Deliver strategic growth within private funds

 

The Infrastructure Investor CFOs & COOs Forum is going virtual for 2020.

The impact of Covid-19 has 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.


Experience the Forum on our virtual platform!

Watch our guided video for a preview of what you can expect at this year’s virtual conference.

Features include:
» Watch anytime, anywhere
» Schedule 1-to-1 or private group meetings
» On-Demand access for 5 months
» Live Q&A, polling and surveys
» And so much more!

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 Infrastructure Investor CFOs & COOs Europe Forum is co-located with the Private Equity, Private Equity Real Estate and Private Debt 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.

Sponsors confirmed include

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Experience the Forum on our virtual platform!

Watch our guided video for a preview of what you can expect at this year’s virtual conference.

Features include:
» Watch anytime, anywhere
» Schedule 1-to-1 or private group meetings
» On-Demand access for 5 months
» Live Q&A, polling and surveys
» And so much more!

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 next year.

Access over 15 hours of interactive content from industry experts 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 infrastructure 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.

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

Christopher Adams, Erica Herberg, Jamie Lyon, Michaela Strempfl

Panel Session

  • 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?

Moderated by: Christopher Adams, Senior Vice President – Global Head of Sales for Alternative Funds Servicing, Brown Brothers Harriman

Christopher Adams, Brown Brothers Harriman

Christopher Adams

Senior Vice President - Global Head of Sales for Alternative Funds, Brown Brothers Harriman

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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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Michaela Strempfl, BlackRock

Michaela Strempfl

EMEA COO BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock

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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 , Mattias Hindfelt, Florian Kemmerich

Panel Session

  • 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 and Executive Director, Lionpoint

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Marc Dumbell

Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Campbell Lutyens

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Mattias Hindfelt, EQT

Mattias Hindfelt

CTO, EQT

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Florian Kemmerich, Bamboo Capital Partners

Florian Kemmerich

Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners

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11:45 - 12:00

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

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

Themed Sessions
12:00 - 13:00

Stream A: Finance, Tax & Regulation

Graham Bippart, Katja Baur, Marie Joyce, Lindsey Ord, Toby Mitchenall, Simon Hirtzel, Fiona Cooper, Paulina Pietkiewicz

12:00-12:30

Panel: The evolving role of the CFO in private funds
• 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
Moderator: Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Funds CFO

 

12:30-13:00

Panel: Combating regulatory challenges on the horizon
• AIFMD & reverse solicitation: how to ensure compliance
• BEPS & its impact on funds
• SEC registration & compliance for European funds
• Data protection & GDPR in a post-Brexit world
Moderator: Toby Mitchenall, Head of Newsletters, Private Fund CFO

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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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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Toby Mitchenall

Head of Newsletters, PEI Media

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Simon Hirtzel

General Partner & COO, IQ Capital

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Fiona Cooper

European Tax Director, Starwood Capital Europe Advisors

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Paulina Pietkiewicz

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

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12:00 - 13:00

STREAM B: Operations & Technology

Raxita Kapashi, Martina Sanow, Anita Huynh, Michael Johnson, Drake Paulson, Petter Weiderholm, Florian Kemmerich

12.00-12:30

Panel: Driving your private fund business forward through successful operations
• Operational due diligence of your business
• Attracting & retaining talent & the value of team diversity
• Implementing a successful culture & ensuring employee wellbeing
• Succession planning
Moderator: Michael Johnson, Group Head of Fund Services, Crestbridge

12:30-13:00

Integrating tech successfully from front to back office
• Reporting requirements and how technology can streamline the process
• Cybersecurity
• Effective data management
• Integrating technology with business culture
Moderator: Drake Paulson, Senior Director, eVestment

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Raxita Kapashi

CFO, Dawn

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Martina Sanow

Deputy COO/Partner, HG

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Anita Huynh

COO, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

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Michael Johnson

Group Head of Fund Services, Crestbridge

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Drake Paulson

Senior Director, eVestment Private Markets

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Petter Weideholm, EQT

Petter Weiderholm

Managing Director and Global Head-IT Strategy, EQT

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Florian Kemmerich, Bamboo Capital Partners

Florian Kemmerich

Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, Networking & Tech Demo Showcase

Four of our event partners will be showcasing their products live! Each one will be 10 minutes.

  • eVestment
  • EWM Global
  • Lionpoint Group
  • Millennium Global
CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Infrastructure
14:00 - 15:00

Surviving & thriving in a constantly evolving & increasingly regulatory-driven infrastructure market

Adam Smallman, Dean Horton

14:00-14:30 Panel Session

14:30-15:00 Audience Discussion

Panel: Surviving & thriving in a constantly evolving & increasingly regulatory-driven infrastructure market

  • Innovative structures to maximise returns
  • Development risk
  • Regulatory hurdles in the infra world

Moderator: Adam Smallman, Head of Content Strategy, PEI

Adam Smallman, PEI

Adam Smallman

Head of Content Strategy, PEI

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Dean Horton

Chief Operating Officer, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

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15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Networking Break

CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Infrastructure
15:30 - 16:10

CFOs & COOs view on the infrastructure investment market

Niyamat Fazal, Burkhard Egbers

Panel

  • Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on infrastructure
  • Defining the boundaries of infrastructure
  • Trends in asset pricing
  • Strategies for finding undervalued assets in the current market
  • Emerging markets infra: CFOs views on the challenges & opportunities
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Niyamat Fazal

CFO, DWS Infrastructure

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Burkhard Egbers

Founding Partner, Egbers Investment Partner

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CFOs & COOs Europe Forum 2020 - Plenary
16:10 - 16:45

What investors want

David Weeks, Christian Hinze, Ainun Ayub

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 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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Ainun Ayub

Senior Vice President – Europe and Asia Product Head for Alternative Fund Servicing, Brown Brothers Harriman

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16:45 - 16:45

Close of day one

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th

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

Outsourcing versus in-house capabilities

Leo Scanavino, Eric Huttman, Simon Shipgood

Panel Session 

  • 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:  Simon Shipgood, Regional Director, EWM Global

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Leo Scanavino

Finance Director, RJD Partners Limited

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Eric Huttman

CEO, MillTechFX by Millennium Global 

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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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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

Valuing Private Assets in the Face of Unprecedented Economic Upheaval

Ryan McNelley, Joshua Cherry-Seto

Panel Session

  • H1 2020 in review – Evaluating the credibility of NAVs produced by the PE industry throughout the lockdown
  • Maintaining the trust of LPs – What are the best practices that will position GPs well with their investors?
  • H2 2020 and beyond – How should PE managers address the unprecedented uncertainty and provide credible valuation information to LPs

Moderator: Ryan McNelley, Managing Director, Alternative Asset Advisory, Duff & Phelps

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Ryan McNelley

Managing Director - Alternative Asset Advisory, Duff & Phelps

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Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

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12:25 - 12:30

Stretch Break

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

Developing an ESG strategy: how to measure and demonstrate value

Ersilia Molnar, Toby Mitchenall

Fireside Chat

  • 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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Toby Mitchenall

Head of Newsletters, PEI Media

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13:00 - 13:15

Meet the Speakers Q&A

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

13:15 - 13:15

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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Christopher Adams, Brown Brothers Harriman

Christopher Adams

Senior Vice President - Global Head of Sales for Alternative Funds, Brown Brothers Harriman

Chris Adams is responsible for driving forward the Firm’s commercial strategy and growth in the development of its alternative funds business, covering private equity, private credit, real assets and hedge funds, managing sales teams in Europe, the U… Read full bio

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

Ainun Ayub

Senior Vice President – Europe and Asia Product Head for Alternative Fund Servicing, Brown Brothers Harriman

Ainun Ayub is Brown Brothers Harriman’s (BBH) Alternative Fund Servicing Product Head for Europe and Asia. Her main focus is product strategy and design, working closely with clients on new and complex fund structures, products and platforms across t… 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
Daniel Bartsch, creditshelf

Daniel Bartsch

Co-founder and COO, creditshelf

Daniel Bartsch is a co-founder and COO of creditshelf. creditshelf is a leading direct lending platform in Germany, supporting small- and medium-sized companies to obtain fast and easy credit. Our lending operations are backed by technology, propriet… 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

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

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

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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

Katey Bogue

Head of Private Markets, eVestment

Katey currently heads the Private Markets business for eVestment, a global leader in institutional investor data and analytics, where she is responsible for the market intelligence, analytics and due diligence solutions for private markets investors… Read full bio

Nick Brown

Finance Director, M&G Real Estate

Nick is a Chartered Accountant and joined M&G Real Estate in 2014 as CFO with responsibility for business and fund finance. Nick has sat on the investment, risk, operating and audit committees and his wide remit has included redesigning performan… Read full bio
Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Joshua Cherry-Seto is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance 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… 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

Neil Cooper

CFO, Abingworth

Neil has more than 13 years of private equity & venture capital experience. He joined Abingworth as CFO and UK Compliance Officer in November 2019. Neil was previously Finance Director of Kennet Partners, an international private equity firm betw… Read full bio

Nicholas d'Adhemar

CEO, Apperio

Nicholas is the founder and CEO of Apperio. Nicholas spent six years working as a lawyer for CMS Cameron McKenna and Sterling Energy PLC, and three years client -side in private equity where he experienced first hand the unnecessary conflict, confusi… 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

COO (Head of Product Strategy), 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
Charlotte Henderson, All Seas Capital

Charlotte Henderson

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, All Seas Capital

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

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
Mattias Hindfelt, EQT

Mattias Hindfelt

CTO, EQT

Mattias Hindfelt joined EQT in 2018 and was CIO/CTO during the very successful IPO 2019. Mattias has been CIO/CTO in multiple industries since 2007 with a focus on driving change and innovation through digitalization. He's worked hands-on with develo… 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

General Partner & 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

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

Eric Huttman

CEO, MillTechFX by Millennium Global 

Before establishing MillTechFX, Eric managed currency portfolios for over 5 years, most recently as a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Global Investments overseeing discretionary active mandates including execution. Prior to joining Millennium Global… 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

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

Michael Johnson

Group Head of Fund Services, Crestbridge

Michael is the Group Head of Fund Services and is responsible for continuing to grow and evolve Crestbridge’s overall funds proposition. With more than 17 years’ experience in international financial services, Michael was previously Head of Fund Serv… 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
Florian Kemmerich, Bamboo Capital Partners

Florian Kemmerich

Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners

Florian, Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners, entrepreneur and impact investor, holds a BBA and Master of Science in Marketing and his personal leitmotif is “Impact Lives, Share Profits.” Florian supports the society and world economy by shar… 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

Ryan McNelley

Managing Director - Alternative Asset Advisory, Duff & Phelps

Ryan McNelley is a managing director in the London office of Duff & Phelps, and leads the Portfolio Valuation service line for the EMEA region. Ryan’s clients primarily include alternative investment fund managers, including private equity and pr… 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

Toby Mitchenall

Head of Newsletters, PEI Media

Toby Mitchenall is the Head of Newsletters at PEI Media and a regular contributor of private markets commentary to its various publications. He has been covering private equity – either as a journalist of consultant – for more than 12 years.
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

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 and Executive Director, Lionpoint

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Debojit Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Agilitas Private Equity

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Al Naqvi

CEO & Researcher, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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Lindsey Ord

Chief Financial & Risk Officer, Climate Fund Managers

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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

Drake Paulson

Senior Director, eVestment Private Markets

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Paulina Pietkiewicz

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

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Nisha Raghavan

Managing Director- Chief Finance officer, EQT Partners

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Martina Sanow

Deputy COO/Partner, HG

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Leo Scanavino

Finance Director, RJD Partners Limited

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Sarah Shackleton

Administrative Partner, Development Partners International

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Simon Shipgood

Regional Director, EWM Global

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Adam Smallman, PEI

Adam Smallman

Head of Content Strategy, PEI

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Michaela Strempfl, BlackRock

Michaela Strempfl

EMEA COO BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock

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Richard Urban

Independent Non-Executive Director, Rivington Pike

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Toni Vainio

Partner, Pantheon

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CFO/COO, ARA Venn

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David Weeks

Co-Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees

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Petter Weideholm, EQT

Petter Weiderholm

Managing Director and Global Head-IT Strategy, EQT

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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.

1

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.