Uniting minority, female-led, and emerging managers with institutional investors in the PE and VC space

Emerging and diverse managers represent about half of the firms in the GP universe but are typically excluded from institutional searches, according to recent studies. With many programs guided by state statutes along with a strong track record of delivering higher returns, many institutional investors are increasing their capital deployment to emerging managers now more than ever.

Join 250+ Emerging Managers, GPs and LPs on July 22 at Emerging Managers Connect for critical insight on first-time, second-time, and M/WBE fund managers in the PE and VC universe. Find out how institutional investors are working within this growing sector.

Discussions will revolve around the most pressing topics and best practices affecting the EM and LP today including:

  • The LP view of the EM landscape
  • The rise of operational due diligence
  • Constructing a diversified LP portfolio
  • The vetting and selection processes
  • Establishing an EM fund: critical considerations
  • Innovative strategies for diverse investments
  • Fundraising best practices
  • The role of emerging managers in portfolio construction
  • Co-investing strategies and trends

Who Should Attend?

  • Emerging Managers
  • Independent Sponsors (Fundless Sponsors)
  • Placement Agents, Law Firms, Accountants, Bankers, Lenders And other Service Providers
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow opportunities in private capital
  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private partnerships
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit opportunities for private capital funds

Who Attends PartnerConnect Events?

Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms that have attended PartnerConnect events. For a sampling of some of the 4,000+ attendees in the last several years.

  • Harvard Management Company
  • College of the Holy Cross Endowment
  • QIC
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • UPS Group Trust

New keynote announced:

Melissa Conyears-Ervin
City of Chicago

What is an Emerging Manager?

Generally speaking, Emerging Managers will be firms early in their existence, raising institutional capital for funds one, two or three. This category would also include diverse and female-operated firms, transition groups who’ve spun out of larger firms, fundless sponsors, and many funds under $1 billion in size. By strategy we welcome private markets fund managers of all kinds, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, growth equity, mezzanine debt, and more.

ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our eighth year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 9,000 1:1 meetings between fund managers and limited partners. Based on feedback from our participants, hundreds of millions in commitments have been made by LPs to GPs they met in our program. Participants efficiently move through 20 minute private meetings. For more information, click here.

2019 Keynote Speakers

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LP-Only and Dealmakers Dinner

We host dinners for LPs the night of our event. Each dinner typically has 40-50 attendees. For sponsorship opportunities please reach out to Kevin McCaffrey at kmccaffrey@buyoutsinsider.comOr Andrew C. Yale at  ayale@buyoutsinsider.com.

GP-Only and Dealmakers Dinner

We host dinners for GP the night of our event. Each dinner typically has 40-50 attendees. For sponsorship opportunities please reach out to Tyler Mitchell at tyler.m@peimedia.com.

Emerging Manger Connect conferences bring together qualified investors, fund managers, independent sponsors, family offices & service providers for unbeatable networking and award-winning panels.


Jeffrey Kadlic

Evolution Capital Partners

The Emerging Manager Conference was a valuable event for Evolution because it provided speakers and LP introductions targeted to the specific needs and interest…

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Ami Samuels

Gatewood Capital Partners

The Emerging Manager Connect conference was an excellent event for meeting new managers. The one on one meetings were especially helpful for our seeding and spo…

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Gordon Hargraves

Private Advisors

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Day 1
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Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Women’s Networking (Working) Breakfast

00:00 - 09:10

Welcome Remarks

09:10 - 09:35

Gen II’s Emerging Manager Report: The Essential Tool for New PE and VC Firms

Morning Sessions
09:35 - 10:15

Through the eyes of an LP: The emerging manager market and investor demand

  • The current state and evolution of the EM market
  • How emerging managers are differentiating themselves to LPs
  • Why investors seek out first time funds
  • Factors to watch that drive performance
  • Setting mandates to allocate capital
  • Sourcing and choosing an emerging manager
10:15 - 10:55

Key Factors in effective capital raising

  • Strategies to help drive performance
  • The advantages and disadvantages of utilizing an anchor tenant
  • Using a placement agent
  • Investor expectations: due diligence process
  • Mitigating risk
  • Generating and maintaining deal flow
  • Sourcing approaches
10:55 - 11:15

Morning Networking Break

11:15 - 11:55

Success stories of a first-time fund manager

  • Establishing a track record beyond a spin-out
  • Fee structuring
  • Sourcing opportunities
  • Fund operations/back office
  • Maintaining and reporting transparency
  • Working with a MoM
  • In-house vs. outsourcing
11:55 - 12:25

Keynote Address

12:25 - 13:25

Networking Luncheon

Breakouts: The GP Outlook
13:25 - 14:10

A. How emerging managers build and incorporate an ESG program

13:25 - 14:10

B. Innovative strategies for niche sectors

Breakouts: The LP Insight
14:10 - 14:50

C. Private equity: What’s driving allocations

14:10 - 14:50

D. Utilizing emerging managers for portfolio diversification

14:50 - 15:15

Afternoon Networking Break

Afternoon Sessions
15:15 - 15:55

Opportunities in real estate

  • Insight into current market views
  • Current state of the industry
  • Portfolio construction
  • Investment preferences
  • Sourcing and choosing an emerging manager
15:55 - 16:35

Thoughtful Co-Investing: From vision to reality

  • Incentives to attract LPs
  • Understanding and addressing investor interest
  • Co-investing rights to LPs
  • Determining and agreeing on management fees
  • Revenue sharing
16:35 - 18:00

Closing Keynote

18:00 - 20:00

LP Dinner *invitation only

If you are interested in a speaking role, please contact the conference producer, Melissa Baer, at melissa.b@peimedia.com

2019 Speakers

Marc Abrams

Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater Ventures

Marc manages Clearwater Ventures, a private family office vehicle focused on identifying and incubating/partnering with innovative early-stage investment opportunities that provide diversification to traditional and alternative asset portfolios. Marc… Read full bio

Christian Albert

Managing Partner, Bowside Capital

Mr. Albert is the founder of Bowside Capital and manages the firm and its investment activities. He has over 25 years of investing and operating experience in the private equity, small buyout market and serves on numerous investment-related committee… Read full bio

Tom Angell, CPA

Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Tom Angell is the practice leader of Withum’s Financial Services Group based out of the Firm’s New York office. With over 30 years of experience specializing in private equity and venture capital funds, he services a diverse client base including cre… Read full bio

Ryan Bailey

Head of Investments, Children's Health

Ryan Bailey is the Head of Investments at Children’s Health System of Texas, where he oversees $1.5 billion in assets. Ryan and his team are responsible for creating and managing the investment strategy for the Hospital's pension, foundation, operati… Read full bio

Michael Bego

Managing Director, Kline Hill Partners

Michael Bego is the Managing Partner of Kline Hill Partners, which he formed in 2015. He has 22 years of experience, 13 of which are in private equity and a decade of which is in secondaries. Prior to founding Kline Hill, Mr. Bego was a partner at se… Read full bio

Ryan Bell

Managing Director, Barings

Ryan Bell is a member of Barings Alternative Investments. Ryan is part of the Funds & Co-Investments team and is responsible for originating and underwriting funds and co-investments for Real Assets. Ryan has worked in the industry since 1998 with ex… Read full bio

Luisa Beltran

Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Luisa Beltran is a senior editor for Buyouts magazine and PE HUB. She has been a business reporter for nearly two decades. Luisa has covered everything from Martha Stewart going to jail, the failure of Enron, the biggest fintech deals hitting the mar… Read full bio

Afsaneh Beschloss

Founder & CEO, RockCreek

Afsaneh Beschloss is the founder and CEO of RockCreek, a leading global investment firm that applies technology and innovation to investments. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group and President of Carlyle Asset Manag… Read full bio

Todd Breeden

Co-Founder & Partner, Tuhaye Venture Partners

Todd is a Co-Founder and Partner of Tuhaye Venture Partners, where he invests in early-stage enterprise software and marketplace businesses. Since 2012, Todd has led or executed more than 35 investments in startups such as Ceros, Persado, AppDirect a… Read full bio

Vernon Chin

Senior Director, Canyon Partners Real Estate

Vernon Chin is a Senior Director at Canyon Partners Real Estate. He is responsible for the acquisition and asset management of equity investments related to the Canyon Catalyst Fund, a CalPERS separate account focused on the real estate emerging mana… Read full bio

Edward Dartley

Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Ed Dartley is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the investment management group. Mr. Dartley concentrates his practice on private equity, real estate and venture capital funds, counseling clients on fund formation, governance, a… Read full bio

Michael Davis

Managing Director, Ai8 Ventures

Mike is a Managing Director of AI8 New York City. Mike is a serial entrepreneur with 14 startups, under his belt - most of which were in the financial services or e-commerce space - starting his first company at the age of 16. Mike is also an avid in… Read full bio

Quin Garcia

Managing Director & Co-Founder, AutoTech Ventures

Quin brings to Autotech a passion for forming ground transport startups, assembling teams of complimentary people, raising capital, and growing via partnerships with corporations. He was part of the founding team at Better Place, responsible for part… Read full bio

Jeff Gendel

Principal-Business Development, Gen II Fund Services, LLC

Jeff Gendel is a Managing Director of Gen II Fund Services, LLC where he is responsible for driving the firm's business development and client relations activities. Jeff has 17 years of experience in the private equity industry, including deep relati… Read full bio

Clay Gordon

Managing Partner, Stout Street Capital

Clay is Managing Partner of Stout Street Capital, which he co-founded in 2016. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, Clay joined a large Washington DC-based nonprofit where he led regional development efforts in the Southeast, contributing… Read full bio

Teddy Grant

Junior Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Teddy Grant writes for Active LPs covering small to midsize pensions and independent sponsors. He is a multimedia journalist who previously served as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC’s Owned and Operated statio… Read full bio

Sarah Haccoun

Co-Founder and Principal, Steinmauer Family Office

Sarah Haccoun is a Principal at Steinmauer Family, a French family office. Ms. Haccoun also manages Monceau Realty, the real estate investment arm of the family office. In this capacity, Ms. Haccoun supervises all the construction and the asset manag… Read full bio

Ali Hassan

Co-Founder & CEO, Crescent Crypto

Previous VC at Granger Management and Fairview Capital. Started career as an investor at Goldman Sachs, focused on the desk's capital market efforts in the syndicate business.

Holly Holtz

Managing Director, Shirun Advisors

Holly Holtz founded Shinrun Advisors to provide private market advisory services to institutional investors, sponsors and entrepreneurs. Concurrently, she has been an independent board member of private company Koroseal Interior Products, Treasurer/E… Read full bio

Toan Huynh

Partner, Information Venture Partners

Toan Huynh is a Partner for Information Venture Partners (informationvp.com), a Toronto-based venture fund with offices in New York focusing on early-stage enterprise SaaS for financial services, B2B fintech, and insurtechs. Information VP collaborat… Read full bio

Gordon Hargraves

Partner, Private Advisors

Mr. Hargraves is responsible for primary private equity strategy and industry research, manager sourcing and due diligence, manager selection and portfolio construction, and monitoring of small company fund managers. Prior to joining Private Advisors… Read full bio

Sumeet Jain

General Partner, LUMA Capital Partners

Sumeet Jain is a Founding Partner of 7 Global Capital, a new cross border growth fund focused on helping US category-leading tech companies expand commercially in the EU market. Previously he was a co-founder and General Partner with LUMA Capital par… Read full bio

Peter Jarman

Managing Director, Cross Creek Advisors

Peter is a Managing Director for Cross Creek Advisors, LLC. He joined Cross Creek in 2010 after four years as a Senior Investment Manager for Fort Washington Capital Partners Group, where he assisted in managing its venture and private equity investm… Read full bio

Todd Jaquez-Fissori

Managing Partner, Structural Capital

Todd has over 20 years of venture capital investment experience, including 13+ years in technology-related transactions. Todd joined Structural Capital in 2017 as a Managing Partner. Prior to Structural Capital, he created and led the venture debt pr… Read full bio

Jordan Katz

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeles Equity Partners

Jordan is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Angeles Equity Partners. Jordan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm's investment activities. Prior to co-founding Angeles Equity Partners in 2014, Jordan co-led the Industrials vertical… Read full bio

Chris Keller

Managing Director, Moelis Asset Management

Christopher joined Moelis Asset Management in 2018 and serves as co-portfolio manager of Archean Capital Partners. He was previously with Summit Strategies Group, an institutional investment consultant, where he was a Managing Director, Head of Resea… Read full bio

Marc der Kinderen

Managing Partner, 747 Capital

Marc is co-founder and co-managing partner of 747 Capital LLC; a private equity multi-manager firm focused solely on the lower end of the middle market: small-cap growth and buyout funds. He oversees the investment professionals; is actively involved… Read full bio

Geoffrey Kelleman

Sr Vice President, Portfolio Advisors

Geoffrey P. Kelleman is a Senior Vice President and serves as a non-voting supporting member of one or more of the firm’s Investment Committees. Geoff joined Portfolio Advisors’ analyst program in 2011 and is currently a member of the firm’s U.S. pri… Read full bio

John Kim

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HighBar Partners

Succeeding as an Emerging Manager and Raising Funds IV, V and VI: GPs share their journey, war stories and overcoming obstacles John Kim is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of HighBar Partners, a private investment firm focused on enterprise and inf… Read full bio

Paul Kwon

Senior Vice President, Unigestion (US), Ltd

Paul has over 10 years experience in private equity. At Unigestion, Paul is responsible for covering the North American private equity market as well as portfolio management. Prior to joining Unigestion, he was a Vice President at 747 Capital in New… Read full bio

Allen Latta

Managing Director, Campton Private Equity Advisors

Allen Latta is the Managing Director and founder of Campton Private Equity Advisors. Allen has over 25 years of experience in private equity, venture capital and corporate finance. Campton provides advisory services to institutions, family offices an… Read full bio

Kelvin Liu

Partner, Invesco Private Capital

Kelvin joined Invesco Private Capital in 2006. He is a member of the investment committee and has nearly 20 years of private equity investment experience. As the Fund-of-Funds unit within Invesco, a global asset manager with over $1.2 trillion of ass… Read full bio

Pete Lubcker, CPA

Partner, Withum

Pete Lubcker is a partner based out of Withum’s New York City office. He has over 24 years of experience providing accounting, tax and consulting services to a diversified group of clients in both the private and public sectors. Pete currently specia… Read full bio

Marc Lohser

Managing Director, HQ Capital

Marc R. Lohser is a Managing Director at HQ Capital PE, based in New York. Mr. Lohser is responsible for U.S. primary fund investments and co-investments and also participates in the valuation and execution of secondaries globally. He serves as the p… Read full bio

Angela Matheny

Head of Diverse Manager Equity, Colonial Consulting

Angela is Head of Diverse Manager Equity, having joined Colonial in July 2016, reporting to the CIO and CEO. She works with consultants and the research department to drive the firm’s diversity initiative in an effort to attract, source and monitor t… Read full bio

Vik Magdani

Director, Buyouts Insider

Vikash Magdani is an entrepreneurial executive with over a decade of international corporate and business development experience within Financial Services, Oil & Energy and ETRM B2B media. Before joining Buyouts Insider, Vikash was Partner and still… Read full bio

Sheryl Mejia

Director, Emerging Managers, NYS Common Retirement Fund

Sheryl Mejia is the Director of Emerging Managers for NY State Common Retirement Fund. The Fund is currently valued at over $210 billion in assets (Mar 2019). Under the direction of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Anastasia Titarchuk, Interi… Read full bio

Emily Melchior

Head of Investor Relations, Chief of Staff, Searchlight Capital Partners

Emily Melchior is a Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations and Chief of Staff for Searchlight Capital Partners. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2012, Emily worked in the Lazard Private Fund Advisory Group in New York where she assisted in the… Read full bio

Justin Mitchell

Reporter, Family Offices, Buyouts Insider

Justin Mitchell is a reporter covering the limited partner community. He previously worked for Reuters, WTOP News, and Chicago Public Media. Justin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s in journalism from the… Read full bio

Jordan Nof

Managing Partner, Head of Investments, Tusk Ventures

Jordan Nof is a Managing Partner and the Head of Investments at Tusk Ventures, where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s venture capital investment practice, and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jordan manages Tusk Venture Partners LP, and… Read full bio

Chris Pettia, CAIA

Director, Portfolio Manager, Private Markets Group, DuPont Capital

Chris Pettia, CAIA, is a Director and Portfolio Manager in the Private Markets Group at DuPont Capital. In this capacity, Mr. Pettia is a member of the investment team responsible for partnership selection and portfolio management. Mr. Pettia also su… Read full bio

Sarah Pringle

Editor, PE Hub

Sarah Pringle is a senior reporter for Buyouts, where she spends most of her time writing about healthcare deals and private equity. Before joining in February 2017, Sarah wrote for The Deal, Bloomberg and MarketWatch.

Edward Powers

Managing Director, HarbourVest Horizon

Ed Powers is a member of the HarbourVest Horizon team, which focuses on meeting the targeted mandates of institutional investors by seeking investment opportunities in emerging managers, diverse managers, the lower middle market, and underserved mark… Read full bio

André Rice

President, Muller & Monroe Asset Management

As President of M2, André sets the investment strategy and oversees the growth and operations of M2. He founded the firm in 1999. Prior to M2, André led the Rice Group Ltd. (RGL), a firm he launched in 1986 to identify and organize special investment… Read full bio

Sheryl Schwartz

Based in New York, she serves as the US lead investment professional for primary and secondary fund investments and is a member of the US Investment Committee. Sheryl joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in June 2013. P… Read full bio

Kirk Sims

Director of Emerging Managers Program, Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Kirk Sims heads TRS’ Emerging Manager Program. Since being established in 2005, TRS has committed $3.7 billion to one of the largest programs of its kind. The Program invests capital across multiple asset classes. Expectations are that the Plan will… Read full bio

Rendel Solomon

Managing Director, Muller & Monroe Asset Management

Rendel L. Solomon is a Managing Director with M², focusing primarily on sales & marketing and client service, and he is also a member of the investment section. He has been with the firm since 2008. Prior to joining M², Rendel worked as an entreprene… Read full bio

Jarrid Tingle

Managing Partner, Head of Portfolio Managment, Harlem Capital

Jarrid Tingle is Managing Partner of Harlem Capital Partners where he focuses on deal sourcing, organizational strategy, and due diligence efforts. Jarrid was featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list, 2019 Inc. 30 under 30 list, and the 2018 Ebon… Read full bio

Sophia Tsai

Managing Director, Investments at Trinity Wall Street

Sophia Tsai is Managing Director of Investments at Trinity Wall Street, a $6 billion endowment that invests globally. Sophia has more than twenty years of experience in asset allocation and manager selection across alternative and traditional asset c… Read full bio

Milana Vinn

Milana Vinn, Junior Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Milana Vinn is a reporter for Buyouts, where she writes about tech M&A. She joined from Pageant Media, where she wrote about institutional investing and asset management, covering both the buy-side and the sell-side. Previously, Milana covered oil tr… Read full bio

Stephen Yardumian, CPA

Partner, Withum

Based in Withum's Boston, MA, office, Steve has extensive public accounting experience as well as a five-year term in private industry as a chief financial officer. Steve focuses principally on providing audit and tax services to investment advisors… Read full bio

Dave Unsworth

General Partner and Co-Founder, Information Venture Partners

Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, Sensibill, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry), Coconut Software, BigID, Knowtions, and LendingFron… Read full bio

Gregory Walsh

Managing Director, Brandywine Group Advisors

Mr. Walsh currently serves as a Managing Director at Brandywine Group Advisors, a client-owned multi-family office managing $10bn across asset classes on behalf of a handful of U.S. families. Previously, Mr. Walsh was as a member of the Private Equit… Read full bio

Joseph Weitemeyer

Research Editor, Buyouts Insider

Joseph Weitemeyer is research editor of Buyouts Insider, where he focuses on private equity fundraising and deal making. Before joining in 2018, he wrote for Publishers Clearing House. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Universi… Read full bio

Elizabeth Weindruch

Managing Director, Barings

Elizabeth Weindruch is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global Private Equity and Real Assets platform. Elizabeth is a part of the Funds & Co-Investments team and is responsible for originating and underwriting funds and co-investments… Read full bio

Alan Weinfeld

Partner, Gatewood Capital Partners

Alan is a Partner at Gatewood Capital, and has primary responsibility for fundraising and marketing of Gatewood funds and its underlying fund relationships. In addition, he plays a key role in transaction origination and execution. Prior to joining G… Read full bio

Chris Witkowsky

Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Chris Witkowsky is private equity editor for Buyouts Insider. He runs PE HUB, Buyouts website, and magazine and oversees PE HUB Wire. Along with managing a team of five reporters, Chris also reports daily on private equity firms, mostly from the LP s… Read full bio
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ExecConnect is a proprietary private meeting program consisting of meticulously pre-scheduled 20-minute meetings between mutually interested GPs and LPs. Each One-to-One Meeting is carefully vetted by ExecConnect Directors to ensure that LPs looking to commit capital and GPs looking to raise capital meet in a relaxed, efficient and effective manner. View the list of attendees in advance, pre-select those you would most like to meet and let us do the rest! You’ll arrive at Emerging Manager Connect with a full schedule of meetings organized by our VIP team.

ExecConnect removes the countless hours of research and travel needed for investors and managers whose goals are in symmetry, to meet in person. The time and hassle you avoid is incalculable.

If you are a General Partner (GP), whose firm begins with A/C/E/G/I/K/M/O/Q/S/U/W/Y, please contact Kevin McCaffrey via email at kmccaffrey@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 345-4503.

If you are a General Partner (GP), whose firm begins with B/D/F/H/J/L/N/P/R/T/V/X/Z, please contact Andrew Yale via email at AYale@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 989-8025.

If you are a Limited Partner (LP) looking for investment opportunities or to meet and screen new GP’s in a time-efficient, personalized manner, please contact Grant Catton via email at gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 321-4864.  Limited Partners who accept three or more meetings will receive complimentary admission to the entire event.

Complimentary passes are only valid to qualified Institutional Investors/Limited Partners

As an accredited institutional investor you may qualify for a Complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. Recipients of this Investor Pass may attend the entire conference program and the general networking reception, if you agree to participate in our ExecConnect 1:1 meeting program for at least three 20-minute private meetings with fund managers of your choice at a time of your choice.

By applying for a complimentary pass below, you certify that your firm is a qualified institutional investor that commits capital to alternative asset managers, or that your firm advises institutional investors to make such commitments. You also certify that your firm is an accredited investor as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. You agree to take at least 3 private meetings as part of the ExecConnect Meetings Program.

Please note: Fund of Funds who qualify for a complimentary pass are restricted to those who are responsible to approve, oversee or research primary commitments to fund managers. Professionals who work on secondaries, directs, fundraising, marketing, business development, or in an administrative capacity, would not qualify. We will be in touch once you have submitted your application. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com.


Count on PartnerConnect to Introduce You to Your Next Investor

If you’re interested in raising funds then you don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet with our LPs privately at one of our PartnerConnect events through our ExecConnect private meeting program. With ExecConnect, you can maximize your time by letting us handle the introductions.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Contact Kevin McCaffrey at kmccaffrey@buyoutsinsider.com, who can get you set up with an ExecConnect profile and explain next steps on LP meetings.
  • Institutional Investors review profiles of all GPs and prioritize those whom they are interested in meeting.
  • We arrange private one-on-one meetings at our PartnerConnect events with LPs who have indicated an interest in your firm.

More than 11,000 meetings have been arranged between PE/VC Fund Managers & Institutional Investors since the start of ExecConnect 9 years ago, with $1B plus in confirmed commitments from LPs who first met GPs at our events.

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective investors. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of pension plans, foundations, endowments, and fund of funds, all of whom are looking to place capital specifically into private equity funds.



There’s not a more efficient way to make in-person connections with fund managers than at PartnerConnect

What is the PartnerConnect Institutional Investor Pass?

PartnerConnect offers qualified investors the opportunity to attend our events free of charge, with a complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. To be considered, you must be a qualified investor or advisor who allocates capital to alternative asset managers or advises institutional investors to make such commitments.

Here’s What You Can Do with the Institutional Investor Pass:

  • Attend our events free of charge, taking advantage of all conference sessions
  • Sift through scores of GPs in the PE, venture, real estate, and growth equity spaces, and pick the meetings that you want, which we schedule for you.
  • Attend any post event workshops
  • Bring a colleague for free
  • Network with other institutional investors during a private dinner, usually at a 5-star restaurant or special venue

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective fund managers. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of the managers you want in a quick and efficient manner. For more information, please contact our LP relationship manager, Grant Catton, at gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com

Requirements of an Institutional Investor Pass:

In exchange for all the benefits listed above, we ask that you participate in our ExecConnect private meeting program, which enables you to meet directly with fund managers whose investment goals match yours. These meetings are pre-arranged by conference organizers, and you get to choose the firms you meet with for focused, efficient networking. We ask that you take at least 3 meetings with managers.


Shake Hands With 150+ Financial Sponsors at Each of Our PartnerConnect Events

Our events are designed with bankers, lenders and service providers squarely in the middle of all of the action at our PartnerConnect events throughout the year. Unlike most competing events, our attendee rosters are typically 90% or more comprised of limited partners and fund managers, which means a strikingly low amount of service providers. Your ticket includes first rate networking with senior decision makers at private market funds (PE, VC, Real Estate and more), as well as limited partners who back them. Group passes and discounts are available. Bankers and lenders also receive a complimentary pass to our well-known Deal Makers’ Dinner, alongside PE firms on the middle night of the conference. For service providers a select few passes are available through dinner sponsorship.

Contact Julius Picardi at Julius.p@peimedia.com for further benefits of PartnerConnect events, the Banker/Lender package and our special group rates.


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