Exploring the role of the private funds CCO

The Private Fund Compliance Forum dissects critical, regulatory changes governing private equity, their impact on compliance processes, and provides the latest approaches for managing your firm’s compliance program.

The Forum is an established industry resource aimed to give you practical insights and takeaways from leading compliance, legal, and finance experts.

With a rich history of breaking critical information impacting our industry, private fund compliance professionals make this the must attend event of the year.

Why the Private Fund Compliance Forum?

Protect

Protect your firm and investors from SEC enforcement and hear of new actions.

Perfect

Benchmark your firms current compliance processes against others to give you new best practices.

Prepare

Keep yourself up to date on the latest SEC regulations, expectations, and initiatives.

Hear directly from the SEC on new initiatives

Join the SEC’s Deputy Director, Associate Director – Rulemaking Office, Division of Investment Management, Sarah G. ten Siethoff for an exclusive keynote interview.

Sarah will provide insights on:

  • How private fund CCOs should adhere to the Commission’s rules
  • The development of new rules
  • How to navigate what’s to come from the SEC
  • And more…

Sarah G. ten Siethoff
Deputy Director, Associate Director – Rulemaking Office, Division of Investment Management
Securities and Exchange Commission

Learn from KKR's compliance and cybersecurity leaders

Bruce Karpati
Partner, Global Chief Compliance Officer
KKR

David Stern
Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer
KKR

Topics of discussion include:

  • Developing internal policies
    and procedures that protect
    the firm, LPs and portfolio
    companies
  • How firms are proactively and
    consistently mitigating cyber
    threats
  • Navigating SEC priorities
    relating to cyber risk
  • And much more…

“One of my go-to events each year due to the timely program content and excellent panelists.”

Liz Staley, Leerink Capital Partners

“The conference was extremely valuable and I took a lot of action items applicable to our firm.”

Ashley Sherman, Frontier Growth

Agenda topics include:

  • Effects of the marketing rule
  • Overview and evolution of the CCO role
  • Managing cybersecurity threats
  • Navigating fees and expenses
  • Uncovering SEC exam priorities
  • ESG and climate related regulations
  • Business continuity planning
  • Managing technology and external providers from a compliance standpoint

2023 featured speakers

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2023 attendees:

ACON Investments
Adams Street Partners
Advent International
Agile Legal
American Family Ventures
American Realty Advisors
Arcline Investment Management
Argand
Aztec Group
Bain Capital Investors
BBAM
Bow River Asset Management
Brightstar Capital Partners
Brookfield
CapitalSouth Partners
Carbon Direct Capital Management
Digital Colony Management
Ethos Capital
FFL Partners
Franklin Park Associates
Fundamental Advisors
General Atlantic
GI Partners
Greylion Capital
HarbourVest Partners
Insight Partners
JMI Management
Kainos Capital
KKR
Kohlberg & Company
Leonard Green & Partners
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
LS Power Development
LW
Marlin Equity Partners
Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board
Mission BioCapital
NovaQuest Capital Management
Old Ironsides Energy
Paine Schwartz Partners
Parthenon Capital
Providence Equity Partners
PSG Equity
Revelation Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners
Roark Capital
Rockbridge Capital
SEC
Siris Capital Group
Sorenson Capital
Southeast Asset Advisors
Star Mountain Capital
Stepstone Conversus
Tailwater Capital
The Vistria Group
Thomas H. Lee Partners
TPG Capital
Trilantic North America
TSG Consumer Partners
TZP Group
US Equity Advisors
UTIMCO
VSS Fund Management
Wellington Management
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Wind Point Partners

What our attendees say about the Forum

PCCP

Gabriel Willey

This is the most informative of the conferences I do every year

Kohlberg & Co.

Daniel Gewanter

Enjoyed the SEC perspective and perspective of real CCOs from peers

Omega Funds

Mark Russell

Excellent event, with all topics being highly relevant

2023 Agenda

Download the agenda to see the timely and relevant topics that will be covered at this year’s Forum.

If you are interested in a speaking role please contact contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@pei.group.

Attendees can earn up to 6 CLE and 10 CPE credits.

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 23rd

Welcome
08:30 - 09:30

Registration & breakfast

09:30 - 09:35

PEI & chair’s welcome

Gregory Hegerich

Chairperson:
Gregory Hegerich, Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital

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Gregory Hegerich

Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital

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Plenary sessions
09:45 - 10:30

Evolution and expectations of the CCO

Kelly Pettit, Carolyn Drayer-Greenwalt, Nabil Sabki, David Smolen
  • Navigating an increasing workload brought on by increased regulatory concerns
  • Ensuring CCOs have a seat at the leadership table
  • Identifying resources to complete tasks
  • Are multifunctional CCOs here to stay?
  • The face of compliance: uncovering liability of the CCO
  • Looking ahead: what’s on the horizon for CCO responsibilities?

Moderator:
Kelly Pettit, Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel, General Atlantic

Panelists:
Carolyn Drayer-Greenwalt,
Chief Compliance Officer, Patient Square Capital
Nabil Sabki, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
David Smolen, Managing Director, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GI Partners

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Kelly Pettit

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel, General Atlantic

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Carolyn Drayer-Greenwalt

Chief Compliance Officer, Patient Square Capital

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Nabil Sabki

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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David Smolen

Managing Director, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, GI Partners

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10:30 - 11:15

How are CCOs grasping technology as firms face regulatory demands?

Jeff Smith, Sarah Conde, Austin Ericson, Christy Lukach
  • Enlisting third party support to navigate regulatory tasks
  • How are firms utilizing captured data to improve compliance programs?
  • Creating standardization on managing compliance efforts across the firm through technology adoption
  • Using technology tools to scale and grow compliance efforts
    • Programs available to organize compliance responsibilities

Moderator:
Jeff Smith, Senior Director, Ontra

Panelists:
Sarah Conde,
General Counsel, Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Providence Equity Partners
Austin Ericson,
Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Star Mountain Capital
Christy Lukach, CFO & CCO, Brightstar Capital Partners

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Jeff Smith

Senior Director, Ontra

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Sarah Conde

General Counsel, Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Providence Equity Partners

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Austin Ericson

Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Star Mountain Capital (New York & Tampa)

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Christy Lukach

Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Finance, Brightstar Capital Partners

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Networking break
11:15 - 11:45

Networking coffee break

Plenary sessions
11:45 - 12:30

Staying abreast of cyber risks to protect the firm

Mike Pappacena, Laure Brasch, Eric DiFiore, Ellen Rosenberg
  • Working alongside internal and external cyber partners to remain compliant
  • Interpreting recent regulatory risk alerts and SEC priorities for safeguarding the firm and its investors
  • Surveilling 3rd party app and vendors/communication to ensure they are compliant with firm’s policies and procedures
  • Coordinating with IT and cyber teams to ensure substantial protections are in place
  • Conducting cyber due diligence on external parties (vendors, software)
  • Addressing security concerns associated with internal and external communication (use of personal devices, instant/text messaging platforms, video communications, etc.)

Moderator:
Mike Pappacena, Partner – Cybersecurity and Risk, ACA Group

Panelists:
Laure Brasch, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Franklin Park
Eric DiFiore, Chief Compliance Officer, TZP Group
Ellen Rosenberg, Partner, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GreyLion Partners LP

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Mike Pappacena

Partner – Cybersecurity and Risk, ACA Group

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Laure Brasch

Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Franklin Park

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Eric DiFiore

Chief Compliance Officer, TZP Group

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Ellen Rosenberg

Partner, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GreyLion Partners LP

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12:30 - 13:15

Avoiding surprises: uncovering SEC exam priorities and processes for 2023

Jason Brown, James Kerr, Maryellen Maurer, Steven Spencer
  • Expectations from start to finish of the exam process – any new actions from the current Commission on private fund advisers?
  • What items are being referred to enforcement?
  • Will the SEC still write rules based on exam findings?
  • Conducting SEC exams post-pandemic
  • The correlation between risk alerts and exam priorities

Moderator:
Jason Brown, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Panelists:
James Kerr, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Senior Counsel, Bow River Capital
Maryellen Maurer, Senior Securities Compliance Examiner – Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Steven Spencer, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital

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Jason Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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James Kerr

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Bow River Capital

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Maryellen Maurer

Senior Securities Compliance Examiner - Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

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Steven Spencer

Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital

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Networking luncheon
13:15 - 14:15

Networking luncheon

Breakout sessions I
14:15 - 15:00

Track A - The institutionalization of ESG

Snehal Shah, Lindsay Antoniello, Sarah Curran, James Gaven, Jennifer Lin, Renata Malavazzi
  • Ensuring firms have the proper documentation in place to showcase their ESG efforts
  • Items to include in LP reporting
  • What to do when firms are not an impact or ESG fund but have developed ESG policies?
  • The potential impact of the SEC’s focus on ESG
  • Creating ESG committees or advisory boards
  • Designing policies and procedures unique to ESG efforts
    • Ensuring policies and procedures adhere to various geographical regions

Moderator:
Snehal Shah, Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Group

Panelists:
Lindsay Antoniello,
Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, TPG
Sarah Curran, Director of Enterprise Risk and CCO, Private Investments, Wellington Management Company
James Gaven, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital
Jennifer Lin, Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors
Renata Malavazzi, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Paine Schwartz Partners

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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Group

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Lindsay Antoniello

Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, TPG

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Sarah Curran

Director of Enterprise Risk and CCO, Private Investments, Wellington Management Company

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James Gaven

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital Partners

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Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

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Renata Malavazzi

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Paine Schwartz Partners

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14:15 - 15:00

Track B - Developing internal and external compliant communication practices

Laura Ferrell, Jacqueline Giammarco, Andrew Goldberg, Samantha Katz, James Pickel
  • Monitoring work approved communication platforms across all geographies
    • What apps and platforms are deemed safe for conveying sensitive information?
  • Safely retaining internal and external communication
  • SEC prep: How are firms documenting communication violations?
  • Sign of the times: Do current Commission rules on communication practices and record keeping align with the reality of today’s workplace?

Moderator:
Laura Ferrell, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Panelists:
Jacqueline Giammarco,
Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital
Andrew Goldberg,
Partner, General Counsel, Leonard Green & Partners
Samantha Katz,
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Argand Partners
James Pickel, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Lindsay Goldberg

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Laura Ferrell

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

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Jacqueline Giammarco

Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital

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Andrew Goldberg

Partner, General Counsel, Leonard Green & Partners

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Samantha Katz

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Argand Partners

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James Pickel

General Counsel & CCO, Lindsay Goldberg

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Think tanks I
15:05 - 15:50

Think tank A (GPs only) | Developing a mighty compliance program to withstand demand in an evolving industry

Alicia Novak
  • Instilling and maintaining an internal “culture of compliance”
  • Reviewing compliance policies and procedures to ensure the firm is up to date
  • CCO involvement in portfolio company compliance
  • Employee compliance training – breaking it down into smaller sections or hosting one large annual training?
  • The involvement of compliance into daily decision making
  • Deciding to invest resources to expand compliance teams to navigate workload (in-house or external)

Facilitator:
Alicia Novak, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance
Officer, HarbourVest Partners

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Alicia Novak

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners

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15:05 - 15:50

Think tank B (SPs only) | Proposal breakdown: navigating and preparing clients for SEC rules on the horizon

Graham Bippart
  • How is the current pace of proposed rulemaking changing the industry?
  • Methods for educating clients on steps to take when complying to new rules
  • What can your organizations do now to get ahead of preparing clients for rule implementations?
  • Will proposed outsourcing rule change vendor/client relationships?

Facilitator:
Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Funds CFO

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO

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Networking coffee break
15:50 - 16:15

Networking coffee break

Keynote interview
16:15 - 17:05

Keynote interview

Sarah G. ten Siethoff, Jennifer Banzaca

Keynote speaker:
Sarah G. ten Siethoff
, Deputy Director, Associate Director – Rulemaking Office, Division of Investment Management, Securities & Exchange Commission

Moderator:
Jennifer Banzaca, Senior Reporter, Private Funds CFO

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Sarah G. ten Siethoff

Deputy Director Associate Director - Rulemaking Office Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission

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Jennifer Banzaca

Senior Reporter, Private Funds CFO

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Networking reception
17:05 - 18:00

Cocktail reception and end of day one

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 24th

Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Kirkland and Ellis’s Women’s Networking Roundtable (not open to other sponsors)

Alpa Patel

Facilitator:
Alpa Patel, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Alpa Patel

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Think tanks II
09:00 - 09:50

Think tank A | CCO think tank (invite only)

Designed to facilitate candid discussion, this closed-door session for CCOs targets the issues and challenges impacting your firm. Attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to help you gain solutions for common concerns facing your office.

Facilitators:
Patty Nykodym, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners
Usman Shakeel, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Wind Point Partners

09:00 - 09:50

Think tank B | Senior Compliance Professionals (GPs only)

Cassandra Rizzo

Designed to facilitate candid discussion, this closed-door session for senior compliance professionals targets the issues and challenges impacting your firm. Attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to help you gain solutions for common concerns facing your office.

Facilitator:
Cassandra Rizzo, Director, Compliance, The Riverside Company

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Cassandra Rizzo

Director, Compliance, The Riverside Company

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Welcome
09:55 - 10:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

Jacob Comer

Chairman:
Jacob Comer, General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital

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Jacob Comer

General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital

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Plenary sessions
10:00 - 10:45

Lessons learned: effects of the Marketing Rule implementation

Joel Wattenbarger, Noah Leichtling , Andrew Prodromos, Michelle Vaughn
  • Checking to see if your policies and procedures match up with the new standards
  • Working alongside IR and deal teams to accurately present the firm
  • Avoiding early deficiencies in Marketing rule driven SEC exams
  • Methods of tracking and managing advertising records
  • How are firms showcasing and calculating net performance?

Moderator:
Joel Wattenbarger, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Panelists:
Noah Leichtling,
Partner, General Counsel, Gamut Capital
Andrew Prodromos, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Insight Partners
Michelle Vaughn, Chief Compliance Officer, LLR Partners

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Joel Wattenbarger

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

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Noah Leichtling

Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Gamut Capital

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Andrew Prodromos

Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Insight Partners

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Michelle Vaughn

Chief Compliance Officer, LLR Partners

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10:45 - 11:30

Overseeing risk sensitivity in private markets

Amanda Tooker, Ryan Krebs, Mark Mangion, Martha Mensoian, Drew Weilbacher
  • Identifying, avoiding, and mitigating conflicts of interest
  • How are firms preventing the misuse of MNPI?
  • The CCO responsibility in portfolio company risks
  • Ensuring the firm has a grasp on protecting data and sensitive information
  • Taking a proactive role in non-regulatory related risks

Moderator:
Amanda Tooker, Practice Group Leader – Risk (Financial Services), DealCloud

Panelists:
Ryan Krebs, Head of Client Success, Drawbridge
Mark Mangion, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Audit Executive, Faropoint
Martha Mensoian, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Ethos Capital
Drew Weilbacher, Chief Compliance Officer, TSG Consumer

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Amanda Tooker

Practice Group Leader – Risk (Financial Services), DealCloud

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Ryan Krebs

Head of Client Success, Drawbridge

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Mark Mangion

Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Audit Executive, Faropoint

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Martha Mensoian

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Ethos Capital

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Drew Weilbacher

Chief Compliance Officer, TSG Consumer

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Networking break
11:30 - 12:00

Networking break

Plenary Sessions
12:00 - 12:45

Know your customer – understanding what LPs want in firm compliance

Carl Ayers, Shachi Bhatt, Matthew Liposky, Casey O'Brien, Sara Robinson Dasse
  • Key attributes of a standout compliance program
  • The standardization for reporting
  • Navigating due diligence questionnaires and requests
  • How to ensure trust and transparency between GPs and LPs?
    • What do LPs wish for private fund advisers to share? (i.e., deficiency letters, examinations, audits, etc.)
  • Fundraising etiquette: approaching LP communication during the investment process

Moderator:
Carl Ayers, Publisher, Regulatory Compliance Watch

Panelists:
Shachi Bhatt,
Chief Compliance Officer, Bureau of Asset Management
Matthew Liposky,
Chief Investment Operating Officer, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board
Casey O’Brien, Associate General Counsel, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC.
Sara Robinson Dasse, Partner & Chief Compliance Officer, Adams Street Partners

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Carl Ayers

Publisher, Regulatory Compliance Watch

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Shachi Bhatt

Chief Compliance Officer, NYC Comptroller's Office - Bureau of Asset Management

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Matthew Liposky

Chief Investment Operating Officer, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

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Casey O'Brien

Associate General Counsel, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC.

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Sara Robinson Dasse

Partner & Chief Compliance Officer, Adams Street Partners

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Keynote discussion
12:45 - 13:30

Keynote discussion

Bruce Karpati, David Stern

Keynote Speakers:
Bruce Karpati, Partner, Global Chief Compliance Officer, KKR
David Stern, Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer, KKR

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Bruce Karpati

Partner & Global Chief Compliance Officer, KKR

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David Stern

Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer, KKR

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Networking lunch
13:30 - 14:30

Luncheon and end of conference

Pre-Event Resources

2023 Speakers

For speaking opportunities, contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@pei.group.

Lindsay Antoniello

Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, TPG

Lindsay Antoniello is Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of TPG and is based in TPG’s Fort Worth, Texas office. In her role, Ms. Antoniello focuses on U.S. and European regulatory compliance as well as leads TPG’s global anti-corru… Read full bio

Carl Ayers

Publisher, Regulatory Compliance Watch

Carl has been the publisher of Regulatory Compliance Watch since 2008. He has won several national journalism awards, including for investigative reporting. Recent national awards include a second place award for Best Spot News for a story reporting… Read full bio

Jennifer Banzaca

Senior Reporter, Private Funds CFO

Jen Banzaca is the senior reporter of Private Funds CFO based in New York. She joined the publication in December 2021, covering back-office and operational issues for private funds. Prior to joining PFCFO, Jennifer covered legal, regulatory and comp… Read full bio

Shachi Bhatt

Chief Compliance Officer, NYC Comptroller's Office - Bureau of Asset Management

As the Chief Compliance Officer in the Bureau of Asset Management, Shachi Bhatt is responsible for identifying and implementing policies and systems to assess and monitor regulatory compliance within the Bureau as well as with the New York City retir… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO. He has been a capital markets journalist for more than a decade, covering everything from securitization and over-the-counter derivatives to bank regulation, monetary policy, bond markets and more across… Read full bio

Laure Brasch

Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Franklin Park

Laure is a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at Franklin Park. At Franklin Park, Laure leads the firm’s regulatory compliance functions. Laure is also involved in the post-investment monitoring efforts, which include fund manager oversig… Read full bio

Jason Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

Jason Brown is a partner in the asset management group and co-head of the firm’s private funds regulatory practice. Jason has extensive experience representing investment advisers to private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds, venture capi… Read full bio

Jacob Comer

General Counsel and CCO, NovaQuest Capital

Jacob Comer is a Partner and the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of NovaQuest Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on investments in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. He has 19 years of legal and regulator… Read full bio

Sarah Conde

General Counsel, Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Providence Equity Partners

Sarah Conde is managing director, general counsel & chief compliance officer of Providence Equity Partners, a sector-focused private equity firm with approximately $32 billion in aggregate private equity capital commitments. At Providence, Sarah… Read full bio

Sarah Curran

Director of Enterprise Risk and CCO, Private Investments, Wellington Management Company

Sarah is the head of Enterprise Risk and Chief Compliance Officer for Wellington Management’s Private Investments business. She leads a team that is responsible for the design and management of the private investments compliance program and for provi… Read full bio

Eric DiFiore

Chief Compliance Officer, TZP Group

Eric DiFiore joined TZP Group in August 2022. Prior to joining TZP, Eric was an Investment Management Associate at Lowenstein Sandler LLP where he provided counsel to emerging and well-established hedge, private equity, and venture capital fund manag… Read full bio

Carolyn Drayer-Greenwalt

Chief Compliance Officer, Patient Square Capital

Carolyn Drayer-Greenwalt is the Chief Compliance Officer at Patient Square Capital. Most recently, Ms. Drayer-Greenwalt was the Chief Compliance Officer at Genstar Capital, where she focused on corporate governance, implementing and monitoring new co… Read full bio

Austin Ericson

Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Star Mountain Capital (New York & Tampa)

Mr. Ericson is the Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Star Mountain Capital, a specialized investment manager with over $3 billion in assets under management focused on investing in established, private small and medium-sized North America… Read full bio

Laura Ferrell

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Laura N. Ferrell is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Investment Funds Practice and Financial Institutions Industry Group. Ms. Ferrell advises a broad cross-section of the asset management industry on a variety of complex lega… Read full bio

James Gaven

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, SK Capital Partners

Mr. Gaven joined SK Capital as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer in 2022. Prior to joining SK Capital, Mr. Gaven spent over 11 years as Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. In addition to… Read full bio

Jacqueline Giammarco

Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Stone Point Capital

Jacquie is a Managing Director at Stone Point Capital and its Chief Compliance Officer. Jacquie has overseen and managed Stone Point’s compliance function since joining the firm in 2012. Prior to joining Stone Point Capital, Jacquie was a corporate p… Read full bio

Andrew Goldberg

Partner, General Counsel, Leonard Green & Partners

Andrew Goldberg joined Leonard Green & Partners (“LGP”) as General Counsel in 2016, and is responsible for legal, compliance, ESG, operations and human resources. LGP is a leading private equity investment firm founded in 1989 and based in Los An… Read full bio

Gregory Hegerich

Head of Compliance, North America Private Investments & Real Estate, Bain Capital

Mr. Hegerich joined Bain Capital in 2007. He is the head of compliance for North American Private Investments and Real Estate responsible for providing business unit compliance support to Bain Capital’s registered investment advisors. Prior to joinin… Read full bio

Bruce Karpati

Partner & Global Chief Compliance Officer, KKR

Bruce Karpati joined KKR in 2014, is a Partner of the Firm, and serves as Global Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel. He serves on the Firm’s Risk & Operations Committee, is a member of the Firm’s Valuation Committee, chairs its Global Conflicts… Read full bio

Samantha Katz

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Argand Partners

Samantha Katz is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Argand. Previously, Samantha was a corporate partner at Winston & Strawn LLP where she focused her practice on the representation of private equity funds in their acquisitions and d… Read full bio

James Kerr

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Bow River Capital

James Kerr is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Bow River Capital. Prior to joining Bow River Capital, James served as Senior Counsel at Janus Henderson Investors, Associate at the law firm K&L Gates LLP, and Assistant Vice Presiden… Read full bio

Ryan Krebs

Head of Client Success, Drawbridge

Ryan Krebs is Head of Client Success at Drawbridge. In his role, Ryan leverages his extensive experience in the alternative investment management industry and deep knowledge of fund operations, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, and technology to… Read full bio

Noah Leichtling

Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Gamut Capital

Noah Leichtling is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Gamut. Prior to joining Gamut, Mr. Leichtling was a Partner and Head of the New York Corporate Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where his principal areas of practice we… Read full bio

Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

Jennifer Lin is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chair of the DEI Committee of Fundamental, and a member of the Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2021, Ms. Lin was Director of Compliance and ESG Officer at Rhône Group, where she wa… Read full bio

Matthew Liposky

Chief Investment Operating Officer, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

Matthew Liposky joined PRIM in 2013 and serves as PRIM’s Chief Investment Operating Officer. Mr. Liposky is responsible for managing the PRIT Fund’s financial activities, including: investment performance reporting; investment accounting; operational… Read full bio

Christy Lukach

Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Finance, Brightstar Capital Partners

Christy is the Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Finance at Brightstar. She is responsible for compliance, accounting, finance and administration operations at the firm. Prior to joining Brightstar, she was a Client Service Director at… Read full bio

Renata Malavazzi

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Paine Schwartz Partners

Renata Lombardi Malavazzi is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Paine Schwartz Partners. Ms. Malavazzi joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2020, and oversees the Firm’s legal and regulatory matters. She is also a member of the Firm’s E… Read full bio

Mark Mangion

Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Audit Executive, Faropoint

Mr. Mangion is Faropoint’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Audit Executive and leads the firms Compliance and Internal Audit departments. Mr. Mangion is responsible for the development and oversight of Compliance with regulatory requirements, as w… Read full bio

Maryellen Maurer

Senior Securities Compliance Examiner - Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Maryellen is currently Senior Securities Compliance Examiner (and interim Exam Manager) with the SEC’s Private Funds Unit within the Division of Examinations. She has been a member of this specialized Unit since its inception over 6 years ago, as wel… Read full bio

Martha Mensoian

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Ethos Capital

Martha is responsible for overseeing Ethos Capital’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to her role at Ethos Capital, Martha held in-house legal and compliance positions at alternative asset managers in Boston and New York, including as… Read full bio

Alicia Novak

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners

Alicia Novak is Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at HarbourVest Partners, LLC, a global private equity investment manager, where she focuses on all aspects of the Firm’s regulatory and compliance functions.  Alicia has over 16 years of experience in s… Read full bio

Patty Nykodym

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

Patty Nykodym joined FFL as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was also appointed Chief Compliance Officer in 2011. Patty manages all aspects of FFL’s accounting, tax, financial management, and oversees reporting legal and regulatory compliance func… Read full bio

Casey O'Brien

Associate General Counsel, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC.

Casey serves as Associate General Counsel at Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Charlesbank, Casey was a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she represented sponsors in the formation, structuring… Read full bio

Mike Pappacena

Partner – Cybersecurity and Risk, ACA Group

Mike Pappacena is a Partner based in New York for ACA Aponix, ACA Group’s cybersecurity and risk division. In this role, he provides leadership for division initiatives, mentoring and guidance of staff, and vision for future planning and growth. Simu… Read full bio

Alpa Patel

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Alpa Patel is a partner in the Investment Funds Regulatory Solutions Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Patel’s practice focuses on counseling U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers and family offices on a broad range of complia… Read full bio

Kelly Pettit

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel, General Atlantic

Kelly Pettit is Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and Associate General Counsel at General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm with $73B in assets under management and 16 locations globally. Based in New York, she leads the firm’… Read full bio

James Pickel

General Counsel & CCO, Lindsay Goldberg

James is a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Lindsay Goldberg. Prior to joining Lindsay Goldberg, James was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Colony Capital. Previously, he worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in th… Read full bio

Andrew Prodromos

Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Insight Partners

Andrew Prodromos is Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm where he focuses on all aspects of Insight’s legal, regulatory, compliance and ESG functions. Prior to joini… Read full bio

Cassandra Rizzo

Director, Compliance, The Riverside Company

Cassandra Rizzo is the Director, Compliance based in New York City at The Riverside Company, a $14B global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market. In her role at Riverside, Cassandra helps oversee all matters of complianc… Read full bio

Sara Robinson Dasse

Partner & Chief Compliance Officer, Adams Street Partners

Sara is responsible for the firm’s global regulatory compliance program. Prior to joining Adams Street, she was a Partner in the Investment Management group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where her practice focused on regulatory counseling in connectio… Read full bio

Ellen Rosenberg

Partner, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GreyLion Partners LP

Ellen Rosenberg is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of GreyLion Partners. Prior to GreyLion, Ms. Rosenberg was General Counsel at PWP Growth Equity, a division of Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to her role as General Counsel at PWP… Read full bio

Nabil Sabki

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Nabil Sabki is a partner in the Investment Funds practice group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nabil’s practice focuses on the representation of the asset management industry where he has significant experience representing privat… Read full bio

Sarah G. ten Siethoff

Deputy Director Associate Director - Rulemaking Office Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission

Sarah G. ten Siethoff is the Deputy Director and Associate Director of the Rulemaking Office in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management. As Deputy Director, Ms. ten Siethoff assists the Director of the Division… Read full bio

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Group

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

Jeff Smith

Senior Director, Ontra

Jeff is a Senior Director at Ontra, where he focuses on the intersection of technology and law and the role of technology in legal practice. Ontra is an industry-leading technology provider working with customers to modernize recurring legal workflow… Read full bio

David Smolen

Managing Director, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, GI Partners

David Smolen is the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of GI Partners. Mr. Smolen chairs the Firm's ESG Committee. Prior to joining GI Partners, Mr. Smolen was Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Silver Lake. P… Read full bio

Steven Spencer

Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Siris Capital

Mr. Spencer is a Partner and the Chief Legal Officer of Siris. He joined Siris from Point72 Asset Management, L.P., where he was a Managing Director in the legal department, primarily representing the firm in connection with its private investments.… Read full bio

David Stern

Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer, KKR

David Stern joined KKR in 2021 and is the Firm’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to joining KKR, he was CISO at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was responsible for all aspects of the information security program across their global footp… Read full bio

Amanda Tooker

Practice Group Leader – Risk (Financial Services), DealCloud

Amanda Tooker is a Global Practice Group Lead, covering risk products in financial services at DealCloud, an Intapp Company. She has a decade of experience working in conflicts of interest and reputation management roles at Bank of America, Goldman S… Read full bio

Michelle Vaughn

Chief Compliance Officer, LLR Partners

Michelle Vaughn, has served as the Chief Compliance Officer of LLR Partners since 2012, and has over twenty-eight years of financial services industry experience specializing in the regulatory compliance of private equity firms and investment adviser… Read full bio

Joel Wattenbarger

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Joel Wattenbarger is a partner in the asset management group and co-head of the firm’s private funds regulatory practice. Joel represents investment management clients, focusing primarily on hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds and fund… Read full bio

Drew Weilbacher

Chief Compliance Officer, TSG Consumer

Drew Weilbacher is the Chief Compliance Officer at TSG Consumer Partners. Drew is responsible for administering TSG’s global compliance and enterprise risk programs. Prior to joining TSG, Drew was co-head of the private fund practice at Promontory Fi… Read full bio

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Hear from exclusive keynote speakers

Bruce Karpati
Partner, Global Chief Compliance Officer
KKR

David Stern
Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer
KKR

Topics of discussion include:

  • Developing internal policies
    and procedures that protect
    the firm, LPs and portfolio
    companies
  • How firms are proactively and
    consistently mitigating cyber
    threats
  • Navigating SEC priorities
    relating to cyber risk
  • And much more…

Explore the most pressing topics in the compliance space

The agenda is carefully curated to keep you up to date on the latest regulations and enforcement actions from the SEC, emerging trends in compliance, and much more.

Topics covered include:

  • Effects of the marketing rule
  • Expectations and evolution of the CCO role
  • Managing cybersecurity threats
  • Navigating fees and expenses
  • Uncovering SEC exam priorities
  • ESG and climate related regulations
  • Business continuity planning
  • Managing technology and external providers from a compliance standpoint

Build your network of compliance professionals

ACON Investments
Adams Street Partners
American Realty Advisors
Arcline Investment Management
Argand
Atlantic Street Capital Management
Bain Capital Investors
Bow River Asset Management
Brightstar Capital Partners
CapitalSouth Partners
Carbon Direct Capital Management
Ethos Capital
FFL Partners
Fundamental Advisors
General Atlantic
GI Partners
Greylion Capital
HarbourVest Partners
Insight Partners
JMI Management
Kainos Capital
KKR
Leonard Green & Partners
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
NovaQuest Capital Management
Old Ironsides Energy
Paine Schwartz Partners
Parthenon Capital
Providence Equity Partners
Rockbridge Capital
Siris Capital Group
Star Mountain Capital
Stepstone Conversus
The Vistria Group
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Trilantic North America
TSG Consumer Partners
TZP Group
Wellington Management
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Wind Point Partners

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