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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: Making Britain Great Again! Key Economic and Investment Opportunities and Challenges & Christmas Reception

Date: 14 December 2017

Venue: Vintners Hall - Click here to view map

Details: Just what challenges lie ahead and can pension funds take advantage of investment opportunities that may arise amongst the uncertainty over the coming years as Britain plans to leave the EU? Our speakers considered the outlook and the key risks and opportunities for both traditional and private market assets such as private equity and infrastructure which pension funds can invest in to improve their performance as well as make Britain Great again! In keeping with the Christmas spirit, we aimed to offer some magical delights that pension funds can practically consider as part of their future investment and strategy.

Topic: Private Equity: Meeting the Challenging Obstacles to Investment

Date: 28 September 2017

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

Details: The PMIF Seminar covered PE investment issues - 20 year historical returns for the US CalPERs fund show Private Equity as the best performing asset class but also the most expensive one. In the seminar we considered how pension funds and institutional investors of all sizes can best aim to access the benefits of private equity cost effectively and considered the importance of transparency. We discussed secondary markets and fund of funds and evaluated whether these sectors and other initiatives can help manage cash flow and risk management. We also covered some lesser used opportunities such as Emerging Markets Private Equity.