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Emerging markets: Pandemic recovery, LP/GP perspectives, and opportunities in Asia and Latin America

Posted by on 15 July 2021
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The state of play in emerging markets

Where are we in terms of recovery after the global pandemic and economic shifts, comparing regions and industries? What lessons have we learnt and how are we forecasting the next few years, whilst optimising opportunities and managing the risks? Can tech developments catalyse the growth of emerging markets, and give them a competitive edge and attract substantial global capital investment?

On the panel:

  • Gabriella Kindert, Senior Advisor, Mizuho Europe
  • Vivina Berla, Founder & CEO, Vimine Holding
  • Omar Rifai, Managing Director for Growth Capital Strategies, Gulf Capital
  • Ogbemi Ofuya, Partner, Helios Investment Partners

GP/LP communication and cohesion

How are LPs and GPs communicating and finding the “right” balance? What role is technology playing in management and clarity for both sides? Exploring ESG considerations. How can GPs and LPs effectively work together and support each other to drive impactful returns for both parties?

On the panel:

  • Eliot Hodges, Chief Executive Officer, Anduin
  • Kamal Suppal, Chief Investment Auditor, Emerging Markets Alternatives
  • Alison Klein, Manager, Private Equity, FMO
  • Steve Cowan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars

The Asian century

As Asia rebounds, grows and innovates faster than the West, is a large source of global capital and investors strategic allocation inevitably turning toward the region? What opportunities and risks will be prevalent? Examining the similarities and differences between the sub-regions across: what sectors and geographies are hot and where are the major tech disruptions coming from?

On the panel:

  • Weichou Su, Partner and Head of Asia, StepStone Global
  • Tarun Luthra, Investment Manager, DEG
  • Iqbal Khan, CEO, Fajr Capital
  • Thomas Walenta, Senior Investment Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

VC/Tech investment trends in Latin America


With the emergence and recent catalysation of software, AI, data hubs and general tech disruption to traditional sectors, what new opportunities does this present and will this draw more international investment to Latin America?

Followed by a panel discussion:

Will the e-commerce boom and subsequent impact on logistics and warehousing stay for good? Exploring key technological developments in health and education. How can fintech improve the pool of consumers and increase demand? What aspects of technological development and disruption are specific to certain geographies and how do domestic ecosystems differ?

On the panel:

  • Miguel Algarin, Director of Research, LAVCA
  • Santiago Zavala, Partner, 500 Startups
  • Michael Nicklas, Managing Partner, Valor Capital Group
  • Colin Curvey, Fund Head, IFC Asset Management Company
  • Sofia Garrido, Vice President, General Atlantic
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