Montreux (Switzerland), 27 June 2019—Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top five institutions for a hospitality and leisure management (QS World University Rankings 2019), is organizing the first Private Capital Conference at its campus in Montreux on 27-28 June 2019.

The Private Capital Conference explores latest advances in private equity, private debt and real assets and offers a forum for academics and practitioners to debate the latest research advances in private markets, including private equity, venture capital, private debt, and real estate.

The conference will bring together a unique mix of academics and practitioners and offer insights into private market strategies which are becoming increasingly popular in the current low-yield environment.
The event is organized by leading experts in the field, among them finance professors from such renowned institutions as Université Paris-Dauphine, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Oxford University, as well as industry experts. The event is sponsored by leading private capital companies Unigestion, Ardian, Capital Dynamics, eFront, MJ Hudson and Wellershoff & Partners.

The first day of the conference will focus on practical aspects, with a masterclass on asset allocation in private markets, a panel discussion on private markets investing and an investment solutions session from key industry players. The second day includes academic sessions on private markets investing, private equity, private real estate and infrastructure and venture capital investing respectively.

“Exploring the latest advances in private capital research can inform the future of investing in private assets,” explains Dr Emmanuel Jurczenko, Director of Graduate Studies at Glion Institute of Higher Education. “Our objective is to mix practitioners and academics because they offer complimentary perspectives, which will give attendees a much more complete picture of this market.”

Private equity courses are new part of the academic curriculum at Glion, with a new MSc in Finance, Real Estate and Hotel Development launching on Glion’s London campus in September 2019.
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