Thursday, November 19, 2020
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM | Opening Remarks from the Co-Chair
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote Address with a Chief Economist
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Panel Session: Current Outlook in the World of Private Equity
Discussion on the current challenges within private equity. How have private equity firms survived the economic downturn? Has the credit market made any improvements? What has been the effect on the volume and size of private equity transactions?
Jeremy Busch, Partner - Turtle Holdings
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Panel Session: Navigating Through a Challenging Economic Environment
Topics include examining the issues in the current environment, Finding value investment opportunities in the current economic downturn, How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for real estate investing? Private equity real estate funds vs. private REITS, Implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards into your investment portfolio strategies and Can ESG improve returns and reduce risk?
Miles Nadal, CEO – Peerage Capital
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Closed-Door Breakout Session – GP Spotlight
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Closed-Door Breakout Session – LP Spotlight
LPs struggle with different concerns than GPs – and one of those is constructing a private equity portfolio in a costly and uncertain investment environment caused by COVID-19 pandemic situation.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel Session: Solo presentation
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | Panel Session: Reporting, Valuation and Performance Measurement
This session will spotlight firms and companies who provide software for reporting, valuation and performance measurement. RegTech and due diligence will be featured. The session will be constructed to ensure that speakers do not overlap content and time within their presentations.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Panel Session: Pension Investors in Private Equity: Weather Report
Topics include current environment for pension investors in Canada, U.S. and Europe, balance sheets and leveraging portfolios to take advantage of the dislocation in the markets, stress testing portfolios and delivering strong financial performance for multiple generations, governance, long term focus and skill set in order to weather this crisis and return expectations for the next 5 – 10 years.
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM | Networking Refreshment Break
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Panel Session: How to Create Deal Flow in an Economic Upheaval
Here we are once again, in another economic upheaval in the private equity landscape. We need to ask ourselves, how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the nature of creating deal flow in the world of private equity? What changes are expected in the generating and sourcing of future deals? Our respected panelists will share with you the current state of deal flow, what they have experienced and learned over the past 12 months.