Allocate 2018. Powering opportunity in the next private equity cycle.

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    • 25 June 2018:

    • 13:00

      Arrival and check-in

      Less than 20 miles from Heathrow or Luton airports, 25 mins by train connection from central London and with ample free car parking, The Grove is conveniently located for both UK and international attendees.

    • 12:00

      Golf Day

      We are delighted to partner with Ashurst to host the golf tournament at The Grove.

      The renowned parkland course has played host to the British Masters and is listed among the top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland. The championship course stretches for 7,152 yards through the leafy Hertfordshire countryside and is overlooked by the clubhouse built in the former stables of the estate.

      Registration is now open for the Golf Day on Monday 25 June 2018 at The Grove. Teams may contain up to a maximum of four at a cost of £1,000 per team. The entry fee includes green fees, refreshments and access to the BBQ on Monday evening when the prize ceremony will take place. Club and buggy hire are available as an optional extra.

      Golf is inclusive when booking a conference pass to Allocate on 26-27 June. Register for the conference here

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    • 12:00

      65km Road Cycle

      If you’re a budding cyclist working in private equity, sign-up for the road cycle kindly supported by Travers Smith.

      Departing from The Grove, the intermediate ride will take in a 65km route through the stunning Hertfordshire countryside stopping for a pitstop halfway. It will then loop back to the country hotel to refresh before a BBQ in the Walled Garden.

      Pre-registration for the road cycling is required and places are limited. Cycling is inclusive when booking a conference pass to Allocate on 26-27 June. Register for the conference here

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    • 19:00

      Barbecue in the Walled Garden

      In the evening, a welcome reception in the Walled Garden for the conference delegation provides a chance to connect in an informal environment.

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    • 26 June 2018:

    • 07:30

      Morning exercise

      Choice of group trail bike (6.5km), run (6.5km), yoga (45mins) or spin class (45mins)

    • 10:00

      An outlook on allocation to alternatives over the next 5 years

      CIO perspective on allocation across multiple asset classes.

    • 10:30

      A Five Year Outlook for Europe

      Economic outlook for the next 5 years.

    • 11:00

      An Inbound Investor’s View on Europe

      International investor viewpoints seeking opportunities in Europe.

      David Hobson
      David Hobson
      GIC
    • 11:30

      Pause

    • 12:00

      Risk-return for maiden managers and spin-outs

      The evidence suggests that maiden funds can outperform, yet the risk profile of those without a track record can get a cool reception from investors. How are spin-outs or maiden funds finding the fundraising trail? What are the risks that deter investors? What role can fund-of-funds play in smaller funds or maiden names?

      Tarang Katira
      Tarang Katira
      Principal - Fund Investment Team, Hamilton Lane
    • 12:40

      Multi-strategy versus specialisation

      A growing number of private equity firms have applied their skillset to other asset classes in a quest to cement ties with investors and grow assets under management. Investors, seeing a way to consolidate relationships and simplify reporting, have been happy to oblige by committing capital with the same house across a variety of alternative strategies. Should managers specialise or diversify?

      Shani Zindel
      Shani Zindel
      Partner and CIO, Livingbridge
    • 13:20

      Lunch and boardrooms open

      Boardrooms open from lunch until end of play for meetings.

    • 14:20

      Gaining exposure by other means

      We consider the evolution of how LPs will put money to work in private equity.

      Neil Harper
      Neil Harper
      Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
    • 15:00

      Restructuring scenarios in co-investment deals

      How will co-investment structures will play out (or be tested) during the next economic downturn? We explore the appetite for LPs to get hands on with a co-investment in an operational turnaround or inject extra liquidity. Should LPs prepare to bolster internal resources to monitor co-investments?

      Amanda Tonsgaard
      Amanda Tonsgaard
      Head of Investor Services, Triton Partners
      Merrick McKay
      Merrick McKay
      Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
    • 15:30

      Pause

    • 15:45

      Climate change

      Viewpoints on how climate change should influence investment considerations in Europe.

    • 16:10

      Advancing the traditional understanding of ESG

      Examining the drivers of responsible investing throughout the next cycle.

      Marta Jankovic
      Marta Jankovic
      Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, Head of ESG Integration Alternatives, APG Asset Management
      Adinah Shackleton
      Adinah Shackleton
      Head of ESG, Permira
      Adam Black
      Adam Black
      Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
      Torben Vangstrup
      Torben Vangstrup
      Managing Partner, ATP PEP
    • 17:00

      Measuring economic and social impact with ERR

      A growing number of investment models are providing measures on the returns from non-financial criteria. In this session we explore how and why LPs drive a gear-change on investing with impact.

      Mark Florman
      Mark Florman
      Founder, Times 3 Capital
    • 17:15

      Impact Investing

      An overview of investing with impact through a private equity model, investor viewpoints and an outlook.

    • 18:00

      Conference close

    • 20:00

      Dinner

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    • Wednesday 27 June 2018:

    • 07:30

      Morning exercise

      Choice of group trail bike (6.5km), run (6.5km), yoga (45mins) or spin class (45mins)

    • 10:00

      Life, industry and work in Europe in 2025

      Some ideas on how rapid technological change may impact our normal daily lives.

      Bruno Bagnouls
      Bruno Bagnouls
      Global Head of Private Equity and Real Estate at TMF Group - Managing Director, TMF Luxembourg
    • 10:30

      Keeping portfolio companies at pace with disruption

      As the corporate world strike more deals with technology companies, it seems the next big thing is all things digital. Typically renowned for being early-movers or transforming out-of-favour companies we ask whether this industrial revolution changes anything for private equity managers.

      Through a series of views from portfolio company CEOs, we hear first-hand about the next 5 years in their respective sectors. We ask who drives the adoption of new technologies - private equity owners or management teams – and what skills GPs need to support portfolio companies in this era of digital disruption.

    • 11:15

      Fund Financing

      Is Equity Bridge financing an increasing successful solution? 

    • 12:00

      Future of the Corporation

      Colin Mayer
      Colin Mayer
      CBE, Saïd Business School
    • 12:15

      Pause and boardrooms open for meetings

    • 13:15

      Lunch

      Boardrooms open from lunch until end of play for meetings.

    • 14:15

      Labour relations

      As a record level of capital is invested in companies over the next few years, private equity firms will become more prolific corporate owners. Already, when the top 5 private equity investors employ 1 million people through their portfolio companies in Europe, the implications for the labour market are an important consideration for investors, policymakers and business owners alike.

      Janet Williamson
      Janet Williamson
      Senior Policy Officer, Trades Unions Congress
    • 14:35

      Diversity

      As efforts to improve diversity in private equity gather pace, the audience will be challenged on how individual action can break down barriers and move towards a more inclusive industry.

      June Sarpong
      June Sarpong
      MBE, Author and Broadcaster
    • 14:55

      Geopolitics

    • 15:00

      Reputational strategies

      Thoughts on how private equity managers should adapt to heightened scrutiny by governments, regulators and the mainstream press that will challenge current reporting and stakeholder engagement practices.

    • 15:15

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