The future of private markets

Join us at PEI’s highly anticipated 2nd annual Women in Private Markets Summit: North America, returning to New York in May 2024 after a successful debut in 2023. This event, specifically designed for women in the private markets industry, offers a unique opportunity to connect, learn and grow in your career.

Connect with like-minded women across Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt, fostering invaluable relationships that can enhance your career and business prospects. Gain insights and diverse perspectives from accomplished industry leaders, paving the way for your own success in private markets. Attend forums focused on key asset classes and expand your knowledge and expertise in various private market sectors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join more than 400 professionals from across private markets at North America’s leading fundraising and networking event for women in the world of alternatives.

What can you expect at the Summit?

Hear from industry leaders

Gain insights into how industry leaders are proactively addressing critical issues within their businesses and partnerships. Explore the evolving landscape of investor allocations in the private markets, uncover emerging trends observed by top fund managers across various asset classes, and delve into the sustained growth of secondaries, among other compelling topics.

Build your cross-asset class network

Connect with industry participants across private equity, infrastructure, private debt, and real estate. Network in-person at interactive workshops, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from investors who are looking to increase their exposure to private markets and benefit from our expansive global investor community. Previous investors include AIMCo, AustralianSuper, barings, Desjardins Group, Manulife, Massmutual, PSP Investments, Temasek and many others.

Cross-asset class agenda highlights include:

  • Allocations and strategic choices for investors in private markets
  • Making co-investments work for all: balancing benefits, fees and trust
  • ESG debate: how is the U.S. faring in decarbonising private markets?
  • Private Markets: Investment Committee
  • Networking opportunities including think tanks, mentoring sessions and roundtables
  • State of Private Markets: GP Perspectives on the evolution of alternatives
  • Clean tech 2.0: private markets and the transition to net-zero
  • Democratization of private markets: the emerging landscape in the US and globally
  • The continued rise of secondaries in private markets
  • How are the leading funds in private markets tackling their DEI deficit?

2024 speakers included:

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A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.

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Testimonials from attendees

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Lara Pollock

I really enjoyed participating at the conference and meeting and listening to all of the brilliant, accomplished women in the field of private markets.

Setter Capital

Kristina Kulikova

The conference had a great variety of educational content, thought provoking opportunities for discussions, well set up breaks to encourage networking and organ…

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Manulife

John Anderson

I was delighted to join the event as a male ally. It gave me a high quality overview of different investment strategies in the current market, access to a wide…

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Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

John Anderson

Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife

Ashli Aslin

Senior Analyst Real Assets and Infrastructure, Albourne

Jennie Benza

Private Markets, General Electric Pension

Gila Cohen

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

Anna Dayn

Managing Director, New End

Julie Donegan

Director of Real Estate, CalSTRS

Cari Lodge

Cari Lodge

Managing Director, CF Private Equity

Laurie Mahon

Former Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Ellie Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Manna Tree Partners

Sunaina Sinha

Global Head, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James

Leslie Vargas

Head of Portfolio Management, Resolution Life US

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The Women in Private Markets Summit: North America will take place on May 15-16, 2024.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@pei.group | +44 (0) 203 879 3893

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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 15th

Registration and coffee
08:00 - 08:45

Registration and coffee

Welcome
08:45 - 08:50

PEI welcome

08:50 - 09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Laurie Mahon

Laurie Mahon, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

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Laurie Mahon

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

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09:00 - 09:30

Keynote: Managing private markets in a fluid environment

Andrea Auerbach

Keynote:
Andrea Auerbach, Partner and Head of Global Private Investments, Cambridge Associates

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Andrea Auerbach

Head of Global Private Investments and Partner, Cambridge Associates

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Plenary sessions
09:30 - 10:10

Allocations and strategic choices for investors in private markets

Keirsten Lawton, Jennie Benza, Anne Duggan, Petya Nikolova, Leslie Vargas
  • Dealing with the denominator effect: to what extent are many investors still over-allocated to private markets?
  • The evolution of LPA terms: investor perspectives
  • Investor views on GP strategies including continuation funds, margin loans & NAV financing
  • Predictions for their allocations in the next decade: which strategies will see more allocations?

Moderator:
Keirsten Lawton, Co-Head of US Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates

Panelists:
Jennie Benza, Private Markets, General Electric Pension
Anne Duggan, Managing Director, Partners Capital
Petya Nikolova,
Deputy CIO and Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Comptroller’s Office
Leslie Vargas
, Head of Portfolio Management, Resolution Life US

Keirsten Lawton

Keirsten Lawton

Co-Head of US Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates

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Jennie Benza

Private Markets, General Electric Pension

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Anne Duggan

Managing Director, Partners Capital

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Petya Nikolova

Deputy CIO and Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement System

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Leslie Vargas

Head of Portfolio Management, Resolution Life US

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10:10 - 10:50

How are the leading funds in private markets tackling their DEI deficit?

Marta Castelli, Kenna Baudin, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson , Kara Helander, Tracy Stuart
  • Example of strategies employed by funds to address internal DEI deficits.
  • Analyzing initiatives aimed at promoting DEI within the fund structure and culture
  • Assessing the integration of DEI principles across the funds’ investment portfolios and decision-making processes.
  • Exploring the impact of DEI-focused actions on fund performance

Moderator:
Marta Castelli, Methodologies Sector Lead, Corporates & Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists:
Kenna Baudin
, Global Head of Private Capital, Egon Zehnder
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, President, and CEO, CapEQ
Kara Helander
, Partner and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Carlyle
Tracy Stuart, CFA, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corbin Capital Partners

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Marta Castelli

Managing Director, Head of Financial Services Methodologies, S&P Global Ratings

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Kenna Baudin

Global Head of Private Capital, Egon Zehnder

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Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

President & CEO, Cap EQ

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Kara Helander

Partner and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Carlyle

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Tracy Stuart

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corbin Capital Partners

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Coffee & networking
10:50 - 11:20

Coffee & networking

Plenary sessions
11:20 - 12:00

The continued rise of secondaries in private markets

Sijia Cai, Tori Buffery, Wandy Hoh, Cari Lodge
  • How is the surge in inflation and higher interest rates affecting secondaries markets?
  • To what degree is the decline in M&A activity influencing market dynamics?
  • Beyond PE: an exploration of the increase in secondaries in wider private markets
  • How will the market evolve and grow in the next decade?

Moderator:
Sijia Cai, Partner, Investment Management, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Panelists:
Tori Buffery, Senior Director, Secondaries, Nicola Wealth
Wandy Hoh
, Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Group 
Cari Lodge, Managing Director, CF Private Equity

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Sijia Cai

Partner, Investment Management, Davis Polk

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Tori Buffery

Senior Director, Secondaries, Nicola Wealth

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Wandy Hoh

Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Group

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Cari Lodge

Cari Lodge

Managing Director, CF Private Equity

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12:00 - 12:35

Democratization of private markets: the emerging landscape in the US and globally

Eileen Duff, Kendra Corbett, James Del Gaudio, Lisa Larsson, Jenn Phillips
  • Providing an overview of the scope of the opportunity
  • Investigating potential risks associated with democratization and proposing effective mitigation strategies
  • Analyzing the impact of democratization on GP/LP alignment
  • Considering some of the innovative strategies that have been launched and what the future could bring

Moderator:
Eileen Duff, Managing Partner, Chief Client Success Officer, iCapital

Panelists:
Kendra Corbett, Partner, Cloverlay
James Del Gaudio,
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Credit, Pennsylvania, Public School Employees’ Retirement System
Lisa Larsson,
Partner, StepStone Group
Jenn Phillips, Chief Revenue and Growth Officer, Forge Global

 

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Eileen Duff

Managing Partner, Chief Client Success Officer, iCapital

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Kendra Corbett

Partner, Cloverlay

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James Del Gaudio

Managing Director, Head of Private Markets, Pennsylvania, Public School Employees’ Retirement System

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Lisa Larsson

Partner, StepStone Group

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Jenn Phillips

Chief Revenue & Growth Officer, Forge Global

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12:35 - 13:10

Clean tech 2.0: private markets and the transition to net-zero

Alexandra Wilde, Ashli Aslin, Sarah O'Malley, Tara Mei Smith, Jamie Vermie
  • How has the IRA transformed activity?
  • Innovative ways to invest in an asset class outside of the usual risk/return for the asset class
  • The intersection of PE/venture/growth/infrastructure for investing in the energy transition
  • How are managers getting LPs comfortable with the different risk/return of investments?

Moderator:
Alexandra Wilde, Partner, Clifford Chance

Panelists:
Ashli Aslin, Senior Analyst Real Assets and Infrastructure, Albourne
Sarah O’Malley, Managing Director and Investment Strategist for Energy Infrastructure Credit, Nuveen Infrastructure
Tara Mei Smith, ESG Integration Officer, NYC Office of the Comptroller
Jamie Vermie, Managing Principal – Impact Investing, Allstate Investments

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Alexandra Wilde

Partner, Clifford Chance

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Ashli Aslin

Senior Analyst Real Assets and Infrastructure, Albourne

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Sarah O'Malley

Managing Director and Investment Strategist for Energy Infrastructure Credit, Nuveen Infrastructure

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Tara Mei Smith

ESG Integration Officer for the Bureau of Asset Management, Office of NYC Comptroller

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Jamie Vermie

Managing Principal – Impact Investing, Allstate Investments

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Lunch
13:10 - 14:00

Lunch

Women in Infrastructure Forum
14:00 - 14:05

Opening remarks

Laurie Mahon

Laurie Mahon, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

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Laurie Mahon

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

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14:05 - 14:45

The state of play in the North American infrastructure market

Zak Bentley, Kemi-Christina Abdul, Anna Dayn, Léonie Maruani, Leonarda Orani
  • Is the asset class living up to its reputation as a hedge against inflation?
  • Considering the performance of different sub-asset classes in the current environment
  • Where are managers seeing opportunities?

Moderator:
Zak Bentley, Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Panelists:
Kemi-Christina Abdul
, Managing Director, BlueHaven
Anna Dayn, Managing Director, New End
Leonie Maruani, Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners
Leonarda Orani, Managing Director Infrastructure US, Ardian

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Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

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Anna Dayn

Managing Director, New End

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Léonie Maruani

Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Leonarda Orani

Managing Director Infrastructure US, Ardian

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14:50 - 15:25

Digital infrastructure investing

Leslie Golden, Canan Anli, Danielle Hunt
  • The impact of interest rates and inflation on digital infrastructure
  • Are there still opportunities in an ultra-competitive space?
  • The impact of emerging technologies such as AI & machine learning on digital infrastructure

Moderator:
Leslie Wolff Golden, Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Formation and Investor Relations, Digital Bridge

Panelists:
Canan Anli,
Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy
Danielle Hunt, General Counsel, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

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Leslie Golden

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Formation, DigitalBridge

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Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

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Danielle Hunt

General Counsel, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

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15:30 - 16:05

Investing in emerging technologies: hydrogen, batteries, EV & more

Andrea Logan, Vidyu Kishor, Irene Mavroyannis , Dr. Barbara Weber
  • Examining business models in emerging strategies
  • Considering the extent to which these investments are infrastructure
  • Investigating the long-term sustainability of battery technology and electric vehicle charging solutions.

Moderator:
Andrea Logan, Director, FirstPoint Equity

Panelists:
Vidyu Kishor, Director, Renewables and Grid Solutions, Osaka Gas USA
Irene Mavroyannis, Global Co-Head of Business Development, Infrastructure, Partners Group (USA)
Dr. Barbara Weber, Founding Partner, B Capital Partners

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Andrea Logan

Director, First Point Equity

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Vidyu Kishor

Investments Director, Osaka Gas USA

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Irene Mavroyannis

Global Co-Head of Business Development, Infrastructure, Partners Group (USA) Inc.

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Dr. Barbara Weber

Founding Partner, B Capital Partners

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16:05 - 16:25

Coffee & networking

16:25 - 17:10

The resilience of infrastructure debt

Mark Rudovic, Kate Dorsey, Marie-Noël Ouellet, Mansi Patel
  • How is infrastructure debt performing in the current economy?
  • Examining the pivotal role played by infrastructure debt in financing critical projects
  • Expectations for fundraising in the next year

Moderator:
Mark Rudovic, Principal, Hodes Weill & Associates

Panelists:
Kate Dorsey, Principal, Stonepeak
Marie-Noël Ouellet, Managing Director, Infrastructure Financing, CDPQ
Mansi Patel, Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, Buyside

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Mark Rudovic

Principal, Hodes Weill & Associates

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Kate Dorsey

Principal, Stonepeak

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Marie-Noël Ouellet

Managing Director, Infrastructure Financing, CDPQ

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Mansi Patel

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, Buyside

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17:15 - 17:50

Crystal ball session: what does the future hold for infrastructure?

Jane Bowes, Janice Ince, Abigail Leung, Kate Roscoe, Sue Yang-Krochmal
  • The extent to which infrastructure will move further into other asset classes
  • Predictions for fundraising and deal volume in the next 18 months
  • What is the next megatrend in infrastructure investing?

Moderator:
Jane Bowes, Managing Director, Threadmark

Panelists:
Janice Ince
, Managing Director, Pantheon
Abigail Leung,
Principal, HOOPP Infrastructure
Kate Roscoe, Senior Managing Director, Manulife Investment Management
Sue Yang-Krochmal, Investment Director – Next Gen, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark

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Janice Ince

Managing Director, Pantheon

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Abigail Leung

Principal, HOOPP Infrastructure

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Kate Roscoe

Senior Managing Director, Manulife Investment Management

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Sue Yang-Krochmal

Investment Director – Next Gen, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Women in Private Equity Forum
14:00 - 14:05

Opening remarks

Chris Lane

Chris Lane, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, Forge Global

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Chris Lane

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, Forge Global

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14:05 - 14:45

The state of play in North American private equity

Virginia Lantz, Lili Cai, Anne Philpott, Rabah Sadruddin, Jana Wayne
  • Assessing private equity’s performance in relation to other asset classes:
  • Strategies for enhancing PE returns in challenging times
  • Discussion around market innovations that managers are employing

Moderator:
Virginia Lantz, Vice President, Insight Sourcing, part of Accenture

Panelists:
Lili Cai, Private Equity Investment Professional, Swiss Re
Anne Philpott, Managing Director, Churchill Asset Management
Rabah Sadruddin, Senior Principal, Private Equity Funds & Asset Management,AIMCO
Jana Wayne
, Managing Director – Head of Procurement, Hunter Point Capital

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Virginia Lantz

Vice President, Insight Sourcing, part of Accenture

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Lili Cai

Private Equity Investment Professional, Swiss Re

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Anne Philpott

Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions, Churchill Asset Management

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Rabah Sadruddin

Portfolio Manager, Private Funds & Asset Management, AIMCo

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Jana Wayne

Head of Procurement, Hunter Point Capital

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14:50 - 15:25

Dealmaking in US private equity

Sebnem Caglayan, Lane McDonald, Julia Wittlin
  • Are valuations still too high?
  • Evaluating whether dealmaking activities are showing signs of recovery
  • Identifying hotspots and areas of opportunity

Moderator:
Sebnem Caglayan, Managing Director, S&P Global

Panelists:
Lane McDonald,
Managing Director, Strategy & Operations, Omers
Julia Wittlin
, Partner, RedBird Capital Partners

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Sebnem Caglayan

Managing Director, Analytical Manager, North America Financial Services Ratings, S&P Global

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Lane McDonald

Managing Director, Strategy & Operations, OMERS

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Julia Wittlin

Partner, RedBird Capital Partners

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15:30 - 16:05

Considering how different strategies are faring in a more challenging environment

Stephanie Smith, Kavita Datta, Catherine Hatch, Aiyu Yuan Nicholson, Sheryl Schwartz
  • Defining the mid-market: scale and strategies
  • What strategies and size of funds are faring well in a challenging market?
  • How are investors viewing different strategies on performance and DEI? And is this impacting investment decisions?

Moderator:
Stephanie Smith, Chief Operating Officer – Equity Private Markets & Private Markets Platform, BlackRock

Panelists:
Kavita Datta, Director, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James
Catherine Hatch, Private Equity Allocator, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Aiyu Yuan Nicholson
, Partner, StepStone Group
Sheryl Schwartz,
Chief Investment Officer, ALTI

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Stephanie Smith

Chief Operating Officer - Equity Private Markets & Private Markets Platform, BlackRock

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Kavita Datta

Director, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James

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Catherine Hatch

Private Equity Allocator, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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Aiyu Yuan Nicholson

Partner, StepStone Group

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Sheryl Schwartz

Co Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alti

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16:05 - 16:25

Coffee & networking

16:25 - 17:10

Emerging manager update: how are new strategies performing?

Michael Sabin, Michelle Jacobi, Agata Praczuk, Gayatri Sarkar
  • Fundraising tips for emerging managers in a tough market
  • Laying the groundwork for lasting success
  • Case studies from the past 12 months

Moderator:
Michael Sabin, Partner, Clifford Chance

Panelists:
Michelle Jacobi, Managing Director, Gatewood Capital
Agata Rzamek Praczuk, Director, Metlife Investment Management
Gayatri Sarkar, Founder and CEO, Advaita Capital

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Michael Sabin

Partner, Clifford Chance

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Michelle Jacobi

Managing Director, Gatewood Capital

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Agata Praczuk

Director, Metlife Investment Management

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Gayatri Sarkar

Founder and CEO, Advaita Capital

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17:15 - 17:50

Venture & growth investing in a bear market

David Bogoslaw, Stephanie Campbell , Kirsten Morin, Rudina Seseri, Summer Zhao
  • How have investors adapted to the different macro-environment?
  • Understanding the strategies employed by investors to navigate risk and seize opportunities
  • Evaluating the role of diversification and adaptive portfolio management

Moderator:
David Bogoslaw, Senior Reporter, Venture Capital Journal

Panelists:
Stephanie Campbell, General Partner, The Artemis Fund
Kirsten Morin, Partner, HighVista Strategies
Rudina Seseri, Founder & Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
Summer Zhao, Investment Director, Lafayette College

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David Bogoslaw

Senior Reporter, Venture Capital Journal

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Stephanie Campbell

General Partner, The Artemis Fund

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Kirsten Morin

Partner, HighVista Strategies

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Rudina Seseri

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

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Summer Zhao

Investment Director, Lafayette College

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Women in Real Estate Forum
14:00 - 14:05

Opening remarks

Gila Cohen

Gila Cohen, Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

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Gila Cohen

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

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14:05 - 14:45

The state of play in North American real estate

Dan Winters, Maggie Coleman, Julie Donegan , Wendy Pryce, Vicky Schiff
  • How is real estate performing amidst macro and market challenges?
  • In which sub-sectors and regions are there still opportunities?
  • What next for the asset class?


Moderator:

Dan Winters, Senior Director, GRESB

Panelists:
Maggie Coleman,
Chief Investment Officer, North America, Real Estate, Manulife Investment Management
Julie Donegan, Director of Real Estate, CalSTRS
Wendy Pryce, Head Americas Real Estate Specialist, Nuveen
Vicky Schiff, CEO, Avrio Real Estate

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Dan Winters

Senior Director, GRESB

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Maggie Coleman

Chief Investment Officer, North America, Real Estate, Manulife Investment Management

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Julie Donegan

Director of Real Estate, CalSTRS

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Wendy Pryce

Head Americas Real Estate Specialist, Nuveen

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Vicky Schiff

CEO, Avrio Real Estate

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14:50 - 15:25

Where next for logistics and industrial?

Anne Gales, Geneviève Brassard, Leslie Himmel, Sarah Jancot, Patti Unti
  • Do they remain attractive for investors?
  • Finding opportunities in a crowded market
  • Innovative approaches to sustainability and value creation to drive returns

Moderator:
Anne Gales, Partner & Co-Founder, Threadmark

Panelists:
Geneviève Brassard, Director, Real Estate Investments, PSP Investments
Leslie Himmel
, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties
Sarah Jancot, Senior Investment Manager, Unlisted Real Estate, Global Logistics, NBIM
Patti Unti
, Managing Director, Waterfall Asset Management

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Anne Gales

Co-Founder, Threadmark

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Geneviève Brassard

Director, Real Estate Investments, PSP Investments

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Leslie Himmel

Founder and Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties

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Sarah Jancot

Senior Investment Manager, Unlisted Real Estate, Global Logistics, NBIM

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Patti Unti

Head of CRE Equity, Waterfall Asset Management

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15:30 - 16:05

Analyzing the current landscape of real estate debt investing

Samantha Rowan, Wendy Cai-Lee, Molly Mahoney , Robin Potts, Sarah Schwarzschild
  • Investor views on real estate debt during turbulent times
  • How are interest rates and inflation affecting real estate debt?
  • Predictions for the next decade

Moderator: 
Samantha Rowan, Editor, Real Estate Capital USA

Panelists:
Wendy Cai-Lee, CEO and Founder, Piermont Bank
Molly Mahoney, Managing Director, Slate Asset Management
Robin Potts, Partner and CIO, Canyon Partners Real Estate
Sarah Schwarzschild, Chief Operating Officer, Mavik Capital Management

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Samantha Rowan

Editor, PERE Credit

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Wendy Cai-Lee

CEO & Founder, Piermont Bank

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Molly Mahoney

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

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Robin Potts

Partner and CIO, Canyon Partners

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Sarah Schwarzschild

Chief Operating Officer, Mavik Capital Management

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16:05 - 16:25

Coffee & networking

16:25 - 17:10

Multifamily investing: trends, regulation and potential for expansion

Mary D'Souza, Erin Beitz, Erin Miller, Maddi Sampson
  • Why are more firms targeting opportunities in multifamily?
  • The importance of regulation in attracting investors
  • Considering opportunities beyond the US in this sub-asset class

Moderator:
Mary D’Souza, CIO, Misha Investments

Panelists:
Erin Beitz, Executive Vice President, Residential, Rockhill Management
Erin Miller, Executive Managing Director, NEWMARK
Maddi Sampson, Vice President, International Real Estate, QuadReal Property Group

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Mary D'Souza

Chief Investment Officer, Misha Investments

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Erin Beitz

Executive Vice President, Residential, Rockhill Management

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Erin Miller

Executive Managing Director, NEWMARK

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Maddi Sampson

Vice President, International Real Estate, QuadReal Property Group

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17:15 - 17:50

The future of offices in North America

Tim Savage, Marion Jones, Gila Cohen, Rachel Loeb
  • What will office investing look like in 10 years?
  • Future-proofing your office portfolio
  • Where in the US and globally are investors seeing opportunities?

Moderator:
Tim Savage, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

Panelists:
Gila Cohen, Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group
Marion Jones, Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets Americas
Rachel Loeb, Chief Investment Officer, Benenson Capital Partners

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Tim Savage

Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real

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Marion Jones

Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets Americas

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Gila Cohen

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

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Rachel Loeb

Chief Investment Officer, Benenson Capital Partners

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Women in Private Debt Forum
14:00 - 14:05

Opening remarks

Kristina Matthews

Kristina Matthews, Managing Director, Client & Product Solutions, Onex

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, ONEX

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14:05 - 14:45

The state of play in North American private credit

Susan Burkhardt, Keirsten Lawton, Katherine McElroy, Meenal Mehta
  • How does debt compare to other strategies in the current climate?
  • To what extent is the market concerned by the refinancing risk?
  • How are firms evolving their strategies in a challenging fundraising environment?

Moderator:
Susan Burkhardt, Partner, Clifford Chance

Panelists:
Keirsten Lawton, Co-Head of US Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates
Katherine McElroy, Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt US, Fiera Capital
Meenal Mehta
, Co-Head of Underwriting, Diversified Lending, Blue Owl Capital

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Susan Burkhardt

Partner, Clifford Chance

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Keirsten Lawton

Keirsten Lawton

Co-Head of US Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates

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Katherine McElroy

Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt US, Fiera Capital

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Meenal Mehta

Co-Head of Underwriting, Diversified Lending, Blue Owl Capital

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14:50 - 15:25

The rise of sponsorless deals

Sweta Chanda, Kalina Berova, Kerry Dolan , Shamafa Khan
  • What is the appeal of non-sponsored deals for investors and borrowers?
  • How are managers sourcing deals and do they compete with banks?
  • How does a manager’s skillset differ to sponsored transactions?

Moderator:
Sweta Chanda, Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital

Panelists:
Kalina Berova
, Portfolio Manager, BCI
Kerry Dolan, Managing Partner, Brinley Partners
Shamafa Khan, Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing, Crayhill Capital Management

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Sweta Chanda

Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital

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Kalina Berova

Portfolio Manager, BCI

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Kerry Dolan

Managing Partner, Brinley Partners

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Shamafa Khan

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing, Crayhill Capital Management

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15:30 - 16:05

Special situations and distressed debt

Maja Zerjal Fink, Beth Duggan, Lexi Fallon, Eric Newman, Dr. Tingting Zhang
  • Outlining the scale of the opportunity as more companies run into trouble
  • To what extent are managers having to adapt their skillsets in the new normal?
  • Identifying sectors and strategies where there are opportunities

Moderator:
Maja Zerjal Fink, Partner, Clifford Chance

Panelists:
Beth Duggan, Associate General Counsel, Polen Capital
Lexi Fallon, Formerly – Special Situations, CPPIB
Eric Newman, Treasury Manager, City of Stamford
Dr. Tingting Zhang, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TerraCotta Group

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Maja Zerjal Fink

Partner, Clifford Chance

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Beth Duggan

Associate General Counsel, Polen Capital

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Lexi Fallon

Formerly- Special Situations, CPPIB

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Eric Newman

Treasury Manager, City of Stamford

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Dr. Tingting Zhang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TerraCotta Group

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16:05 - 16:25

Coffee & networking

16:25 - 17:10

Opportunities in the growing speciality finance space

Michelle Noyes, Nicole Byrns, Rebecca Chia, Meggie Daoust
  • How are specialty finance companies changing business models?
  • Investigating the adoption of advanced data analytics and technology-driven solutions
  • Predictions for the next 5 years

Moderator:
Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, Head of Americas, AIMA

Panelists:
Nicole Byrns
, Alternative Asset Investor, Independent
Rebecca Chia, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Atalaya Capital Management
Meggie Daoust, Senior Director, Capital Solutions, CDPQ

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Michelle Noyes

Managing Director, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Nicole Byrns

Formerly, CPPIB America

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Rebecca Chia

Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Atalaya Capital Management

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Meggie Daoust

Senior Director, Capital Solutions, CDPQ

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17:15 - 17:50

Corporate credit in a changing environment

Robin Blumenthal, Kristina Matthews, Samantha Papir, Helena Wang
  • What is driving the opportunity set for flexible capital providers?
  • How to capitalize on corporate opportunities thru market cycles
  • Outlook for public and private opportunities

Moderator:
Robin Blumenthal, Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

Panelists:
Kristina Matthews
, Managing Director, Client & Product Solutions, Onex
Samantha Papir
, Senior Vice President, Investment, Turning Rock Partners
Helena Wang, Principal, Capital Solutions Group, CPPIB

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Robin Blumenthal

Senior Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, ONEX

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Samantha Papir

Senior Vice President, Investment, Turning Rock Partners

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Helena Wang

Principal, Capital Solutions Group, CPP Investments

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Cocktail reception
17:50 - 18:50

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 16th

Invitation only think-tanks
08:00 - 09:00

Invitation only think-tanks

Jane Bowes, Ali Humphrey , Gila Cohen, Sweta Chanda

These sessions will allow women to speak freely about the issues impacting their office and asset class. It is a closed door, open conversation where attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to gain solutions for common concerns.

  • Infrastructure
    • Jane Bowes, Managing Director, Threadmark
  • Private Equity
    • Ali Humphrey, Managing Partner, Arna
  • Real Estate
    • Gila Cohen, Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group
  • Private Debt
    • Sweta Chanda, Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital
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Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark

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Ali Humphrey

Managing Partner, Arna

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Gila Cohen

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

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Sweta Chanda

Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital

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Plenary sessions
09:10 - 09:45

State of Private Markets: GP Perspectives on the evolution of alternatives

Ruth Yang, Kanan Joshi, Mirja Lehmler-Brown, Lisa Sun, Elisabeth Troni
  • How are managers modifying their approaches to navigate shifts in interest rates and inflation?
  • To what extent are managers incorporating emerging technologies and innovative solutions to gain a competitive edge?
  • Anticipating and navigating forthcoming regulatory changes affecting private markets
  • Developing younger talent who are experiencing their first bear market

Moderator:
Ruth Yang, Managing Director, Global Head of Private Market Analytics, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists:
Kanan Joshi, Partner, Co-head of North America & Head of Digital Infrastructure, DIF Capital Partners
Mirja Lehmler-Brown
, Partner, Hayfin
Lisa Sun
, Managing Director and Co-Head of the BlackRock Secondaries and Liquidity Solutions (SLS), BlackRock
Elisabeth Troni, Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Investment Management

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Ruth Yang

Managing Director, Global Head of Private Market Analytics, S&P Global Ratings

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Kanan Joshi

Partner, Co-head North America and Head of Digital Infrastructure , DIF Capital Partners

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Mirja Lehmler-Brown

Partner, Hayfin

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Lisa Sun

Managing Director and Co-Head of the BlackRock Secondaries and Liquidity Solutions (SLS), BlackRock

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Elisabeth Troni

Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Investment Management

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09:45 - 10:25

Fundraising in a more challenging environment

Fiona Dane, Alexandra Bazarewski, Katie Moore, Yokasta Segura-Baez, Mahsa Zeinali
  • Developing a value proposition that articulates how you will thrive
  • Adopting an investor-centric approach: how can managers differentiate themselves?
  • Highlighting case studies to underscore your fund’s ability to adapt and excel in difficult market conditions
  • Learnings from those who have been on the road in the last 12 months

Moderator:
Fiona Dane, Partner, Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, Livingbridge

Panelists:
Alexandra Bazarewski, Partner, Rede Partners
Katie Moore, Managing Director, Fund Investment & Managed Solutions, Hamilton Lane
Yokasta Segura-Baez, Managing Director, ArcLight Capital Partners
Mahsa Zeinali, Senior Vice President, Capital Partnering, Reverence Capital Partners

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Fiona Dane

Partner, Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, Livingbridge

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Alexandra Bazarewski

Partner, Rede Partners

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Katie Moore

Managing Director, Fund Investment & Managed Solutions, Hamilton Lane

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Yokasta Segura-Baez

Managing Director, Investor Relations, ArcLight Capital Partners

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Mahsa Zeinali

Senior Vice President, Capital Partnering , Reverence Capital Partners

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10:25 - 10:35

PEI Fundraising Report

Bill O'Conor

Bill O’Conor, Managing Director, PEI Group US

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Bill O'Conor

Managing Director, Americas, PEI Group

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10:35 - 11:15

Making co-investments work for all: balancing benefits, fees and trust

Chris Janiec, Evy Carroll, Rachel Goldstein, Catherine Saunders, Elizabeth Weindruch
  • Unlocking benefits for investors and fund managers
  • Fee structures in co-investing: striking a balance
  • Navigating potential challenges and considerations in co-investing
  • GP-led continuation funds: fostering alignment and transparency

Moderator:
Chris Janiec, Americas Editor, Agri Investor

Panelists:
Evy Carroll, Senior Associate, Private Equity Co-investments, Mercer
Rachel Goldstein
, Investment Principal – Co-investments, Partners Capital
Catherine Saunders
, Managing Director, Benefit Street Partners
Elizabeth Weindruch, Managing Director, Barings

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Chris Janiec

Americas Editor, Agri Investor

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Evy Carroll

Senior Associate, Private Equity Co-investments, Mercer

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Rachel Goldstein

Investment Principal – Co-investments, Partners Capital

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Catherine Saunders

Managing Director, Benefit Street Partners

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Elizabeth Weindruch

Managing Director, Barings

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Coffee & networking
11:15 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

Plenary sessions
11:45 - 12:30

ESG debate: how is sustainability evolving within private markets?

Ali Humphrey , Adriana Becerra Cid, Jen Essigs, Alison Fenton-Willock , Angela Jhanji, Katie Treuer
  • Assessing the extent to which polarisation is impacting advancements in sustainability within U.S. private markets
  • Investigating how the Inflation Reduction Act has transformed the sustainability landscape
  • Comparing progress in the US and Europe: is the gap narrowing or widening?
  • How are managers dealing with investors with such contrasting views on sustainability?

Moderator:
Ali Humphrey, Managing Partner, Arna

Panelists:
Adriana Becerra Cid, Sustainable Investment Lead for Private Assets, Lombard Odier Asset Management
Jennifer Essigs
, Head of Sustainability, AE Industrial Partners
Alison Fenton-Willock, Director, KKR
Angela Jhanji, Managing Director, Sustainability – Private Capital, EQT Partners
Katie Treuer, Principal, Generate

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Ali Humphrey

Managing Partner, Arna

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Adriana Becerra Cid

Sustainable Investment Manager for Private Markets, Lombard Odier

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Jen Essigs

Head of Sustainability, AE Industrial Partners

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Alison Fenton-Willock

Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR

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Angela Jhanji

Managing Director, EQT Partners

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Katie Treuer

Principal, Generate Capital

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12:30 - 13:15

Private Markets: Investment Committee

Laurie Mahon, Jill Haberkern, Amy Wang, Priya Grewal, Jaime Hildreth

Three hand-picked fund managers will present investment case studies in this exclusive, data-driven and interactive format. Hosted by two experts, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, share your thoughts and vote on the transactions in our very own investment committee.

Co Moderators:
Laurie Mahon, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets
& Jill Haberkern, Partner, Mintz Group

Panelists:
Amy Wang, Managing Director (Head of Private Credit), Blue Earth Capital
Priya Grewal
, Investment Manager, Morrisson
Jaime Hildreth, Partner, Head of Risk, WestCap Group

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Laurie Mahon

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

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Jill Haberkern

Partner, Mintz Group

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Amy Wang

Managing Director, Head of Private Credit, Blue Earth Capital

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Priya Grewal

Investment Manager, Morrison

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Jaime Hildreth

Partner, Head of Asset Management, WestCap

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Networking lunch
13:15 - 14:30

Themed Seated Networking Lunch Hosted by Mintz Group

Jill Haberkern, Doug Chisholm, Alina Mogilyanskaya , Kelsey Froehlich, Liza Baron, Eleanor Warnick, Michael Karran, Kathleen Hurt

A number of tables throughout Forum AB. Attendees can choose which discussion they would like to join

Spotting the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:  Looking for Misconduct and Failures of Integrity that Don’t Show Up in Traditional Background Checks
Table 1 – Jill Haberkern, Partner, Mintz Group
Table 2 – Doug Chisholm, Partner and Practice Head of Transaction Diligence, Mintz Group

When Things Get Ugly:  Navigating Internal Investigations, Disputes and Legal Challenges”
Table 3 – Alina Mogilyanskaya, Managing Director, Mintz Group
Table 4 – Kelsey Froehlich, Partner and Practice Head of IP, Mintz Group

Stay Away, FCPA!:  Conducting Integrity Diligence in Unfamiliar Markets
Table 5 – Liza Baron, Managing Director, Mintz Group
Table 6 – Eleanor Warnick, Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

Beneath the Surface:  Assessing Workplace Culture to Unlock Value
Table 7 – Mike Karran, Managing Director, Mintz Group
Table 8 – Kathleen Hurt, Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

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Jill Haberkern

Partner, Mintz Group

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Doug Chisholm

Partner and Practice Head of Transaction Diligence, Mintz Group

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Alina Mogilyanskaya

Managing Director, Mintz Group

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Kelsey Froehlich

Partner and Practice Head of IP, Mintz Group

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Liza Baron

Managing Director, Mintz Group

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Eleanor Warnick

Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

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Michael Karran

Managing Director, Mintz Group

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Kathleen Hurt

Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

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14:30 - 14:30

Close of conference

Build your network across private markets

Join 400+ attendees in May 2024 and connect with institutional investors, fund managers, as well as the wider private markets community for two days of learning and networking. This year’s summit will once again be co-located with the Women in Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt Forums. Attendees will have access to all four forums.

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The in-person networking experience

Cross-asset class network

Learn from and meet with practitioners from across private markets with an agenda covering all the topics impacting alternatives. Networking breaks take place together and delegates can move freely between individual forums.

Build connections

The agenda is curated to enhance networking opportunities with small group discussions. There will be interactive working groups, breakfast think tanks, roundtable discussions, cocktail receptions and a seated networking lunch.

Meet global investors

Attendees in 2023 included over 100 investors from Japan Post Bank, GIC, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, Pension Protection Fund, Allstate Investment, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, NYSNA Pension Plan and Benefits Fund and many more.

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2024 speakers:

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Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

Ashli Aslin

Senior Analyst Real Assets and Infrastructure, Albourne

Andrea Auerbach

Head of Global Private Investments and Partner, Cambridge Associates

Liza Baron

Managing Director, Mintz Group

Kenna Baudin

Global Head of Private Capital, Egon Zehnder

Alexandra Bazarewski

Partner, Rede Partners

Adriana Becerra Cid

Sustainable Investment Manager for Private Markets, Lombard Odier

Erin Beitz

Executive Vice President, Residential, Rockhill Management

Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Jennie Benza

Private Markets, General Electric Pension

Kalina Berova

Portfolio Manager, BCI

Robin Blumenthal

Senior Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

David Bogoslaw

Senior Reporter, Venture Capital Journal

Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

President & CEO, Cap EQ

Geneviève Brassard

Director, Real Estate Investments, PSP Investments

Tori Buffery

Senior Director, Secondaries, Nicola Wealth

Susan Burkhardt

Partner, Clifford Chance

Nicole Byrns

Formerly, CPPIB America

Sebnem Caglayan

Managing Director, Analytical Manager, North America Financial Services Ratings, S&P Global

Lili Cai

Private Equity Investment Professional, Swiss Re

Sijia Cai

Partner, Investment Management, Davis Polk

Wendy Cai-Lee

CEO & Founder, Piermont Bank

Stephanie Campbell

General Partner, The Artemis Fund

Evy Carroll

Senior Associate, Private Equity Co-investments, Mercer

Marta Castelli

Managing Director, Head of Financial Services Methodologies, S&P Global Ratings

Sweta Chanda

Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital

Rebecca Chia

Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Atalaya Capital Management

Doug Chisholm

Partner and Practice Head of Transaction Diligence, Mintz Group

Gila Cohen

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Vanbarton Group

Maggie Coleman

Chief Investment Officer, North America, Real Estate, Manulife Investment Management

Kendra Corbett

Partner, Cloverlay

Fiona Dane

Partner, Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, Livingbridge

Meggie Daoust

Senior Director, Capital Solutions, CDPQ

Kavita Datta

Director, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James

Anna Dayn

Managing Director, New End

James Del Gaudio

Managing Director, Head of Private Markets, Pennsylvania, Public School Employees’ Retirement System

Kerry Dolan

Managing Partner, Brinley Partners

Julie Donegan

Director of Real Estate, CalSTRS

Kate Dorsey

Principal, Stonepeak

Mary D'Souza

Chief Investment Officer, Misha Investments

Eileen Duff

Managing Partner, Chief Client Success Officer, iCapital

Anne Duggan

Managing Director, Partners Capital

Beth Duggan

Associate General Counsel, Polen Capital

Jen Essigs

Head of Sustainability, AE Industrial Partners

Lexi Fallon

Formerly- Special Situations, CPPIB

Alison Fenton-Willock

Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR

Kelsey Froehlich

Partner and Practice Head of IP, Mintz Group

Anne Gales

Co-Founder, Threadmark

Leslie Golden

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Formation, DigitalBridge

Rachel Goldstein

Investment Principal – Co-investments, Partners Capital

Priya Grewal

Investment Manager, Morrison

Jill Haberkern

Partner, Mintz Group

Catherine Hatch

Private Equity Allocator, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Kara Helander

Partner and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Carlyle

Jaime Hildreth

Partner, Head of Asset Management, WestCap

Leslie Himmel

Founder and Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties

Wandy Hoh

Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Group

Ali Humphrey

Managing Partner, Arna

Danielle Hunt

General Counsel, Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Kathleen Hurt

Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

Janice Ince

Managing Director, Pantheon

Michelle Jacobi

Managing Director, Gatewood Capital

Sarah Jancot

Senior Investment Manager, Unlisted Real Estate, Global Logistics, NBIM

Chris Janiec

Americas Editor, Agri Investor

Angela Jhanji

Managing Director, EQT Partners

Marion Jones

Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets Americas

Kanan Joshi

Partner, Co-head North America and Head of Digital Infrastructure , DIF Capital Partners

Michael Karran

Managing Director, Mintz Group

Shamafa Khan

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing, Crayhill Capital Management

Vidyu Kishor

Investments Director, Osaka Gas USA

Chris Lane

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, Forge Global

Virginia Lantz

Vice President, Insight Sourcing, part of Accenture

Lisa Larsson

Partner, StepStone Group

Keirsten Lawton

Keirsten Lawton

Co-Head of US Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates

Mirja Lehmler-Brown

Partner, Hayfin

Abigail Leung

Principal, HOOPP Infrastructure

Cari Lodge

Cari Lodge

Managing Director, CF Private Equity

Rachel Loeb

Chief Investment Officer, Benenson Capital Partners

Andrea Logan

Director, First Point Equity

Laurie Mahon

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Markets

Molly Mahoney

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

Léonie Maruani

Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, ONEX

Irene Mavroyannis

Global Co-Head of Business Development, Infrastructure, Partners Group (USA) Inc.

Lane McDonald

Managing Director, Strategy & Operations, OMERS

Katherine McElroy

Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt US, Fiera Capital

Meenal Mehta

Co-Head of Underwriting, Diversified Lending, Blue Owl Capital

Erin Miller

Executive Managing Director, NEWMARK

Alina Mogilyanskaya

Managing Director, Mintz Group

Katie Moore

Managing Director, Fund Investment & Managed Solutions, Hamilton Lane

Kirsten Morin

Partner, HighVista Strategies

Eric Newman

Treasury Manager, City of Stamford

Aiyu Yuan Nicholson

Partner, StepStone Group

Petya Nikolova

Deputy CIO and Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Retirement System

Michelle Noyes

Managing Director, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

Sarah O'Malley

Managing Director and Investment Strategist for Energy Infrastructure Credit, Nuveen Infrastructure

Bill O'Conor

Managing Director, Americas, PEI Group

Leonarda Orani

Managing Director Infrastructure US, Ardian

Marie-Noël Ouellet

Managing Director, Infrastructure Financing, CDPQ

Samantha Papir

Senior Vice President, Investment, Turning Rock Partners

Mansi Patel

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, Buyside

Jenn Phillips

Chief Revenue & Growth Officer, Forge Global

Anne Philpott

Managing Director, Junior Capital & Private Equity Solutions, Churchill Asset Management

Robin Potts

Partner and CIO, Canyon Partners

Agata Praczuk

Director, Metlife Investment Management

Wendy Pryce

Head Americas Real Estate Specialist, Nuveen

Kate Roscoe

Senior Managing Director, Manulife Investment Management

Samantha Rowan

Editor, PERE Credit

Mark Rudovic

Principal, Hodes Weill & Associates

Michael Sabin

Partner, Clifford Chance

Rabah Sadruddin

Portfolio Manager, Private Funds & Asset Management, AIMCo

Maddi Sampson

Vice President, International Real Estate, QuadReal Property Group

Gayatri Sarkar

Founder and CEO, Advaita Capital

Catherine Saunders

Managing Director, Benefit Street Partners

Tim Savage

Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real

Vicky Schiff

CEO, Avrio Real Estate

Sheryl Schwartz

Co Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alti

Sarah Schwarzschild

Chief Operating Officer, Mavik Capital Management

Yokasta Segura-Baez

Managing Director, ArcLight Capital Partners

Rudina Seseri

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Stephanie Smith

Chief Operating Officer - Equity Private Markets & Private Markets Platform, BlackRock

Tara Mei Smith

ESG Integration Officer for the Bureau of Asset Management, Office of NYC Comptroller

Tracy Stuart

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corbin Capital Partners

Lisa Sun

Managing Director and Co-Head of the BlackRock Secondaries and Liquidity Solutions (SLS), BlackRock

Katie Treuer

Principal, Generate Capital

Elisabeth Troni

Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Investment Management

Patti Unti

Head of CRE Equity, Waterfall Asset Management

Leslie Vargas

Head of Portfolio Management, Resolution Life US

Jamie Vermie

Managing Principal – Impact Investing, Allstate Investments

Amy Wang

Managing Director, Head of Private Credit, Blue Earth Capital

Helena Wang

Principal, Capital Solutions Group, CPP Investments

Eleanor Warnick

Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

Jana Wayne

Head of Procurement, Hunter Point Capital

Dr. Barbara Weber

Founding Partner, B Capital Partners

Elizabeth Weindruch

Managing Director, Barings

Alexandra Wilde

Partner, Clifford Chance

Dan Winters

Senior Director, GRESB

Julia Wittlin

Partner, RedBird Capital Partners

Ruth Yang

Managing Director, Global Head of Private Market Analytics, S&P Global Ratings

Sue Yang-Krochmal

Investment Director – Next Gen, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Mahsa Zeinali

Senior Vice President, Capital Partnering , Reverence Capital Partners

Maja Zerjal Fink

Partner, Clifford Chance

Dr. Tingting Zhang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TerraCotta Group

Summer Zhao

Investment Director, Lafayette College

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Institutional Investors at the Women in Private Markets Summit: North America 2024

The Women in Private Markets Summit North America provides a unique opportunity to connect with over 500 institutional investors and fund managers from across private markets.
Discover the latest investment opportunities in private equity, private debt, infrastructure, and real estate and hear how your peers are addressing the latest challenges in the market.
There are a limited number of complimentary places available for qualified institutional investors.

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Sessions not to be missed - Wednesday 15th

Plenary sessions
09:30 - 10:10

Allocations and strategic choices for investors in private markets

Jennie Benza, Petya Nikolova, Leslie Vargas

General Electric Pension, New York City Controller’s Office and Resolution Life share their views on the evolution of LPA terms, GP strategies including continuation funds, margin loans & NAV financing and predictions for their allocations in the next decade.

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Jennie Benza

Private Markets, General Electric Pension

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Petya Nikolova

Deputy CIO and Head of Infrastructure Investments, New York City Comptroller's Office

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Leslie Vargas

Head of Portfolio Management, Resolution Life US

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Plenary sessions
12:00 - 12:35

Democratization of private markets: the emerging landscape in the US and globally

James Del Gaudio, Lisa Larsson

Discover the scope of the opportunity and the potential risks as well as how democratization will impact GP/LP alignment. Discussion to be led by Moonfare, StepStone Group and Pennsylvania, Public School Employees’ Retirement System.

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James Del Gaudio

Managing Director, Head of Private Markets, Pennsylvania, Public School Employees’ Retirement System

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Lisa Larsson

Partner, StepStone Group

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Sessions not to be missed - Thursday 16th

Plenary sessions
10:35 - 11:15

Making co-investments work for all: balancing the benefits, fees and trust

Anna Dayn, Lara Pollock

How can investors and fund managers unlock the benefits of co-investing? Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and New End discuss fee structures, alignment and transparency to get the most out of co-investing.

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Anna Dayn

Managing Director, New End

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Lara Pollock

Associate, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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Hear from leading investors across Private Markets:

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What to expect at the summit?

Connect with your peers

Build lasting relationships and exchange valuable perspectives with other investors through networking breaks, round table discussions and social events.

Stay abreast of the latest opportunities

Hear from the biggest names in private markets and discover where they are seeing opportunities and how they are tackling market challenges.

Meet with the best and brightest funds

Build your network of fund managers and catch up with your current managers to maximise your returns.

Apply for a complimentary institutional investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.

 

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Connect with and benchmark against your investor peers. Take part in roundtable discussions, think-tanks and investor-focussed sessions to explore private market opportunities so you can come away with strategies to generate the highest returns.