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2nd annual private markets research conference

Explore the latest advances in private markets research by combining academic and practitioner perspectives.

The 2nd annual private markets research conference is a forum to explore the latest advances in private market research by combining academic and practitioner perspectives. This academic conference will take place in Lausanne on July 5 - 6, 2018. Investing in private markets implies a deep knowledge of private equity, private debt and private real assets. Though challenging, it is becoming increasingly popular among institutional investors due to the low-yield environment and the advocated diversification benefits of private investments. Despite the lack of comprehensive datasets for private markets, significant research breakthroughs have been made recently in understanding the performance and risk drivers of private investing.

We are pleased to announce that the two keynote speakers will be Prof. Tim Jenkinson, Professor of Finance at the Oxford Saïd Business School and Prof. Per Strömberg, Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. We welcome submissions on intermediated private equity, private debt, and private real assets but also, more broadly, papers that seek to improve the understanding of economics related to the private markets industry.

Organizing and scientific committees

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Organizing committee

Program

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, private equity performance; incentives; asset allocation; secondaries; direct lending and mezzanine debt; farmland and timberland; private infrastructure; fund of funds; private equity real estate funds; impact investing; initial coin offerings, etc.

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Partners

The conference benefits from the financial support of the Research Initiative ARDIAN/ Private Equity and Venture Capital, eFront, Unigestion, under the aegis of the Europlace Institute of Finance, EPFL, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences & Arts Western Switzerland.

Private market research conference partners