Fund Transactions Conference, London



  24 May 2018


8:00am | Registration
8:30am | Conference start
11:00am | Close


One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA

Fund Transactions Conference, London

Please join us at our annual Fund Transactions Conference in London on 24 May 2018. This year, experts from across the funds industry will explore trends in fund transactions and governance.

Panel discussions will cover a range of topics, including:

• GP minority transactions
• Incentive structuring
• Transaction and portfolio company governance
• Cyber opportunities/threats
• Geo-politics and other macro themes

Please see below for the full agenda and to register for this event.


PANEL 1 | Private Funds & Individual Incentives – General Trends & Issues

Alistair Horn | Partner, Mourant LP
Jason Butwick | Partner, Dechert LLP
Fiona Carpenter | Partner, PwC
Jane McCafferty | Barrister, 11 King's Bench Walk

This panel will focus on structuring GP and carried interest vehicles, as well as GP minority transactions and other elements of GP-focused transactions.

The panel will consider structuring for senior management - management incentive plans - with a focus on related administration issues.

Panellists will also discuss the design of leaver terms and potential for legal challenges.

PANEL 2 | Governance

Helen Wyatt | Partner, Mourant Ozannes
Simon Witney | Special Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
Steve Jacoby | Partner, Clifford Chance
Rhianydd Griffith | Investment Manager, Hermes Investment Management
Sentheel Salvam | Associate General Counsel, Centerbridge Partners Europe, LLP

This panel will look at private equity from top to bottom and work through governance flashpoints at all levels of the structure.

With a focus on turning governance to a competitive advantage vs. a source of risk which hinders GPs in carrying out transactions, this panel will weigh-up commercial and cultural dynamics in light of developing regulatory, litigation and social landscapes.

Fintech is popular as a target investment segment for private equity, though our panellists will consider how fintech is being used across the industry to enhance reporting and transparency, and where technology is being used in private equity to improve transaction management as much as returns.

PANEL 3 | Getting Behind the Stories

Jon Woolrich | Partner, Mourant LP
Tony Langham | Chief Executive, Lansons Communications
David Bloom | Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy, HSBC Bank Plc
Simon Saitowitz | Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

A ranging discussion about industry themes which have dominated media coverage about fund transactions (or which our panellists just find interesting).

Panellists will delve into the detail behind these stories, bringing to bear their unique perspective to give colour to the headlines.