Agenda


4th November

09:30
Registration and networking
09:50
​Chair welcome address

Krystal Scanlon, Deputy Editor, The Drawdown

10:00
Opening panel discussion
Private Equity technology: What you need to know for the next 5 years

Chair: Lisa Weaver-Lambert, Data and Digital Private Equity Portfolio Executive

Peter Findon Bamrud, Head of Analytics, Verdane
Stuart Mair, Head of IT, BC Partners
Mark Peacock, CTO, Nordic Capital

10:30
Panel discussion
Keeping on top of your strategy and maintaining balance: What you do inhouse and what do you outsource?

Chair: Toby Venables, Advisory Director, PwC

Martin Garcia, CFO, Bitkraft
Iain Katimbo, Head of Funds, LDC
Angus McDowell, CFO, Recruitment Entrepreneur
Karen Sands, Chief Operating Officer, Hermes GPE

11:00
Coffee break and networking:
11:20
Tech Case Study Corner.

Hear directly from GPs and their providers on tech projects that are looking to change the way private equity does business

Case study 1: HazelTree’s treasury solution
Christopher Corrao, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
Jeremy Slade, Managing Director, Hazeltree

Case study 2: Alpha FX’s banking solution
Ash Hall, Senior Partner, Alpha FX
Jason Howard, CFO, Headway Capital Partners

12:00
Debate
ESG - An afterthought or an integral part of a firm’s strategy? Discussing what private equity is actually doing to tick their ESG boxes.

Chair: Michael Zornitta, Fund Solutions, Investec

Adam Black, Head of ESG, Coller Capital
Rebecca Boscott, Head of Compliance, Hanover Investors
Rebecca Noyes, CFO, Alderwood Capital
Dawid Sawicki, Financial Controller, Kennett Partners

12:45
Panel Discussion
Monitoring Fund finance: the evolution of products and providers

Chair: Krystal Scanlon, Deputy Editor, The Drawdown

Katja Baur, CFO, Montana Capital Partners
Allan Dowie, Partner, N4 Partners
Charlotte Henderson, COO and General Counsel, All Seas Capital
Jason Howard, CFO, Headway Capital Partners

13:20
Lunch break and networking
14:30
Interview
Keeping up to speed with regulation

Karen Allan, Director, Haysmacintyre

Interviewee: Chris Bulger, General Counsel, Vitruvian Partners

​15.15
Roundtables

  • Classified: Secrets to launching a fund/investment structure that will save you time and money

Chair: Ken Ritchie, Head Of Fund Administration, Highvern
Aidan O’Flanagan, Director, Head of Funds, Highvern

  • Empowering front-to-back office team: tools for the trade

Chair: Chris Kelly, VP Business Development, Nasdaq

17:30
Casino drinks reception
19:30
Dinner

5th November

10:00
Coffee and networking
10:30
Expert presentation
The top cyber security risks for private equity and how to mitigate them

James Owen, Global Head of Cyber Security, Control Risks

11:00
Roundtables
  • Classified: Secrets to launching a fund/investment structure that will save you time and money

Chair: Ken Ritchie, Head Of Fund Administration, Highvern
Aidan O’Flanagan, Director, Head of Funds, Highvern

  • The evolution and sophistication of Fund Finance - bringing greater benefits to GPs and LPs

Chair: Mike Slane, Fund Solutions, Investec

11:35
Coffee break and networking
12:00
Panel discussion:
More than just women: Implementing a comprehensive diversity and Inclusion strategy

Chair: Krystal Scanlon, Deputy Editor, The Drawdown

Raxita Kapashi, CFO, Dawn Capital
Dorte Wigg, HR Director, IK Partners

13:00
Farewell lunch and close of conference