This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

20 - 23 September 2021
InterContinental O2London

Steve Lessar
Managing Director, Co-Head of Secondaries and Liquidity Solutions at BlackRock


Steve is co-head of the Secondaries & Liquidity Solutions (SLS) business of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). SLS focuses on partnering with a wide variety of private market participants including both general partners and limited partners to create liquidity solutions for private market assets. In total, Steve has over 20 years of investment experience across secondaries, primaries, co-investments and direct private equity. Prior to his financial services career, Steve served as an officer in the United States Army. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Management from The United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Agenda Sessions

  • New entrants, consolidation and blurred lines: finding pathways to secondary success