The Annual Private Equity Chicago Forum is the leading Midwest investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets. The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in The US and around the world. The investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.
Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector-specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
Rachel Geller Managing Director Insight Partners
Ajay Parkhe Managing Director Cinven
Mark Affolter Partner and Co-Head of US Direct Lending Ares Management
Alex Kessel Partner Co-Investments Adams Street Partners
John Moon Head of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Morgan Stanley
Melissa Mounce Mithal Managing Director, Leadership Talent & Diversity GTCR
Chris Trendler Managing Director and the Head of Portfolio Talent MDP
Steve Stubitz Operating Partner The Riverside Company
Trey Block Chief Financial Officer OrbiMed
Laura Warren Head of Tax Hamilton Lane
John Yeager Managing Director H.I.G. Capital
Charles Corpening Senior Managing Director and Head of the Investment Team Ariel Alternatives
Brett Lauber Managing Director Northleaf Capital Partners
Aoifinn Devitt Chief Investment Officer Moneta Group
Mary Hornby General Counsel Abbott Capital
Edward Goldstein Partner, CIO Coller Capital
Robert Belke Managing Partner Lovell Minick Partners
Uwe Schillhorn Chief Investment Officer Cook County Employees' and Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these difficult times? Additionally, how are they working alongside existing portfolio companies to navigate through the headwinds caused by the recent geopolitical challenges?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
How are private equity firms navigating their portfolio companies? What strategies are GPs utilizing to preserve liquidity, reduce costs and prepare for an extended downturn?
Technology, Security, & Intelligence Influence in Private Equity
How are alternative asset firms managing data and cybersecurity risks? Additionally, how are firms utilizing and leveraging technology to improve firm, portfolio company and limited partner relationship management and transparency.
A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations
What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?
Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation
In the midst of continued economic uncertainty, what is the current reality and outlook for deal sourcing and pricing? What are the primary due diligence focal points, and how are they shifting in today’s climate?
LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets
Are LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?
Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities
Despite the headwinds, many managers are continuing to cautiously make new deals in favorable sectors such as business services, and IT as well as look at purchasing attractive loans on the secondary market. Leading managers discuss what changes they are seeing in the private credit markets and their outlooks on the future of the asset class. Additionally, can any parallels be drawn from the 2008 financial crisis?
|Sponsorship is only available upon invitation and Markets Group reserves the right to refuse sponsorship from any organization or individual deemed by Markets Group to be incompatible with the event. Markets Group forum sessions are closed to all media/press and video/audio recording is explicitly prohibited within the venue.|