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Peter Cornelius
Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners


Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, where he is responsible for analyzing the economic and financial environment for private equity markets and examining the implications for the firm’s strategic asset allocation. Mr. Cornelius joined AlpInvest Partners in 2005 from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was Group Chief Economist. Previously, he was chief economist and Director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Program. Prior to that, he was head of international economic research at Deutsche Bank, and a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Cornelius has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and a Visiting Lecturer at Cornell Tech. He serves on the Board of Directors of the BTI Institute at Cornell University as well as on the advisory boards of the Private Capital Research Institute (Harvard Business School) and the Institute of Private Capital (UNC Chapel Hill). Mr. Cornelius studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and received his doctorate in economics from the University of Göttingen.

Agenda Sessions

  • Evolution of pools of capital investing in private markets

  • The interplay between government and private markets: where are we now?