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Private market opportunities in Australasia and beyond

1-3 March 2017 | The Westin, Sydney


The 14th Annual AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Forum gathered 270 of the industry's leading figures in Sydney, including over 125 LPs, for two days of thought-provoking discussions, presentations and networking.

Attendees came from 11 different countries around the world and heard from 55 of the most experienced and successful private market investors from and across the globe, as well as the leading super funds and domestic and foreign institutional investors.

The forum featured expert analysis and market predictions with sessions covering topics including how you manage your portfolio and select investments against a backdrop of global uncertainty, the correct strategies for engaging Chinese counterparties as both buyers of assets and business partners for overseas expansion, credit and distressed-investing strategies in Australia and beyond, the strategies, sectors and geographies are the leading LPs betting on over the next five years, how the domestic venture industry can help Australian start-ups to commercialise worldwide, how you identify, approach and build relationships with family offices and the rise of the next generation of fund managers. 


Key highlights of the event include:

blue-botton1-10-01 More than 135 leading companies in attendance, including institutional investors from the USA, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Singapore and UK
blue-botton1-10-02 A 90 minute LP-only session to kick-off the forum featuring an interactive discussion with ILPA, New Zealand Super Fund, First State Super and MLC
blue-botton1-10-03 In-depth debates around how to remain successful when investing in Australia in the current climate with Archer Capital, Anacacia Capital and Quadrant Private Equity
blue-botton1-10-04 An LP-GP discussion examining the evolution of the industry and the investors featuring Archer Capital, Future Fund, CHAMP Private Equity, Sunsuper and Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
blue-botton1-10-05 A gala dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art featuring an informative and entertaining interviewing with Glenn Stevens, Retired Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Tim Sims of Pacific Equity Partners

    A snapshot of LPs who attended the event:

    Aberdeen Asset Management • ACC • Accident Compensation Corporation • aeris Capital AG • Akina • Altius Associates • AMP Capital • AMP Financial Services • ARDIAN • BIMB Investment • BlackRock • Bond International Ltd • Capital Dynamics • CDPQ • Clean Energy Finance Corporation • Coller Capital • Continuity Capital Partners • CPPIB Asia Inc. • DuPont Capital • First State Super • Future Fund • GIC • Greenhill Cogent Asia Pte Ltd • HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd. • HESTA • HQ Capital • IFM Investors • LGT Capital Partners • MC Asset Management Asia Limited • MetLife Investments Asia Ltd • MLC • Mueller Asia Limited • Myer Family Company • Myer Family Investments • North-East Private Equity Asia • Northgate • OPTrust • OTPP • Pantheon • Pathway Capital Management • Pavilion Capital • Perpetual Ltd • Portfolio Advisors, LLC • QIC • Quentin Ayers • StepStone • Sunsuper • Telstra Super Pty Ltd • The Family Office • Top Tier Capital Partners • Vantage Asset Management Pty Limited • Wilshire Associates Incorporated

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