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Nicolas Schellenberg will share his views on asset allocation for the next economic cycle. He is responsible for due diligence on private equity and venture capital opportunities in Europe and emerging markets and, with $30bn AUM, Cambridge Associates is one of the largest LPs globally.

Nicolas Schellenberg, Cambridge Associates

Check is the co-founder and CEO of Diversity VC, a non-profit organisation seeking to increase the diversity of thought in the venture and tech industry. With previous experience at Seraphim Capital, Downing Ventures and TechStars, she will share her views on how the values of Millennials and Generation Z will drive change and impact businesses globally.

Check Warner, Diversity VC

Wolfango Piccoli is a Co-President with Teneo. As director of research, he ensures the relevance, timeliness, rigor, and accuracy of the firm’s political risk advisory and consulting service. Wolfango will be sharing his views on what political volatility means for businesses in Europe.

Wolfango Piccoli, Teneo

Nicky chairs the UK Parliament's Treasury Select Committee where she has been closely involved in shaping the values expected of business in the future, the subject of her keynote speech. She is a former Minister for Women and Equalities and Financial & Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Before her career in politics, Nicky was a corporate lawyer for over 15 years. 

Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

David is a leading thinker on impact considerations for institutional investors. David provides practical solutions to the difficulty in the mobilisation of private capital to maximise impact. He will share his views on how the private markets can make a significant difference to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

David Wilton, Zheng Partners

Michele Giddens co-founded Bridges and focuses on their strategy, investor relations, public affairs and social impact investment. She has held various global roles advising on impact investing and will share her views on the private sector’s urgent need to address climate action to protect ecological diversity and decarbonisation.

Michele Giddens OBE, Bridges Fund Management


Sam Kay
Head of Investment Funds
Travers Smith
Merrick McKay
Head of Europe – Private Equity
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Ipek Mutlu
Head of International Private Equity
Esas Holding

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