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, Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Corp.

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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, Sarah Farrell, Denise Le Gal, Teia Merring, Sunaina Sinha
  • 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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Sarah Farrell

Head of Private Equity Europe and Asia, Allstate Investments

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Denise Le Gal

Chair, Brunel Pension Partnership

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Teia Merring

Investment Director - Private Equity, USS

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Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

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10:05 - 10:45

How industry leaders are walking the talk on diversity

Aranpreet Randhawa, Benoît Durteste, Phil Peters, 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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Benoît Durteste

Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer, ICG

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Phil Peters

Global Head of Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Asset Management

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Emma Watford

Partner, Bridgepoint

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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

Rikke Kjær Nielsen, 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?
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Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

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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, Karin Hyland, Jackie Peradotto
  • 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
Floortje Brouwers, GIC

Floortje Brouwers

Senior Vice President, GIC

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Karin Hyland

Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Jackie Peradotto

Principal, HarbourVest Partners

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12:45 - 13:45

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
13:45 - 14:25

Are we entering a ‘roaring twenties’ for infrastructure?

Amy Mahon, Gwenola Chambon, Tara Davies

Moderator: Amy Mahon, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

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Amy Mahon

Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

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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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14:25 - 15:00

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

Irina Frolova
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Irina Frolova

Head Asset Management, PGGM

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15:00 - 15:40

Digital infrastructure: finding value in an ultra- competitive market

Kriti Madan
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Kriti Madan

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Women in Private Equity Forum
13:45 - 14:25

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

Alexandra Farmer, Sofia Ahuja

Moderator: Alex 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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14:25 - 15:00

Investor perspectives on PE as we enter a new cycle

Rebecca Villarreal, Mirja Lehmler-Brown, Lorna Robertson, Joana Rocha Scaff

Moderator: Rebecca Villarreal, Partner, Proskauer

 

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Rebecca Villarreal

Partner, Proskauer

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Mirja Lehmler-Brown

Managing Director, Hayfin

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Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

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Joana Rocha Scaff

Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman

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15:00 - 15:40

Outlining the commercial value of ESG integration in PE

Alison Hampton, Shami Nissan, Laura O'Brian
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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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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
13:45 - 14:25

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

Sarah Acheson, Sabina Kalyan, Joanne McNamara
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Sarah Acheson

Investment Director – Real Estate, Cambridge Associates

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Sabina Kalyan

Global Head Of Real Assets Research, CBRE Global Investors

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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?

Gila Cohen, Martina Malone, Sylvia Slaughter
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Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

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Martina Malone

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising, Prologis

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Sylvia Slaughter

Senior Director - Fund Management, GLP

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15:00 - 15:40

The future of offices in a post-pandemic world

Roujin Mansour, Vanessa Muscara, Nisha Raghavan, Bronny Wilson
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Roujin Mansour

Senior Investment Analyst, AustralianSuper

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Vanessa Muscara

Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

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Nisha Raghavan

Managing Director- Chief Finance Officer, EQT Partners

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Bronny Wilson

Regional Head UK & Ireland, Equiem

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Women in Private Debt Forum
13:40 - 14:25

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

Harriet West, Kirsten Bode, Sonia Rocher, Natalia Tsitoura

Moderator: Harriet West, Associate, Proskauer

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Harriet West

Associate, Proskauer

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Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

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Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

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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?

Sabrina Fox, Kristina Matthews, Lucie Mixeras, Adriana Oller
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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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Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partners

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15:00 - 15:40

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

Daniela Jönsson
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Daniela Jönsson

Managing Director, Ares Management

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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

Annette Bannister, Julia Schiffer
Annette Bannister, MetLife

Annette Bannister

Head of European Infrastructure, MetLife Investment Management

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Julia Schiffer

Senior Portfolio Manager, Mercer Alternatives

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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

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
Lisya Bahar Manoah, Catalyst Fund

Lisya Bahar Manoah

General Partner, Catalyst Funds

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Shannee Braun

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?

Sabina Haq , Carine Schneider
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Sabina Haq

Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Legal Counsel, Siris Capital Partners

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Carine Schneider

President, Astrella

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17:10 - 17:45

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

Carmela Mendoza, Michelle Jacobi, Rajaa Mekouar, Natalia Sigrist

Moderator: Carmela Mendoza, Senior Reporter, Private Equity International

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Carmela Mendoza

Senior Editor, PEI

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Michelle Jacobi

Managing Director, Gatewood Capital 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

Moderator: Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate

 

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Andrea Carpenter

Co-Founder, Women Talk Real Estate

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Anne Gales

Partner, Threadmark

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16:35 - 17:10

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

Beatrice Dupont, Natalie Howard, Daljit Sandhu
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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

Christina Djambazca, Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Sadie Malim
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Christina Djambazca

Analyst, Real Estate: Product Lead - Transition Risk, GRESB

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Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

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Sadie Malim

Head of Special Projects & Legal, Moorfield

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

View of the world: how different regions are prospering and why Asia-Pacific is in the spotlight

16:35 - 17:10

Exploring the potential of private debt secondaries

Alesia Dawidowicz
Alesia Dawidowicz, StepStone Group

Alesia Dawidowicz

Managing Director - Private Debt & Hedge Funds, StepStone Group

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17:10 - 17:45

Why is interest in asset-backed lending increasing?

Sophia Damianou, Sophie Littler
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Sophia Damianou

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

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Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

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17:45 - 19:00

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Women in Private Markets Summit - Thursday 2nd

08:00 - 09:00

Invitation only think-tanks

Gila Cohen

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)
  • Private Equity
  • Private Debt
  • Real Estate led by Gila Cohen, Managing Director of Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG
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Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

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Plenary
09:10 - 09:50

Measuring the ‘S’ in ESG

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
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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

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

10:00 - 10:40

Will fundraising ever be the same again?

Emily Brown, Daria Litvinova
  • 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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Daria Litvinova

Head of Investor Relations - Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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10:40 - 11:15

Secondaries market update

Sophia Damianou, 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
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Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital 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

Matt J Baird, Sue Brown
  • 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
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Matt J Baird

Managing Director, Operations & Strategy, Omers PE

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Sue Brown, Real Estate Balanc

Sue Brown

Managing Director, Real Estate Balance

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12:15 - 13:15

Network building in private markets

Anne Clarke, Maria Perez Corral, Kendall Langford, Evie Mulberry

The room will be split up into 8 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’
  • Overcoming unconscious bias
  • Kendall Langford (Patron Capital Advisers) – An intro to the world’s first gender-lens property fund
  • ESG across private markets
  • Making yourself indispensable to the firm
  • Aspiring to a NED position
  • Renumeration
  • Evie Mulberry (Astia Fund) – A career in venture
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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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Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia

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Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on speaking, please contact Charles Gould.

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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
Lisya Bahar Manoah, Catalyst Fund

Lisya Bahar Manoah

General 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

Matt J Baird

Managing Director, Operations & Strategy, Omers PE

Matt is Managing Director, Operations & Strategy for OMERS Private Equity in Europe, and joined OMERS in 2017. He works with the management teams leading OMERS portfolio companies to help them generate maximum value through the lifetime of the in… Read full bio
Annette Bannister, MetLife

Annette Bannister

Head of European Infrastructure, MetLife Investment Management

Annette Bannister is a Director and Head of European Infrastructure for MetLife Investments and is responsible for the origination and execution of new transactions, as well as the ongoing management of existing investments. Annette joined MetLife in… Read full bio

Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

Kirsten Bode is Co-Head of the Pan-European Private Debt activities at Muzinich focused on direct lending to lower middle market sponsor driven and family owned companies. Prior to joining Muzinich, she spent six years as a Managing Director in the p… Read full bio

Shannee Braun

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
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
Sue Brown, Real Estate Balanc

Sue Brown

Managing Director, Real Estate Balance

Sue Brown is managing director for Real Estate Balance, a campaigning organisation working to improve diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry. Sue has three decades of business, property and economic-development experience. Sue joined Rea… Read full bio

Andrea Carpenter

Co-Founder, Women Talk Real Estate

Andrea Carpenter is a Director of Women Talk Real Estate, and a writer and communications consultant in the property industry. She most recently worked as Head of Marketing and Communications EMEA at CBRE Global Investors where she oversaw the corpor… 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

Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

Gila R. Cohen is a Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity at MUFG. In this role, she is responsible for those businesses including investments/fund Allocation, Corporate Banking and Investor Services. Most recently, Ms. Cohen was the Manag… 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
Alesia Dawidowicz, StepStone Group

Alesia Dawidowicz

Managing Director - Private Debt & Hedge Funds, StepStone Group

Mrs. Dawidowicz* is a member of the private debt team, focusing on sub-investment grade corporate credit and other liquid and illiquid credit strategies. Mrs. Dawidowicz joined in summer 2013 and oversees investments in broadly syndicated loans and h… Read full bio

Christina Djambazca

Analyst, Real Estate: Product Lead - Transition Risk, GRESB

Christina is an Analyst, Real Estate at GRESB. In her role, she works on the development and execution of the Real Estate Assessment, Real Estate Products, and related processes. Additionally, Christina is the Product Lead for GRESB’s work on Transit… 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

Ana Estrada

Managing Director Real Estate Investing, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Ana is a managing director in Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private, responsible for sourcing, executing and managing real estate investments across Europe. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2015. Ana… 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

Sarah Farrell

Head of Private Equity Europe and Asia, Allstate Investments

Sarah is the Head of Private Equity for Europe and Asia at Allstate Investments, covering primary fund commitments and co-investments alongside growth equity and buyout managers. Prior to joining Allstate Investments, Sarah was at Aberdeen Standard I… Read full bio

Casey Forester

Director, PE/Infrastructure, Impax Asset Management

Mrs. Forester joined Impax in 2019 as Director of the Fundraising Specialist Team with a focus on the New Energy products. Prior to joining Impax, between 2015 and 2019, Mrs. Forester worked for Foresight, a renewables asset manager as a Senior Manag… 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

Irina Frolova

Head Asset Management, PGGM

Irina Frolova brings over 20 years of international experience in portfolio management, corporate finance and investments and currently oversees asset management of the EUR10bn open-ended infrastructure fund at PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment… 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

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

Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

Alison is the founder of Alma Verde Advisors, which she set up to provide consultancy and training services to private equity and other investors on responsible investment strategies. She is also an independent advisor at Sancroft, the sustainability… Read full bio

Sabina Haq

Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Legal Counsel, Siris Capital Partners

Ms. Haq joined Siris Capital in 2018. Prior to joining Siris, Ms. Haq worked for Hastings Funds Management, then a subsidiary of Westpac Institutional Bank, as Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel for its North American infrastructure busi… Read full bio

Karin Hyland

Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Karin is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity investments for Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Private Equity business. She specialises in co-investments but also undertakes secondary and primary fund investing. Karin has o… 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

Michelle Jacobi

Managing Director, Gatewood Capital Partners

Michelle is a Managing Director and is responsible for leading Gatewood’s fundraising and marketing initiatives, as well as assisting in business development and transaction origination. Michelle has deep fundraising experience, with a particular foc… Read full bio

Daniela Jönsson

Managing Director, Ares Management

Daniela is a Principal 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 Germany,… Read full bio

Sabina Kalyan

Global Head Of Real Assets Research, CBRE Global Investors

Sabina Kalyan is Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Real Assets Research for CBRE Global Investors with full operational responsibility for the firm’s strategy and research team and a specific role in selecting the economic scenarios and macro… Read full bio

Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

Rikke Nielsen joined EQT Partners in April 2010 and is a Partner in the Copenhagen office. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Rikke worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland (previously Alfred Berg ABN AMRO) in the Mergers & Acquisitions department, late… 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

Denise Le Gal

Chair, Brunel Pension Partnership

Denise Le Gal is Independent Chair of the Board at Brunel Pension Partnership. She was formerly Chair of the LGA’s Local Government Pension Committee (LGPC) and served as Board Member on the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) from inception to May 2019… Read full bio

Mirja Lehmler-Brown

Managing Director, Hayfin

Ms. Lehmler-Brown is a Managing Director within the Private Equity Solutions Investment Team at Hayfin. Prior to joining Hayfin, Ms. Lehmler-Brown was a Senior Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management in their Private Equity team and a member… 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

Amy Mahon

Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

A Partner in the Firm’s London office, Amy Mahon advises a range of clients including private equity firms, infrastructure funds and corporate clients on complex domestic and cross border M&A, leveraged buyouts, private equity, infrastructure and… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice Chair, Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Corp.

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

Martina Malone

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising, Prologis

Martina Malone, managing director, head of global capital raising, is responsible for client relations and capital raising with Prologis’ global investor base. Her focus is to develop and deepen relationships with institutional investors and consulta… 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

Hangwi Manavhela

Partner & Head of ESG, Aequalitas Capital Partners

Vhahangwele (Hangwi) Manavhela is an executive with 20+ years of experience in ESG and Social Impact across Africa. Hangwi leads the ESG practice at Aequalitas Capital Partners. She works with asset managers, companies and development organisations t… 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

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

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

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 Editor, 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 (~£70bn 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 Director of Astia, a global organisation that levels the investment playing field for entrepreneurial teams with women leaders. Evie is one of four members of the Investment Team for the Astia Fund, an early stage venture fund inve… 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

Vanessa Muscara

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

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage sustainability issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver societal benefits. Shami is a… 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

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partners

Adriana Oller founded Resilience Partners to provide flexible solutions to SMEs. She has over 20 years of investment experience, specifically in midmarket companies in Spain and Portugal, where she has invested over EUR 110 M in 14 companies. Adriana… 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

Jackie Peradotto

Principal, HarbourVest Partners

Jackie Peradotto joined HarbourVest in 2009. She left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2014 after completing her MBA. Jackie focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-in… 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

Phil Peters

Global Head of Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Asset Management

Phil is responsible for Macquarie Asset Management’s global Client Solutions Group, made up of approximately 250 professionals dedicated to new business initiatives, product development, fund formation, capital raising and client relations across the… 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

Nisha Raghavan

Managing Director- Chief Finance Officer, EQT Partners

Nisha Raghavan joined EQT Partners in June 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director of EQT Real Estate Advisory Team. She has over 17 years of experience within the real estate industry. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mrs. Raghavan… 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 joins Apollo as Co-lead of Impact from Cornell Capital, a private equity firm where she was a partner since founding in 2013. At Cornell Capital, Ms. Reiss invested across the industrial, financial and consumer sectors and served as a membe… 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

Joana Rocha Scaff

Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman

Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment, and Secondary Investment Committees. She is also a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG Advisory… Read full bio

Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

Sonia Rocher is a Managing Director in BlackRock Private Credit Strategies. She is a senior investment professional and Portfolio Manager in European Private Debt. She joined BlackRock in 2015 as a founding member of the European Private Debt platfor… Read full bio

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Investment Committee, GLIL Infrastructure

Patricia is a real assets investment professional and Non-Executive Board Director with a breadth of experience across infrastructure / real estate / private equity. Over the past two decades, Patricia has been an investment manager at Macquarie, mul… 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

Julia Schiffer

Senior Portfolio Manager, Mercer Alternatives

Julia Schiffer is a Senior Portfolio Manager based in Zurich. Ms. Schiffer joined SCM Strategic Capital Management AG in 2010, which was acquired by Mercer in 2015. Ms. Schiffer is responsible for the portfolio management of Mercer's Real Asset progr… 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
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

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

Sunaina Sinha Haldea is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a placement agent and secondaries advisor. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in private equity and real assets. Cebile Capit… Read full bio

Sylvia Slaughter

Senior Director - Fund Management, GLP

Sylvia Slaughter has over 19 years of experience in real estate investments, 15 of which has been in fund management both with unlisted funds in various jurisdictions as well as listed vehicles in both Canadian and UK markets. Sylvia is currently Sen… 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

Rebecca Villarreal

Partner, Proskauer

Rebecca Villarreal is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of our Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. She advises private investment funds, their portfolio companies and management teams on transactions across the fina… 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

Emma Watford

Partner, Bridgepoint

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 an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance and Private Credit Groups. Harriet concentrates her practice on leveraged and acquisition finance as well as general banking. She represents a variety of clients inc… Read full bio

Bronny Wilson

Regional Head UK & Ireland, Equiem

Bronny has led Equiem’s UK and Ireland team since its inception in 2017, having headed up Client Services and Onsite Staffing in Equiem’s Australian business for five years prior. She has spearheaded the company’s growth in UK and Ireland, overseeing… 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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Investor list

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.