LPs Going Direct: May 27 Evening with Prof Claudia Zeisberger and Michael Prahl in Zürich

czbanneramiandolargeJoin us on Tuesday May 27th at Zunfthaus zur Saffran for a presentation and dialogue with Prof. Claudia Zeisberger who heads up INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative, and teaches Private Equity, Turnaround and Risk Management at the school. She is joined by Michael Prahl, Executive Director of the Private Equity Centre and INSEAD alumnus.

Their talk, “LPs Going Direct: from coinvesting to direct investments” will focus on how limited partners (LPs) and institutional investors in Private Equity have shifted focus towards a more direct involvement in transactions, beyond co-investing. Why it is happening now, what are the implications, and how it can be successfully implemented, are just three of the topics they will address. They will also be happy to update alumni on recent developments at the school.

When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Where: Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zürich
Programme: 18.00 to 18.30: Registration
18:30 to 19:15: Claudia Zeisberger/ Michael Prahl
19.15 to 19:45: Dialogue Q&A
19:45 to 21:30: Networking Cocktail
Price: SFr 70 for INSEAD NAA members / SFr 100 for other INSEAD Alumni and guests. Includes Apéro Riche and drinks
Tickets: Register online at http://www.amiando.com/czz2014

Speaker Bios
czProfessor Claudia Zeisberger’s Private Equity research includes GP/ LP relationships, Emerging Markets, Strategies (such as turnarounds and restructuring), financial market dynamics (data-driven topics), Asian hedge funds and PE, trading simulation & Game theory and Risk Management. She received the “Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching” for the last 5 years running. Working in Asia for 18 years, she co-founded the Financial Women’s Association. She advises clients and regulatory bodies in Asia and the Middle East.

Michael Pranphl is Executive Director, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI). An INSEAD alumnus, he spent 9 years with Apax Partners, working on high profile retail and consumer investments for Apax in Europe and the US including buyouts, public to privates, PIPE’s, minority investments and privatizations. He moved to Hong Kong beginning of 2006 to help set up Apax Partners’ Asian operations. He continues to advise firms on fund establishment, fundraising, business and investment strategy.