Oxford Radcliffe

Risk Management Symposium 2020

The Private Equity Institute, Saïd Business School, University of 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, SimCorp.

Please note; all ticket sales will be refunded if the Symposium is held online. You will also receive a refund if you are unable to travel due to travel restrictions imposed upon you.

Symposium Sponsors:

Symposium Sponsors: 17 Capital, SimCorp, MJ Hudson, LDSP

Speakers include

Thursday 3 December

Pre-Symposium dinner talk by: 

Emile Servan-Schreiber, Managing Director Lumenogic and Founder Hypermind

  • Harnessing the power of collective intelligence: why women matter

Friday 4 December

Xavier Drago, Gallinee

  • How to Assess ESG Risks?

Andrew Lebus, Pantheon Ventures

  • Publicly quoted private equity as part of institutional portfolios

Christian Frei, StepStone  

  • Uncovering the true risk using unsmoothing methods

Oliver Gottschalg, PERACS, and John Renkema, APG

  • Cash Flow Forecasting for portfolios of PE funds – Beyond the Standard Curve 

Andrea Carnelli, Head of Research, Pantheon

  • Asset allocation for private equity programs

Panel Discussion on How scalable is private equity?

  • Moderator: Elias Korosis, Hermes GPE

Panellists include:

  • Michał Gładyś, PFR Ventures
  • Alan Picone, KPMG