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2024 WOMEN IN PRIVATE FUNDS SUMMIT

BOSTON, MA
OCTOBER 8-9, 2024

THE event for LPs, investor relations, secondaries and fund advisors.

about

KAYO 11th ANNUAL PRIVATE EQUITY EVENTS: PRIVATE FUNDS SUMMIT + M&A SUMMIT

LIMITED PARTNERS | INVESTOR RELATIONS | SECONDARIES | FUND ADVISORS

The Kayo Women in Private Funds Summit unites an intimate group of 150 General Partners and Limited Partners. Over the course of two days, attendees will make connections during 1:1 meetings, speed networking, and experiential activities such as a Welcome Walk through the Boston Common.  30+ expert speakers will share insights across alternative asset allocations, capital raising, fund formation, product strategy, and institutional investing. 

The smaller event size allows a 2:1 ratio of GPs to LPs.  75+ Limited Partners will enjoy a special agenda, with closed-door, LP-only sessions, a VIP-lounge and educational content. 

Adrianne Shapira, Managing Director, Eurazeo

“Amazing content and connections!”

agenda

  • All Days
  • Tue Oct 08
  • Wed Oct 09
Tue Oct 08
11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Registration Opens

Details coming soon!

11:45 am
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
LP-Only Lunch + Knockout Networking

By invitation only.

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GP/LP Networking

By invitation only.

3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wind-Up Walk

Join your peers for a 60-minute, off-site guided walk through the Boston Common on October 8th from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. See Boston’s beautiful scenery and connect with fellow attendees.

5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Invest in Women Awards Reception

Details coming soon!

Wed Oct 09
6:30 am
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Morning Wellness

Join us for Morning Wellness! Start your day by connecting with friends and moving your body, guaranteeing to get your heart rate up and your creative juices flowing. Leave feeling strong & energized to attack the day ahead!

7:30 am
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

Start your morning off right by joining us for the most important meal of the day. Fuel up and take on a day of networking and programming with your new connections. 

8:15 am
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Opening Fireside Chat

Can investors be optimistic about fundraising in 2025? How should private equity firms be preparing today? This conversation amongst capital development leaders will glance at 2024 in the rearview mirror and project activity in 2025.

9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Institutional Investor Outlook

This panel of CIOs and leading institutional investors will discuss trends in private market allocations and share what fund managers need to know to raise capital in today’s environment.

10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Connection Cafe

Located at the heart of the conference, the Connection Café will be the haven outside the ballrooms. Bistro tables and grab and go refreshments will create a location for an intentional or spontaneous pit stops between sessions. It will be the go-to spot for attendees to refuel, gather to chat, jot notes or take a clarity break. BONUS: There will be featured snacks each day during breaks!

10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Secondary Market Outlook

Against the backdrop of the public and private markets in 2024, where are we seeing the opportunities and innovation in the secondary market? What does the future hold for LP-led and GP-led transactions?

10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Could Retail Fill the Fundraising Gap?

Less than 2% of global retail assets are allocated to alternative investments. Tapping the retail market has been the “next big thing” for the past 15 years. Is it finally time? This panel explores challenges and opportunities facing pioneers pursuing the retail market.

10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Carrots LPs Might Bite: Co-Investment + Other Ideas

Trying to attract a new LP, or even re-up an existing one, is not easy in this environment! Offering co-investment can be a wonderful carrot. However, as more LPs accept the carrot, it creates a giant puzzle for GPs to assemble. Balancing bite sizes, different approval processes and timelines, underwriting involvement, etc means it can be hard to please everyone. As offering co-investment becomes more the “norm”, this panel of GPs and LPs will share how to get organized, improve communications, increase certainty and ease the burden on deal teams. We’ll also explore what other sweeteners appeal to LPs in today’s market.

11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Spotlight on GP Led Secondaries - Demystifying Continuation Funds

GP-led secondaries (aka continuation funds), have risen from a small segment of the secondaries market to an integral part of secondary transactions and exit strategies for private fund sponsors. With deals scarce and a sluggish exit environment, private equity firms are holding onto some of their most promising portfolio companies longer. This panel will dive deep into the benefits, pitfalls and changes happening in GP-Led Secondaries.

11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sustainability Drivers in Fundraising

How does sustainability impact fundraising today? What are the key KPIs that matter to LPs? How do private equity firms without a specific impact or ESG focus view this part of their strategy as compared to their impact/ESG peers?

11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Top 10 Terms in Side Letters

The number and prevalence of side letter requests has increased exponentially in the last decade. Why are side letters getting longer and more complex? What are the top terms negotiated today? What are regulatory factors to consider? From both a GP, LP and legal perspective, what are the pitfalls to avoid in your next negotiation?

12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Roundtable Lunch & Meet the Speakers

Details coming soon!

1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
PE LP Perspectives 1

Details coming soon!

1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Advice for Emerging Managers

How do LPs find the top-tier, rising fund managers of the future? What are some of the advantages of getting in early with new, promising managers? How do Emerging Managers fit into a portfolio construction? What are the risks and common mistakes when investing in emerging managers?

1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Credit LP Perspectives 1

Details coming soon!

 

1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
PE LP Perspectives 2

Details coming soon!

1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Where are Family Offices Investing?

This panel of family office leaders will share insights on the unique issues facing family offices, and how that impacts their investing strategies today.

1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Credit LP Perspectives 2

Details coming soon!

 

2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet the Speakers & Break

Connect with speakers after the mics are off, and you’ve (just) thought of the perfect question. After their session, speakers will be available for small group conversations and deeper insights on industry topics.

3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing Keynote

Details coming soon!

3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Champagne Send-Off

Join us in a toast “to trailblazing together!” Kayo’s champagne send-off will be the epitome of celebration. Leave the summit feeling uplifted, make lasting connections and enjoy a time of being championed by your peers.

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2024 line up

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who should attend

GENERAL PARTNERS

Private equity, private credit, venture capital, secondaries and other asset managers. 

FAMILY OFFICES

Single family offices and multifamily offices that allocate to private funds.

LIMITED PARTNERS

Endowments, foundations, pension, insurance, OCIOs and other institutional investors. 

FUND ADVISORS

Placement agents, attorneys, insurance, executive search, consultants and others. 

what to expect

1.5 DAYS OF NETWORKING AND CONTENT 

GP/LP NETWORKING

Connect with leading institutional investors in 1:1 Meetings, Roundtables and group activities. 

GAIN KNOWLEDGE

Expert speakers discuss challenges across PE allocations, raising capital, secondaries and more.

INTIMATE & CURATED

Bigger is not better. Enjoy a smaller, more intimate setting this year with a 2:1 GP to LP ratio. 

ESTABLISH YOURSELF

Become a go-to-person. Let peers know about your focus and which GPs or LPs to send your way. 

past attendees

  • AAA
  • Accolade Partners
  • Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
  • APG Asset Management
  • Arclight Capital Partners, LLC
  • AustralianSuper
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Capricorn Investment Group
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gauge Capital
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Gemspring Capital
  • Hamilton Lane
  • HarbourVest Partners
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • JM Family Enterprises
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
  • Makena Capital Management
  • Marquette Associates
  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
  • Mercer
  • National Gallery of Art
  • NEPC
  • New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • PPM America Capital Partners, LLC
  • Rotunda Capital Partners
  • Sandbox Industires
  • Siguler Guff & Company
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • South Carolina Retirement System
  • Teacher’s Retirement System of Texas
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
  • Vanderbilt University of Investments
  • Verger Capital Management
  • Walton Enterprises, Inc
  • and more!

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Looking to advance yourself through a speaking opportunity? The agenda is under curation and our programming team is looking for speakers to take the podium.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Does your firm want to increase visibility and support women in private equity? Sponsorships are available for 2024 events. Submit your information to schedule a Discovery Call.

LP JOURNEY

LPs enjoy a special experience at the Women in Private Funds Summit. Special features include:  LP-Only Programming, access to the VIP lounge for 1:1 meetings, and an invitation to LP/GP speed networking. Non-Fee earning LPs will also enjoy a complimentary pass. 

 

THE VENUE

Attendees will enjoy a luxury experience at The Newbury Boston, a landmark hotel in Boston’s Back Bay just steps away from the Boston Common. The hotel features iconic spaces where community and culture converge, is near upscale shops and trendy restaurants, and is less than 5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. 

register

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS:

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NON FEE-EARNING LPS

$0

LP tickets include a general pass, plus:

– VIP access
– LP closed-door programming
– 1:1 LP/GP speed networking

Fee-Earning LPs must register with a general or VIP ticket

GENERAL

$399–$2,499+

General tickets include:

– Meals and welcome reception
– 8 hours of networking
– 8 hours of content

 

VIP

$1,499–$3,499+

VIP tickets include:

– General ticket, plus…
– Access to VIP Lounge
– Attendee list in advance
– Media kit

frequently asked questions

Are the tickets All-Access Passes?

This year, the Private Equity Series is comprised of two separate events: the Women’s M&A Summit and the Women’s Private Funds Summit. Passes must be purchased separately for each event. A pass to one is not transferable to the other Summit.

How do I book my hotel room at The Newbury Boston?

We’ve secured a room block at The Newbury Boston. Prices start at $545.00 per night. This block will sell out, so we recommend booking your room early. Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive a direct link to book.

What is a VIP ticket?

A VIP ticket comes with access to the attendee list, media kit, a VIP lunch, and access to the VIP lounge.

What is the attire?

The Summit adheres to a business professional dress code. 

How can you help me with internal approvals?

Yes, we’ll be drafting a letter that you can share with your managerContact ashley.cramer@kayoconferenceseries.com for help with internal approvals.

Will I receive the attendee list in advance?

Sponsors and VIP ticket holders receive the attendee list in advance in Excel and PDF format. All other attendees can access the attendee list via the Event App up to one week before the event.

What professional level is this intended for?

We see a variety of experience levelsAttendees at the Private Equity Series are typically mid-to-senior level to senior level professionals.

What is your refund policy?

After purchasing a ticket, refunds are not available. Tickets may be transferred to another individual at Kayo’s discretion up to 3 days before the event. In the event of a cancellation, we are no longer offering credits to future events.

Are group discounts available?

Yes. We offer a 20% discount on groups of three or moreContact ashley.cramer@kayoconferenceseries.com to request a special code for your group or to request an invoice. 

OTHER QUESTIONS?

We’re here to help! Contact hello@kayoconferenceseries.com for any other questions. 

sponsors

more than a conference

NOTHING SHOULD STAND BETWEEN A WOMAN AND THE BUSINESS LEADER SHE WANTS TO BE

CURATED

Quality over quantity. We curate audiences so there is a diverse mix of partners, clients and peers who connect easily and authentically.

CONTENT

We believe individuals should take ownership over their professional development. Our events offer educational topics and industry knowledge.

SOUL

Connection is a fundamental human drive. People thrive in community and struggle without it. Be championed by your peers!

MARIA SURINA, SENIOR INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

“I enjoyed meeting talented and energized women and professionals” 

INVESTOR RELATIONS, EAGLE POINT CREDIT MANAGEMENT LLC

“It’s not like any other conference – truly a fantastic event.” 

MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEUBERGER BERMAN

“A great and differentiated event!”

trailblaze together

ATTEND

Invest in yourself while you network with other trailblazers.

SPEAK

Get behind the podium to advance your career.

SPONSOR

Be the company that walks beside women in your industry.