To what extent is the challenging fundraising environment shared in Europe and the US? Are certain regions being disproportionately affected by the denominator effect? Do perspectives change when you have boots on the ground in different markets – is the grass not always greener across the pond? Is this the end of the one and done fundraise?
What innovative solutions are GPs using to combat the murky fundraising environment? What are LPs in need of at this time and what might make them look twice?
What innovative solutions can reduce inefficiencies and improve LP/GP relations?
Can managers do anything they put their mind to or did a sense of invincibility lead some managers to bite off more than they could chew? Are managers that stuck to their bread and butter now reaping the rewards? How do LPs view managers that branched out and will their previous good history allow them to save face and succeed in future fundraisings?
With regulators ramping up activities in the US and Europe, how are firms resourcing these activities? What are the long-term implications of Brexit on key regulatory issues? How can US and UK managers access EU pools of capital; what pathways exist and is a European presence necessary or just helpful?
Are LPs truly the customer of GPs? How does diversifying your LP base by type and geo strengthen your position?
Back to basics: have we forgotten that investors are looking to invest with people they trust? Have transparency and ethics got lost along the way in a frenzied fundraising environment? To what extent is trust an essential currency, just as important as team and track record?
End of the Fundraising Summit