Said Business School

Risk Management Symposium 2019

The Private Equity Institute, Saïd Business School, Oxford, will host the annual Risk Management Symposium.

Private equity’s illiquid nature means it is often perceived as one of the riskiest asset classes. However, it is precisely the associated risk premium that attracts institutional investors to private equity.

Risk management in this area is still predominantly associated with risk avoidance, whereas harvesting the illiquidity risk premium requires specific management techniques for seeking risks in order to achieve an attractive risk/return relationship for private equity portfolios.

The symposium aims to advance private equity portfolio management practices and build a community of private equity practitioners and academics with a view to extending both the theoretical understanding and practical management of the issues raised.

The symposium is a unique opportunity for major industry stakeholders and academics to discuss the current state of risk management in private equity, and plans for the future.

Chaired by Professor Tim Jenkinson, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Thomas Meyer, MJ Hudson.

We have some free tickets available for professors and students. To check your eligibility, please contact Gemma Mumford.

RMS sponsors

The symposium is sponsored by:

Speakers include

Thursday 7 November

Pre-Symposium dinner talk by:

  • Irfan Khan, SAP Platform & Technologies
    Understanding the game – diving deep into data to uncover truths about team sports

Friday 8 November

  • Alastair Sewell, Fitch Ratings
    Portfolios of private equity funds – securitisation as a risk management perspective
  • Alan Picone, KPMG Luxembourg
    Risk models and model risks for private debt portfolios
  • Odi Lahav, MJ Hudson Allenbridge
    Alignment of interest – perceptions and reality
  • Jeroen Cornel, BlackRock Private Equity Partners
    Disentangling the value created by private equity managers
  • Philippe Jost, Capital Dynamics
    Short-term risks of long-term investments
  • Panel on The new model for private equity – how is ESG changing the way private equity invests?
    Moderator: Erin Sarret, StepStone Group


Panellist include:

  • Candice Brenet, Ardian
  • Ritu Kumar / Mark Eckstein, CDC Group
  • Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor
  • Olivia Yedikardachian, Caisse des Dépôts