Private Equity Institute
Private Equity Forum 2014
The Forum brings together practitioners, investors, and advisers from the private equity industry to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the private equity sector.
This year’s forum differed from that of previous years and instead was styled on that of the Oxford Union debates. The afternoon started with an overview of the research in Private Equity being undertaken at Oxford and was followed by four sessions considering different topics, with each speaker having ten minutes to make their point, and five minutes to respond to questions from the floor.
Forum programme (including biographies and attendee list).
12:40-12:50: Welcome and introduction by Tim Jenkinson
12.50 – 13.45: Oxford research in Private Equity
Tim Jenkinson and Ludovic Phalippou
13.45 – 14.45: Do we need PE to add value into a company?
Convenor: Tim Jenkinson
Chris Woodhouse, CEO, RAC
Zillah Byng-Maddick, CEO, Future Plc
Jean-Marc Jabre, Managing Director Private Equity, Morgan Stanley
14.45 – 15.45: PE under fire: Misalignment of interest, LPs going solo, taxes, the SEC et al.
Convenor: Ludovic Phalippou
Peter Cornelius, Managing Director, Economics & Strategy, AlpInvest Partners
Stephen Catling, Investment Director, Chamonix Private Equity
15.45 – 16.15: Break
16.15 – 17.15: Is leverage going wild again?
Convenor: Andreas Angelopoulos
Peter Marshall, Managing Director and Co-Head of European Restructuring, Houlihan Lokey
Justin Bickle, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP
Oliver Kehren, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
17.15 – 18.15: Do emerging markets need Westerners or can they do it themselves?
Convenor: Li Jin
Lloyd West, Director, The Abraaj Group
David Easton, Director, Direct Investments, CDC Group Plc
18.15 Drinks reception