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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: ESG in Private Markets: Beyond Box-ticking

Date: 28 March 2019

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


This seminar looked at ESG developments in private debt and equity markets as well as the increasing opportunities in impact investing, such as renewable power. Our speakers looked at how you can create and implement policies and procedures as well as measure the outcomes of implemented policies. To what extent can you quantify the efficacy of ESG policies and show value created at portfolio company level?

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


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?