Pension Fund Power Panel: Current State of Private Equity in Canada - CLOSED TO MEDIA
Date & Time
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:55 PM - 1:40 PM
Vishnu Mohanan Jim Pittman Erol Uzumeri Sandra Bosela

Moderator: Vishnu Mohanan - Director – Private Markets, HRM Pension Plan

Sandra Bosela - Co-Head Private Markets Group, Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity, OPTrust

Jim Pittman – Executive Vice President & Global Head, Private Equity, BCI

Erol Uzumeri – Founding Partner, Searchlight Capital Partners 

  • How are Canadian investors accessing private equity in today’s market – primary funds, co-investments, co-sponsorships, direct investments etc.?
  • Are particular transaction types – corporate carve-outs, take-privates, secondary buyouts more attractive than others?
  • Evolution of the secondary market and Canadian activity in LP-led and GP-led secondaries
  • Level of confidence among Canadian LPs that PE can outperform public equities over the long run. Does the high fees in PE have an effect on that conviction?
  • Overview on PE sponsors jumping on the SPAC bandwagon