SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar

December 7 2021

The Dilly, London


This conference will provide an update on topical issues affecting private market investments, examining the challenges facing the sector and factors that institutional investors, including pension funds and family offices should consider when investing. We aim to incorporate discussion of practical issues such as fees, transparency, liquidity, benchmarking, regulation, IT developments, ESG as well as analysis of whether and how the inclusion of private markets strategies in portfolios before the COVID pandemic helped or hindered schemes and if there are lessons to be learned.


Full details to be announced

This will be a full day conference with approximate timings of:




Conference start




End of conference followed by drinks reception

Speakers to include:


Professor of Finance

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

What a difference a Year Makes

This has been an incredible 12 months for private asset valuations, particularly VC. What impact has this had on vintage year returns? For instance, the significant upward revisions go way back to funds raised in 2010, 11, 12 especially on the VC front. What does this mean for VC and private asset markets going forward?

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Head of ESG/CSR

Tikehau Capital

Impact investing to accelerate the decarbonisation of our economy

We will discuss how DB and DC pension portfolios and long-term savings can be utilised in response to the climate emergency, to help companies to be more sustainable and ultimately for our society and wider economy to achieve net zero carbon.  It is this ‘decarbonisation’ of our environment that presents one of the greatest challenges but also one of the greatest thematic investment opportunities in coming years.  It sits across private markets – private equity, private debt and real assets – where we will share examples of how this can be implemented for institutional investors in practice.


Managing Director


NAV Lending: a growing opportunity for private debt investors

Net Asset Value (NAV) lending is a fast-growing strategy within the Private Debt asset class. We examine the factors behind this growth, including the reasons why the private equity industry is increasingly using this type of finance, and the differentiated proposition for investors versus other Private Debt allocations.


Senior Portfolio Manager

Coal Pension Trustees

Pension fund perspectives

Moderators to include:

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Peter Davies

Independent Advisor

Oxfordshire County Council Pension Fund


The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors and we welcome new attendees from these investors. Therefore if you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are available to genuine pension fund representatives (executives and trustees) and other approved institutional investors. However, to ensure we have room for as many funds as possible, we have to limit free places to 3 attendees per approved organisation thereafter a reduced rate fee is payable per delegate. Furthermore, SPS always reserves the right of admission (free or paid) and our decision is final.


The Dilly Hotel, London

21 Piccadilly

London W1 0BH

Hotel Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 8000


The hotel is located on the north side of Piccadilly, close to Piccadilly Circus, only two minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station.

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