Posts Tagged “Spotlight Series”

Spotlight Series: Stephen Murphy, Citadel Capital on the MENA region.

November 22, 2020

Stephen Murphy, Managing Director, Citadel Capital participated in and won the Quickfire Showcase.  In an interview for the Spotlight Series, Stephen explained the attractions of the MENA region, amongst them its limited local competition.

Post Under: Africa

Spotlight series:Wael H. Aburida discusses the increased M&A consolidation activity that will occur in GCC backed by regulatory reform.

November 12, 2020

Wael H. Aburida took part in two expert panel debates. The first of these was entitled Where Do Regional Investors See Returns Coming From & What Are The Benefits Of Investing With A Regional Focus? Addressing LP Concerns, Investment Plans & Return Expectations.

Other experts in this event were Abdulmohsen AlTouq, CEO, Altouq Group, Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group, Manoj Narender Madnani, Managing Director & Board Member, Kulczyk Investments and C.H. Abdul Raheem, General Manager, Finance & Business Planning, Tasnee Jubail.
The moderator for this debate was George Siguler, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Siguler Guff.

The second panel debate was entitled ‘Co-investements VS. Blind Funds. How Is The Private Equity Model Changing To Adapt To The Increasing Popularity of The Co-Investment Model? Does This Spell The End Of Blind Funds?’ Other experts involved in this debate were Graeme Gunn, Partner, SL CAPITAL PARTNERS,Taimoor Labib, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity MENA, Standard Chartered Bank and Tom Haubenstricker, CEO, New York Life Capital Partners.
The moderator for this debate was Alex Bangash, Managing Director, Rumson Group.

Post Under: Asia

Spotlight Series: Sev Vettivetpillai, Aureos on the battle for hearts and minds outside China and India

September 24, 2020

Sev Vettivetpillai, CEO, AUREOS presented a session entitled “Portfolio companies & the war for talent: How can you evaluate portfolio companies in Emerging Markets & how do they deal with specific challenges that these markets generate?”

In an interview with Josh Lerner, Jacob H Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL for the Spotlight Series, Sev looks at the slow changing attitudes of the LP community to Emerging Markets outside China and India.

Post Under: LP/GP Relations

Spotlight Series: Rebecca Xu, Asia Alternatives Management on attractive markets post crisis

August 19, 2020

Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ASIA ALTERNATIVES MANAGEMENT will participate in a panel debate entitled “What is the next hottest market in Asia?” moderated by Sanju Vaswani, CEO, VERNY INVESTMENTS.  Joining her will be Patricia Dinneen, Managing Director, SIGULER GUFF & COMPANY; Lam Nguyen – Phuong, Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner - Global Private Equity, CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL, INC;
Nicholas Bloy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS; Peter Kennedy, Managing Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS.

In an interview for the Spotlight Series, Rebecca contends that global financial crisis has had a positive impact on investments in Asia making it one of the most attractive markets today.

Post Under: Asia

Spotlight Series: Veronica John, IDFC Capital on evaluating new funds

August 16, 2020

Veronica John, IDFC CAPITAL will moderate a panel entitled “Evaluating First Time & Sector Specific Funds – What To Look For And What To Avoid?” at this years SuperReturn Asia.  Joining her will be Anubha Shrivastava, CDC GROUP; Johanna Klein, ADB; Gordon Hargraves, RHO FUND INVESTORS and Joachim Schumacher, DEG.

In an interview for the Spotlight Series, Veronica gives some insight into what she looks for when evaluating funds from track record, team dynamic to diversification of investment pipeline.

Post Under: Asia

Spotlight Series: David Wilton, IFC on educating the Board.

August 10, 2020

David Wilton, Chief Investment Officer, IFC presented new research entitled “Comparison of performance between first time fund managers & established managers moving into a new market. How important is track record?”

In an interview with Josh Lerner, Jacob H Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL for the Spotlight Series, David explained that globalisation and market based economies in emerging markets has improved their situation but that education on Emerging Markets potential for boards to make the shift remains a big challenge for the investment professionals.

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