Creating Growth Through Diversity

With a growing body of research showing that more diverse teams and inclusive workplaces directly correlates with stronger business outcomes, the issue of diversity in private equity continues to move up the agenda.

Once again, we will be bringing together over 500 delegates for open discussion on the latest issues facing the industry, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas, initiate deals and forge new relationships.

This year’s event will again be co-located with the Women in Infrastructure Forum, in addition to the Women in Private Debt Forum and the Women in Real Estate Forum, all registered attendees will have access to all events allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.

Covering Women in Infrastructure, Private Debt & Real Estate

One Summit: Four Forums

Now in its 3rd year

New for 2019

New for 2019

Features in 2019

Dictate the narrative

Interactive panel discussions, keynote interviews, networking roundtables, think tanks and an oxford style debate allow you to put forward your thoughts and shape this important discussion.

Build your network

Meet 500+ influential investors, fund managers and advisors from across the community and make the right connections to grow your business.

Gain insights

Identify key private equity opportunities and discover strategies for 2019 and beyond.

Investors who attended last year

Aberdeen Private Equity
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AMCS Privatstiftung
bcIMC
Bregal Private Equity Partners
Brunel Pension Partnership
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CDC Group
Chatham House
CPP Investment Board
CPPIB
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Investment Bank
Future Fund
Hamilton Lane
Korea Investment Corporation
Lyrique Private Equity
Manulife Capital
Metlife
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
PGGM
PSP Investments
Public Investment Corporation
QIC
Quadrivio SGR
Rothschild and Co
The Silferfern Group
The Wellcome Trust
UBS AG Wealth Management
Unigestion
USS

Gender diversity remains one of the most important areas of growth for internal ESG policies

LP & GP views on diversity

Testimonials from last year

A quote icon for decorating the content Laura Yang

Analyst, CPPIB

The conference is very well organized, covering topics on both diversity awareness and key industry issues such as investing in emerging markets.

A quote icon for decorating the content Anke Heinze

Director Investments & Financing, AviAlliance GmbH, Germany

It is an excellent forum for women of all levels of seniority to get to know each other, exchange views and hopefully to form professional relationships that ca…

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A quote icon for decorating the content Kirsty Packer

Senior Analyst, I Squared Capital

It was inspiring to meet so many strong women who are excelling in this industry and raising awareness of the benefits of gender diversification.

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For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

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For more information on speaking, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

 

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Margarita Aleksieva

Head of Asset Management, IST Investment Foundation

Margarita Aleksieva is leading the asset management of the IST3 Global Infrastructure Fund and is a member of the IST Private Infrastructure Equity management team. She has about 15 years of experience in the energy sector and broad expertise in buil… Read full bio

Danielle Baron

Global Head of Power & Utilities, Crédit Agricole CIB

Danielle began her career at U.S Ex-Im Bank in Washington D.C. She later joined ANZ where she held several positions in Structured Finance and Infrastructure & Utilities Coverage in Hanoi, Melbourne and London. She later joined HSBC and finally Credi… Read full bio

Anamica Broetz

Head of Investor Relations, DWS Private Equity

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

Natasha Buckley

Senior Manager - Private equity programme, UNPRI

Natasha joined the PRI in August 2011. She is responsible for the PRI’s work in private equity, through which the PRI acts as a global platform to understand and share good practice, develop reporting practices and establish LP-GP alignment on expect… Read full bio

Gillian De Candole

Investment Principal Private Markets, Brunel Pension Partnership

Gillian has over 15 years of experience working in both buy-side and asset-owner capacities, including equity research and fund management at Schroders Investment Management and investing across all asset classes at the Environment Agency Pension Fun… Read full bio

Sweta Chattopadhyay

Director, bfinance

Sweta is a Director within the Private Markets team at bfinance, and Head of Private Equity. bfinance is an independent investment consultancy, that supports over 300 sophisticated institutional investors around the world with implementing their inve… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for PEI’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on investors globally. She is als… Read full bio

Valérie Handal

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Valérie Handal focuses on secondary investments, primarily in Europe. She joined HarbourVest in 2006 and has played a lead role in a range of transactions, including SGV Capital plc, 3i Ventures, and RBS Special Situations. Valérie currently serves o… Read full bio

Martha Heitmann

Partner, LGT CP

Martha Heitmann is a Partner at LGT Capital Partners., and has been with LGT CP since 2007. Ms. Heitmann is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of secondary transactions in Europe. She has lead transactions related t… Read full bio

David Jeffrey

Partner, StepStone Global

Mr. Jeffrey leads StepStone’s activities in Europe and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as vario… Read full bio

Anne-Marie Laing

Transformation Professional, Agilitas

Anne-Marie Laing joined Agilitas in 2018 to work with portfolio companies on their transformation plans, with a particular focus on budgeting, KPIs and operational restructuring. Anne-Marie commenced her career at Arthur Andersen before working at Zo… Read full bio

Cecile Levi

Co-Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

Claire Madden

Managing Partner, Connection Capital

Claire is a founding partner of Connection Capital, the private client investment business which specialises in alternative investments. Claire heads up all of our activities in respect of our investments in alternative asset funds and real estate. S… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

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

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure sp… Read full bio

Merrick McKay

Head of Europe - Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s European Private Equity business, with over €8bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and… Read full bio

Gail McManus

Founder and Managing Director, PER

Gail McManus is the Founder and Managing Director of PER, setting up the business in the late 1990s after a career in private equity at 3i. Gail is a passionate member of the private equity and alterative assets community and is actively involved in… Read full bio

Lindsey McMurray

Managing Partner, Pollen Street Capital

Lindsey joined the team in 2005 and is Managing Partner and co-founder of Pollen Street Capital. Lindsey has led the business for over 10 years. She has been a private equity and credit investor for more than 26 years with a focus on the financial an… Read full bio

Taru Oksman

Managing Partner, Riverhouse Partners

As Managing Partner, Taru oversees Riverhouse Partners and Riverhouse Advisory. She works across all practice areas on key strategic hires. At Riverhouse Partners, her remit encompasses leadership and country head roles across growth markets as well… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the deputy head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

Sunaina Sinha is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a private funds advisor based in London and New York. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in private equity and private debt. Cebile… Read full bio

Paul Ward

Managing Partner, Pantheon

Paul Ward, Managing Partner, joined Pantheon in 2003 and has 22 years of private equity experience. Paul is a member of the Partnership Board and leads the firm’s strategic development and operational management. Paul joined Pantheon from Lehman Brot… Read full bio
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Sponsorship opportunities in 2019

The Women in Private Equity Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for private equity professionals focused on increasing diversity within the asset class.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Chris Wagland, chris.w@peimedia.com +44 (0) 0207 566 5475.

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