DATES ANNOUNCED: 2-4 MARCH, 2016

Finding market opportunity in an evolving landscape

2-4 March 2016 l The Westin Hotel, Sydney

Join over 300 attendees in Australia when industry leaders from across the globe meet for 2 days of high level debate and set the agenda on domestic, regional and global issues

 

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The Australasian alternative assets industry is evolving and this is creating a new set of challenges for participants. Funds seeking new commitments typically require the lion share to be from offshore, the deal environment is competitive and in general market activity has slowed reflecting the regions overall macro-economic story. However, a handful of funds have had successful fundraises and it is clear that the GPs that measure up when benchmarked on a global stage will continue to drive the domestic industry forward.

This is an intriguing time as Australasian PE matures. Succession planning strategies, sourcing offshore commitments, creating a team that can deliver real operational value, customising the PE model and finding attractive investment and exit opportunities in a slow market are all key topics for debate.

Key benefits of attending include:

  • Hear how the leading global fund managers view Australasia as an investment destination
  • Discover how LPs view private markets and where they will be making future allocations
  • Uncover how you can gain access to infrastructure investments
  • Find out about the rise in the attraction of private debt and the opportunities this presents for you
  • Explore what international LPs look for when selecting an Australasian fund manager
  • Uncover where you will find the best private market investment opportunities across Asia
  • Find out how the leading domestic continue to evolve and thrive in a competitive market
  • Discuss how co-investment is growing in importance for investment firms and LPs

 

Video: Event highlights 2015

Review what our delegates thought about the 2015 event

Highlights of the Forum included:

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A Luncheon speech from the Hon. John Berry, Ambassador Of The United States Of America

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A keynote panel of global leaders sharing their predictions for the future of the asset class featuring KKR, TPG Capital, The Carlyle Group and Apollo Management

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More than 165 leading companies in attendance, including institutional investors from the USA, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Holland, U.A.E, China, Singapore and UK

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A panel of Super Funds sharing their views on PE featuring Future Fund, First State Super, Hostplus, QIC and SunSuper

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A gala dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art with a panel of CEOs on the topic ‘Confessions and Reflections from the front line...what is really like to work and succeed in the PE landscape Down Under'

A snapshot of LPs who attended the event:

Dhabi Investment Authority • AlpInvest Partners • Altius Associates • AMP Capital •ARDIAN •ATP PEP • Axiom Asia Private Capital • BlackRock Private Equity Partners • Capital Dynamics • Coller Capital • CPP Investment Board • DBJ Asset Management • DMK Foundation • DuPont Capital Management • First State Super • Funds SA • Future Fund • HarbourVest Partners • Hermes • GPE • HESTA • Lexington Partners •Leyland Private Asset Management • MassMutual Life Insurance Company • Media Super • MetLife • MFCo • MLC Investment Management • Munich Private Equity Partners • Nomura Private Equity Capital • Northgate Capital • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan • OPTrust Private Markets Group • Pantheon • QIC • StepStone • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust • Sunsuper • Top Tier Capital • UOB Asia Investment Partners • Vantage Asset Management • Wilshire Private Markets


Economist Address

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist (Australia and New Zealand), HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED


Limited Partners

Jessica Archibald

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS

Steve Byrom

Head of Private Equity, FUTURE FUND

Jon Freeman

Partner, COLLER CAPITAL

Fintan Maher

National Head of Wealth, MYER FAMILY OFFICE

Andrew Major

General Manager Unlisted Assets, HESTA

Natalie Meyenn

Head of Private Equity, MLC

Alexander Pestalozzi

Managing Director, Asia Office, MUELLER ASIA LIMITED

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity, QIC

Suzanne Tavill

Managing Director, STEPSTONE

Michael Weaver

Manager, Private Markets, SUNSUPER PTY LTD


Senior Industry Professionals

Michael W. Arpey

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Rick Baker

Co-Founder, BLACKBIRD VENTURES

David Brown

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

James Carnegie

Senior Managing Director, BLACKSTONE

Marcus Darville

Managing Partner, QUADRANT PRIVATE EQUITY

Jim Fleming

Partner, COLUMBIA CAPITAL

Benjamin C. Gray

Managing Partner, TPG CAPITAL

Mounir Guen

Chief Executive Officer, MVISION

John Haddock

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Simon Henderson

Partner, BAIN & COMPANY

Rick Lewis

General Partner, USVP

John Lin

Managing Partner, NDE CAPITAL

David McWilliam

Executive Vice President, SANKATY ADVISORS

Bobby Pauly

Partner, TATA OPPORTUNITIES FUND

Jeremy A. Samuel

Founder and Managing Director, ANACACIA CAPITAL

Matthew Turner

Director – Credit Fund Management, Australia, INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP

Andrew J. Schwab

Managing Partner, 5AM VENTURES

Peter Wiggs

Chief Executive Officer ARCHER CAPITAL

David Willis

Partner, KPMG

Tim Burroughs

Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL


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