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Pre-Event Golf and Cycling | Day One | Day Two

    • 25 June 2018: Pre-Event Golf and Cycling

    • 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 £800 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.

    • 26 June 2018: Day One

    • 07:30

      Morning exercise

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

      Trail riding brought to you by:

    • 09:30

      Keynote: Opportunity, Work and Entrepreneurship

      Justine Greening
      Justine Greening
      Member of Parliament
    • 10:00

      Keynote: An outlook on allocation to alternatives over the next 5 years

      CIO perspective on allocation across multiple asset classes.

      Michael Schad
      Michael Schad
      Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital
    • 10:30

      Keynote: Economic and political outlook for the next 5 years

      Political and regulatory risks (and opportunities) facing Europe.

      Wolfango  Piccoli
      Wolfango Piccoli
      Co-President, Teneo Intelligence
    • 11:00

      Panel: Europe in a Global Private Equity Context

      International investor viewpoints seeking opportunities in Europe.

      David Hobson
      David Hobson
      Senior Vice President, GIC Private Equity
      Sanjay Patel
      Sanjay Patel
      Head of Europe, Senior Partner, Apollo Management International
      Greg Gille
      Greg Gille
      Editor, Unquote
    • 11:30

      Pause

    • 12:00

      Panel: 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
      John Holloway
      John Holloway
      Director, Institutional Asset Management, European Investment Fund (EIF)
      David Barbour
      David Barbour
      Founder & Managing Partner, FPE Capital
      Angelica Anton
      Angelica Anton
      Founding Partner, Silk Ventures
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Associate Editor, Unquote
    • 12:40

      Panel: 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
      Francesco di Valmarana
      Francesco di Valmarana
      Partner, Pantheon
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Associate Editor, Unquote
    • 13:20

      Lunch and boardrooms open

      Boardrooms open from lunch until end of play for meetings.

    • 14:20

      Panel: 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
      Erik Nobel
      Erik Nobel
      Investment Director , Sixth AP Fund
      Thomas McComb
      Thomas McComb
      Portfolio Manager - Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
      Amanda  Tonsgaard
      Amanda Tonsgaard
      Head of Investor Services, Triton Partners
      Merrick  McKay
      Merrick McKay
      Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
      Oscar Geen
      Oscar Geen
      Senior Reporter, Unquote
    • 15:00

      Keynote: An outlook on long term capital investing

      Viewpoints on whether more long dated pools of capital will be raised or whether these funds are a product of being late cycle, where high-entry multiples makes for more challenging value creation.

    • 15:30

      Pause

    • 15:45

      Keynote: Climate change

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

      James Cameron
      James Cameron
      Chairman, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
      Nino Tronchetti Provera
      Nino Tronchetti Provera
      Managing Partner & Founder, Ambienta
    • 16:10

      Panel: 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
      Ian Nolan
      Ian Nolan
      Partner & Chairman of Investment Committee, Circularity Capital
      Kenny Wastell
      Kenny Wastell
      Features Editor, Unquote
    • 17:00

      Keynote: 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
      Reynir Indahl
      Reynir Indahl
      Managing Partner, Summa Equity
    • 17:15

      Panel: Fund Financing

      Is Equity Bridge financing an increasing successful solution? 

      Denise Ko Genovese
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Associate Editor, Unquote
    • 18:00

      Conference close

    • 20:00

      Dinner - Special Dinner Host: June Sarpong MBE, Author and Broadcaster

      Sponsored by:


      June Sarpong
      June Sarpong
      MBE, Author and Broadcaster
    • 27 June 2018: Day Two

    • 07:30

      Morning exercise

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

      Trail riding brought to you by:

    • 10:00

      Keynote: Private Equity in the post-industrial transition

      How are exponential technologies are reshaping industries, work and life?

      Frode  Odegard
      Frode Odegard
      CEO, Post Lean Institute (TBC)
    • 10:30

      Panel: 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.

      Alan Giles
      Alan Giles
      Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre, Cass Business School
      Kenneth Winther
      Kenneth Winther
      CEO, Moonwalk
      Daina Spedding
      Daina Spedding
      Investment Manager, LTG
      Nick Elverston
      Nick Elverston
      Partner, Ashurst
      Bruno Bagnouls
      Bruno Bagnouls
      Global Head of Private Equity and Real Estate at TMF Group - Managing Director, TMF Luxembourg
    • 11:15

      Panel: Impact Investing

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

      Kate Bingham
      Kate Bingham
      Managing Partner, Dementia Discovery Fund
      Philip Bassett
      Philip Bassett
      CEO, Brightwell Partners
      Samantha Duncan
      Samantha Duncan
      Director & Head of Impact, Leapfrog Investments
      James Perry
      James Perry
      Co-Founder, Co-Owner & Director at COOK and Global Governance Council, B Lab
      Kenny Wastell
      Kenny Wastell
      Features Editor, Unquote
    • 12:00

      Pause and boardrooms open for meetings

    • 12:45

      Lunch

      Boardrooms open from lunch until end of play for meetings.

    • 13:45

      Panel: Value creation through operational improvement

      The rebirth of hands-on private equity after the last financial crisis has spawned an industry focussed on deep operational expertise over pure financial engineering. The challenge now facing operating partners is how to generate meaningful returns in an era of sky-high entry multiples. Continuing the theme on disruption and change in business, we assemble a number of operational experts to explore the topic further.

      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 14:30

      Keynote: Future of the Corporation and 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. Professor Mayer is a leading thinker on how companies should reinvent themselves for the 21st century. Janet Williamson leads Trade Unions Congress’ work on corporate governance and capital markets. In their keynote address, they will offer insights to how companies with purposes should be governed, taxed and regulated. They will also review labour relations in portfolios and why the labour markets are an important consideration for investors, policymakers and business owners alike.

      Colin Mayer
      Colin Mayer
      CBE, Saïd Business School
      Janet Williamson
      Janet Williamson
      Senior Policy Officer, Trades Unions Congress
      Greg Gille
      Greg Gille
      Editor, Unquote
    • 15:00

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