More than 250 asset owners, managers and other alternatives industry participants are expected at this year’s AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum in Sydney in early March.
The line up of asset owners to speak at the 14th annual event, March 1-3, includes: Steve Byrom, head of private equity at the Future Fund; Adrian Kerley, investment manager, private capital, at CSC (Commonwealth Superannuation Corp); Michael Weaver, manager of private markets at Sunsuper; Alicia Gregory, head of private equity for MLC; and Will MacAulay, investment manager for unlisted assets at HESTA.
Other funds registered to attend the event, which includes an invitation-only pre-conference session for limited partners (investors) include: the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; AustralianSuper; Aussie Post; AustSafe; AvSuper; Cbus; Christian Super; China’s CIC; Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia; ESSS; Funds SA; GESB; Singapore’s GIC; IBM Super; Media Super; NZ Super; Qantas Super; State Super; Telstra Super; the Texas Permanent School Fund; and UniSuper. Also registered are family offices for the Myer and Roberts families and endowments of Sydney, Rochester and Pittsburgh universities.
The mix of attendees at least year’s conference was about 40 per cent limited partners and 29 per cent general partners (managers), with the rest consisting of various service providers to the private equity and venture industry.
The organisers say that expected highlights include the views of super fund CIOs on alternatives and the limited partners’ roundtable session. There will also be a family office workshop and sessions on Asia in general and China in particular, as well as macro views on prospects for the world and Australia.
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