Capital Creation 2017

September 13-September 15, 2017

Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo

44 (0) 207 368 9854

Day 1

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Registration and welcome coffee

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Welcome remarks from Susie Benaim, Programme Director, Capital Creation

1:35 PM - 1:40 PM Welcome remarks from the Chairperson

Peter Flynn, Partner, Candela Capital


Peter Flynn

Candela Capital

Adapting to Being Top of the Market

  • How is AIFMD impacting European and non-European investor and manager behaviours and attitudes to the European market?
  • How are regulations altering approaches in cash flow and risk management?
  • How are conflicts of interest being managed by fund managers?
  • How are currency challenges impacting fundraising and returns and what needs to be considered during fundraising?


Markus Lang

Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Investment Management Division
Goldman Sachs

Charlotte Møller

Director, Regulatory Affairs
PFA Pension

Dr. Ulf Klebeck

General Counsel
Woodman Asset Management

Marcus Peter

GSK Luxembourg

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Managing disruption in the private equity industry - how to adapt to changes in European market structure and being top of the market

Alexandre Delos, Partner and Head of Buyout Investments, Access Capital Partners Maurizio Arrigo, Head, Private Equity, Pictet Alternative Investments Martin Wright, Senior Partner, JZ International Alessandro Binello, Chairman, Quadrivio Group
  • What are the practical implications of being top of the market?

  • Which assets should investors be allocating towards and why?

  • How is emerging market performance playing into current allocation strategies?

  • Which sectors are performing best and have the most


Alexandre Delos

Partner and Head of Buyout Investments
Access Capital Partners

Maurizio Arrigo

Head, Private Equity
Pictet Alternative Investments

Martin Wright

Senior Partner
JZ International

Alessandro Binello

Quadrivio Group

New Strategies for Gaining Outsized Returns

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM ALL STAR PANEL: Co-investments –how to source good and sustainable deals in an increasingly costly and competitive environment

Arnaud Lipkowicz, Partner, GCM Grosvenor Yalin Karadogen, Partner, Cinven Richard Damming, Senior Investment Director, Schroder Adveq , ,
  • What are the current prices and returns in European co-investments?
  • How are GPs managing the increased demand of co-investments from investors?
  • How to keep consistent deal flow in co-investments?
  • What are the current strategies that work when qualifying deal flow?


Arnaud Lipkowicz

GCM Grosvenor

Yalin Karadogen


Richard Damming

Senior Investment Director
Schroder Adveq

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM Afternoon coffee and networking

  • How is the European secondaries market performing compared to the US and Asia?
  • What type of structured deals are managers engaging in and how are they different from those over the last 5 years?
  • How do secondary investments play into current portfolio development and de-risking; has this changed for investors over the last year?
  • Understanding why GP-led transactions are becoming more popular and how they can create improved operational efficiencies


Alister Wormsley

Compass Partners International

Nik Morandi

Senior Principal, Funds, Secondaries & Co-Investments
CPP Investment Board

Andre Aubert

Partner, Private Equity
LGT Capital Partners

Christiaan de Lint

Headway Capital Partners

4:10 PM - 4:45 PM OXFORD STYLE DEBATE: Should investors still allocate to secondaries at this point of the cycle – yes or no?

Fahad Shams, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wiebe Visser, Principal, Secondary Team, AlpInvest Partners Per Wimmer, CEO, Wimmer Family Office
  • Yes: In a market which is increasingly competitive, secondaries allow buyers to deliver superior risk adjusted returns

  • Yes: With secondary transactions becoming more complex, the various secondary options to choose outweigh alternative transactions

  • No: There are so many fund financing alternatives there is always an opportunity to be more innovative with portfolio restructuring

  • No: The complexity of structured secondaries transactions makes it particularly challenging to ensure a successful transaction


Wiebe Visser

Principal, Secondary Team
AlpInvest Partners

Per Wimmer

Wimmer Family Office

Fahad Shams

Vice President
Morgan Stanley

3:50 PM - 4:45 PM SYNERGY WORKSHOP: How to engage with co-investments and navigate their growing structural complexity

David Smith, Managing Director & Co-head of Co-investment, Capital Dynamics
  • Evaluating the mechanisms of co-investments and how this can help better service client demands on time restrictions

  • What are GP requirements of investors in the current competitive landscape? Is there a selection bias and if so, how to address this

  • How to manage resources to ensure you can access the best co-investment opportunities when they emerge

  • Understanding the terms and conditions of these transactions -Evaluating ownership challenges


David Smith

Managing Director & Co-head of Co-investment
Capital Dynamics

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM CLOSING GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER: How to negotiate in a high-stake situation to get the deal you want

Suzanne Williams QPM, Former, International Senior Scotland Yard Detective, crisis negotiator and kidnap investigator


Suzanne Williams QPM

International Senior Scotland Yard Detective, crisis negotiator and kidnap investigator

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM Closing remarks from the Chairperson

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome drinks and conference reception