2020 has been a year unlike others, not least because of the impacts brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting on an investor's lens, we spoke to thought-leaders in the industry about the trends, innovations and investment opportunities they've seen this year, and looked at what might be ahead as we move into 2021.
- Michel Galeazzi, Co-Founder and Partner at Evoco AG
- Grace Reyes, CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE)
- Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner at Jolt Capital
- Megan Starr, Head of Impact at The Carlyle Group
"Just relying on face value of a GP's valuation is not good enough anymore"
While valuations are helping the growth of private equity as an asset class, what are some of the things we should look out for? From whether there will be more scrutiny on the pricing to why communicating your strategy clearly, speedily and transparently with LPs is an essential part of the process, Michel Galeazzi, Co-Founder and Partner at Evoco AG, takes a deep dive with us into valuations.
"The industry has transitioned to diversity 2.0"
Not only are investors demanding diversity, it is increasingly becoming an integral part of the investment due diligence process. Grace Reyes, CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE), shares her insight on how to build diversity in your firm and how we can do more in the financial industry.
"European growth capital is a rapidly developing scene to watch"
How is the European growth scene developing, and which areas of investment opportunity is Europe leading the world in? Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner at Jolt Capital, explores some of the most exciting investment themes that he's seeing in the the tech growth space.
"Impact investing should be an integrated process for all investments"
Megan Starr, Head of Impact at The Carlyle Group, explains why it's important to view "impact" as an integrated process of best practices in driving impact and finding value, rather than a binary factor when looking at investments. In addition, Starr also discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on their approach and what's happening in the market.