Programme - Limited Partners' Summit, 12 November

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  • Tuesday, 12th November 2019

  • 08:00


  • 08:50

    Opening remarks


  • 09:00

    Fireside chat: Building an organization for the future (Joint session with the PE Leaders’ and Venture Capital Summits)

    Interviewer: Tim Burroughs, Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL
    Interviewee: Jon Winkelried, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Partner, TPG

  • 09:30

    Asian private equity: What next? (Joint session with the PE Leaders’ and Venture Capital Summits)

    Given how sentiment withered as 2018 wore on, it comes as little surprise that 2019 has thus far been characterized by uncertainty. Concerns about the macro climate, high valuations, and unclear paths to exit are primarily to blame. GPs want to be sure their thesis is watertight before pulling the trigger, which means more time spent on due diligence and value creation plans. Our panel of top investors assess the current state of the market.

    • What positives can be drawn from 2019?
    • How are managers looking to differentiate themselves?
    • Is it still a seller’s market? What is the key to a successful exit process?
    • What is the outlook for the next 12 months?

    Moderated by: Lars Aagaard, Head of M&A, Asia Pacific and Head of Financial Sponsors, Asia Pacific, BARCLAYS
    Nicholas Bloy, Managing Partner, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
    Boon Chew, Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner, CITIC CAPITAL PARTNERS
    Brian Hong, Partner, CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS
    Tatsuo Kawasaki, Founding Partner, UNISON CAPITAL
    Teck Sien Lau, CEO and Partner, HOPU INVESTMENTS

  • 10:30

    Networking coffee break

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  • 11:00

    Insider view: The Asia story

    Asia has become a compelling part of a PE portfolio as more managers back up attractive growth stories with stable track records. For some LPs, the next step is diversification by country, sector and niche. While concerns about a downturn remain, establishing strong partnerships with managers that prevail across cycles is the cornerstone of an institutional approach to the asset class. Our seasoned investors explain the thinking behind their current portfolios and future allocation plans.

    • Have macroeconomic conditions made it harder to make allocations to Asia?
    • What makes an LP comfortable enough to move beyond pan-regional managers?
    • Which geographies and strategies are most attractive from a diversification perspective?
    • What questions are being asked of GPs that you weren’t before?

    Moderated by: Dennis Kwan, Managing Director, MVISION PRIVATE EQUITY ADVISERS
    Doug Coulter, Partner, LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS
    Maria Guo, Investment Manager, Private Markets, SUNSUPER
    Frank Su, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Asia, CPPIB

  • 11:45

    Insider view: The Venture play

    Capital has flocked to VC strategies in Asia as LPs look to penetrate a larger portion of the technology value chain, backing start-ups from early stages to maturity. This has enabled incumbent managers to raise larger funds, but the space is becoming increasingly populated as corporates ramp up investment activity and teams spin-out from established VCs. LPs explain how they make sense of the venture opportunity and identify managers that can take advantage of it.

    • How do LPs track technology ecosystems?
    • China vs India vs Southeast Asia – what are the pros and cons?
    • Should VC investors embrace or avoid late-stage tech?
    • What are return expectations for recent vintages?

    Moderated by: James  Hahn, Managing Partner, ASIA ALPHA VC
    Rishi Dua, Senior Investment Analyst, FIRST STATE SUPER
    Jie Gong, Partner, PANTHEON
    Josh Stern, Director, Private Investments, ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

  • 12:30

    Fireside chat: Perspectives on global venture capital investing (Joint session with the PE Leaders’ and Venture Capital Summits)

    Interviewer: Carman Chan, Founder & Managing Partner, CLICK VENTURES
    Interviewee: Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner, NEA

  • 13:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00

    Co-investment: Expectations vs reality

    Co-investment is becoming a higher priority for LPs as they become more sophisticated, more knowledgeable of the markets they are investing in, and more desirous to reduce net fee exposure. However, the same adverse selection risks remain if GPs are given additional firepower to pursue deals that might be outside their sweet spot. In this session, our experienced LP co-investors delve into the issues surrounding this phenomenon and discuss the requirements for a successful co-investment programme.         

    • What can GPs do to ensure co-investment is distributed fairly and transparently?
    • How big is the gap between wanting to co-invest and being able to do so?
    • What are the biggest misconceptions among GPs and LPs about co-investment?
    • Does co-investment deliver better returns?

    Moderated by: Ben Hart, Partner & Head of Investor Relations (Asia), ADAMS STREET PARTNERS
    David Chan, Portfolio Manager, MLC PRIVATE EQUITY
    Edward J. Grefenstette, President & CIO, THE DIETRICH FOUNDATION
    Kaitlin Miles, Investment Manager, TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS

  • 14:45

    Data presentation: 10 years after the GFC – How has the risk/return profile of PE changed, and what can investors learn from it for the future

    Oliver Gottschalg, Professor, HEC SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, PARIS

  • 15:15

    ESG: Developing the right approach in Asia

    Addressing environmental, social and governance concerns within a private equity portfolio requires more than just a boilerplate policy. Institutional investors increasingly want to see detailed annual reporting that sets out ESG objectives on a case-by-case basis, explains approaches to monitoring and measurement, and captures meaningful performance. Our panel of early ESG adopters share their thoughts on moving from box-checking to substance, what it has meant for GP relationships, and the nuances apparent in Asia. 

    • Should LPs ask different questions of GPs based on geography and strategy?
    • What constitutes industry best practice in terms of reporting?
    • Are the UN sustainable development goals the best way to track performance?
    • Is impact investing the next step for ESG or should it be viewed separately?

    Moderated by: Steven R. Okun, CEO, APAC Advisors & ASEAN Representative, EMPEA Panellists:
    Adam Black, Head of ESG & Sustainability, COLLER CAPITAL
    Deborah Ng, Director Strategy & Risk, Head of Responsible Investing, ONTARIO TEACHERS’ PENSION PLAN
    Anders Strömblad, Head of Alternative Investments, AP2

  • 16:00

    Networking coffee break

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  • 16:30

    Asian venture capital: A new maturity (Joint session with the PE Leaders’ and Venture Capital Summits)

    Levels of development vary markedly across Asia’s venture capital markets, but all are to some extent benefiting from growing investor interest – domestic and international, high net worth and institutional – in the asset class. The combination of maturity and the scope to participate at more points along the value chain as start-ups stay under private ownership for longer is encouraging diversification in strategy and skillsets. Investors operating in different markets share their tips for success.

    • In which geographies, and at what stages, are valuations a major concern?
    • What are the implications of Chinese VCs entering other markets in Asia?
    • How creative are firms being in terms of fund structure and strategy?
    • What is the exit outlook for the next 12 months?

    Moderated by: Ferish Patel, Partner, COOLEY
    Amit Anand, Founding Partner, JUNGLE VENTURES
    Manish Kheterpal, Managing Partner, WATERBRIDGE VENTURES
    Nisa Leung, Managing Partner, QIMING VENTURE PARTNERS
    Shinichi Takamiya, Managing Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
    Wei Zhou, Founding Managing Partner, CCV

  • 17:15

    Institutional perspective: How LPs view the world (Joint session with the PE Leaders’ and Venture Capital Summits)

    Alongside international investors, Asian investors have become a mainstay of the alternatives space. Those with more advanced programmes have built up strong in-house skills and become active co-investors, with direct investment the next priority in select areas. For more recent arrivals, the challenge is choosing where and with whom to allocate capital, always conscious of j-curve mitigation. Our panellists explain how their approaches are evolving and what managers must do to win favour in the current market.

    • What do LPs want from their alternatives programmes?
    • What can be done to access top managers in Asia and globally?
    • Where do ESG, diversity and impact investing fit on the agenda?
    • What are the major frustrations when dealing with GPs?

    Moderated by: Hemal Mirani, Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA)
    Tanya Carmichael, Managing Director, Global Funds, ONTARIO TEACHERS’ PENSION PLAN
    Maria Guo, Investment Manager, Private Markets, SUNSUPER
    Kathy Wong, Head of Private Equity and Direct Investment, HONG KONG MONETARY AUTHORITY

  • 18:00

    Close of summit

  • 18:15

    Cocktail reception

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