Following a keynote speech, we will hold a panel discussion with leading experts from both Jersey and London on the future of Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Last year was record-breaking for Private Equity.  The top ten largest funds raised $150 billion between them and the average fund size grew substantially to reach a record $530million*. But will 2022 follow suit?   During our session, we will look at the economic and geo-political factors that could impact Private Equity.  We will also examine the activity in the secondaries market, the themes for Venture Capital including their appetite for Crypto and look at key policy changes within the sector including the UK initiative to widen distribution channels for Private Equity to private wealth and pensions.

This event is ideal for anyone associated with the alternative funds industry – including investors, administrators, managers, fund lawyers and advisors – to get up to date with the latest trends.

*Private Equity International data

For more information, please contact the events team.

Marie Fitzpatrick

Marie Fitzpatrick Senior Director - Fund Services, JTC

Marie is based in JTC’s London office and has over 20 years’ experience in global funds, including experience in private equity accounting. Marie plays a leading role in building and maintaining intermediary relationships and growing organic new business in the fund and corporate services markets with a particular mandate on developing JTC’s global private equity offering. Before joining JTC, Marie held a senior position at Langham Hall where she had responsibility for growing new business across Europe. Prior to this, Marie spent eleven years working for two prestigious private equity firms. Marie is also a qualified certified chartered accountant.

Matt McManus

Matt McManus Managing Associate, Ogier

Matt is an investment funds and regulatory specialist. He has extensive experience advising a range of sponsors and service providers across all aspects of a fund's lifecycle and related regulatory and corporate matters and on co-investment, joint venture and carry structures. Matt has more than 15 years' experience in the Jersey funds industry, including over a decade within another leading law firm. During this time, he has worked on some of the largest European private equity fund closings as well as first-time fund launches for new sponsors. Matt is a graduate of the University of Bristol, and qualified in Jersey in 2014. He has a particular interest in ESG matters and is part of the inaugural #BuildBackBetter cohort, an initiative for the development of sustainable finance leaders in Jersey. He also has an interest in Islamic Finance and Shariah-compliant structures.

Gurpreet Manku

Gurpreet Manku Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

Gurpreet Manku is the BVCA's Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, and a BVCA board member. She is responsible for leading the BVCA's response to a wide range of policy challenges facing the private equity and venture capital industry from a legal, tax, reporting and regulatory perspective, both in the UK and Europe. Gurpreet is the executive liaison to the Private Equity Reporting Group, the body responsible for monitoring the industry's compliance with the Walker Guidelines on Transparency and Disclosure. She is also a member of: the Productive Finance Working Group; the Rose Review Board supporting female entrepreneurship; the board of the Cost Transparency Initiative; and the coalition that developed the Wates corporate governance principles for large private companies. Before joining the BVCA, she worked at Deloitte LLP and specialised in auditing and advising private equity funds and their managers.

George Mills

George Mills Senior Investment Manager, British Patient Capital

George joined British Patient Capital in July 2021 to lead on growth stage deep tech investments for Future Fund: Breakthrough. Previously, he invested in early-stage technology companies at BGF and was an Associate and company founder with Arts Alliance Ventures, and has co-founded three companies.

Matthew Glover

Matthew Glover Tax Director, BDO

Matt is a Tax Director in the Private Equity and Funds tax team and specialises in advising asset managers, funds and investment vehicles throughout their life. Matt specialises in supporting fund managers designing investment structures and has been involved in multiple investment fund raises ranging from startup VC funds to large buy-out vehicles. As part of his work, Matt regularly advises on matters ranging from carried interest and co-investment arrangements to secondary transactions with a particular focus on mid-market entrepreneurial funds. Matt has been named in the Accountancy Age top 35 under 35 accountants in the UK.


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