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Past meetings : Private Markets Investors Forum

Details of all recent past meetings and speakers are set out below. In addition, details of older past meetings are available on request to Meeting Responses. You can also download our Meeting history here.

Topic: Open Forum: Ten Years on from the Global Financial Crisis – Lessons Learnt and What Next?

Date: 13 December 2018

Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters - Click here to view map

Details: A decade on from the collapse of Lehman and the subsequent Global Financial Crisis, there has been much change in the governance and regulation of the world’s financial systems but will this prevent or reduce the impact of future crashes and crises? At this Seminar, our speakers reviewed the last crisis, its impact on financial markets and your portfolios and more importantly highlight key future risks, both financial and non-financial, inherent within investments and pension fund portfolios. With many markets already well down from their recent record high valuation levels just what can pension funds do to protect themselves from future downturns and/or crises when they arrive? In addition, can changes to board governance and increased diversity help both pension funds and the broader financial market better prepare themselves for a future crises?

Topic: Spotlight on Specific Issues within Private Markets: Buyer Opportunity or Buyer Beware!

Date: 27 September 2018

Venue: Barber-Surgeons' Hall, London - Click here to view map

Details: As is borne out by high levels of dispersion between different private market funds within the same categories, manager skill is higher in private markets, where hands-on value creation means a greater control of the underlying assets than in public assets. So, as the march into private markets continues, understanding your investments is critical.