Keeping diversity at the top of the agenda

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on challenges facing the world and diversity remains an area that businesses globally need to address to realise their full potential. The worlds’ leading diversity event focused on alternatives, the Women in Private Markets Summit is returning to London on 1-2 December. There will be additional opportunities for those unable to travel to participate remotely.

This year’s Women in Private Markets Summit will once again be co-located with the Women in Private Equity, Women in InfrastructureWomen in Real Estate and Women in Private Debt Forums. All registered attendees will have access to the four forums, allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes. Book now to access the entire Women in Private Markets Summit.

COVERING WOMEN IN PRIVATE EQUITY, INFRASTRUCTURE, REAL ESTATE & PRIVATE DEBT

1 Summit. 4 Forums

What can you expect at the Summit?

Hear from industry leaders

Learn how industry experts are actively addressing diversity within their own businesses and those they work with. Understand how investor allocations have changed, the effect of the rise of impact investing in alternatives, how the SPAC phenomenon will play out for private markets, and if fundraising will ever be the same again.

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, 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. Benefit from our expansive global investor community who will be in attendance throughout the forum. Current investors include Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, CPPIB, EBRD, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, and Japan Post Bank.

Keynote speaker

 

 

Level 20’s Chair, Cheryl Potter will discuss why private equity still struggles to retain diverse talent. Sharing her learnings from a career spent on the deal team, how the industry can attract and retain more women, and the wider role of Level 20 at the 8th annual Women in Private Markets Summit.

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Speakers confirmed for 2021

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Companies registered to attend this year

Actis
Allianz Capital Partners
AllianzGI
Allstate Investments
Alte Leipziger Hallesche Versicherung
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Management International
ARA Venn
Arcano Partners
Ares Management
Astarte Capital Partners
Astia
AustralianSuper
Aztec Group
B Capital Partners
BDT & Company International
BlackRock
Blue Owl Capital
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Bregal Milestone
Brightwood Capital Advisors
British Business Bank
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & CO
Brunel Pension Partnership
Calista Direct Investors
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Catalyst Fund
CBRE Global Investors
CDC Group
Cebile Capital
Cerberus Capital Management
CIL
Connection Capital
CORDET Capital Partners
CPP Investment Board
Curzon
Desjardins Pension Group
EBRD
Equiem
Europa Capital
European Investment Fund
European Leveraged Finance Association
Fried Frank
Fuel Venture Capital
Gatewood Capital Partners
Generate Capital
GIC
GLIL Infrastructure
GLP
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
GRESB
Gresham House
HarbourVest Partners
Hayfin
Headway Capital Partners
Henderson Park Capital Partners
HSBC
ICG
IMCO
Infracapital
Infranode
Investec
Japan Post Bank
JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Kirkland & Ellis
KKR
Kvika banki
L Catterton
Lalia Capital
Latham and Watkins
Level 20
Lexington Partners
Linklaters
Local Pensions Partnership
Lockton Companies
London School of Economics
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
MassMutual
McDermott Will & Emery
MEAG
Mercer Alternatives
MetLife Investment Management
Mitiska REIM
Montana Capital Partners
Moonfare
Motive Partners
MUFG
Muzinch and Co
Neuberger Berman
NYSNA Pension Plan and Benefits Fund
Ogier
Orion Capital Managers
ORIX Life Insurance
Owl Rock
Oxford Properties
Patron Capital Advisers, Women in Safe Home Fund
Pension Protection Fund
PGGM Infrastructure Fund
Polar Structure
Porvenir
Précis Capital Partners
Prologis
Prudential Staff Pension Fund
PSP Investments
QuadReal Property Group
Real Estate Balance
Realterm
RedBird Capital Partners
Redington
Resillience Partners
RNIB Royal National Institute for the Blind
RoundShield Partners
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Rubicon Partners
Schroders
Sheffield Haworth
Signal Iduna Asset Management
Siris Capital Partners
StepStone Group
Sunsuper
Tata Cummins
The Raine Group
Thor Equities
Threadmark
Triago
Trilantic Capital Management
Triton Partners
Unigestion
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
USS Investment Management
Vanderbilt University
Whitehelm Capital
Wimmer Family Office
Wisayah Global Investment Company
WTS Deutschland
Zouk Capital

Testimonials from 2020

Julie Dunne

Investment Operations Manager, The Church of England Pensions Board

An incredibly inspirational event that would be a real benefit to any woman or man, in the industry to attend.

Louisa Yeoman

Co-Founder, Astrid Advisors

A virtual success for Women in Private Markets Summit in 2020 with fantastic representation across the different asset classes and excellent content from the sp…

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Katalin Gallyas

Managing Director, c*funds

Well curated, high-quality conference with the very best of industry passionate and practitioners. Lots of new insights and market trends. Cannot be missed!

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The Summit will take place on 1-2 December 2021, all timings are in GMT, UK time zone.

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

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Agenda

Women in Private Markets Summit - Wednesday 1st

08:00 - 08:45

Registration and coffee

LP invitation only breakfast session

Plenary
08:45 - 08:50

PEI Welcome

08:50 - 09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Laurie Mahon
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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC

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09:00 - 09:25

Keynote speech: Building a career as a dealmaker in private equity

Cheryl Potter

Cheryl Potter spent two decades at Permira leading the Global Consumer Team and the London office. She also served on the firm’s Executive Committee and the Compensation and Partnership Committee. Whilst the number of women in private markets has grown since Cheryl joined Permira in 1999, there is still a long way to go with only 10% of women working in Senior Investment roles. (Level 20 and BVCA D&I Survey 2021). 

While more women are entering the industry at a junior level, Private Equity still struggles to retain diverse talent. 

This keynote speech will share learnings from a career spent in the deal team, how the industry can attract and retain more women and the role of Level 20. 

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Cheryl Potter

Chair, Level 20

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09:25 - 10:05

LP Allocations to private markets in a changed economy

Natalie Breen, Carolin Blank, Teia Merring, Sunaina Sinha, Tricia Ward
  • How well have investments performed compared to other strategies since March 2019?
  • Views on the future of fundraising after the changes caused of the past 18 months
  • How are LPs supporting emerging managers and are they concerned about the flight to familiarity?
  • To what extent are LPs making investment decisions based on diversity?

Moderator: Natalie Breen, Global Head of Strategic Growth, Sanne Group

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Natalie Breen

Global Head of Strategic Growth, Sanne Group

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Carolin Blank

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

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Teia Merring

Investment Director - Private Equity, USS

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Sunaina Sinha

Global Head, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James

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Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

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10:05 - 10:45

How industry leaders are walking the talk on diversity

Aranpreet Randhawa, Martin Bradley, Benoît Durteste, Emma Watford, Deborah Zurkow
  • Examples of the benefits of diverse teams in fundraising
  • How are firms recruiting and retaining diverse candidates?
  • Changes to working practices since covid-19, returning to the office and the impact on women
  • Advice for those making their way in private markets

Moderated by: Aranpreet Randhawa, Partner, Proskauer

 

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Aranpreet Randhawa

Partner, Proskauer

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Martin Bradley

Head of Real Assets (EMEA), Macquarie Asset Management

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Benoît Durteste

Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer, ICG

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Emma Watford

Co-Head of UK, Bridgepoint Europe

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Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

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10:45 - 11:30

Coffee & Networking

Plenary
11:30 - 12:10

The continued rise of impact investing in alternatives

Ruth Knox, Rikke Kjær Nielsen, Cameron McLain, Joanna Reiss
  • To what extent are impact strategies within mega funds integrated with ESG?
  • Balancing outcome with fiduciary responsibility
  • How are managers in impact differentiating themselves in their investment approach?
  • Are impact strategies allowing funds to broaden their investor base?

Moderator: Ruth Knox, Partner–ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

 

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Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

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Cameron McLain

Founding Partner, Giant Ventures

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Joanna Reiss

Partner and Co-lead of Impact - Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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12:10 - 12:45

How has economic disruption impacted appetite for co-investments?

Floortje Brouwers, Adriana Ballard, Laura Ferraris, Karin Hyland
  • Differences across asset classes and lessons learnt: private equity vs real estate or infrastructure?
  • To what extent have co-investments been used to help companies through a crisis?
  • Opportunities created by the past year
  • The blurring lines between secondaries and co-investments

Moderator: Floortje Brouwers, Senior Vice President, GIC Private Markets

 

Floortje Brouwers, GIC

Floortje Brouwers

Senior Vice President, GIC

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Adriana Ballard

Private Equity Portfolio Manager, Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)

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Laura Ferraris

Senior Vice President (MAM), Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Asset Management

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Karin Hyland

Senior Investment Director, Abrdn

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12:45 - 13:40

Lunch

12:45-13:15
Oxford style debate: This house believes that unconscious bias training does not work

Virtual discussion available live at the event & online

13:15-13:45
Global perspectives on private markets

Virtual speakers from around the globe will be beamed into speak to the main conference hall for this unique session

Women in Infrastructure Forum
13:40 - 13:45

Infrastructure chairperson’s opening remarks

13:45 - 14:25

Are we entering a ‘roaring twenties’ for infrastructure?

Gwenola Chambon, Tara Davies, Roopa Murthy
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Gwenola Chambon

CEO – Founding Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Tara Davies

Partner, Global Head of Core Infrastructure, and Co-Head of European Infrastructure, KKR

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Roopa Murthy

Partner - Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

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14:25 - 15:00

Asset Management: How managers have adapted capabilities to manage through disruption

Louisa Yeoman, Helen Price, Sergio Ronga, Valeria Rosati

Moderator: Louisa Yeoman, Founder, Astrid Advisors    

Louisa Yeoman, Astrid Advisors

Louisa Yeoman

Founder, Astrid Advisors

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Helen Price

Director Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners

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Sergio Ronga

Founding Partner, Daiwa International Capital Partners

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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15:00 - 15:40

Digital infrastructure: finding value in an ultra- competitive market

Guillaume Richard, Kriti Madan, Melissa Cohen, Rohini Pahwa

Moderator: Guillaume Richard, Head of Infrastructure Funds Coverage, CA-CIB

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Guillaume Richard

Head of Infrastructure Funds Coverage, CA-CIB

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Kriti Madan

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Melissa Cohen

Managing Director - Infrastructure, Eurazeo

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Rohini Pahwa

Managing Director, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

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Women in Private Equity Forum
13:40 - 13:45

Private Equity chairperson’s opening remarks

13:45 - 14:25

How well positioned is Private Equity to turn the crisis into an opportunity?

Alexandra Farmer, Sofia Ahuja, Johanna Barr, Sarah Walker

Moderator: Alexandra Farmer, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

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Alexandra Farmer

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Sofia Ahuja

Director, EQT

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Johanna Barr

Managing Director, Advent International

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Sarah Walker

VP-Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

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14:25 - 15:00

Investor perspectives on PE as we enter a new cycle

Carmela Mendoza, Cecilia Amyot, Lorna Robertson, Tina Yu

 

Moderator: Carmela Mendoza, Senior Reporter, Private Equity International

 

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Carmela Mendoza

Senior Reporter, PEI

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Cecilia Amyot

Senior Associate, Neuberger Berman

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Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

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Tina Yu

Principal, KSL Capital Partners

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15:00 - 15:40

Outlining the commercial value of ESG integration in PE

Snehal Shah, Maria Carradice, Shami Nissan, Laura O'Brian

Moderator: Snehal Shah, Reporter, New Private Markets 

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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

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Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

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Laura O'Brian

Investment Director - Private Equity, Cambridge Associates

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Women in Real Estate Forum
13:40 - 13:45

PERE chairperson’s opening remarks

13:45 - 14:25

Real estate demand post-pandemic: finding opportunities a dislocated market

Ami Kotecha, Sarah Acheson, Michela Hancock, Joanne McNamara

Moderator: Ami Kotecha, Co-Founder & Head of Venture Investments, Amro Partners

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Ami Kotecha

Co-Founder & Head of Venture Investments, Amro Partners

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Sarah Acheson

Investment Director – Real Estate, Cambridge Associates

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Michela Hancock

Managing Director, Europe, Greystar

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Joanne McNamara

EVP – Europe and Asia Pacific, Oxford Properties

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14:25 - 15:00

Where are opportunities in a fiercely competitive logistics market?

Claire Williams, Sally Bruer, Jane Harrison

Moderator: Claire Williams, Industrial & Logistics Research Lead, Knight Frank

 

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Claire Williams

Industrial & Logistics Research Lead, Knight Frank

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Sally Bruer

Partner – Logistics & Industrial, Insight & Strategy EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield

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Jane Harrison

Real Estate & Customer Experience, Director, Prologis

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15:00 - 15:40

The future of offices in a post-pandemic world

Tyler Goodwin, Roujin Mansour, Vanessa Muscarà

Moderator: Tyler Goodwin, CEO & Founder, Seaforth Land

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Tyler Goodwin

CEO and Founder, Seaforth Land

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Roujin Mansour

Senior Investment Analyst, AustralianSuper

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Vanessa Muscarà

Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

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Women in Private Debt Forum
13:40 - 13:45

Private debt chairperson’s opening remarks

13:45 - 14:25

How has private debt fared in comparison with other investment strategies in the past few months?

Harriet West, Nicole Downer, Natalia Tsitoura

Moderator: Harriet West, Associate, Proskauer

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Harriet West

Associate, Proskauer

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Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

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Natalia Tsitoura

Managing Director, Head of European Private Debt, Apollo Global Management

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14:25 - 15:00

What role can private credit providers play in helping companies integrate ESG and sustainability?

Kristina Kuhnke, Sabrina Fox, Kristina Matthews, Lucie Mixeras

Moderator: Kristina Kuhnke, Director, Head of IR, Business Development and Communications & ESG Committee, RoundShield Partners

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Kristina Kuhnke

Director, Head of IR, Business Development and Communications & ESG Committee, RoundShield

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Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Lucie Mixeras

Associate Director, IFM Investors

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15:00 - 15:40

Distressed & special situations: how is it performing as we move along the credit cycle?

Daniela Jönsson, CFA, Ivelina Green, Mathilde Malezieux

Moderator: Daniela Jönsson,CFA, Managing Director, Ares Management

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Daniela Jönsson, CFA

Managing Director, Ares Management

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Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Pearlstone Alternative

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Mathilde Malezieux

Principal, H.I.G Capital / Bayside Capital

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15:40 - 16:00

Coffee & networking

Women in Infrastructure Forum
16:00 - 16:35

Defining social infrastructure and where private capital fits into the ecosystem

Estela Bibiloni Diaz, Annette Bannister, Gemma McRann

Moderator: Estela Bibiloni Diaz, Policy & Research Executive, GIIA

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Estela Bibiloni Diaz

Policy and Research Executive, GIIA

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Annette Bannister, MetLife

Annette Bannister

Head of European Infrastructure, MetLife Investment Management

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Gemma McRann, Macquarie Capital

Gemma McRann

Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital

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16:35 - 17:10

Opportunities in the Energy Transition as the world aims for net-zero

Ruth Murray, Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Albena Vassileva
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Ruth Murray

Associate Director, Gresham House

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Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Investment Committee, GLIL Infrastructure

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Albena Vassileva

Executive Director, IFM Investors

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17:10 - 17:45

Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost centre to a value driver in infrastructure

Lily Stoyanova, Aurelia Marti, Julia Prescot, Patsy Sandys

Moderator: Lily Stoyanova, Independent

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Lily Stoyanova

Independent

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Aurelia Marti

Associate Vice President, Sustainable Investments, Blue Orchard

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Julia Prescot

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam

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Patsy Sandys

Head of Global Direct Investments, Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital

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Women in Private Equity Forum
16:00 - 16:35

Why growth equity & venture are growing rapidly in Europe and worldwide

Lisya Bahar Manoah, Shannee Braun, Saachi Oza, Maggie Vo

Moderator: Lisya Bahar Manoah, Partner, Catalyst Fund

 

Lisya Bahar Manoah, Catalyst Fund

Lisya Bahar Manoah

Partner, Catalyst Funds

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Shannee Braun

Vice President, EQT Growth

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Saachi Oza

Senior Investment Associate, Bregal Milestone

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Maggie Vo

Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Fuel Venture Capital

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16:35 - 17:10

How technological innovations can democratise PE investing?

Carine Schneider, Clare Gaskell, Olivia Kebble

Moderator: Carine Schneider, President, Astrella

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Carine Schneider

President, Astrella

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Clare Gaskell

Partner, Simpson Thacher

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Olivia Kebble

Investment Professional, Moonfare

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17:10 - 17:45

Emerging Managers: what it takes to raise a first-time fund

Carmela Mendoza, Gabrielle Joseph, Rajaa Mekouar, Natalia Sigrist

Moderator: Carmela Mendoza, Senior Reporter, Private Equity International

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Carmela Mendoza

Senior Reporter, PEI

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Gabrielle Joseph

Head of Due Diligence and Client Development, Rede Partners

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Rajaa Mekouar

Founder and CEO, Calista Direct Investors

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Natalia Sigrist

Partner - Private Equity, Unigestion

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Women in Real Estate Forum
16:00 - 16:35

Why investors are flooding into life sciences

Andrea Carpenter, Anne Gales, Eleanor Jukes, Zara Sless

Moderator: Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate

 

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Andrea Carpenter

Director, Women Talk Real Estate

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Anne Gales

Partner, Threadmark

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Eleanor Jukes

Head of Transactions, Urban Regeneration, Legal & General

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Zara Sless

Director, Capital Markets & Life Sciences Lead, JLL

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16:35 - 17:10

Traditional vs alternative lenders: what are their intentions for the real estate market post-pandemic?

Laia Massague, Beatrice Dupont, Natalie Howard, Daljit Sandhu

Moderator: Laia Massague, Principal, Real Estate, Stepstone Group

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Laia Massague

Principal, Real Estate , StepStone Group

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Beatrice Dupont

Partner, ARA Venn

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Natalie Howard

Head of Real Estate Debt, Schroders Capital

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Daljit Sandhu

COO & Founder, Précis Capital Partners

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17:10 - 17:45

How sustainability considerations have moved beyond just the environment in real estate

Tzvete Doncheva  , Sadie Malim, Pooja Patel, Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Moderator: Tzvete Doncheva, Investor Relations and Platform Manager, PROPTECH1  

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Tzvete Doncheva  

Investor Relations and Platform Manager, PROPTECH1

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Sadie Malim

Head of Special Projects & Legal, Moorfield

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Pooja Patel

Principal, Stepstone

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Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

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Women in Private Debt Forum
16:00 - 16:35

Evolving investor sentiments on sponsorless vs PE driven lending strategies

Nicole Downer, Nicole Waibel
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Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

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Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

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16:35 - 17:10

Exploring the potential of private debt secondaries

Daniel Roddick, Carmen Alonso

Moderator: Daniel Roddick, Founder, Ely Place Partners

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Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

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Carmen Alonso

Head of UK & Iberia, Tikehau Capital

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17:10 - 17:45

Why is interest in asset-backed lending & project finance increasing?

Silvia Calvo Alcalá, Jemima Atkins, Sophia Damianou, Christine Farquhar, Sophie Littler

Moderator: Silvia Calvo Alcalá, Head of Alternative Sales, Santander Asset Management

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Silvia Calvo Alcalá

Head of Alternatives Sales, Santander Asset Management

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Jemima Atkins, Allianz Global Investors

Jemima Atkins

Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

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Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital Partners

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Christine Farquhar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

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Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

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17:45 - 19:00

Cocktail reception

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Women in Private Markets Summit - Thursday 2nd

08:00 - 09:00

Invitation only think-tanks

Sabrina Fox, Laurie Mahon, Danai Musandu

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 (invitation and LP/GP only) led by Laurie Mahon, Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
  • Private Equity led by Danai Musandu, Senior Investor Relations Associate, HPE Growth
  • Private Debt led by Sabrina Fox, Chief Executive Officer, ELFA
  • Real Estate led by Aida Feriz, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office
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Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC

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Danai Musandu

Senior Investor Relations Associate, HPE Growth

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Plenary
09:10 - 09:50

Fireside Chat: Measuring the ‘S’ in ESG

Laurie Mahon, Tina Fordham, Dr Grace Lordan
  • Why do we care about S?
  • Micro measurement: The GOOD FINANCE framework: Why was there a need for this piece of work? What obstacles are preventing progress?
  • Macro measurement: The importance of addressing the S & G: Growth and Governance Hub at TII
  • Making the research useful and relevant for private markets

Moderator: Laurie Mahon, Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC

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Tina Fordham

Partner - Head of Global Political Strategy, Avonhurst

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Dr Grace Lordan

Associate Professor/Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics

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09:50 - 10:00

Highlights of the PEI LP Insight findings

Dan Gunner

The PEI Investor Research and Analytics team surveyed over 100 LPs to capture investor sentiment on asset allocation, relationships with GPs, and performance predictions. The study also features insight on gender diversity and inclusion. Investors range from established players with diverse fund portfolios, to those planning to make their first alternatives commitments in 2021

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Dan Gunner

Director of Research & Analytics, PEI Media Group

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10:00 - 10:40

Will fundraising ever be the same again?

Emily Brown, Anamica Broetz, Daria Litvinova, Claire Madden
  • Learnings from working remotely: will it make fundraising more efficient in the long-term?
  • Stories of completing due diligence remotely
  • How to build new LP relationships without travelling the world
  • Tips for emerging managers

Moderator: Emily Brown, Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Emily Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Anamica Broetz

Head of Coverage & IR | Private Equity & Impact Investing, DWS

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Daria Litvinova

Head of Investor Relations - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Claire Madden

Founder and Managing Partner, Connection Capital

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10:40 - 11:15

Secondaries market update

Julie Prewer, Sophia Damianou, Valérie Handal, Laura Shen
  • To what extent are GP led deals driving growth of the market?
  • Are managers looking to opportunities in Asia?
  • Comparing performance and growth of secondaries in different asset classes
  • Implementing ESG in secondaries

Moderator: Julie Prewer, Principal, Rede Partners

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Julie Prewer

Principal, Rede Partners

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Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital Partners

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Valérie Handal

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

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Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

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11:15 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:45 - 12:15

How talent experts are helping to change their organisations

Xin Lewis, Max Alfano, Cecilie Soendergaard Nielsen
  • The importance of getting the buy-in of senior management
  • What innovations have participants brought into their companies and portfolio investments?
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • Stories of success and failure within current and previous position

Moderator: Xin Lewis, Consultant – Investor Relations, Americas, One Search

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Xin Lewis

Consultant – Investor Relations, Americas, One Search

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Max Alfano

Portfolio Talent Advisor, Hg

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Cecilie Soendergaard Nielsen

Managing Director, Human Capital, Helios Investment Partners

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12:15 - 13:15

Network building in private markets hosted by Sanne Group

Anne Clarke, Maria Perez Corral, Kendall Langford, Marie Measures, Evie Mulberry, Sergio Ronga, Katalin Gallyas

The room will be split up into roundtables each led by an expert moderator. Delegates will have the opportunity to join two tables each for 30 minutes with the aim to meet likeminded people and discuss a topic of interest;

  • Maria Perez Corral (Rubicon Partners) – Fundraising in a changed world
  • Anne Clarke (ABSTRACT) – Attracting Sponsors & Mentors’
  • Kendall Langford (Patron Capital Advisers) – An intro to the world’s first gender-lens property fund
  • Evie Mulberry (Astia Fund) – A career in venture
  • Marie Measures (Sanne Group) – A pathway to success in technology
  • Sergio Ronga (Daiwa International Capital Partners) – Core-plus and the blurring of PE & infrastructure
  • Katalin Gallyas (cfunds) – The most common GP mistakes in the fundraising process
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Anne Clarke

Programme Manager, ABSTRACT

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Maria Perez Corral

Principal, Rubicon Partners

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Kendall Langford

General Counsel & Senior Partner, Patron Capital Advisers LLP, Women in Safe Home Fund

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Marie Measures

Chief Technology Officer, Sanne Group

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Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia

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Sergio Ronga

Founding Partner, Daiwa International Capital Partners

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Katalin Gallyas

Managing Director, c*funds | Fund Placement Agency

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13:15 - 14:00

Close of conference and lunch

Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on speaking, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 203 879 3893

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Sarah Acheson

Investment Director – Real Estate, Cambridge Associates

Sarah is an Investment Director focused on real assets research in Cambridge Associates’ London office. She is a member of the Real Assets Investment Group covering strategies and services across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources with… Read full bio

Sofia Ahuja

Director, EQT

Sofia is an Investment Professional at EQT and leading the expansion of the Services sector strategy to the UK. She joined EQT in 2011, worked in the New York and London offices and has completed investments in both the Services and Healthcare sector… Read full bio

Silvia Calvo Alcalá

Head of Alternatives Sales, Santander Asset Management

Silvia is head of Alternatives Sales within Santander Asset Management. She has extensive knowledge of European Institutions and their strategies within Private Markets. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds an MBA from Stern (New York University) and… Read full bio

Max Alfano

Portfolio Talent Advisor, Hg

Max is a Portfolio Talent Advisor at Hg, focused on ensuring outstanding talent continues to be hired and supported in our portfolio companies at the C-suite, Chair and Non-exec level. As a team we focus on four pillars in Talent Acquisition, Talent… Read full bio

Carmen Alonso

Head of UK & Iberia, Tikehau Capital

Carmen Alonso is the Head of Iberia & UK at Tikehau Capital where she is responsible in both regions for all investment strategies, Private Debt, Private Equity, Real Estate and Capital Markets as well fundraising Tikehau Capital’s funds among in… Read full bio

Cecilia Amyot

Senior Associate, Neuberger Berman

Cecilia Amyot is a Senior Associate of Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity in 2019, Cecilia worked for four years in the direct private equity group of CDPQ (Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec), where she focused on… Read full bio
Jemima Atkins, Allianz Global Investors

Jemima Atkins

Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Jemima Atkins is a member of the Infrastructure Debt investment team at Allianz Global Investors, based in London. She has made senior and subordinated debt investments in European infrastructure corporates, particularly in the energy, utilities and… Read full bio
Lisya Bahar Manoah, Catalyst Fund

Lisya Bahar Manoah

Partner, Catalyst Funds

Lisya Bahar Manoah is the General Partner at Catalyst Fund, an Israel-based Private Equity founded in 1999 and focusing on investments in growth-to late-stage high-tech companies. Lisya has over 15 years of investment and management experience in pri… Read full bio

Adriana Ballard

Private Equity Portfolio Manager, Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)

Adriana Ballard is a Private Equity Portfolio Manager at Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS), a public pension fund with $34 billion in assets under management, and has been with ERS for the last 13 years. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sac… Read full bio
Annette Bannister, MetLife

Annette Bannister

Head of European Infrastructure, MetLife Investment Management

Annette Bannister is Head of European Infrastructure for MetLife Investment Management and is responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure debt transactions, as well as the ongoing management of existing investments. Annette joined… Read full bio

Johanna Barr

Managing Director, Advent International

Johanna Barr joined Advent in 2007. She co-heads Advent's Limited Partner Services Group and is primarily focused on fundraising and investor relations activities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Johanna is a member of Advent’s global Diversity,… Read full bio

Estela Bibiloni Diaz

Policy and Research Executive, GIIA

Estela currently works at the Global Infrastructure Investor Association, the membership body for the world's leading infrastructure investors and advisors to the sector. Estela joined GIIA in April 2021 as a Policy and Research Executive, where she… Read full bio

Carolin Blank

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

Carolin is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s London office, where she is responsible for all aspects of European client relations including portfolio construction and strategic planning. In addition to her client responsibilit… Read full bio

Martin Bradley

Head of Real Assets (EMEA), Macquarie Asset Management

Martin is Head of Macquarie Asset Management’s Real Assets team in EMEA. Based in London, Martin oversees the EMEA investment activities of the world’s largest infrastructure manager and leads a team of approximately 180 people across EMEA. Martin jo… Read full bio

Shannee Braun

Vice President, EQT Growth

Shannee is a Vice President and founding member of EQT Growth, based in London. She focuses on European growth-stage investments across financial technology, including helping lead EQT Growth’s investment in Dutch payments company Mollie, and closely… Read full bio

Natalie Breen

Global Head of Strategic Growth, Sanne Group

As the Global Head of Strategic Growth and Business Development, Natalie will be responsible for driving organic growth across Sanne’s product offering and delivering cross border opportunities through the group’s network of international offices. Na… Read full bio

Anamica Broetz

Head of Coverage & IR | Private Equity & Impact Investing, DWS

Anamica Broetz is Head of Investor Relations for DWS Private Equity. She is responsible for coordinating the private equity platform’s global fundraising campaigns and leading investor relations for our diversified LP base, including sovereign wealth… Read full bio
Floortje Brouwers, GIC

Floortje Brouwers

Senior Vice President, GIC

Floortje Brouwers leads the Infrastructure Debt strategy for GIC, based out of London. She is part of GIC’s INFRA investment team which covers Equity, Debt and Fund investments. In her role she is responsible for investments in non-investment grade a… Read full bio

Emily Brown

Partner, Ropes & Gray

Emily Brown is a partner in the asset management group of Ropes & Gray. Emily advises private equity, real asset and venture capital sponsors on fundraising, managed accounts and the capital-raising process, as well as on executive and employee c… Read full bio

Sally Bruer

Partner – Logistics & Industrial, Insight & Strategy EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield

Sally is Cushman & Wakefield’s lead for EMEA Logistics & Industrial Research & Insight. Sally has been a logistics and industrial real estate sector specialist for over 15 years and has extensive experience in research and analysis of the… Read full bio

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

Maria joined Mayfair in 2015 to work alongside portfolio companies to identify, quantify and unlock business process improvement activities. Maria’s expertise as both a former practitioner and consultant allows her to focus on opportunities to drive… Read full bio

Andrea Carpenter

Director, Women Talk Real Estate

Andrea Carpenter is a Director of Diversity Talks Real Estate, and a writer and communications consultant in the property industry. As a Director of Diversity Talks Real Estate, Andrea helps raise the visibility of under-represented groups in the ind… Read full bio

Gwenola Chambon

CEO – Founding Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Gwenola Chambon, is CEO and Founding Partner of Vauban Infrastructure Partners. She has built and developed this equity infrastructure activity through the past 10 years. She developed the team, lead the various vintages of fundraising, designing the… Read full bio

Anne Clarke

Programme Manager, ABSTRACT

Anne is Programme Manager and Senior Consultant for ABSTRACT. Anne leads the delivery of ABSTRACT’s award-winning learning and development programmes including ACCELERATE, our career management development programme aimed at the development of women… Read full bio

Melissa Cohen

Managing Director - Infrastructure, Eurazeo

Melissa joined Eurazeo as Managing Director of the Eurazeo Infrastructure team. Prior to that, Melissa was in the investment team of Marguerite, a European manager infrastructure fund with 1.5bn€ AuM, where she spent 10 years. During her time at Marg… Read full bio

Maria Perez Corral

Principal, Rubicon Partners

Originally from Spain, Maria has been a longstanding corporate finance and strategy professional focused on the industrials sector across corporates, investors and investment banks. She joined Rubicon Partners in 2020. Prior to joining Rubicon, Maria… Read full bio

Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital Partners

Sophia Damianou is a Managing Director, responsible for Northleaf’s business development activities in the UK and Europe, including working closely with existing and prospective investors and investment consultants to design, develop and monitor thei… Read full bio

Tara Davies

Partner, Global Head of Core Infrastructure, and Co-Head of European Infrastructure, KKR

Tara Courtney Davies (London) joined KKR in 2016 and is a Partner, Global Head of Core Infrastructure, and Co-Head of European Infrastructure. Ms. Davies is a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee and Infrastructure Portfolio Management C… Read full bio

Tzvete Doncheva  

Investor Relations and Platform Manager, PROPTECH1

Tzvete is the Investor and Public Relations Manager at PropTech1 Ventures, one of Europe's first fully-ESG compliant PropTech venture capital funds. She leads on fundraising and platform activities, including strengthening the fund’s brand on the con… Read full bio

Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

Nicole joined MV Credit in 2005. She is a Managing Partner and Head of Investor Solutions, managing a number of strategic relationships of the firm. She is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Direct… Read full bio

Beatrice Dupont

Partner, ARA Venn

Beatrice is co-founder of ARA Venn Commercial Real Estate business, having joined the firm in 2013 and helped transform the firm into the successful credit manager it is today with over €4bn of AUM and over €6bn of additional available capital from i… Read full bio

Benoît Durteste

Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer, ICG

Benoît joined ICG in Paris in September 2002 from Swiss Re where he was a Managing Director in their London Structured Finance division. Prior to Swiss Re, Benoît worked in the Leveraged Finance division of BNP Paribas and in GE Capital’s Telecom and… Read full bio

Alexandra Farmer

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Alex heads the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic private equity firms, corporations, and project sponsors and lenders on complex and evolving legal issues relating to ESG and clim… Read full bio

Christine Farquhar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

Christine is the Global Head of the Credit Investment Group and oversees all manager and market research across public, hedge fund, and private credit investment strategies. Christine has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with th… Read full bio

Laura Ferraris

Senior Vice President (MAM), Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Asset Management

Laura joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in 2018 as MAM’s Global Co-investment Director. Laura leads MAM’s global co-investment activities, ensuring MAM’s global institutional investor relationships are provided with opportunities to co-invest a… Read full bio

Tina Fordham

Partner - Head of Global Political Strategy, Avonhurst

Tina Fordham is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of global political analysis for financial markets, with over two decades’ experience advising institutional investors, corporate boards and international organisations. Since 2020, Tina… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

Sabrina is the Chief Executive Officer for the European Leveraged Finance Association, an investor-only trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from over 40 institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisor… Read full bio

Anne Gales

Partner, Threadmark

Anne is a co-founder of Threadmark. She has over 25 years’ experience of capital raising and financial markets, and has advised and raised capital for over 60 different fund managers in real estate, credit, infrastructure and private equity since 200… Read full bio

Katalin Gallyas

Managing Director, c*funds | Fund Placement Agency

Katalin has a longstanding institutional fundraising experience (EIF and EC) and has raised capital for tech startups (e-commerce, SaaS scaleups) in Amsterdam. Since 5,5 years Managing Director & Founder of c*funds BV in Amsterdam - Fund Placemen… Read full bio

Clare Gaskell

Partner, Simpson Thacher

Clare Gaskell advises private equity firms and corporate clients on private M&A and public takeovers as well as equity capital markets transactions and general corporate matters, with a particular focus on private equity and other financial spons… Read full bio
Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Pearlstone Alternative

Ivelina Green is a Founder and CIO of Pearlstone Alternative. Pearlstone’s investment philosophy focuses on fundamental credit underwriting, process control and portfolio construction. Prior to launching Pearlstone, Ivelina was a Partner at CQS where… Read full bio

Tyler Goodwin

CEO and Founder, Seaforth Land

Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Seaforth Land. He has over 30 years of international real estate experience across Asia, North America and the UK in property development, investment banking, principal investment, and investment management. He is a pa… Read full bio

Dan Gunner

Director of Research & Analytics, PEI Media Group

Dan has led PEI’s research products for the private equity, private real estate, private debt and infrastructure markets since he joined in 2010. A graduate of the University of Bristol, he previously worked at EMAP as Operations Director of its poli… Read full bio

Michela Hancock

Managing Director, Europe, Greystar

Michela Hancock is a Managing Director for Greystar Europe, and focuses on expanding and strengthening Greystar’s third-party platform and strategic partnerships. She works closely with Greystar’s six country leaders in France, Germany, Ireland, The… Read full bio

Valérie Handal

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Valérie Handal is a Managing Director of the global secondaries team based in London. Valérie joined the firm in 2006 and has played a lead role in a broad range of transactions. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of funds managed by CapVest… Read full bio

Jane Harrison

Real Estate & Customer Experience, Director, Prologis

Jane Harrison, director, real estate and customer experience, is currently focusing on implementing asset management strategies to enhance the long-term strategic value of the Prologis UK asset portfolio. Ms. Harrison previously worked for Liberty Pr… Read full bio

Karin Hyland

Senior Investment Director, Abrdn

Karin is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing investments for abrdn’s (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments) Private Equity business. She specialises in co-investments but also undertakes secondary and primary fund investing. Karin ha… Read full bio

Natalie Howard

Head of Real Estate Debt, Schroders Capital

With over 30 years' experience in Real Estate, Natalie has recently joined Schroders Real Estate Investment Management to head up their Real Estate Debt platform. Natalie has worked across all levels of the capital structure in all real estate asset… Read full bio

Daniela Jönsson, CFA

Managing Director, Ares Management

Daniela is a Managing Director in the Ares European Relationship Management Group and is responsible for the marketing and client relations effort across all strategies of the firm (credit, private equity, real estate) to institutional investors in G… Read full bio

Gabrielle Joseph

Head of Due Diligence and Client Development, Rede Partners

Gabrielle is responsible for Rede's origination and due diligence activities including, leading the comprehensive due diligence process carried out prior to any new Rede engagement. With over 13 years’ private equity experience, Gabrielle joined Rede… Read full bio

Eleanor Jukes

Head of Transactions, Urban Regeneration, Legal & General

Eleanor is the Head of Transactions for the Urban Regeneration portfolio within the Future Cities mandate of Legal & General Capital. She leads on transactional activity for the portfolio alongside asset management of existing holdings. Eleanor h… Read full bio

Olivia Kebble

Investment Professional, Moonfare

Prior to joining Moonfare, Olivia previously worked as an associate at the Townsend Group, carrying out due diligence on Infrastructure and Private Equity funds, secondaries, and co-investments on behalf of large institutional investors. She started… Read full bio

Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

Rikke Nielsen joined EQT Partners in April 2010 and is a Partner in the Copenhagen office. She has extensive experience from EQT’s portfolio companies, is a member of several of EQT’s investment committees and is part of EQT’s global Healthcare Partn… Read full bio

Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Ruth Knox is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms, corporations, and project spons… Read full bio

Ami Kotecha

Co-Founder & Head of Venture Investments, Amro Partners

Ami is Co-Founder and Head of Venture Investments at Amro Partners. In her current role, she leads Amro’s venture investments strategy that is focussed on investing in technology for sustainable development and financial inclusion in the built enviro… Read full bio

Kristina Kuhnke

Director, Head of IR, Business Development and Communications & ESG Committee, RoundShield

Kristina Kuhnke heads Investor Relations and Business Development at RoundShield Partners. Kristina also sits on the ESG and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Kristina is a member of 100 Women in Finance and the firm ambassador for Level20. Kristina… Read full bio

Kendall Langford

General Counsel & Senior Partner, Patron Capital Advisers LLP, Women in Safe Home Fund

Kendall Langford is a founding partner of Patron Capital Partners having previously worked at Cargill, following time as a banking lawyer at Clifford Chance. Kendall is committed to readdressing the lack of gender diversity in the finance industry. K… Read full bio

Xin Lewis

Consultant – Investor Relations, Americas, One Search

Xin leads the Infrastructure, Energy and Real Assets Fundraising and Investor Relations executive search efforts for One Search in the Americas region. With a background in asset management search spanning the last decade, Xin has worked in Sydney, H… Read full bio

Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

Sophie is an Investor Relations and Capital Raising professional with over 6 years experience in alternative lending, private credit and FinTech. Sophie built her career at LendInvest, a real estate debt manager, specialising in short duration senior… Read full bio

Daria Litvinova

Head of Investor Relations - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Daria Litvinova, is Head of Investor Relations and Partner at Vauban Infrastructure Partners. She holds a substantial experience in Finance, Asset Management & Client Relationship Management across several markets in Europe. Daria has joined Vaub… Read full bio

Dr Grace Lordan

Associate Professor/Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics

Dr Grace Lordan is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative (TII), Director of the MSc in Behavioural Science and an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Grace has a PhD in Econo… Read full bio

Kriti Madan

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Kriti Madan is a Vice President, responsible for the due diligence, execution and asset management of Northleaf’s infrastructure investments in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining Northleaf, Kriti was at KPMG in the Infrastructure Corporate Finance g… Read full bio

Claire Madden

Founder and Managing Partner, Connection Capital

Claire is Managing Partner of Connection Capital, a private client investment business specialising in alternative investments. Claire’s career began as a private equity investor at 3i having graduated in Banking & International Finance from Loug… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC

Laurie Mahon joined CIBC Capital Markets in August 2013 and is responsible for all infrastructure finance activities globally. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker. public sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant and developer fo… Read full bio

Mathilde Malezieux

Principal, H.I.G Capital / Bayside Capital

Mathilde Malezieux is a Principal in the H.I.G. / Bayside Capital team. She focuses on European corporate debt special situations and is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing primary and secondary debt investments. Mathilde has over sixte… Read full bio

Sadie Malim

Head of Special Projects & Legal, Moorfield

Sadie joined Moorfield in 2007 and sits on the Operational Board as Head of Special Projects & Legal. She is responsible for overseeing and implementing specific projects that require both private equity and real estate knowledge, as well as lead… Read full bio

Roujin Mansour

Senior Investment Analyst, AustralianSuper

Based in London, Roujin is a Senior Investment Analyst at AustralianSuper covering European Real Estate investment in the private market. Prior to joining the superannuation fund in February 2021, Roujin had developed some expertise of the European O… Read full bio

Aurelia Marti

Associate Vice President, Sustainable Investments, Blue Orchard

An investment professional with 8+ years of experience in the field, Aurelia's key focus is to support the energy transition via the financing of sustainable infrastructure projects worldwide. She joined BlueOrchard, a member of the Schroders Capital… Read full bio

Laia Massague

Principal, Real Estate , StepStone Group

Ms. Massague is a member of the real estate team. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Massague worked with the real estate finance fund at GAM International where she was responsible for the conception, structure and execution of real estate investments across t… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations and ESG, at Brightwood Capital Advisors. She is primarily focused on business development and fundraising strategy as well as the firm’s ESG initiatives while overseeing the Investo… Read full bio

Cameron McLain

Founding Partner, Giant Ventures

Cameron McLain is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Giant Ventures, a multi-stage venture fund that backs purpose-driven founders solving the world's most pressing challenge. Prior to Giant, Cameron founded and exited a social analytics company, w… Read full bio

Joanne McNamara

EVP – Europe and Asia Pacific, Oxford Properties

Joanne McNamara is Executive Vice President, Europe and Asia-Pacific of Oxford Properties. In this role, Jo is responsible for all aspects of Oxford’s business across Europe. Jo is a member of Oxford’s Executive Leadership Team, Executive Committee a… Read full bio
Gemma McRann, Macquarie Capital

Gemma McRann

Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital

Gemma has more than 10 years of infrastructure investing and financing experience across PPPs, social, transport and digital infrastructure projects. Since joining Macquarie Capital in 2017, Gemma has led principal investment and financial advisory p… Read full bio

Marie Measures

Chief Technology Officer, Sanne Group

As Chief Technology Officer, Marie is responsible for implementing a technology strategy, which underpins the business vision, and subsequently leads the transformation across Sanne's Business System Innovation, Cloud, Data, Cyber and Modern Workplac… Read full bio

Rajaa Mekouar

Founder and CEO, Calista Direct Investors

Rajaa is a PE investor and financial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience across private markets globally. She worked as a GP in different funds focused on the mid markets and as an LP with family offices across Europe. She is the founder and CEO… Read full bio

Carmela Mendoza

Senior Reporter, PEI

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focu… Read full bio

Teia Merring

Investment Director - Private Equity, USS

Teia Merring is an Investment Director in the Private Equity Funds and Co-Investment team at USS Investment Management (~£85bn under management), the corporate pension plan for universities in the United Kingdom. She is responsible for executing and… Read full bio

Lucie Mixeras

Associate Director, IFM Investors

Lucie has ten years of experience in infrastructure debt. At IFM investors, Lucie is responsible for origination, credit analysis and due diligence for infrastructure debt assets in the UK/Europe. Amongst other things, She has been involved in the st… Read full bio

Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia

Evie is a Managing Partner of the Astia Fund, one of four members of the Investment Team deploying an early stage venture fund investing in women-led companies, responsible for dealflow curation, deal execution and portfolio management. Evie joined A… Read full bio

Ruth Murray

Associate Director, Gresham House

Ruth has been an Associate Director at Gresham House since February 2021, delivering investments in sustainable infrastructure, prior to which she supported the team as a consultant from April 2020. Ruth has 20 years’ of infrastructure experience thr… Read full bio

Roopa Murthy

Partner - Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

Roopa Murthy joined AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt team in the London office in 2015. Ms Murthy is responsible for originating, structuring and managing infrastructure debt assets in Europe. Ms Murthy brings over 16 years’ experience to the team,… Read full bio

Danai Musandu

Senior Investor Relations Associate, HPE Growth

Danai Musandu is the Senior Investor Relations Associate at HPE Growth. In her role, she leads and supports the public and investor relations function. Her work involves fundraising and strategic communication both internally and externally. Prior to… Read full bio

Vanessa Muscarà

Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

Vanessa joined Europa Capital as Head of Research & Strategy in September 2020. She is responsible for providing expert guidance to support Europa’s tactical and strategic business support needs. Before joining Europa Capital, Vanessa held resear… Read full bio

Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

With over 20 years’ experience in responsible investment, Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, sustainability and impact, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to… Read full bio

Laura O'Brian

Investment Director - Private Equity, Cambridge Associates

Laura is an Investment Director focused on private investments in Cambridge Associates’ London office, having joined the firm in 2014. She is a member of the Endowment & Foundation Group covering primarily foundation clients in the UK ranging fro… Read full bio

Saachi Oza

Senior Investment Associate, Bregal Milestone

Saachi is a Senior Associate at Bregal Milestone and joined the company in 2019. Prior to Bregal, she was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan, executing a wide variety of M&A and capital markets transactions across sectors in Europe, wit… Read full bio

Rohini Pahwa

Managing Director, Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Rohini is a Managing Director at Arjun where she is responsible for originating and executing investments with focus on Digital Infrastructure. She brings over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Her focus in the last 10 years ha… Read full bio

Pooja Patel

Principal, Stepstone

Ms. Patel is a member of the real estate team. She is also involved in the Firm’s responsible investing initiative. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Patel worked in the Corporate Development Group at AT&T where she was involved in strategic projects, incl… Read full bio

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

Gilda Perez-Alvarado is the Global Chief Executive Officer of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, where she is responsible for investment sales, debt and equity placement, strategic advisory and asset management. Additionally, Gilda leads the group’s Globa… Read full bio

Cheryl Potter

Chair, Level 20

Cheryl Potter is currently Chair of Level 20, having previously served on the Level 20 Advisory Council. Level 20 is a not for profit focussed on getting more women into senior roles in the private equity industry. She is also a BVCA Council member h… Read full bio

Julia Prescot

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam

Julia is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure. She is a Commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission, a member of the UK Investment Council and was a Commissioner for the International Development Infrastructure… Read full bio

Julie Prewer

Principal, Rede Partners

Julie is a senior member of Rede’s Transactions team, helping advise Rede’s broad network of clients on bespoke, structured solutions. Julie brings over 15 years’ private equity and financial markets experience to Rede and is an experienced GP-led tr… Read full bio

Helen Price

Director Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners

Helen joined InfraRed in 2021. Helen holds the Finance Director role for HICL Infrastructure plc and leads the financial and portfolio management of HICL as well as other pools of capital for the core income funds. Prior to joining InfraRed, Helen wo… Read full bio

Aranpreet Randhawa

Partner, Proskauer

Aranpreet is a partner in our Private Funds Group in London. She advises European and international clients on the structuring, formation and operation of both open- and closed-ended investment funds across a range of strategies, including private eq… Read full bio

Joanna Reiss

Partner and Co-lead of Impact - Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

Ms. Reiss is the Co-Lead of Impact Investing at Apollo, where she is responsible for the impact investing private equity strategy. She joined Apollo from Cornell Capital, a private equity firm where she was a partner since founding in 2013. At Cornel… Read full bio

Guillaume Richard

Head of Infrastructure Funds Coverage, CA-CIB

Guillaume Richard joined the Energy & Infrastructure team of Crédit Agricole CIB (“CACIB”) in 2000 in Paris, moving to London in 2002. Guillaume initially focused on non-recourse project finance in the energy sector before moving to the Infrastru… Read full bio

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Lorna joined Connection Capital from Invesco, where she was responsible for managing relationships and fund investments with investment and private banks and developing strategic partnerships. Her role covered a range of fund strategies including fix… Read full bio

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

Daniel Roddick CFA founded Ely Place Partners in 2018. Daniel has 20 years of experience in private equity advisory, formerly running the placement division of EPIC Private Equity. Prior to that he worked at Campbell Lutyens and McKinsey and Co. Dani… Read full bio

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Investment Committee, GLIL Infrastructure

Patricia is an experienced Non-Executive Board Director with a breadth of experience across infrastructure / real estate / private equity investment. Over the past two decades, Patricia has been an investment manager at Macquarie, multi-manager at To… Read full bio

Sergio Ronga

Founding Partner, Daiwa International Capital Partners

Sergio is the co-founder of Daiwa International Capital Partners, an independent fund manager investing in high quality European infrastructure assets. Sergio previously established and headed the market leading infrastructure advisory team at DC Adv… Read full bio

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the joint portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure manda… Read full bio

Daljit Sandhu

COO & Founder, Précis Capital Partners

Daljit Sandhu is co-founder and chief operating officer of Précis Capital Partners, a real estate lending platform that delivers large-ticket financing solutions to real estate developers for projects across the UK. In her role as COO, Sandhu is resp… Read full bio

Patsy Sandys

Head of Global Direct Investments, Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital

Patsy Sandys is an Investment Director responsible for sustainability within the Infrastructure Equity portfolio, including the scoping and implementation of a programme of ESG enhancement at both the fund and individual asset level. Ms Sandys is als… Read full bio

Carine Schneider

President, Astrella

Carine Schneider, FGE is an experienced and well-connected leader in the private market and global compensation industry with deep experience working in consulting, technology & financial services. She is the President of AST Private Company Solu… Read full bio

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Snehal Shah is a reporter for New Private Markets, PEI Media’s sustainability-focused publication. She covers ESG, sustainability and impact investments including investors’ allocations and policies; managers’ investment strategies and ESG and divers… Read full bio
Laura Shen, Headway Capital Partners

Laura Shen

Partner & Co-Founder, Headway Capital

Laura Shen is a partner and co-founder of Headway Capital Partners, a London based investment firm with advised funds of over €900 million. Headway provides bespoke liquidity and capital solutions to private equity GPs and managers, investing globall… Read full bio

Natalia Sigrist

Partner - Private Equity, Unigestion

Natalia Sigrist, Partner Private Equity, leads the “digitalization” of Unigestions’ business, with projects across investment activities. Natalia covers venture capital investments and is on the advisory board of several private equity funds. She joi… Read full bio

Sunaina Sinha

Global Head, Private Capital Advisory, Raymond James

Sunaina Sinha Haldea is the Global Head of Private Capital Advisory at Raymond James. Sunaina founded Cebile Capital, a placement agent and secondaries advisor that was acquired by Raymond James Financial, a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed bank in 2021. Und… Read full bio

Zara Sless

Director, Capital Markets & Life Sciences Lead, JLL

Zara Sless is a Director within the JLL National Office team and is JLL’s Capital Markets Life Sciences lead. She has over 10 years’ experience in the South East and Regional Office markets. Zara’s specialisms include income producing investment acqu… Read full bio

Cecilie Soendergaard Nielsen

Managing Director, Human Capital, Helios Investment Partners

Cecilie is an experienced HR leader and Executive Coach, with 15 years of experience working across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Cecilie joined Helios as MD, Human Capital in 2018 from Vitol Services in London, where she was Head of HR, with r… Read full bio

Lily Stoyanova

Independent

Lilia’s last position was an Associate Partner at the Townsend Group where she was responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure investmentsin Europe and the selection of Europe-based infrastructure fund managers on a primary and se… Read full bio

Natalia Tsitoura

Managing Director, Head of European Private Debt, Apollo Global Management

Natalia is Head of European Private Credit at Apollo and is responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting transactions. Natalia has over 14 years of investing experience and extensive knowledge in direct lending deal flow, having worked c… Read full bio

Albena Vassileva

Executive Director, IFM Investors

Albena is responsible for the sourcing, execution and management of infrastructure investments across Europe. Albena has more than 13 years of Private Equity track record, leading a range of investments, transformations and exits across industry sect… Read full bio

Maggie Vo

Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Fuel Venture Capital

Maggie Vo, CFA®, Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Fuel Venture Capital, is a finance expert with more than a decade’s experience in the public markets, analyzing and managing investments across a wide spectrum of asset classes… Read full bio

Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

Nicole Waibel is a Managing Director at Crescent Capital and has been working in European Private Debt with a focus on Germany for over 20 years. Prior to joining Crescent in 2013 she worked with Indigo Capital, a leading European specialist lending… Read full bio

Sarah Walker

VP-Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

Sarah Walker is the VP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice at Salesforce. Her team’s remit is to build strategic partnerships with the Private Equity community, supporting and accelerating our partners’ portfolio companies and acquisitions to ach… Read full bio

Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

Tricia joined Redington in June 2021 as a Director in Manager Research, with responsibility for leading the private credit team to source, select and deliver best-in-class investment solutions to Redington’s institutional and wealth management client… Read full bio

Emma Watford

Co-Head of UK, Bridgepoint Europe

Emma is a Partner based in London and is co-head of Bridgepoint Europe investment activities in the UK and co-chair of Bridgepoint's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She sits on the boards of Zenith and Hobbycraft and has worked on a number of tr… Read full bio

Harriet West

Associate, Proskauer

Harriet West is a senior associate in the Finance and Private Credit Group as Proskauer. Harriet primarily acts for alternative lenders and private credit funds on acquisition and leveraged finance facilities, corporate facilities, refinancings or de… Read full bio

Claire Williams

Industrial & Logistics Research Lead, Knight Frank

Claire is an experienced property researcher. Skilled in using data in innovative ways to produce thought-provoking research. Claire’s research experience stretches across commercial and residential real estate markets, in the UK and Europe. Claire l… Read full bio
Louisa Yeoman, Astrid Advisors

Louisa Yeoman

Founder, Astrid Advisors

Louisa is a co-founder of Astrid Advisors. She has 20 years’ experience of capital raising and investment management. Prior to setting up Astrid Capital, Louisa was co-Head of European Distribution for AMP Capital and established their European clien… Read full bio

Tina Yu

Principal, KSL Capital Partners

Ms. Yu works in the European office for KSL Capital Partners, based in London and has led its international expansion strategy – helping open the European office in 2013 and Singapore office in 2019. KSL is a private equity firm dedicated to investin… Read full bio

Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Investments, AllianzGI

Deborah Zurkow is Global Head of Investments at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the Executive Committee. In January 2020, Deborah took on responsibility for leading AllianzGI’s investment platform, which comprises Alternatives, Equities, Fi… Read full bio

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Women in Private Markets Summit

Our leading advisory board in 2021

Kirsten Bode
Co-Head of European Private Debt Fund
Muzinich and Co

James Brocklebank
Managing Partner
Advent International

Sue Brown, Real Estate Balanc

Sue Brown
Managing Director
Real Estate Balance

Pam Jackson, Level 20

Pam Jackson
CEO
Level 20

Denise Le Gal
Chair
Brunel Pension Partnership

Laurie Mahon
Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking
CIBC Capital Markets

Matina Papathanasiou
Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure
QIC

Erin Sarret
Director
StepStone Group

Deborah Zurkow
Global Head of Investments
AllianzGI

Network at the leading diversity event for private markets

Join 600+ attendees this December 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 designed to maximise networking opportunities.

Meet in-person once again

Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build a valuable private markets network

Current attendees include Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, EBRD, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Japan Post Bank, and many more.

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