Two members of the Harbourvest team will participate at the 29th Annual AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum. Discussion topics will include the following:

Kathleen Bacon, Managing Director in HarbourVest’s London office, will participate as part of the panel The LP Landscape in 2016. Kathleen will discuss the growing segmentation in the global LP community and the tactics private equity managers are taking to appeal to this ever more discerning audience. Kathleen will focus on discussing key fundraising issues and what she would like to see from GPs. Topics of discussion will include themes around What questions should investment committees be asking about Asian portfolios? How can smaller LPs ensure interests remain aligned with managers of large funds? What is the reality of the risk-return dynamic in Asia? Why is ESG becoming more of a priority for LPs? and What questions should GPs be asking but never do?

Tim Flower, Managing Director in HarbourVest’s Hong Kong office, will participate as part of the panel Asian Secondaries Delivery on its Potential.  Asia is seen as a secondaries market rich in potential. Along with his fellow panelists Tim will address the increased LP appetite for exposure to the market and the ample opportunity that exists for restructurings. This conversation will seek to provide insight on such pertinent questions as, How can secondaries be used as a portfolio management tool? What role can intermediaries play in facilitating transactions? Which markets currently offer the best secondaries opportunities? To what extent are differing valuation expectations still a problem? and How have secondaries helped the exit environment in Asia?