKenzie

In volatile and challenging times, research has shown that the one characteristic that sets successful leaders apart can be summarised in one word: courage.

This session gives you and your team the mindset and practical tools to become more courageous, to act and take the necessary risks to be truly effective.

This action-packed and practical keynote will provide participants methods to:

  • Evaluate and optimize their own leadership style and values.
  • Build Courage, Increase productivity and focus and reduce stress.
  • Create a culture where people admit to and learn from mistakes, fostering team collaboration, creativity and long-term term success.
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Peter McKenzie

CFO, Anticipa Real Estate

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10:15 - 11:00

Assessing the future of private investments in Europe

Richard Urban, Simon Hirtzel

Panel Discussion

  • What will the alternative fund landscape look like in Europe in the upcoming years?
  • Could Dublin or anywhere else become a new offshore centre? And what would that mean for fund structuring and investment decision-making?
  • Continuing post-Brexit operational challenges for private funds
  • Are private markets in Europe becoming increasingly democratized? What does this mean for fund managers?
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Richard Urban

Independent Non-Executive Director, Rivington Pike

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Simon Hirtzel

General Partner and COO, IQ Capital

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break

Plenary
11:30 - 12:00

The rise of ESG sub lines

Martina Macpherson

In-Focus Fireside Chat

·        Do subscription credit facilities linked to ESG metrics or green bonds represent the ‘holy grail’ for successful ESG integration in private funds?

·        Why sub lines mean more transparency for investors

·        How do they manifest across the different private asset classes?

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Martina Macpherson

Head of ESG Strategy, ODDO BHF Asset Management

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12:00 - 12:40

Best practice for building relationships with portfolio companies

Shuli Levy, Mandar Kulkarni, Peter McKenzie, Christopher Parmo, Nigel Diesveld

Panel Discussion

  • Effective management and monitoring of portfolio performance
  • CFOs & COOs involvement in portfolio level value creation
  • Working with operating partners and your CFO/COO equivalents within the portfolio companies
  • What rewards will you reap from building & maintaining these successful relationships?

Moderator: Shuli Levy, CFO/COO, Expedition Growth Capital

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Shuli Levy

CFO / COO, Expedition Growth Capital

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Mandar Kulkarni

CFO, Blue Water Energy

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Peter McKenzie

CFO, Anticipa Real Estate

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Christopher Parmo

COO/CFO, Verdane

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Nigel Diesveld

CFO & CRO, HPE Growth

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12:40 - 13:00

How python modelling is set to improve investment decisions, private fund management and investor relations

Charles Foucard

Closing Interview

Charles Foucard, CFO & Head of Development Strategy, Pictet Private Markets

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Charles Foucard

CFO & Head of Development Strategy, Pictet Alternative Advisors

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:00

Close of conference

Pre-Event Resources

Working Groups post event report

Working Groups featured 80+ industry leaders from across private funds with the chance to connect with other professionals. The report features interviews, highlights, and more.

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Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell.

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

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Hina Ahmad

COO, 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

Caron Aitken

Head of Operations, Climate Fund Managers

Caron is the Head of Operations responsible for the Human Resource function and ensuring effective and timely delivery of information technology, procurement, travel, facilities, and administration. She manages operational resilience to ensure busine… Read full bio

Tom Alabaster

Partner and EMEA Head of Funds, Ropes & Gray

Tom is consistently recognised as a leading investment management lawyer by clients and peers, and in industry publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Clients refer to Tom in the legal directors as “absolutely awesome” and “very generous with… Read full bio

Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and COO, creditshelf

Daniel has more than 15 years of international experience both in consulting and banking. At creditshelf he is responsible for the daily business and relationships with clients and business partners. Before joining creditshelf he was with UBS Investm… Read full bio

Katja Baur

Partner and CFO, Montana Capital Partners

Katja is Chief Financial Officer at Swiss based secondaries firm Montana Capital Partners. She has been working in private equity since 2010, when she was appointed CFO of Alpha Associates, a private equity, private debt and infrastructure manager in… Read full bio

Jose Benedicto

Partner, Direct Lending

José Benedicto is a Founder of Shard Credit Partners, established in 2013 to provide alternative sources of financing in the UK lower mid-market companies. Prior to establish Shard Credit Partners, he was a private equity professional at Investindust… Read full bio

Holger Braun

CFO, Allianz Real Estate

Since 2016, Holger Braun is leading the global finance function of Allianz Real Estate Group (ARE) responsible for Alternative Finance and Corporate Finance matters. Prior to that, he established the Financial Transaction Service function at ARE resp… Read full bio

Edwin Chan

Chief Commercial Officer, UK and Ireland, IQ-EQ

Edwin Chan joined IQ-EQ in October 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer for the UK & Ireland. He has over 20 years of experience helping launch and grow fund services businesses, including within leading international banks in London, Bermuda and Hon… 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

Omar Dapul

International Head of Solutions Engineering Allvue Systems

In 2011, Omar established the first international office of Allvue Credit (formerly Black Mountain Systems) and grew the business prior to the merger and formation of Allvue. He currently heads the Allvue Solutions Engineering team in London. Allvue'… Read full bio

Steve Darrington

CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners

Steve has been a Partner at Phoenix since 2001 and is CFO and a member of Phoenix’s Board & Management Committee. Steve is also a director of Phoenix Equity Partners 2016 Guernsey Limited, General Partner of the Fund. Before this, he held senior… 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

Marc Dumbell

Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Campbell Lutyens

Marc joined Campbell Lutyens in 2018 and is responsible for finance and operations for the firm globally, leading on a range of areas such as developing AI enabled technology to support fundraising, championing ESG initiatives, implementing flexible… Read full bio

Peter Dunbar

Private Equity Specialist, UNPRI

Peter Dunbar is a Private Equity Senior Specialist within the PRI’s Investment Practices team. Peter has 20 years experience in the asset management industry, and before joining PRI, was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group f… Read full bio

Marcello Falcone

Portfolio Monitoring, Investindustrial

Marcello joined Investindustrial in 2016 in the portfolio monitoring team, where his main focus was data strategy, and is now responsible for many of the firm’s key data management solutions. Marcello has supported the development and execution of th… 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

Rachel Fenwick

COO/CFO, LaSalle Global Partner Solutions

Rachel is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for LaSalle Global Partner Solutions and is directly responsible for the business operations and the corporate accounting and finance functions of LaSalle GPS. Prior to her appointment… Read full bio

Charles Foucard

CFO & Head of Development Strategy, Pictet Alternative Advisors

Charles Foucard, CFO & Head of Development Strategy at Pictet Alternative Advisors Charles joined the Pictet Group in 2015 as Director of Projects, steering Group transversal and strategic projects across the Asset Management and Alternatives bus… Read full bio

Sahem Gulati

Private Assets Capability Lead, Strategy & Consulting, M&G Investments

Sahem recently joined M&G Investments in May 2021 as the Private Assets Capability Lead within the Strategy & Consulting team. He has over eight years’ industry experience and is passionate about driving positive change within businesses with… Read full bio

Jasi Halai

Group Financial Controller & Operating Officer, 3i Group Plc

Jasi Halai is Group Financial Controller and Operating Officer for 3i Group Plc, which is a FTSE100 leading international investor focused on mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure. She is responsible for the operational running of 3i’s Finance… Read full bio

Andrew Haywood

CFO & CCO, Park Square Capital

Andrew is a Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Park Square Capital, LLP, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to joining Park Square in 2015, Andrew spent over 16 years at 3i Gro… Read full bio

Marco Hinz

COO, Crosslend

Christian Hinze

COO Europe, StepStone

Mr. Hinze is Chief Operating Officer of StepStone Private Debt and Hedge Funds and also serves as COO of StepStone in Europe. He is involved in various operational, investment and risk management activities. Prior to StepStone, Mr. Hinze was managing… Read full bio

Simon Hirtzel

General Partner and COO, IQ Capital

Simon joined IQ Capital in June 2020. As well as management of operations, Simon participates in the development and execution of strategy, and in communications with investors and providing deal-level support to IQ’s portfolio companies. Simon was p… Read full bio

Tom Hodge

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Glendower Capital

Tom is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Glendower Capital, responsible for legal, compliance, anti-money laundering, regulatory, and corporate governance matters at Glendower. Prior to Glendower, Tom was a private funds Associate a… 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

Stuart James

Principal, MM&K

Stuart has a simple belief that the most effective way to improve an organisation's bottom line is to improve the performance of its people. This particularly applies at the Board and Senior Executive level where targeted, improved performance can ha… Read full bio

Marie Joyce

Chief Financial Officer, NTR

Marie is Chief Financial Officer of NTR plc, having spent over 15 years with the group in various subsidiary CFO roles and central management positions. NTR acquires, constructs and operates onshore wind and solar assets across Western Europe on beha… 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 in particular legal and regulatory, compliance, HR and Tax with a particular focus on fundraising… Read full bio

Mandar Kulkarni

CFO, Blue Water Energy

Mandar joined Bluewater in April 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the finance function and overseeing the firm’s financial affairs, including the Funds and investment manager operations, Investor Relations, Compliance, Fund and… 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

Eric Lazear

COO, Adit Ventures

Eric S. Lazear is the Chief Operating Officer of Adit Ventures and a member of the Executive Management Committee, as well as a member of Adit’s Valuation Committee. He is based in New York and leads the operational infrastructure, compliance and cyb… Read full bio

Karine Litou

Deputy Head of Private Capital, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Karine has almost 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. She joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in April 2018 as Global Head of Products & Solution Private Capital, based in Paris. Karine has joined from Group Crédit Agricole… 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

Martina Macpherson

Head of ESG Strategy, ODDO BHF Asset Management

Martina Macpherson is Head of ESG Strategy and an ExCo Member for ODDO BHF Asset Management & Private Equity. She is also President of the Network of Sustainable Financial Markets, a NextGen think tank in Sustainable Finance. Martina has held sev… Read full bio

Dimitris Matalliotakis

Head of Information Systems, AssetMetrix

Dr. Dimitris Matalliotakis is Head of Information Systems and Member of the Management Board of AssetMetrix. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and digital transformation consulting. Dimitris was previousl… Read full bio

Sam Marsh

Managing Director – Institutional, Alpha FX

Sam is responsible for leading Alpha’s institutional financial solutions team as well as new product development in the institutional space. Working closely with our clients and industry partners, Sam is focused on ensuring our service and technology… 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

Diana Meyel

Managing Partner, Cipio Partners

At Cipio Partners, Diana is a Managing Partner and the company’s COO/CFO. She is located in Munich and leads our funds’ operations and investor relations. In addition, she also oversees transaction structuring and represents Cipio on the board of sel… Read full bio

Nigel Mills

Director, MM&K

Nigel joined MM&K in 1985 having spent 6 years at Price Waterhouse after graduating from Oxford. He leads the Alternative Investment Management advisory business of MM&K and is an expert on the design of carried interest and co-investment pla… Read full bio
Maqbool Mohamed, Clarion Gramercy

Maqbool Mohamed

CFO - COO, Clarion Gramercy

Mr. Mohamed is the CFO & COO of Clarion Gramercy. Prior to Clarion Gramercy, Mr. Mohamed served as Managing Director & CFO Europe at Castlelake (UK) LLP. Mr. Mohamed has 20 years of experience in the real estate sector having previously also… Read full bio

Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

Debojit Mukherjee is Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Responsible Investment Committee at Agilitas Private Equity, the pan-European mid-market private equity firm which invests in defensible businesses with opportunities for significant… Read full bio

Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

Lindsey Ord is the Chief Financial 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 structuring privat… Read full bio

Tina Page

COO, MV Credit

Joined in 2000 - Chief Financial Officer. Tina has over 19 years of industry experience by working for MV Credit since inception, and is a member of the Management Committee. Tina is responsible for operational risks, oversight and management of the… Read full bio

Harry Pampiglione

Portfolio Analytics & Data Science Manager, Lloyds Development Capital

Harry joined LDC in 2020 and supports new investments, portfolio companies and portfolio wide analytics, with a focus on data and technology. Internally, Harry also leads the digital transformation of LDC’s portfolio analytics and supports other tech… Read full bio

Christopher Parmo

COO/CFO, Verdane

Formal role as CEO, responsible for all Verdane internal and portfolio company operations. Working together with Managing Partner / CIO. Experience from executive positions in several tech companies, as entrepreneur and from management consulting. El… Read full bio

Ash Patel

IT Director and Head of Cyber, ECI Partners LLP

Ash has more than 25 years of experience in IT Management and Cyber. Ash joined ECI in 2000, where he is IT Director and Head of Cyber. Ash’s role involves directing and controlling the development, implementation and maintenance of ECI’s information… Read full bio

Andrew Poole

Director, ACA

Andrew Poole joined ACA in September of 2018 as a Senior Principal Consultant. Andrew started his career in middle office trading and sales at CFSB in Zurich, where he processed fixed-income trades. From there, he went to RMF/Man Investments, serving… 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

Suzie Ruffley

Director, Head of People, Foresight Group

Suzie Ruffley joined Foresight Group in 2017, as Director and Head of People. She joined to set up the HR Function at Foresight and is responsible for all aspects of the People Strategy across the group. Prior to this, she was Head of HR Operations a… Read full bio

Martina Sanow

Partner and Deputy COO, Hg

Martina is a Partner and the firm’s Deputy COO, with responsibility for the firm’s operations including HR, Finance, IT, Compliance and ESG. She has a focus on developing the firm’s talent and chairs Hg’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group. She… Read full bio

Leo Scanavino

Finance Director, RJD Partners Limited

Leo is the Finance Director at RJD Partners, an SME Private Equity Fund specialised in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital for deals worth up to £50 million. Prior to RJD Partners, Leo was a director and portfolio manager at Actis Capital, an Em… Read full bio

Christian Schnabel

Managing Director, Golding Capital Partners

Christian Schnabel joined Golding Capital Partners in 2008. As Managing Director and Head of Product Finance he is responsible for Fund Accounting, Controlling and (Regulatory) Reporting across all asset classes. Prior to joining Golding Capital Part… Read full bio

Sarah Shackleton

Administrative Partner, Development Partners International

Sarah has been a partner of DPI since its inception and has over 20 years of finance experience. Sarah is responsible for administration of the partnership and its funds, including Legal; Compliance; HR; IT; Operations; Facilities; ESG. Sarah is an a… 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

Ayesha Singh

Legal Counsel, Muzinich

Ayesha Corrine Singh joined Muzinich & Co. as Legal Counsel in 2017. Previously, she was legal counsel at EnTrust Global covering EMEA and APAC. She trained and practiced at the law firm Simmons & Simmons in their Financial Services Regulator… Read full bio

James Smith

Head of Finance and Operations, 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
Michaela Strempfl, BlackRock

Michaela Strempfl

EMEA COO BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock

Michaela Strempfl EMEA COO for BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), based in London. She is responsible for supporting senior leadership in driving BlackRock's alternative platform development and growth initiatives in EMEA. Michaela is further foc… Read full bio

Richard Urban

Independent Non-Executive Director, Rivington Pike

Richard is a Jersey based independent non-executive director who sits on the offshore boards of funds, joint ventures and family offices, which together have a total AUM of £4 billion. Appointed by the Minister for Treasury and Resources, Richard is… 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

Lisa Weaver-Lambert

Data and Digital Portfolio Executive

Lisa is senior executive with extensive experience using data and technology to accelerate performance. Previously Digital and Data Director for a Mid-Cap Private Equity firm, ex-Accenture, and brings a strong and diverse line role experience in busi… Read full bio

Susan Wilkins

CFO, Actis

As Chief Financial Officer of Actis, Susan has responsibility for a broad range of finance, operations and executive management activities. Susan is a member of the Actis Executive Committee and reports to Torbjorn Caesar, Senior Partner. Susan has w… Read full bio

Danielle Wilson

Platform Sales – Securities Services | J.P. Morgan

Danielle works within J.P. Morgan’s Global Private Equity Sales team, based in London. In this role, Danielle is responsible for managing new business development and relationship management for Alternative Fund Manager clients across EMEA. Danielle… Read full bio

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Network with the European private funds industry

Connect with 150+ 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 the community

Benefit from our expansive CFO and COO private funds community who will be in attendance throughout the forum.

Meet in-person once again

Connect with your peers during discussion groups, networking breaks, panel Q&As, invite-only breakfasts and an evening-drinks reception.

Build a valuable private funds network

Current attendees include Actis, DPI, DWS Infrastructure, LaSalle Investment Management, Muzinich & Co, NTR, ODDO BHF Private Equity, Park Square Capital and many more.

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 & COOs Europe Forum 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

Fully vaccinated – You are required to show an official vaccine certificate and a negative lateral flow/rapid antigen test which must be done within 24 hours of arrival at the event venue.

Not fully vaccinated – You are required to show evidence of a negative lateral flow/antigen test each day of the event.

Cleanliness

PEI 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 will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI 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 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 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 team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.