Programme

Private Equity Leaders' Summit | Venture Capital Summit | Limited Partners' Summit | Investment Summit (Day one) | Investment Summit (Day two) 


  • Tuesday, 17th November 2020

  • 08:00

    Registration

  • 08:50

    Opening remarks

  • 09:00

    Setting the scene (Joint session with the Venture Capital and Limited Partners’ Summits)

  • 09:30

    Asian private equity: Look ahead (Joint session with the Venture Capital and Limited Partners’ Summits)

    • How do you get comfortable acting on investment opportunities?
    • What has changed in terms of approaches to value creation?
    • How has COVID-19 impacted the day-to-day operations of PE firms?
    • What is the outlook for 2021 and beyond?
  • 10:30

    Networking coffee break

  • 11:00

    Internal best practice: The realities of a COVID-19 world

    • Which aspects of a GP’s operations have been most disrupted?
    • What strategies have been employed to mitigate travel restrictions?
    • In what ways has technology proved to be a game-changer?
    • Will any pandemic-driven changes become permanent?
  • 11:45

    Talent matters: Team building to stay competitive

    • Is the emphasis on sector and functional expertise changing how GPs recruit?
    • How do you build a balanced team capable of driving portfolio growth?
    • Is familiarity with technology a must regardless of domain expertise?
    • How should GPs think about hiring now to be competitive in 10 years’ time?
  • 12:30

    Executive address(Joint session with the Venture Capital and Limited Partners’ Summits)

  • 13:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00

    Due diligence: How to get it right in 2021

    • How have approaches to due diligence changed in response to COVID-19?
    • To what extent can technology reduce the need for in-person engagement?
    • What are the common pitfalls when assessing new economy businesses?
    • Have recent fraud scandals led to increased scrutiny of portfolio companies?
  • 14:45

    Fund structures: Where, when and why?

    • What should GPs be mindful of in terms of fund structure and domicile?
    • How is Hong Kong’s limited partnership regime likely to stack up versus Singapore?
    • What purpose will the Cayman Islands serve 15 years’ from now?
    • Should GPs be concerned about carried interest tax treatment in Asia?
  • 15:30

    Fund management and reporting: Better engagement

    • To what extent does the quality of reporting vary by fund size?
    • How are GPs investing in back office and compliance functions?
    • Have oversight protocols been tested by the need recapitalize portfolio companies?
    • Does the industry need more clarity on subscription lines of credit?
  • 16:15

    Networking coffee break

  • 16:30

    Asia venture capital: Navigating market instability (Joint session with the Venture Capital and Limited Partners’ Summits)

    • How have investment priorities changed since the start of the year?
    • What issues are at stake when companies contemplate down rounds?
    • How are GPs rethinking their exit options?
    • Is the shift in focus from B2C to B2B a cyclical or structural phenomenon?
  • 17:15

    Institutional perspective: How European and Asian LPs view Asia (Joint session with the Venture Capital and Limited Partners’ Summits)

    • Have COVID-19 and the macro climate altered approaches to Asia?
    • What has and hasn’t worked well this year in LP-GP communications?
    • Where does specialization rank among the qualities LPs want to see in GPs?
    • Is the return profile in Asia skewed toward a couple of sectors?
  • 18:00

    Close of summit

  • 18:15

    Cocktail reception