At Institutional Investor Forum’s 2020 West Coast Private Equity Summit, GPs and LPs will meet to compare notes on the current investment opportunity set in private equity, VC and debt. What are GPs and LPs doing to enhance their respective investment processes and improve investment outcomes? How are faster fund cycles and longer investment horizons shaping LP appetite going into 2020?
Soaring asset prices and growing stockpiles of dry powder have the thousands of GPs and LPs in the approximately $6 trillion private equity and debt ecosystem on edge. The upshot is that GPs are becoming more creative and LPs more responsive. Innovative data analysis, deal customization and new liquidity pools are going mainstream. At the same time, mega-funds are proliferating— including in H2 2019 the largest ever tech fund and buyout fund. Are growth and IPO withdrawals sustainable? How are geopolitical friction, macroeconomic uncertainty and the looming U.S. Presidential election influencing asset allocation decision-making? Are views on relative valuations changing?
Anurag Pandit, Chief Investment Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Susan Yun Lee, Managing Director of Investments, Broad Foundation
Andrew Kelsen, Portfolio Manager, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund
Dana Johns, Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement & Pension Systems
Jennifer Johnson, Manager, Hedge Funds & Private Equity, MoDOT & Patrol Employees Retirement System
Thomas Jeppensen, Deputy CIO, Novant Health
Reggie Tucker, Managing Director – Investments, Orange County Employees Retirement System
Lisa M. Vazquez, Investment Officer, Private Equity, Partners HealthCare
Jean-François Bureau, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, PSP Investments
Jim Donohue, Deputy CIO, Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System (SCERS)
Christopher Chow, Director, Real Assets, San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System
Chris Eckerman, Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, Co-Investments, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Chris Schelling, Director – Private Equity, Texas Municipal Retirement System
Brian T. Neale, Vice President of Investments, University of Nebraska Foundation
Patrick Pace, Director – Healthcare and Lower/Middle Markets, UTIMCO
Shane McAndrew, Chief Investment Officer, Villanova University
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