On 27-28 June 2019, London Business School, Harvard Business School and The Wharton School brought together influential speakers from leading organisations, to explore the impact that private equity on our future.
The past few years have seen enormous growth and success within the global private equity industry. As private equity grows in importance relative to public markets, we have seen important shifts in the focus of capital across sectors and stages, and the increasing use of sophisticated technology in supporting investment decisions. The symposium examined several of these important and topical themes, spanning both industry and academic experts.
For presentations and papers from the academic day see below.
Presenter: Timothy McQuade, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Discussant: Ulf Axelson, Abraaj Group Professor in Finance and Private Equity, London School of Economics
Presenter: Micahel Weisbach, Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
Presenter: Ilya A. Strebulaev, The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity, Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Discussant: Michael Ewens, Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, California Institute of Technology
Presenter: Çagatay Bircan, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Discussant: Song Ma, Assistant Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management