Emerging Managers Forum

BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association


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About the course

The BVCA is hosting its 2nd annual Emerging Managers Forum to discuss considerations for LPs and GPs in this area, and to provide an opportunity for new connections.

This day will offer emerging managers the opportunity to meet with LPs actively looking to back new managers in the market; learn best practices from successful vintage fund managers; understand what LPs are looking for in teams when deploying capital and hear more about diversity and inclusion is playing a bigger role in today’s fundraising strategies.

The event is invitation only with places reserved for fund managers and investors only. Limited availability.


  • 8.30 Registration and refreshments
  • 9.00 Welcome by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
  • 9.10 Agenda to be confirmed
  • 12.30 Closing remarks, lunch and meetings


Mark O’Hare

Mark O’Hare is Founder and Chief Executive of Preqin, the alternative assets information service. Preqin provides extensive research and data on the entire global alternative assets industry, covering private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. Pr...

Leon de Bono

Leon de Bono is the BVCA's Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services. Before joining the BVCA in 2010 he was the Publishing Director and a member of the team that launched Private Equity News, part of eFinancialNews, which was acquired by Dow Jones in 2007. He began working i...

Simon Witney

Simon Witney is a Special Counsel based in the London office. He is a member of the Private Equity, Funds/Investment Management and Business Integrity Groups. Mr. Witney is one of the market’s most prominent private equity lawyers. Both Real Deals magazine and Private Equity International magazin...

Kerry Baldwin

Co-founder/Managing Partner of IQ Capital, a Cambridge & London based deep-tech focused venture capital investor with $400m AUM. IQ Capital is a venture capital firm, based in Cambridge and London, that invests in ‘deep-tech’ across sectors including machine learning, AI, robotics, and advan...

Christine Hockley

Christine is a Director in the recently formed British Patient Capital, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank. She joined the British Business Bank in 2014 and has been part of the Venture Solutions team, where she was involved in investing the VC Catalyst programme and delivering the Enterp...

Roxane Combe

About work. Fund services have changed. The modern fund services provider needs to be more than an accountant. You now need to provide multi-jurisdictional compliance and reporting services, as well as the technology and expertise to handle multiple asset classes, complex fund structures and inve...

Laurence Garrett

Laurence Garrett is a Partner of Highland Europe. Laurence represents Highland Europe on the boards of Condeco, Featurespace, Intersec, Lovecrafts, Spotinst and StarLeaf. He previously led Highland's investments in NewVoiceMedia (acquired by Vonage) and SocialPoint acquired by (Take-Two Interact...

Geoffrey Kittredge

Geoffrey Kittredge, a London-based partner and Chair of Debevoise’s European Private Equity Funds Group, focuses his practice on private investment fund formation. Mr. Kittredge represents a broad range of international private equity and other private investment funds and their sponsors, includi...

Gary Tipper

Gary is managing partner of Palatine having co-founded the business with Ed and Tony in 2005. He is also the Chairman of Palatine’s Buyout and Impact Investment Committees. Gary’s passion lies in identifying and supporting ambitious entrepreneurial management teams in achieving their ambitions. ...

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