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THE COLLER INSTITUTE OF PRIVATE EQUITY’S ADVEQ APPLIED RESEARCH SERIES

The Institute published its second research report under this series:

Eli Talmor and Florin Vasvari’s RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS

For more information and to download this report please click here

For downloading the first report THE EXTEND AND EVOLUTION OF PENSION FUNDS’ PRIVATE EQUITY ALLOCATIONS please click here.

LONDON – 7TH PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM

The Coller Institute of Private Equity held its 7th annual flagship event on 2,3 June 2014 in London.

For images, research papers, presentations and speaker interview videos, please click here

NEXT SYMPOSIUM: 1st & 2nd June 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, London

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THOUGHT LEADERS IN PRIVATE EQUITY

The Coller Institute of Private Equity is the forum of choice for the exchange of views and analysis of trends and policy issues in private equity.

Our location in London gives us a unique opportunity to bring together practitioners, policy makers, regulators, senior executives and graduate students to conduct research and share information in an independent forum.

YOUR TAKE ON OUR FINDINGS

  • Private Equity Findings launched in 2009 has a hard copy distribution of over 30,000.
  • Showcases best current research from leading academics and debates their findings with renowned practitioners.
  • Do you agree or have another view? Email Us collerpe@london.edu. We’ll publish the best.

Issue 8 was released in May 2013. Click here for Findings.

Relevant. Accessible. Informative. You’ve read our thoughts - we’d like to hear Your Perspective.

INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY

Co Authored by Professors Eli Talmor, Chairman of the Coller Institute, and Florin Vasvari

  • A unique joint practitioner and academic perspective.
  • Case studies drawn from the Coller Institute catalogue.
  • Supported and augmented by a companion website.
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COLLER PRIZE 2013

Recognising the world’s best student research in private equity and venture capital.

  • PhD winner: Venture Capital and the Diffusion of Knowledge
  • PhD runner up: Strategic Acquisitions by Corporate Venture Capital Investor
  • Case Study winner: Nycomed
  • Case Study winner: PE investment in Brasil

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PRIVATE EQUITY. THE MASTERCLASS

"Buying well, selling well or managing the portfolio; what's more important to value creation?"

London Business School together with the Coller Institute of Private Equity combines the leading academic private equity findings with practitioner best practice in the Coller Institute Masterclass.

Next MasterClass is on 20 March 2013. Quote CW1010. Find out more

COLLER CONFIDENTIAL – HAVE YOUR SAY | SHARE YOUR IDEAS

  • Have you read something on private equity or venture capital that you want others to know about?
  • Do you have an opinion on what's happening in the industry?
  • Do you agree, disagree with any of our articles in Private Equity Findings?
  • Do you have a relevant practical experience that you'd like to share?

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GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

In late November - J. Christopher Flowers and Ann Iveson debated the global outlook for financial services. Video footage of the interview is now available on our website.

Coller Institute Features

COLLER INSTITUTE GUEST COLUMN - BVCA JOURNAL - ETHICAL INVESTMENTS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY

COLLER INSTITUTE GUEST COLUMN - BVCA JOURNAL - ETHICAL INVESTMENTS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY

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The Coller Institute's first guest column in the BVCA journal was written by Celia Moore, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. FOR THE GREATER GOOD? In my rol...

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ADVEQ APPLIED RESEARCH SERIES - 2ND REPORT - RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS

ADVEQ APPLIED RESEARCH SERIES - 2ND REPORT - RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS

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RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS  London, UK, 30 June 2014: Private equity firms do not believe that regulation is raising industry standards for risk management, according to a ne...

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MINISTER AND AMBASSADOR VISITING THE COLLER INSTITUTE AT LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

MINISTER AND AMBASSADOR VISITING THE COLLER INSTITUTE AT LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

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ETHIOPIA'S ECONOMY ENTERING A NEW ERA - THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH, LEARNING AND PRIVATE EQUITY 19 June 2014 Initiated by HID and supported by DfID, the Coller Institute and the Ethiopian gover...

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7th PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM - Day 2 - ACADEMIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

7th PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM - Day 2 - ACADEMIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

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Day two of our 7th Private Equity Findings Symposium featured seven new academic papers from leading academics from around the world in the PE and VC subject matter. The papers, presented by one of t...

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THE NEW PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS JOURNAL IS AVAILABLE NOW

THE NEW PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS JOURNAL IS AVAILABLE NOW

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Dear readers, Our new Private Equity Findings Journal has now been published. Please note that an exciting new eletronic reader experience and a new App will be launched shortly (end of June). Fo...

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7TH PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM CONCLUDED - SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR 1,2 JUNE 2015

7TH PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM CONCLUDED - SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR 1,2 JUNE 2015

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 The Coller Institute of Private Equity hosted its seventh annual Private Equity Findings Symposium on 2 and 3 June 2014 in London. The Symposium is the Coller Institute of Private Equity’s annual fl...

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PRIVATE EQUITY CAREER PATHS FOR WOMEN - EVENING EVENT 6 MAY 2014, LONDON

PRIVATE EQUITY CAREER PATHS FOR WOMEN - EVENING EVENT 6 MAY 2014, LONDON

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The Coller Institute of Private Equity and the Women in Business Student Club will host an evening event with the aim to encourage more women to consider a career in the private equity sector. A dist...

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LAUNCH EVENT JANUARY 2014 - THE EXTENT AND EVOLUTION OF PENSION FUNDS' PRIVATE EQUITY ALLOCATIONS

LAUNCH EVENT JANUARY 2014 - THE EXTENT AND EVOLUTION OF PENSION FUNDS' PRIVATE EQUITY ALLOCATIONS

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The Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Buisness School, London campus, 14 January 2014 Florin Vasvari and Eli Talmor revealed their new research findings to an audience of over 100 delega...

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THE COLLER INSTITUTE'S FIRST RESEARCH REPORT UNDER THE NEW ADVEQ APPLIED RESEARCH SERIES REVEALED

THE COLLER INSTITUTE'S FIRST RESEARCH REPORT UNDER THE NEW ADVEQ APPLIED RESEARCH SERIES REVEALED

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  THE EXTENT AND EVOLUTION OF PENSION FUNDS' PRIVATE EQUITY ALLOCATIONS  London, UK, 22 January 2014: Pension funds are not allocating as much capital to private equity as they should, according t...

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THE SECOND HALF 2013 NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

THE SECOND HALF 2013 NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

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  Please note that the second half 2013 newsletter can now be downloaded. Newsletter It shares news regarding the Coller Institutes many activities of the past six month regarding research, event...

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EVENTS CALENDAR FOR AUTUNM/WINTER OFFERING INSIGHTFUL DEBATES AND NEW INSIGHTS

EVENTS CALENDAR FOR AUTUNM/WINTER OFFERING INSIGHTFUL DEBATES AND NEW INSIGHTS

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The Coller Institute of Private Equity has scheduled a range of important discussions for it's autumn/winter agenda this year. Places are limited and we recommend early booking. London, 29 October 20...

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ABU DHABI - PE INSIGHTS INTO THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

ABU DHABI - PE INSIGHTS INTO THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

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On 9 and 10 October 2013 London Business School's Coller Institute of Private Equity hosted a conference in Abu Dhabi for Private Equity investors. The event featured academic thought leaders and in...

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NEW ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED AT OUR 6TH PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM

NEW ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED AT OUR 6TH PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS SYMPOSIUM

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  Day 2 of our 6th Private Equity Findings Symposium comprised seven fascinating presentations and discussions of new academic research by major academic experts from around the world in the private ...

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MEKONG CAPITAL CASE STUDY - THREE YEARS ON: INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FREUND, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF MEKONG CAPITAL, AND ELI TALMOR

MEKONG CAPITAL CASE STUDY - THREE YEARS ON: INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FREUND, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF MEKONG CAPITAL, AND ELI TALMOR

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In 2010 the Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School completed the Mekong Capital case study, "MEKONG CAPITAL: THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE CULTURE IN EMERGING MARKET PRIVATE EQUITY...

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TEAMS MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE - NEW RESEARCH BY CAPITAL DYNAMICS AND PROFESSOR FRANCESCA CORNELLI OF THE COLLER INSTITUTE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

TEAMS MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE - NEW RESEARCH BY CAPITAL DYNAMICS AND PROFESSOR FRANCESCA CORNELLI OF THE COLLER INSTITUTE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

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Teams must evolve to survive: New research by Capital Dynamics and Professor Francesca Cornelli of the Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School finds team turnover a key to futur...

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COLLER PRIZE IN PRIVATE EQUITY 2013- AWARD EVENING

COLLER PRIZE IN PRIVATE EQUITY 2013- AWARD EVENING

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  COLLER PRIZE IN PRIVATE EQUITY 2013 AWARD EVENING - A couple of "firsts"  This year’s award event format was different. Inspired by the topic of one of the case study winners, the prize giving w...

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ADVEQ AND THE COLLER INSTITUTE OF PRIVATE EQUITY AT LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL ANNOUNCE THE ADVEQ SERIES ON PRIVATE EQUITY

ADVEQ AND THE COLLER INSTITUTE OF PRIVATE EQUITY AT LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL ANNOUNCE THE ADVEQ SERIES ON PRIVATE EQUITY

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Zurich, Switzerland and London, UK, 3 June, 2013 – Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity and real assets globally, announces a new partnership with the Coller Institute of Private...

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DUBAI - AN EVENING WITH J. CHRISTOPHER FLOWERS AND ANN IVESON - DISCUSSION: THE GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

In late November the Coller Institute of Private Equity hosted and event in Dubai where J. Christopher Flowers and Ann Iveson debated the global outlook for financial services. J. Christopher Flowers (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC.  J.C. Flowers & Co., ) and Ann Iveson (a Senior Advisor to the Institute) talked about what is in store especially for banks and insurance companies - what key stakeholders and regulators have learned from the financial crisis - Europe and Euro concerns related to the sector - the financial services landscape of the future and the role of private equity in the sector.

Coller Confidential - Our Bloggers

Francesca Cornelli

BA (Bocconi) PhD (Harvard)

Academic Director for the Coller Institute

Professor Francesca Cornelli is the current Academic Director for the Coller Institute. Professor of Finance at London Business School, Professor Cornelli has a broad set of research interests within the spheres of corporate finance, industrial and transition economics. As a member of the core research team she worked on the inaugural private equity work commissioned by the World Economic Forum – “Globalization of Alternative Investments”. Professor Cornelli is also a Fellow of Centre for Economic Policy Research, Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance, Associate Editor of Journal of Financial Intermediation and Editorial Board member of Review of Economic Studies.

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Ann Iveson

BSc (Econ, LSE), MSc Sloan Fellow (London Business School); ACA

Senior Advisor

Ann was Executive Director at the Coller Institute of Private Equity for the past two years (2008-2009) playing a key role in defining and implementing many of the strategic initiatives and projects. She has extensive banking experience within the fields of credit, fixed income sales, derivatives and capital markets. She headed credit at CSFB and European Corporate Origination at BNP Paribas. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouse Coopers and holds a BSc (Econ) from LSE and is a London Business School Sloan Fellow. Ann is a member of the Advisory Board.

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Hans Holmen

B Com (University of Adelaide); Grad Dip Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA)

Senior Consultant, Infrastructure and Private Equity at Aon Hewitt

Hans is a senior consultant in Aon Hewitt's private equity investment management research group where he specialises in infrastructure and European private equity. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt in 2012, Hans was the Executive Director of the Coller Institute, London Business School's private equity research centre. In this role, he was responsible for disseminating academic research in the field and developing collaborations with industry practitioners. Previously, Hans worked in the Global Private Equity division of Merrill Lynch Europe where he was responsible for the assessment of direct infrastructure investment opportunities globally. Hans started his career at Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he spent 7 years across a range of roles, including infrastructure project finance and advisory, relationship management and credit analysis. Hans holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

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Private Equity Club

Private Equity Student Club at London Business School

With over 3,000 members, including 800 current student members, and regular educational events and speakers, the PE/VC club is among the most active of the London Business School’s clubs. The PE/VC club provides a forum for students interested in all aspects and stages of Private Equity and Venture Capital to interact with the broader community and helps them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to build careers in the industry.

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Ozan Cigizoglu

(MBA ( London Business School), BSc, Computer Engineering (Purdue University))

Director of Santa Consultants

We would like to introduce our first guest blogger for 2011. Ozan Cigizoglu is an alum, MBA 2007, and now works at Santa Consultants in Turkey. His blog and presentation discusses the rising opportunities for PE in Turkey.

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Tim Gocher

Chairman of Dolma Development Fund

Tim is a venture capital and clean-tech executive who is also founder and Chairman of Dolma Development Fund – a non-profit impact investor in Nepal and Ethiopia. He is also Chairman of Dolma Impact Fund I – the first commercial impact fund ring-fenced for Nepal. After nine years at Deloitte and J.P. Morgan, and an MBA from London Business School, Tim became Managing Director at listed merchant bank Interregnum plc. He has worked across the energy, renewables, technology and urban development sectors. His projects include launching E.On’s Community Power renewables business and advising governments and private groups on sustainable urban development and inward investment strategies in countries including Portugal, USA, Malaysia, China and India. He is co-founder and partner of Academy IP – a New York-based VC investor partnering with major, US research universities to invest in spin-outs.

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Avneet S. Kochar

B.Com (Sri Ram College of Commerce) and M.B.A. (Mason School of Business)

Former Director ATTIMCo

Avneet Kochar is the former director of AT&T Investment Management Corporation (ATTIMCo -a small team managing AT&T’s pension fund) covering public equities, risk budgeting, private equity and real estate. As the director of alternative assets, he started separate accounts for co-investments and secondaries and was also responsible for the pension fund’s foray into Emerging Asia.

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With news that Blackstone is planning a hedge fund to take big (?) bets just how timely is our second report in the ADVEQ series "Risk Management Practices within Private Equity" ?

Risk Management in PE Are the regulators still playing catch up? Private Equity pleaded for separate treatment when regulations were introduced in the aftermath of 2008 financial meltdown but with news of Blackstone's latest hedge fund plans ( http://online.wsj.com/articles/blackstone-readies-big-bet-hedge-fund-1404082286 ) and several direct lending funds announced in ...

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