Many areas of finance exist, in this webinar we compare Private Equity & Venture Capital. What are the difference & similarities? What does it take to get involved, and how can entrepreneurs seeking capital & investors with capital connect? What is an Angel Investor, and can they use Leverage just like a Private Equity fund? Watch this webinar to find out.Read more >
An introduction to the private equity asset class, and to Pantheon International Plc, the longest established private equity fund-of-funds on the London Stock Exchange.Read more >
How can investors discover stocks with long-term return potential, even in an environment of political and economic uncertainty?
Join us for an interactive session with our fund manager and learn how it’s possible to invest successfully in European Equities.
1. Find out how AB’s European Equity portfolios have successfully navigated changing market conditions by focusing on companies—and not countries.
2. Discover why the key to identifying winners is to look for European companies that are global leaders and less exposed to regional trends.
3. Learn how techniques used by private equity investors can be very effective when applied to stockpicking in public equity markets.
Presenter: Tawhid Ali, Chief Investment Officer—European Value Equities
Tawhid Ali has served as Chief Investment Officer of European Value Equities since 2012, having been the division’s Director of Research since 2008. Ali was previously a research analyst covering retail and leisure stocks in Europe. He was also appointed Portfolio Manager of Global and International Value Equities in March 2016.
Moderator: Nicholas Davidson , Senior Portfolio Manager—Equities
Nicholas Davidson joined AB in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He works with clients across a range of AB’s global and regional equity services, and comanages the Global Equity Income Portfolio. Davidson was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the telecommunications and media industries and in the public sector.
This webinar, Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship & team will discuss the global trends they’re seeing regarding the practices of the leading Asset Owners in this area. There are also some exciting initiatives that are likely to shape our industry in the years to come, in particular the focus on alternatives and private equity (PE), where we are seeing an increasing number of managers integrating ESG into their investment process and working with the PRI on the PE asset class.Read more >
Private debt can offer investors the ability to mitigate credit risk as well as the potential for higher yields vs public markets. Join Kirsten Bode and Mark O’Keeffe as they discuss the opportunity set in the private lending market and why they believe now is a good time to consider an allocation.Read more >
In this session the panelists will uncover:
-Why the closed ended structure is particularly well suited to Private Equity
-Whether Private Equity can deliver superior long term returns
-Address the varied nature of Private Equity investment approaches
-Discuss the importance of manager quality in the Private Equity market
-How to access an asset class
We are seeing a new, more meaningful driver of shareholder value take over. The stock market is now rewarding companies that are making strategic investments in their businesses rather than focusing on self-preservation, as most did in the years following the crisis.
Identifying winning companies can be difficult in today’s markets as many investors are buying benchmarks, causing crowding and a “fat and flat” distribution within the equity market. So how does an investor break away from the herd?
Anik Sen, PineBridge’s Global Head of Equities, will share his differentiated process for picking the right stocks in today’s market – an approach much different than the top-down, style-based investing that has characterized investment flows for some time.
Graeme Gunn, Partner, SL Capital Partners explains Standard Life European Private Equity Trust’s investment approach.Read more >
Graeme Gunn, Partner, SL Capital gives his thoughts on why investors should consider private equity.Read more >
Graeme Gunn, Partner, SL Capital Partners talks about Standard Life European Private Equity Trust.Read more >
Roger Mountford, Chairman, HgCapital Trust discusses why he feels investors should consider private equity at all times.Read more >
Private equity compensation is slowly recovering from the economic downturn. But how will the economy's global aftershocks impact your ability to hire talent in the year ahead?
We'll examine the lingering challenges, including:
- Difficult fund-raising environment and fee pressure
- Capital overhang and poor performance
- Co-investing/separate account trend
- Smaller LP pool due to defined benefits
Don't miss this opportunity. Sign up today for this timely discussion.
Africa has become a relevant investment destination that is benefitting from a rapidly rising share of global foreign direct investments.
Today, Africa counts more than 750 million consumers. Over the next 15 years this number is expected to rise above 1.2 billion people with money to spend! It is no surprise that the world’s major retailing companies are working hard to get a strong foothold across this continent.
We believe that investing in the food industry is one of the most powerful ways for investors to capture the opportunity of rising consumerism because most of the African household budget still goes to food products.
The webcast will feature Zin Bekkali, Silk Invest CEO and Waseem Khan, Head of Private Equity. They will provide us with insights and perspectives into the dynamics that drive Africa’s rapidly growing middle class, the growing demand for better food products and the ongoing formalization of the food industry.
Silk Invest manages the African Food Fund, a private equity strategy that invests in Africa’s fastest growing food companies. The specialized team has a local presence across Africa’s largest economies and is ideally positioned to capture these grand opportunities.
We very much look forward to telling you more about all this during the webcast on September 20.
We welcome Tanuja Randery, Operating Executive at Apax Partners and one of the founders of PowerWomen Network, and Travis Winstanley, Games Investment Director at Catalis SE and Cofounder and Director of Diversity VC, who explore the idiosyncrasies, characteristics and expectations of D&I in the investment world. We talk working practices, finding talent beyond the industry & inspiring the next generation of investment professionals.Read more >
James is a globally recognised expert and innovator, published author on the innovation agenda and expert marketer and business strategist. He runs Springwise, which he founded as an incubation and analysis platform for great innovation agenda themes and ideas, and also is a serial adviser to notable organisations on innovation and evolving strategy, not least Capital D – a Pan European Private Equity Fund.
In this webinar, investors will be exposed to new investing ideas in the Impact Investing space - who is doing well by doing good, who is creating the future, and how can you get involved? These questions will be answered in this webinar
Tim Levett, Chairman of NVM Private Equity, managers of the Northern VCTs, discusses the outlook for generalist VCTs with Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the AIC.Read more >
Bibiana will provide a quarterly update on the New Capital Dynamic European Equity FundRead more >
Hamish Mair, the manager of F&C Private Equity, discusses the outlook for private equity with Jemma Jackson, PR Manager at the AIC.Read more >
The U.S. equity market is in its ninth year of a bull run and some investors are concerned that a correction is looming. While market conditions are generally favorable, there are some fundamental pressures that could impact volatility over the short term, such as rising rates in the U.S. We believe the best way to navigate a potentially tricky market is to take a bottom-up approach and invest in “quality” companies with consistent and resilient earnings growth.
In this interactive webinar, Matthew Benkendorf, Chief Investment Officer and Lead Portfolio Manager, discusses why an active, high quality approach to US equities can lead to competitive returns with lower risk than the index over a full market cycle.
Hear from our Fund Manager, Ken Wotton, as he shares views on the market and discusses performance over the first quarter of 2018Read more >