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Tim Burroughs, Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL
Private equity investment and exits both hit record highs in Asia last year, despite an abundance of capital entering the asset class, which has driven up competition and valuations. For leading managers at the top end of the market, staying ahead means increasing product offerings, widening team skillsets, innovative deal sourcing, driving value creation, utilizing technology in portfolio management, and carefully considering exit options. Our panel will share their tips for achieving success.
Kirk M. Beaton, Partner, LEXINGTON PARTNERS
Nicholas Bloy, Managing Partner, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Charles Ong, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, RRJ GROUP
Bobby Pauly, Partner, TATA OPPORTUNITIES FUND
Yichen Zhang, Founder, Chairman and CEO, CITIC CAPITAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
Oliver Gottschalg, Associate Professor, HEC SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, PARIS
Asia is not a one-size-fits-all region, and the same can be said for how LPs choose to invest here: fund-of-funds, separately
managed accounts, pan-regional funds, sector and single-country focused managers, co-investment, or direct investment.
Choice of strategy is a function of resources but the key is to have a clearly defined approach and then find the right partners.
Our experts discuss what works and what doesn’t when investing in Asia.
Dennis Kwan, Managing Director, MVISION PRIVATE EQUITY ADVISERS ASIA LIMITED
Joe Bryant, Investment Director, UCLA INVESTMENT COMPANY
Yup S. Kim, Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity and Special Opportunities, ALASKA PERMANENT FUND CORPORATION
Sean Warrington, Director of Private Markets, ALFRED I. DUPONT TESTAMENTARY TRUST
Maverick Wong, Managing Director and the Head of Private Equity, CHINA PING AN INSURANCE OVERSEAS (HOLDINGS)
The ideal private equity portfolio can neutralize cyclical factors by virtue of its long horizon and its geographical and vintage
diversification. However, in an Asian context, there are still many questions to be answered. LPs must consider the merits of
developed versus developing markets, assess the impact of macroeconomic unrest, and decide how important ESG is to their
investment decisions, to name but a few. Our panel goes in-depth on portfolio construction.
Mounir Guen, Chief Executive Officer, MVISION PRIVATE EQUITY ADVISERS ASIA
Edward J. Grefenstette, President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer, THE DIETRICH FOUNDATION
Ralph Keitel, Principal Investment Officer and Regional Lead East Asia, Private Equity Funds, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION
Katja Salovaara, Senior Private Equity Portfolio Manager, ILMARINEN
Josh Stern, Director, Private Investments, ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Ravi Thakran, Chairman and Managing Partner, L CATTERTON ASIA
China is set to become the most important private equity market in the world. While not every investor will need to have China exposure in their portfolio, every one of them will need to understand the real opportunities and note the actual challenges that face local managers. To bridge this knowledge gap, qualified institutional investors will be able to join this special briefing featuring normally shy Chinese private equity leaders giving LPs a never-been-seen glimpse into every nook and cranny that realistically defines the Chinese private equity market. (closed door session)
* simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English and limited to 30 participants.
Paul Liu, Founder and CEO, HUISHENG CONSULTING
Zhipeng Gu, Chief Executive Officer, JD CAPITAL
David Qiu, Partner and President, PAG ASIA CAPITAL
Lin Wang, Founding Partner, CDH INVESTMENTS
We will once again be hosting roundtable discussions on issues that are important to the investor community. Each table will
be led by a topic leader who will encourage frank discussion and debate. (Registration is required.) Topics:
There is already evidence of differentiation in Asia’s venture capital industry, whether it involves sector specialization, pursuing
distinct early or late-stage strategies, or teams with local agendas spinning out from international firms. But can this conviction
about an approach to investment and the expectation that it will deliver rich deal flow translate into consistent and meaningful
returns? Investors from across the region share their views on how to build a sustainable industry.
James Lu, Partner, COOLEY LLP
Amit Anand, Founding Partner, JUNGLE VENTURES
TC Meenakshisundaram, Founder and Managing Director, CHIRATAE VENTURES INDIA ADVISORS
Shinichi Takamiya, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Steven Wang, Managing and Founding Partner, HIGHLIGHT CAPITAL
As the private equity industry continues to mature in Asia, there is more differentiation in what GPs are trying to do and LPs
have the information to say with greater certainty what works and what does not. Nevertheless, there is general concern about
the amount of capital being raised and whether it can be deployed efficiently in a climate of high valuations. Our panel of
leading investors discuss the role of Asia in their portfolios.
Chris Lerner, Partner and Head of Asia, EATON PARTNERS
Camilla Axvi, Head of Private Equity, AP2
Alicia Gregory, Head of Private Equity, MLC
Gregory Jania, Head of Fund Investments, Global Private Equity, APG US ASSET MANAGEMENT
Hideya Sadanaga, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Investment, JAPAN POST BANK
Jinyo (J.Y) Jung, Deputy Director, INVEST KOREA (KOTRA)