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

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

    • 25 June 2018: Pre-Event Golf and Cycling

    • 15:00

      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.

    • 14:00

      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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    • 14:00

      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

      Welcome remarks, golf and cycling prize giving.

    • 26 June 2018: Day One

    • 07:30

      Morning exercise

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

      Trail riding brought to you by:

    • 08:30

      Registration Open

    • 09:15

      Day 1 Chairman's Remarks

      Mark Florman
      Mark Florman
      Founder, Times 3 Capital
    • 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

      Leaders perspective on allocation across multiple asset classes.

      Michael Schad
      Michael Schad
      Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital
      Simon  Faure
      Simon Faure
      Director, M&G Private Funds Investment
      Kutty Dutta
      Kutty Dutta
      Director, Private Equity, HSBC Alternative Investments Limited
    • 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
      Allen MacDonell
      Allen MacDonell
      Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
      Sanjay Patel
      Sanjay Patel
      Head of Europe, Senior Partner, Apollo Management International
      John Kremer
      John Kremer
      Partner & Head of Investor Relations (EMEA), Adam Street Partners
      Greg Gille
      Greg Gille
      Editor, Unquote
    • 11:40

      Pause

    • 12:10

      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
      Paula  Langton
      Paula Langton
      Partner, Campbell Lutyens
    • 12:50

      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
      Charlie Bott
      Charlie Bott
      Managing Partner, Head of Investor Relations, BC Partners
      Francesco di Valmarana
      Francesco di Valmarana
      Partner, Pantheon
      Frans Tieleman
      Frans Tieleman
      Managing Partner, Eurazeo
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Associate Editor, Unquote
    • 13:30

      Lunch

    • 14:30

      Panel: Gaining exposure by other means

      We consider the evolution of co-investment and direct programmes as well as the relative advantages over fund commitments. We explore the appetite for LPs to exercise coinvestment rights or 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?

      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
      Merrick  McKay
      Merrick McKay
      Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
      Hanspeter Bader
      Hanspeter Bader
      Founding Partner, Co-Investment Partners
    • 15:10

      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
    • 15:30

      Pause

    • 16:00

      Panel: Advancing the traditional understanding of ESG

      Examining the drivers of responsible investing throughout the next cycle.

      Adinah Shackleton
      Adinah Shackleton
      Head of ESG, Permira
      Adam Black
      Adam Black
      Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
      Ian Nolan
      Ian Nolan
      Partner & Chairman of Investment Committee, Circularity Capital
      Elias Korosis
      Elias Korosis
      Partner, Hermes GPE
      Ivan Massonnat
      Ivan Massonnat
      Partner, PAI Partners
      Oscar Geen
      Oscar Geen
      Senior Reporter, Unquote
    • 16:40

      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
    • 17:10

      Fireside Chat: Fund Financing

      Has equity bridge financing changed?

      Danny Peel
      Danny Peel
      Partner, Travers Smith
      Mark Bulmer
      Mark Bulmer
      Partner, Nordic Capital
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Denise Ko Genovese
      Associate Editor, Unquote
    • 17:50

      Conference close

    • 18:00

      Drinks Reception

    • 19:00

      Dinner

      Welcome Speech: Paula Langton, Partner, Campbell Lutyens

      After Dinner Speaker: June Sarpong MBE, Author and Broadcaster

      Sponsored by:


      Paula  Langton
      Paula Langton
      Partner, Campbell Lutyens
      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) or yoga (45mins)

      Trail riding brought to you by:

    • 09:15

      Registration Open

    • 09:45

      Day 2 Chairman's Remarks

      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 10:00

      Keynote: Private Equity in the post-industrial transition

      How are exponential technologies reshaping industries, work and life?

      Frode  Odegard
      Frode Odegard
      CEO, Post-Lean Institute
    • 10:45

      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.

      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
    • 11:30

      Pause

    • 12:00

      Panel: Impact Investing

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

      Laurence Barker
      Laurence Barker
      Chief Business Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund
      Philip Bassett
      Philip Bassett
      CEO, Brightwell Partners
      Jim Roth
      Jim Roth
      Co-Founder, 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
    • 12:45

      Lunch

    • 13:45

      Fireside Chat: 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.

      Matthias Sander
      Matthias Sander
      Operating Partner, BC Partners
      Gregory Salinger
      Gregory Salinger
      Chief Digital Officer, Apax Partners SAS
      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 14:45

      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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