The future of PE industry - new rules of success:

Testing investment thesis and rising importance of the due-diligence process - a limited partner perspective.


Monday 21 January 2013, 18:15-21:00
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Room: G001  

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An event that will explore the dynamic between the investor (Limited Partners) and managers (General Partners) as well as provide an understanding of the due diligence process an LP might use to determine which to maximize the value of LPīs investment. - GP/LP relationship. - Due diligence process, GP selection criteria. - What LPs look for when choosing top quartile managers? - Best practices and key clauses. - The Role of the Advisory Committee. Follow up of the investment and how to take an active role to ensure that value of the fund is maximized


Rhonda Ryan, Managing Director, Head of Private Funds Group Europe, PineBridge Investments


Ms. Ryan joined the firm in 2006 and is Head of Private Funds Group Europe. In addition to heading the European private funds group, Ms. Ryan focuses on private equity investment activities on a global basis. PineBridge is a pioneer in private equity investing, having provided capital to private companies as early as the 1960s with more than US $17 billion of assets under management, which includes Direct Private Equity Investments, Private Equity Fund of Funds Structured capital for buyouts, recapitalizations and special situations

Ms. Ryan has 20 years of investment experience. Her responsibilities at PineBridge include evaluating and meeting with private fund managers (debt and equity), making investment recommendations and monitoring the performance of the private fund portfolios. Ms. Ryan also serves on a number of private fund advisory boards and is a Director of PineBridge Investments Europe. Ms. Ryan received a Bachelor of Economics and BA (Asian Studies) from The Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. Ms. Ryan was listed in the FN Top 100 Women in Finance in 2011 and 2012.