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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: Virtual Forum Seminar: Valuing Illiquid Assets – Challenges, Reliability & Impact on Pension Fund Portfolios

Date: 25 June 2020

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar

Details:

At this Virtual Forum Seminar, we explored the challenges of investing in Illiquid Assets, in particular around valuations and pricing. With no market price observed for illiquid assets, value must be determined on the basis of valuation models (mark-to-model). Furthermore, the valuations of investment vehicles are available only with a time delay, generally one quarter thus complicating the understanding of portfolios. In a world today where there is great uncertainty on the valuations of underlying portfolios, how can pension funds really evaluate their fund/portfolios, what are they worth today and more importantly the risk adjusted returns they can be expected to get in the long term?

Topic: ** POSTPONED **- New date to be confirmed - Implementing ESG in Private Markets

Date: 26 March 2020

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

Details:

As implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance factors across public portfolios gathers pace, this Seminar aims to update you on ESG approaches for private market investments.

The core concepts of responsible investment apply equally for private entities but the lack of objective, consistent and timely publicly available data on private companies makes ESG transparency and implementation particularly challenging. At the same time there has been a rapid development in private market “impact investments” so are these a quick fix for ESG compliance?