2nd Annual Private Markets Research Conference 5 and 6 July 2018

The 2nd annual private markets research conference is a forum to explore the latest advances in private markets research by combining academic and practitioner perspectives.

Investing in private markets implies a deep knowledge of private equity, private debt and private real assets. Though challenging, it is becoming increasingly popular among institutional investors due to the low-yield environment and the advocated diversification benefits of private investments. Despite the lack of comprehensive datasets for private markets, significant research breakthroughs have been made recently in understanding the performance and risk drivers of private investing.

Program overview

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Day 1

  • A professionally certified Master Class on private markets (CICERO Certified Insurance Competence, 3 credits),
  • Presentation of EHL, EPFL and Paris-Dauphine incubators,
  • Presentation of the report on unlisted equity investments commissioned by the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) by Prof P. Stromberg from Stockholm School of Economics, and discussion of the report recommendations in a round table,
  • A professional round table to discuss the GPFG report and future trends of Private Markets Industry.



Day 2

  • Keynote address by Prof T. Jenkinson from Saïd Business School, Oxford University,
  • 11 academic papers,
  • 8 PhD posters,
  • Final Talk by Prof L. Phalippou from Saïd Business School, Oxford University.



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Organizing Committee

Serge Darolles

Serge Darolles

  • Professor of Finance
  • Université Paris-Dauphine
Cyril Demaria

Cyril Demaria

  • Head of Private Markets
  • Wellershoff & Partners
Rudiger Fahlenbrach

Rüdiger Fahlenbrach

  • Professor of Finance
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and SFI
Emmanuel Jurczenko

Emmanuel Jurczenko

  • Director of the Hospitality Real Estate and Finance Institute and Professor of Finance
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne



Scientific Committee

  • Gregory Brown (University of North Carolina)
  • Serge Darolles (Université Paris-Dauphine)
  • François Degeorge (SFI and Università della Svizzera italiana)
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and SFI)
  • Zsuzsanna Fluck (Michigan State University)
  • José-Miguel Gaspar (ESSEC)
  • Martin Hoesli (University of Geneva)
  • Tim Jenkinson (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne)
  • Benoit Leleux (IMD)
  • Ludovic Phalippou (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
  • David Robinson (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and NBER)


Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Tim Jenkinson from Oxford University, Prof. Ludovic Phalippou from Oxford University and Prof. Per Strömberg from the Stockholm School of Economics will be keynote speakers at the conference.

Tim Jenkinson

Prof. Tim Jenkinson

  • Professor of Finance
  • Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Ludovic Phalippou

Prof. Ludovic Phalippou

  • Professor of Finance
  • Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Per Stromberg

Prof. Per Strömberg

  • Professor of Finance
  • Stockholm School of Economics

Partners and sponsors

Academic Partners

  • Université Paris Dauphine
  • HES-SO University of Applied Sciences & Arts Western Switzerland
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Institut Louis Bachelier


Corporate Sponsors

  • Ardian
  • eFront
  • Unigestion
  • Wellershoff & Partners


Media Partner

  • L'Agrfi