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Event Date Tue Feb 9 EST - Thu Feb 11 EST (9 months ago)
Location Digital Event
Region All

The BVCA Alternative Fund Strategies Series explores some of the ways private equity is diversifying as it matures, developing new approaches and investment products as it looks for opportunities in a wider range of markets.

This year we bring together three strategies, infrastructure, private debt and secondaries, across three half-day digital forums. Expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds will deliver a comprehensive overview on the most urgent issues impacting these investment strategies.

Key topics:
• Value creation in a post-COVID world
• Building back better: ESG trends, opportunities and challenges
• How is technology enhancing infrastructure value?
• The latest regulatory issues for infrastructure funds
• How did the COVID crisis affect the secondaries market?
• GP-led secondaries: what next?
• Direct secondaries
• British Business Bank – full report on private debt
• Developments in key terms and negotiation points in alternative lending
• The LP Perspective: what next for allocations to private debt?
• Private debt and SMEs: beyond the COVID crisis


2021 Speakers

Leon de Bono
Assistant Director General, BVCA

James Wardlaw
Partner, Hermes GPE

Leigh Harrison
Head of EMEA, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Richard Sem
Partner, Global Infrastructure and Real Assets, Pantheon

George Ridd
Lead Partner, EV Charging Fund, Zouk Capital

Simon Gray
Co-Managing Partner, Arcus Infrastructure

James Gow
Chief Client Officer, Aztec Group

Neil Krawitz
Partner, Arcus Infrastructure

Mary Nicholson
MIRA Head of Responsible Investment, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Carolyn Pearce
Managing Director, Investor Relations & Responsible Investment, InfraCapital

Peter Durante
Managing Director, MIRA, and Head of Technology and Innovation, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Gurpreet Manku
Deputy Director General, BVCA

Amy Abbott
Director of Events, BVCA

Francesca Paveri Fontana
Managing Director, Evercore

Pål Ristvedt
Partner and Co-Chair of the Secondary Investment Committee, Lexington Partners

Petra Bukovec
Principal, Pantheon

John Carter
Managing Partner, Hollyport Capital

Sweta Chattopadhyay
Investment Director, Moonfare

David Atterbury
Managing Director, HarbourVest

Vladimir Balchev
Principal, Hayfin

Ben Prebble
Director, Head of Fund Secondaries, Howden M&A

Elena Smirnova
Principal, Glendower Capital

Jemma Bruton
Head of Access Fund, Hambro Perks

Phil Cummins
Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates

Matt Hodan
Principal, Lexington Partners

Lindsay Sharma
Managing Director, Industry Ventures

Tori Buffery
Partner, Morningside Capital Partners

Olav Ostin
Managing Partner, TempoCap

David Swanson
Principal, Unigestion

Patrick Knechtli
Head of Secondaries, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Inigo Weston
Managing Director, Ardian Investment

Matthieu Ducharme
Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Owen James
Director, 17Capital

Nicholas Brooks
Head of Economic and Investment Research, ICG

Georgi Mintchev
Senior Manager, Strategy & Economics, British Business Bank

Andrew Davies
Partner, CVC Credit Partners

Jenna Franzosi
Investment Analysis, Hayfin

Jakob Lindquist
Co-Managing Partner, CORDET

David Wilmot
Partner, Apera Asset Management

Katy Byatt
Head of Legal Structuring & Execution, Growth & Leveraged Finance, Investec

Fred Nada
Partner, Arcmont Asset Management

Mark Wilton
Managing Director, European Private Finance, Barings

Amany Attia
CEO, Thincats

Emily Collins
Director, Head of IR, Beechbrook Capital

Mark Ciancimino
Co-founder, All Seas Capital

Stuart Hawkins
Managing Director, Ardian Investment

Claire Madden
Co-Founding Partner & Managing Partner, Connection Capital


Matthew Dickman
International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Deborah Hudson
Partner, Shackleton Ventures

Andrew Rearick
International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Brian DeFee
Director, Top Tier Capital

Mark McDonald
Global Head of Private Equity, DWS

James Duffield
Head of Busines Development, Aztec GROUP

Matt Theodorakis
Partner, Ares

Marion Bernard
Principal – UK Managing Director, The Firmament Group

Peter Brown
Head of Private Debt - Luxembourg, Aztec Group

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Debevoise & Plimpton

• Howden M&A