Capital Creation 2019

23 - 25 September, 2019

Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo

44 (0) 207 368 9854

Mark Nicolson, Senior Investment Director at Aberdeen Standard Investments Private Equity
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Mark Nicolson


Senior Investment Director
Aberdeen Standard Investments Private Equity

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mark.

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Day two - 24 September

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019


12:40 PM Panel Debate: Is the risk-return of first time funds and spin-outs justifiable in comparison with high performing established funds?

  • Yes: First time funds often outperform, delivering higher returns than traditional funds - Hans van Swaay, Partner, Lyrique Sàrl & Stefan Lehotkay, Partner, CLEARSIGHT Investments 
  • Yes: First time funds offer strong performance: diversification and specialists skills  over more established managers - Mark Nicolson, Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments Private Equity 
  • No: The risk is too high; they often fail to meet fundraising targets and the risk of abandon is much greater - Philip Rattle, Managing Partner, August Equity 
  • No: we are drawn to macro-opportunities and the prospect of fruitful returns at any stage - Franҫois Rowell, Director, UBS Investment Bank

1:10 PM LP Hosted Networking Lunch Roundtables

Join our LP hosts to dicuss a topic of your choice over lunch – each round table has only 10 places, on a first come, first served basis

Table 1: Private Debt: Finding value in direct lending today Timo Hara, Founder, Certior Capital Ltd

Table 2: Buyout: Co-financing: what lessons have we learnt from the crash and how have GPs positioned themselves in response?  Mark Nicolson, Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard

Table 3: Secondaries: How is LP competition in direct, co-investments and secondary investments affecting market dynamics?  Paul Newsome, Partner, Co-Head of Investments, Unigestion &  Olivier Dauman, Head of Private Equity, CFM Indosuez Wealth &  Louis Trincano, Managing Partner, Cornerstone Fund Placement &  Yvan Chéné, Private Equities Secondaries Director, Capital Dynamics

Table 4: Venture:  How is technology, larger VC funds and PE investment blurring the lines between private equity and venture capital? Ana-Maria Harrison, Partner, Adams Street Partners

Table 5: Secondaries: The Good,The Bad & The Ugly -  Benjamin Revillon, Managing Partner, BEX Capital

Table 6: Private Debt: What are the predicted return expectations given current market volatility? Furio Pietribias, Chief Executive Officer, Mediolanum Asset Management

Table 7: Infrastructure: What part does private equity investing have to play in helping close the infrastructure gap?  Nicola Barbiero, Chief Financial Officer, Solidarietà Veneto & Frank Amberg, Head of Private Equity & Infrastructure, Munich Re Group

Table 8: Co-Investments: How can GPs align their interests better to their LPs considering the tight rules of engagement? Raaja Mekouar-Schneider, President, LPEA & Head of Private Equity, Becker Family Office

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