Building an institutional marketplace

Debating the case for investing in digital assets...

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Join Hedgeweek and Institutional Asset Manager as we explore the opportunities and challenges in building an institutional marketplace for digital assets.



10th June 2021

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Digital assets... towards an institutional marketplace

PROLOGUE

Brought to you by Hedgeweek and Institutional Asset Manager, this new DigitalAssetsLive event will assess the key developments, trends and issues driving the growth of institutional investment in digital assets.


‘This one-day digital event will explore a wealth of topics, including:


•The case for investing in digital assets

•Key legal and regulatory challenges

•Custody, security and liquidity issues

•Trading and investment strategies

•Future developments and trends


Join us for what promises to be an exciting new event.

AGENDA

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ON THE DAY | 10 JUNE

DAY ONE

10 FEBRUARY

PANEL 1

Future trends in PE Technology

  • How are PE firms thinking about digitising/automating their workflows?
  • What areas of technology adoption are realistic, today? And what future trends might we see, in relation to deal sourcing, portfolio monitoring, performance attribution etc?
  • What are the main challenges PE firms face when trying to adopt new technology?
  • Synergistic benefits to leveraging technologies & best practices being used within portfolio companies
  • What will the key drivers of further tech adoption be as the PE industry evolves over the next decade?

PRESENTATION

How CFOs and COOs can identify legal cost savings using technology

James Williams // Editor in Chief, PrivateEquityWire

OPENING ADDRESS

1:50 PM

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

SPEAKERS:

Eric Feldman, CIO, Riverside Company

Sophie Flak, CSR and Digital Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Eurazeo

Jed Gardner, SVP, Linedata Technology Services, Linedata

Jamie Smith, Director of International Technology, Eze Castle Integration

Ron Biscardi, CEO, iConnections (moderator)

SPEAKER:

Oliver Cardozo, Head of Sales, Apperio

Dedicated networking time

NETWORKING

1:30 PM

PANEL 2

Data analytics

  • What are the latest technology developments available to PE groups to improve efficiency in data management?
  • How can AI/ML tools be utilised in the front office to enhance pre-investment company analysis, due diligence, risk forecasting/modelling?
  • Data in, data out — what should PE firms be doing to optimise the way they source and aggregate data to improve their investment decision-making?
  • Can predictive analytics help bring marginal gains to investment portfolios – both in terms of market alpha and operational alpha (e.g. frees up time for analysts/deal partners to seek out an extra deal or two over the course of the year)
  • Using data analytics to uncover new insights in portfolio company operating performance; can this lead to cross-fertilisation benefits within the wider portfolio?

PRESENTATION

Trends in Private Capital Markets: 2021 & Beyond

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Ahmed Khamassi, Head of Data Science, Stirling Square Capital Partners

Sajjad Jaffer, Senior Director, West Monroe Partners

Tobias True, Partner, Adams Street Partners

Paul Ross, SVP Marketing, Sentieo

Michael Megaw, Managing Director, Regulatory, Analytics and Data, SS&C Technologies

SPEAKER:

Katie May, Director, InCloudCounsel

PANEL 3

Assessing the cybersecurity landscape

  • How has the pandemic changed the risk parameters for PE firms as they guard against advanced threats?
  • Is the CISO role likely to become more popular, or will PE firms look for outsourced specialists to protect their business interests?
  • Will AI become an important element of advanced cybersecurity protection? Are there current examples of this that PE firms can think about introducing?

4:20 PM

EVENT CLOSES

NETWORKING

Dedicated networking time

5:10 PM

5:40 PM

SPEAKERS:

George Ralph, Managing Director, RFA

Catherine Parry, Founder and CEO, DeepView

André Pienaar, Chief Executive and Founder, C5 Capital

James Williams, Editor in Chief, PrivateEquityWire (moderator)

SPEAKERS

Senior Director at West Monroe Partners

Sajjad Jaffer

David Enriquez

CSR and Digital Managing Partner, Member of the Executive Committee at Eurazeo

Sophie Flak

Tobias True

Head of IR at Silverfleet Capital

Andrew Harrison

Eric Feldman

Eric Feldman

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