Deliver strategic growth within private funds

 

The Private Equity CFOs & COOs Forum is going virtual for 2020.

The impacts of Covid-19 have been keenly felt by the private asset industry. There has never been a more crucial period for CFOs, COOs and others to come together and discuss how their business can survive and thrive amidst these uncertain times.

On 12-13 October , you can join senior finance and operations executives as they gather for two days of exclusive live-streamed content and virtual networking opportunities.

Explore the virtual experience

Market insights from 80+ speakers 

Gain valuable insights from the industry’s biggest CFOs and COOs on how to address the key financial and operational challenges facing your business today. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities 

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience.  Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community 

The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings during the event. The platform will remain open 5 months after for you to continue the discussions.

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Covering Real Estate, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Private Equity

One Forum: Four Asset Classes

The Private Equity CFOs & COOs Europe Fourm is co-located with the Private Equity Real Estate, Private Debt Investor and Infrastructure Investor CFOs & COOs Forum. With a virtual pass, you will have access to all streams allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.

 

 

 

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One click to connect with leading finance and operational professionals from the safety of your home or office

Market insights from 80+ speakers 

Gain valuable insights from the industry’s biggest CFOs and COOs on how to address the key financial and operational challenges facing your business today.

Global audience for new opportunities 

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community 

The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings for the week of the event. The platform will remain open 5 months after for you to continue making connections and discussing the market.

Content available on demand 

If you miss a session, not to worry. All content will be available on demand and can be viewed at anytime.

How the virtual experience works

Hear from leading finance and operational professionals

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover what CFOs and COOs priorities are for the next year.

Access over 15 hours of interactive content from industry expert across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 5 months

 

 

 

Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with C-level, finance and operational professionals from across the alternative asset class through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 5 months access to the platform and therefore the private equity community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns and find ways to streamline operations at your organisation.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Grow your network. Create new opportunities.

The virtual experience allows you to find and connect with the people you want to meet more easily. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange a meeting with C-level, finance and operational professionals from across the alternative asset classes.

 

Find the people you want to meet 

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new contact with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

 

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Discuss business opportunities and get deals done in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees.

Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

 

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining these discussions and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

5 months access to the community

You will have 5 months of access to the platform. Login 2 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meetings with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will stay open 5 months after the event. So you can continue to connect with other attendees and catch-up on any of the sessions you missed.

2020 agenda

For more information on the agenda and speaking opportunities at the forum, please contact James Hatwell at James.hatwell@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 3994 7961.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 12th

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
09:30 - 09:45

Welcome and introduction by chair

09:45 - 10:15

Opening Keynote: Staying on Top of the Seismic Shift: A COO/CFO’s Concise Guide to Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Asset/Fund Management

Al Naqvi

No longer merely a tool in the tech toolkit, AI is now seen as the core around which modern companies are built. As Asset/Fund Management industry is shaken by the powerful dynamics unleashed by AI, in this executive session learn how to rapidly assess your firm’s critical strategic needs in AI. Determine how to evaluate the competitive risk of failure to automate. Develop insights into how to protect your firm from the onslaught of a rival, more intelligent and efficient, system. Determine the best way to set the organizational direction to embrace the power of AI without losing focus.

Speaker: Prof. Al Naqvi, CEO & Researcher, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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Al Naqvi

CEO & Researcher, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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10:15 - 10:20

Stretch Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
10:20 - 11:05

Growing your business in a time of increased complexity

Robin Bailey, Erica Herberg, Jamie Lyon
  • Achieving economies of scale across finance, operations, HR and compliance
  • As firms grow, which functions can gain improved efficiency via outsourcing?
  • Internal business dynamics: the role of the CFO/COO in managing international expansion
  • Organic growth versus M&A
  • How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted business growth for private funds?
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Robin Bailey

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Pantheon

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Erica Herberg

CFO, Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

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Jamie Lyon

European CFO & COO, LaSalle Investment Management

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11:05 - 11:10

Stretch Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
11:10 - 11:45

Digital transformation and the technology revolution

Nick Moore, Marc Dumbell
  • RPA, automation and the future of financial asset management
  • Must-have versus nice-to-have, which technological innovations are worth the investment to give your firm the competitive edge?
  • Speeding up the pace of innovation: third party collaborations or in-house talent expansion?
  • Identifying the areas most susceptible to disruption: front, middle or back office activities?

Moderator: Nick Moore, Founder & Executive Director, Lionpoint Group

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Nick Moore

Founder & Executive Director, Lionpoint

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Marc Dumbell

Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Campbell Lutyens

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11:45 - 12:10

Morning Networking Break & ‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&As

An opportunity to join the speakers from previous panels and ask them questions

Themed Sessions
12:10 - 13:00

Stream A: Finance

Katja Baur, Marie Joyce, Lindsey Ord

12.10-12.40 Panel Session

The evolving role of the CFO in private funds

12.40-13.00 Audience Roundtables

  • Role of the CFO in fundraising
  • Hedging interest rates and currency risks
  • Integrating a new strategy into an existing platform
  • Succession planning for the modern-day CFO
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Katja Baur

CFO, Montana Capital Partners

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Marie Joyce

Chief Financial Officer, NTR

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Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

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12:10 - 13:00

Stream B: Operations

Nigel Mills, Stuart James, Raxita Kapashi, Debojit Mukherjee, Martina Sanow

12.10-12.40 Panel Session

Driving your private fund business forward through successful operations

Moderator: Nigel Mills, Director, MM&K

12.40-13.00 Audience Roundtables

  • Operational due diligence of your business
  • Attracting & retaining talent and the value of team diversity
    • Facilitated by Stuart James, Principal, MM&K and Debojit Mukherjee, COO, Agilitas Private Equity
  • Implementing a successful culture and ensuring employee well-being
  • Succession planning
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Nigel Mills

Director, MM&K

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Stuart James

Principal, MM&K

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Raxita Kapashi

CFO, Dawn

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Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

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Martina Sanow

COO, HG

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12:10 - 13:00

Stream C: Tax & Regulation

Fiona Cooper, Simon Hirtzel, Paulina Pietkiewicz

12.10-12.40 Panel Session

Combating regulatory challenges on the horizon

12.40-13.00 Audience Roundtables

  • AIFMD & reverse solicitation: how to ensure compliance
  • BEPS & its impact on funds
  • SEC registration and compliance for European funds.
  • Data protection & GDPR in a post-Brexit world
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Fiona Cooper

European Tax Director, Starwood Capital Europe Advisors

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Simon Hirtzel

COO, IQ Capital

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Paulina Pietkiewicz

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

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12:10 - 13:00

Stream D: Technology

Simon Shipgood

12.10-12.40 Panel Session

Integrating tech successfully from front to back office

Moderator: Simon Shipgood, Regional Director, EWM Global

12.40-13.00 Audience Roundtables

  • Reporting requirements and how technology can streamline the process
  • Cybersecurity
  • Effective data management
  • Integrating technology with business culture
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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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13:00 - 14:00

Mid-day networking break with 1-2-1 Meetings & 'Meet the Speakers

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Private Equity
14:00 - 14:30

Preparing for future operational & finance challenges within your private equity business

Hina Ahmad, Steve Darrington, Christopher Parmo

Panel Session

Moderator: Nicholas D’Adhemar, CEO, Apperio

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Hina Ahmad

COO, Capital Dynamics

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Steve Darrington

CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners

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Christopher Parmo

COO/CFO, Verdane

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14:30 - 15:00

Audience Roundtables

  • Credit lines and use of debt for PE funds
  • The role of finance and operations in value creation
  • The role of the CFO/COO in the exit strategy
  • Implementing a successful portfolio review
  • Secondaries and their impact on valuations
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Networking Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Private Equity
15:30 - 16:30

CFOs & COOs views on the private equity investment market

Jason Howard
  • Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on private equity
  • PE fundraising in 2020 & the modern CFOs role in this
  • Importance of ESG to investors
  • Impacts of retail investors entering the PE market
  • Is reputational risk a concern for the global PE industry?
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Jason Howard

CFO, Headway Capital Partners

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CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
16:30 - 17:00

What investors want

David Weeks, Christian Hinze

Closing panel session:

  • What can CFOs & COOs do to ensure their investors have the highest quality client experience possible
  • Information, transparency, data & more – what investors expect from their managers and how this varies across asset classes
  • Fees, expenses, ESG… what do investors prioritise in their reports and communications received from their managers?
  • Latest in fund terms: what to negotiate, latest in preferred terms
  • Investor concerns during the crisis – what did they want to hear from their managers during the coronavirus pandemic?
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David Weeks

Co-Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees

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Christian Hinze

COO Europe, StepStone

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17:00 - 17:00

Close of day one

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from chair

10:10 - 10:35

Keynote Interview

2020 – the year everything changed & it’s impact on fund finance & operations

  • Were private fund firms operationally ready to cope with the rapid changes to working life that were brought about by the outbreak?
  • Cybersecurity, fund life, investor concerns, reporting… what were the biggest finance & operational challenges brought about by the pandemic, and how were they overcome?
  • Has this had a long-term impact on the way finance & operations functions operate within private funds? And if so, how?
  • Key takeaways and lessons learnt from this period
10:35 - 10:40

Stretch Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
10:40 - 11:20

Outsourcing versus in-house capabilities

Karine Litou, Leo Scanavino
  • Integrating outsourced functions with in-house resources
  • What criteria should be used when choosing an outsourcing provider?
  • Building from within: recruiting and retaining the right technology leaders
  • Balancing cost and efficiency

Moderator: Karine Litou, Global Head of Product & Solutions, Private Capital, BNP

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Karine Litou

Global Head of Product & Solutions Private Capital, BNP Paribas Securities Services

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Leo Scanavino

Finance Director, RJD Partners Limited

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11:20 - 11:45

Morning networking break and ‘meet the speakers’ Q&As

An opportunity to join the speakers from previous panels and ask them questions

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
11:45 - 12:25

Alternative asset valuations in unprecedented times

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Panel Session

  • Lessons learnt and top tips for valuations during a pandemic
  • Comparing to public entities, deeper analysis of cashflow, using third-party vendors – what can be done to get ahead during the valuation process
  • How best to combine financial and compliance expertise for effective portfolio valuation
  • US GAAP, IFRS & more – monitoring the relevant regulatory updates & requirements
Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Wolf Capital

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12:25 - 12:30

Stretch Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
12:30 - 13:00

Fireside chat: Developing an ESG strategy: how to measure and demonstrate value

Ersilia Molnar
  • What data is used to measure ESG performance in investment – whether portfolio companies, infrastructure projects or otherwise?
  • Does ESG data need to be tailored? Or is there a generic framework to satisfy all clients?
  • Environmental, societal & governmental – which aspect of ESG is most in-focus currently? And how do the requirements (reporting, data etc.) compare?
  • Top tips & takeaways for building out a successful ESG strategy: skills & software required, integration with other teams, avoiding greenwashing & more
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Ersilia Molnar

Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Muzinich & Co

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13:00 - 13:00

Close of conference

2020 Speakers

For more information on speaking, please contact James Hatwell at James.hatwell@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 3994 7961.

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Hina Ahmad

COO, Capital Dynamics

Hina is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining us, she was an attorney at Woodside Counsel, specializing in corporate transactions and regulatory matters. Previously, Hina was a senior ass… Read full bio

Robin Bailey

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Pantheon

Robin Bailey, Partner and Chief Operating Officer with 12 years of private equity experience, is responsible for finance, tax and accounting globally. Before joining Pantheon, Robin worked in the Investment team of Ipex Capital, an early stage ventur… Read full bio

Katja Baur

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

Vijay Bharadia

CFO & COO, ICG

Vijay Bharadia is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Intermediate Capital Group PLC (ICG). Prior to joining ICG, Vijay was International CFO for Blackstone with responsibility for financial, tax and regulatory reporting across Europe and As… Read full bio
Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto is the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a family of private equity funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies. Mr. Cherry-Seto is responsible for oversight of finance oper… Read full bio

Fiona Cooper

European Tax Director, Starwood Capital Europe Advisors

Fiona Cooper is the European Tax Director for Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate. Starwood Capital Group has raised approximately $45 billion of equity capital since its inception in 1991, and cu… 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

Richard Day

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Pygmalion Capital Advisers

Richard Day is Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Pygmalion Capital. Richard has over 15 years of experience in real estate finance, structuring and operational management. Prior to joining Pygmalion, Richard was Chief Financial Officer of two pa… 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

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

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 infrastructur… Read full bio

Apwinder Foster

Chief Operating Officer, DRC Capital

Apwinder Foster has over 20 years of experience in finance, real estate and capital markets. Ms Foster joined DRC Capital as Chief Operating Officer in November 2015. Prior to joining DRC, Ms Foster was the CFO of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Pl… 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

Erica Herberg

CFO, Investment Solutions, The Carlyle Group

Erica Herberg is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle's Investment Solutions Group. She is based in Amsterdam. Investment Solutions provides investors will access to the large and complex universe of alternative asset invest… Read full bio

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

COO, IQ Capital

Simon participates in the development and execution of Kreos’s strategy, coordinating communications with investors, providing deal-level support to Kreos's growing portfolio companies, and managing Kreos's international operations. Simon has over 25… Read full bio

Dean Horton

Chief Operating Officer, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Dean joined AIIM in 2013, working within the deal execution and asset management teams. Dean subsequently transitioned to the role of Chief Operating Officer, where he is responsible for finance, compliance and governance functions as well as providi… Read full bio

Jason Howard

CFO, Headway Capital Partners

Jason joined Headway Capital in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. He previously spent over 5 years as Managing Director of EQT Services UK, EQT’s London based AIFM. Prior to this, Jason worked as the COO for Neovara LLP, the spin out of the Lehman Bro… Read full bio

Anita Huynh

COO, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Anita is the COO for the EMEA region. Her role encompasses the execution and management of an increasingly diverse range of funds offered by MIRA, coupled with the management of significant regulatory changes in the industry. Anita was previously the… 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

Stéphane Janin

Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers

Stéphane heads up AXA IM’s Global Regulatory Development directorate and internal network at worldwide level. Before joining AXA IM, Stephane was Head of the International Affairs Division at AFG, the French Asset Management Association, responsible… 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

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

Karine Litou

Global Head of Product & Solutions 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

Jamie Lyon

European CFO & COO, LaSalle Investment Management

Jamie joined LaSalle in 2006 as CFO / COO and is responsible for LaSalle's UK and Continental European operations. Responsibilities extend to Accounting & Finance, Tax, Debt, Risk Management, M&A and Human Resources and, consequently, management of E… Read full bio

Neel Mehta

CFO, DWS Private Equity

Neel Mehta leads the finance and accounting function for DWS Private Equity, working alongside the senior investment team to drive growth and shaping financial best practice. He joined DWS Private Equity in 2018 from Mayfair Equity Partners, where he… Read full bio

Nigel Mills

Director, MM&K

PPE graduate and chartered accountant. 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… Read full bio

Ersilia Molnar

Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Muzinich & Co

Ersilia has over twenty years financial industry experience across asset management, insurance underwriting and fintech. She has a 18+ tenure in Muzinich, a global investment firm, where she has successfully developed her career in marketing, complex… Read full bio

Nick Moore

Founder & Executive Director, Lionpoint

Nick Moore is the Founder & Executive Director at Lionpoint Group, responsible for global business strategy and execution. He has a background in private equity and real estate along with extensive technology solution expertise. With 85 employees… 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

Al Naqvi

CEO & Researcher, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Al (Ali) Naqvi is the founder and CEO of American Institute of Artificial Intelligence, a Washington DC based institute that has helped over 5000 executives from 400+ companies to learn how to build their companies around AI. Author of several… 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

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

Paulina Pietkiewicz

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

Paulina is a Director of Operations and CCO at Abris, bringing 18 years of international experience in various sectors of the financial services industry with expertise in the areas of: Mergers & Acquisitions, back-office and middle-office restru… Read full bio

Nisha Raghavan

Managing Director- Chief Finance officer, EQT Partners

Nisha Raghavan joined EQT Partners in June 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director of EQT Real Estate Advisory Team. She has over 17 years of experience within the real estate industry. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mrs. Raghavan… Read full bio

Martina Sanow

COO, HG

Martina is Hg’s Deputy COO, with responsibility for the operations of the firm. She sits on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, Valuation Committee and is also a member of the Client Services team, where she focuses on fundraising and… 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

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

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

Luke Venables

CFO/COO, ARA Venn

Luke is a Partner and CFO/COO at ARA Venn. Luke has over 23 years of experience in operational and infrastructure roles, with a particular focus on credit products. Before joining ARA Venn in 2015, Luke was Head of Operations at CQS, a $20bn global m… Read full bio

David Weeks

Co-Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees

David Weeks was elected as Co-Chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) in 2016. The AMNT has over 700 members, from around 500 pension schemes. Together, these have assets under management of just under £700 billion: nearly one th… Read full bio
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2020 Sponsors

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Wagland,

chris.w@peimedia.com +44 (0) 0207 566 5475

 


Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

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So, What is it?

    • The Private Equity CFOs & COOs Forum virtual platform will replicate all the best parts of the in-person conference experience.
    • You can:

    • Watch live panel sessions happening and ask questions of the speakers.
    • Watch and download select recordings of the sessions at a time more convenient for you, with On-demand playbacks for selected sessions for up to 6 months after the event ends.
    • Network with both local and global attendees.
    • Participate in virtual roundtables and networking rooms to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers.

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com

2.

How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 2 weeks prior to the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique and cannot be shared with anyone else.
3.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We have a dedicated “Hot it works” page to help you navigate the web app. The advantage of having access a few weeks out is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event
4.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 6 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.
5.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

    • We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation.
    • You will be able to:

    • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
    • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
    • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
    • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
    • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they just gave

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com

6.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own person agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.
7.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has in-built video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.
8.

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computer timezone. For example if you are based in London, a meeting you set for 4 pm you’re your account will show to a recipient in New York as 11 am.
It is worth nothing that event timings will be running on British Summer Time (BST) which is BST +1.