• 08.45 - 09.00

    Organisers' Welcome

  • 09.00 - 09.40

    Paul Singer
    Elliott Management

    Founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation

    Paul E. Singer is the founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York–based trading firm.  Launched in 1977 with $1 million of capital, total assets under management for the Elliott funds have grown to approximately $27 billion today.  Elliott also has affiliated offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

    Mr. Singer is on the boards of Harvard Medical School and of Commentary Magazine, and on the advisory board of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  He is also chairman of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  Mr. Singer is co-founder of Start-Up Nation Central, an organization inspired by the book "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle".

    Founder and CEO

  • 09.40 - 10.15

    Alexander Friedman

    Alexander S. Friedman is the Group Chief Executive Officer of GAM Holding AG. Prior to joining GAM in September 2014, Mr Friedman served as the global chief investment officer of UBS Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas, as chairman of the UBS global investment committee and as a group managing director. Before that, he was the chief financial officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Friedman was a senior advisor to Lazard, a member of the supervisory board of private equity firm Actis, and managed Asymmetry, a private investment firm. In addition, he was a White House Fellow in the Clinton administration and an assistant to the US Secretary of Defense. He is a board member of several non-profit organisations and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr Friedman holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, an MBA from Columbia University Business School and a BA from Princeton University. He is a regular contributor to financial media, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

    Group Chief Executive Officer

  • 10.15 - 10.55

    Guy Hands
    Terra Firma Capital Partners


    Chairman and Chief Investment Officer - Terra Firma

    Guy is Terra Firma’s Chairman and Founder. He is the Chief Investment Officer and sits on the boards of the General Partners and heads Terra Firma’s Management Committee.

    Guy started his career with Goldman Sachs International where he went on to become Head of Eurobond Trading and then Head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Structuring Group. During this time, Guy was a pioneer of the global securitisation markets, extending the practice beyond simple debt instruments to include assets such as shopping malls, mobile home parks and distressed loans.

    Guy left Goldman Sachs in 1994 for Nomura International plc, where he established the Principal Finance Group (PFG). In 2002 he led the spin-out of PFG to form Terra Firma. Over the last 20 years, Guy has overseen the investment of more than €16 billion in 33 businesses with a total enterprise value of more than €47 billion.

    Guy has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Mansfield College, Oxford University. He was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 in recognition of his achievements. In 2012 Guy was named the 20th most influential figure in Private Equity International’s ‘100 Most Influential of the Decade.’

    Guy is also the President of ‘Access for Excellence’, a campaign based at Mansfield College, Oxford which promotes the broadest possible access to higher education in the UK. He is a Bancroft Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford and a member of the University of Oxford Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors. Additionally, Guy is a Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

    Guy is married with four children. His interests include photography, gardens and his family.

    Founder and Chairman

  • 10.55 - 11.25


  • 11.25 - 12.05

    3 workshop sessions to be announced shortly

  • 12.10 - 12.50

    3 workshop sessions to be announced shortly

  • 12.50 - 14.15


  • 14.15 - 14.55

    Alan Giddins
    3i Group

    Alan Giddins
    Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity
    Private Equity / UK

    Alan joined 3i in 2005 and is Managing Partner, co-Head of Private Equity and a member of 3i's Executive Committee and Investment Committee, having previously been Global Sector Head for Business Services. Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years in investment banking, latterly as Managing Director at Societe Generale, where he was Global Head of Transport & Business Services, advising a range of quoted and private equity owned businesses. Alan started his career as a chartered accountant at KPMG.

    Since joining 3i Alan has worked on the buyouts of a number of businesses both in the UK and internationally. He currently sits on the boards of Mayborn, JMJ Associates, Element Materials Technology (formerly SMT) and Foster + Partners.

    Managing Partners and co-Head of Private Equity

  • 14.55 - 15.35

    Pierre Lagrange
    GLG Partners, Man Asia


  • 15.35 - 15.50


  • 15.50 - 16.25

    David Rubenstein
    The Carlyle Group

    David M. Rubenstein

    David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.  Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987.  Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $200 billion from 40 offices around the world. 

    Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.  Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

     From 1973-75, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  From 1975-76, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.  From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman).

    Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and of Duke University, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art and President of the Economic Club of Washington.

    Mr. Rubenstein is on the Board of Directors or Trustees of the University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Mr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Business Council (Vice-Chairman), Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Board of Trustees of the Young Global Leaders Foundation, Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University (Chairman), the Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. 

    Mr. Rubenstein is actively involved in the philanthropic world. He was one of the original 40 signers of the Giving Pledge, was just awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, and has previously been awarded the David Rockefeller Award for Philanthropy.

    Mr. Rubenstein has been a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the African-American History and Culture Museum. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment.

    Mr. Rubenstein is married to Alice Rogoff Rubenstein, and they have three grown children.

    co-Founder and co-CEO

  • 16.25 - 16.55

    Anthony Scaramucci
    SkyBridge Capital

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    Anthony Scaramucci, Co-Managing Partner and Founder

    Anthony Scaramucci is co-managing partner and founder of SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $13.4 billion in assets under management and advisory as of August 31, 2015. In addition to its range of investment products, the firm produces the SkyBridge Alternatives (“SALT”) Conference, the global investment management industry’s premier thought leadership forum.

    Mr. Scaramucci is the host of “Wall Street Week,” broadcast on local stations in key markets and streamed on He is a frequent commentator and speaker and the author of The Little Book of Hedge Funds: What You Need to Know About Hedge Funds but the Managers Won’t Tell You (Wiley: May 2012) and Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul (Wiley: May 2010). He is a regular contributor to Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.

    Prior to founding SkyBridge, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001.  Upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Lehman Brothers, he served as a managing director in its Investment Management Division.  Earlier, Mr. Scaramucci was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

    Scaramucci holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He is vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of The Brain Tumor Foundation, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He is also a former member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee (2007-2012). In 2011, Scaramucci received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Award in the Financial Services category.


    Founder and co-Managing Partner

  • 16.55 - 17.20


  • 17.20 - 17.55

    Simon Patterson
    Silver Lake

    Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a member of the founding management team of the internet-based logistics company GF-X (acquired by Descartes), and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times. He serves on the boards of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Intelsat Ltd., and MultiPlan, Inc., and the Advisory Board of the Prince’s Trust. He is also a Non Executive Director of N Brown Group plc. Mr. Patterson holds an M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and was presented with the Alexander Robichek Award for Achievement in Finance.

    Managing Director

  • 08.00 - 08.45

    Breakfast and Coffee

  • 08.45 - 09.15

    James Caan
    Hamilton Bradshaw

    James Caan CBE is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He has founded, developed and successfully sold a number of recruitment businesses such as  Alexander Mann, Humana International and HCIG. He founded the private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw in 2005 where he is currently CEO, investing in recruitment, professional services and real estate businesses. James was on the panel of the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, presented the Business Class on CNBC and was previously Chairman of the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme, which provides funding and mentoring to budding entrepreneurs. James is a keen supporter of many charities and set up The James Caan Foundation in 2006 predominantly to help underprivileged children get access to education.

  • 09.15 - 10.00

    David Bonderman
    TPG Capital

    Founder of TPG Capital

    Founding Partner

  • 10.00 - 10.35

    Lionel Assant

    Lionel Assant is Senior Managing Director and European Head of Private Equity for Blackstone, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr Assant has been involved in various European investments and investment opportunities. Before joining Blackstone, Mr Assant worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Asset Management and Private Equity divisions. Mr Assant graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique with a Master’s degree in Economics. He serves as a Director of Tangerine, Intertrust and Alliance Automotive Group. Mr Assant served on the boards of Gerresheimer, Mivisa and United Biscuits. He is also a Trustee of Impetus-PEF, a charitable foundation which provides resources to improve the lives of children and young people living in poverty.

    Senior Managing Director and European Head of Private Equity

  • 10.35 - 11.00


  • 11.00 - 11.40

    3 workshop sessions to be announced shortly

  • 11.45 - 12.20

    3 workshop sessions to be announced shortly

  • 12.20 - 13.40


  • 13.40 - 14.20

    Doug Haynes

    Douglas D. Haynes

    Doug Haynes is the President of Point72 Asset Management, L.P., originally joining the Firm as Managing Director of Human Capital in February 2014. Prior to joining Point72, Mr. Haynes was a Director at McKinsey & Company. Before joining McKinsey in 1992, Mr. Haynes worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and then GE’s advanced materials business, which is now part of Sabic International.

    Mr. Haynes earned a BS summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, and received his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate Business School, where he was a Shermet Scholar. Mr. Haynes is an active community member, dedicating a significant portion of his efforts to supporting Veterans’ initiatives. In addition to serving on the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation, Mr. Haynes helped launch its Veterans Advisory Board which raised over $12 million to support the increase in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and also works with New York-based companies to create more job opportunities for veterans. Mr. Haynes serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Darden Graduate School of Business, the Board of the Canterbury School, SingTel’s Technology Advisory Board, and the Board of the Center for Global Enterprise.


  • 14.20 - 14.55

    Stuart Roden
    Lansdowne Partners

    Stuart Roden, Senior Partner & Chairman

    Stuart Roden is Chairman of the Firm, a member of the management committee and is involved with the management of the Developed Markets funds. Prior to joining Lansdowne Partners in 2001, Stuart was a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). Stuart started his career in the City in 1984, joining SG Warburg & Co.

    Stuart is the non-executive chairman of the investment committee of Marylebone Partners LLP, chairman of the Jewish Care and Oxford Centre of Jewish and Hebrew Studies investment committees, and a member of London School of Economics investment committee.

    Stuart received a 1st class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics


  • 14.55 - 15.25

    Thomas Blumenthal
    The Baupost Group

    Thomas W. Blumenthal, Partner, The Baupost Group, LLC

    Tom is a partner at The Baupost Group, LLC, a Boston-based investment management firm that manages approximately $27 billion on a discretionary basis for institutional and private clients. Tom is co-head of the Private Investment Group, overseeing private investments in debt, equity and real estate, and is a member of Baupost’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Baupost, Tom was a Managing Director in the investment banking group of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. and Dean Witter Capital Corporation, the firm’s private equity investment vehicle, and a broker at Warburg Paribas Becker, Inc. and Kidder Peabody & Co. Tom is a Trustee of The New England Conservatory of Music, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is actively involved in several other not-for-profit organizations. Tom graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics.

    Partner and co-Head of the Private Investment Group

  • 15.25 - 15.45


  • 15.45 - 16.15

    Yoel Zaoui
    Zaoui & Co

    Yoel Zaoui, Founder of Zaoui & Co.

    Yoel Zaoui is the former Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1988 in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in New York. He moved to London in 1989, and, over a 24-year career at the Firm, was responsible for some of Europe’s largest and more complicated corporate transactions in a period of unprecedented growth. Yoel was one of the Firm’s pioneers in its expansion and leadership in Investment Banking in Europe. He became a Partner in 1998 and successively held the positions of Co-Head and Head of European Mergers and Acquisitions, and Co-Head and Head of European Investment Banking. Yoel was the first European investment banker to have joined the Firm’s select Management Committee, a position he held from 2008 until his retirement from the Firm in May 2012.

    Prior to Goldman Sachs, Yoel worked for three years at Arthur Andersen in Paris. Yoel was educated in France and the US; he obtained a diploma from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, a DEA doctoral degree in Finance from Universite Paris-Dauphine and an MBA from Stanford University. Yoel continues to be actively involved with his alma maters, Stanford University and HEC, serving as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and of the Cercle des Grands Donateurs de la Fondation HEC.

  • 16.15 - 16.55

    Angus Selby
    CPP Investment Board

    Angus joined CPPIB in 2012 as a Senior Principal to establish and lead the Global Agriculture Investment Strategy in the Private Investments Group.

    Previously he was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Altima Partners in London, and before that was a Vice-President at Morgan Stanley Commodities. He has also worked with a number of development organizations including Pegasys and the World Bank.

    Angus was a Beit Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated with a DPhil and MPhil in International Development, and also holds a First Class BSc Hons (Agri) from Wye College, London University.   He is from a family farming background in Zimbabwe, and his family are now farming in Zambia.

    Senior Principal (Agriculture)

  • 16.55 - 17.20


  • 17.20 - 17.55

    Thomas von Koch

    Managing Partner and CEO of EQT

    Thomas von Koch was part of the team that founded EQT Partners in 1994 and hence has 20 years of private equity experience. As of March 1, 2014, Thomas is Managing Partner and CEO of EQT.

    During his tenure with EQT, Thomas has been involved in a majority of the landmark transactions of the EQT Equity investment strategy, and more specifically in the TMT sector with   companies such as ComHem, StjärnTVnätet and KBW. Between the years 2008 and 2011, Thomas headed the EQT Equity investment strategy.

    Prior to joining EQT, Thomas worked at Investor AB which he joined in 1992 to work in equity research, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1992 with two majors (Financial Economics and Accounting & Finance).

    Thomas von Koch was part of the team that founded EQT Partners in 1994 and hence has 20 years of private equity experience. As of March 1, 2014, Thomas is Managing Partner and CEO of EQT.

    During his tenure with EQT, Thomas has been involved in a majority of the landmark transactions of the EQT Equity investment strategy, and more specifically in the TMT sector with companies such as ComHem, StjärnTVnätet and KBW. Between the years 2008 and 2011, Thomas headed the EQT Equity investment strategy.

    Prior to joining EQT, Thomas worked at Investor AB which he joined in 1992 to work in equity research, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1992 with two majors (Financial Economics and Accounting & Finance).

    Managing Partner and CEO

  • 17.55 - 18.35

    Private Equity Panel Discussion