2020 Private Equity Symposium

Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Zoom Webinar + Virtual Networking


Michael Elio — Partner, StepStone

Michael Cohen — Partner, Nexus Capital
Adam Howarth — Managing Director, Partners Group
Lauren Young — Managing Director, Advent International Corporation

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Webinar
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Virtual Networking
Dress: Not Applicable
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The societal, economic and market events of 2020 have confounded even the most seasoned investment professionals. So, where to go from here? How should allocators think about utilizing private equity investments going forward, and where are the best opportunities? Join our Private Equity Symposium to hear industry thought leaders answer these questions and share thoughts on the following:
  • Impact of COVID-19 on company valuations
  • Effect of governmental intervention on small/medium sized businesses
  • Current demand and outlook for Technology and Software investments
  • IPO market and other exit opportunities
  • Inclusion and diversity in private equity industry
  • Best high conviction ideas from each panelist


Michael Elio | Michael Elio is a member of the private equity team, leading the middle- and large-market buyouts and secondary funds sector teams. He is also involved in portfolio construction for many of the firm’s largest advisory clients, SMA clients, and high-net-worth distribution platforms.

Prior to joining StepStone in 2014, Mr. Elio was a managing director at ILPA, where he led programs around research, standards, and industry strategic priorities. Before that he was a partner and managing director at LP Capital Advisors, where he led the firm’s Boston office and served as the lead consultant to North American and European institutional investors. Mr. Elio was the primary consultant for many of the firm’s largest clients including public and private pension plans committing more than US$5 billion annually. He held several progressive positions in private equity, including vice president at State Street Corporation and vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, where he oversaw the funds management group. Back To Top ^^


Michael Cohen | Michael Cohen co-founded Nexus in 2013 and serves as co-CIO. Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of Acosta and TOMS Shoes. Michael previously served on the Board of Directors of General Nutrition Centers (NYSE: GNC), Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Sprouts Farmers Market (NASD: SFM). Prior to co-founding Nexus, Michael spent 13 years at Apollo Global Management in its Private Equity Group. He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Salomon Smith Barney. Michael holds a B.B.A. from Emory University. Back To Top ^^

Adam Howarth | Adam Howarth is Head of Portfolio Management for the Americas, based in Denver. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee and the Private Equity Integrated Investment Committee. Previously, he was Head of Partners Group's New York office and Co-Head Private Equity Integrated Investments. Adam has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC in the secondary team and Credit Suisse in the M&A Group. He holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, USA. Back To Top ^^

Lauren Young | Lauren Young joined Advent in 2011 as a Vice President, focusing on investments in the technology sector. Prior to Advent, Lauren worked at The Carlyle Group, where she was a member of the US buyout fund. At Carlyle, she focused on investing in software and financial technology companies. Previously, Lauren was an analyst at McColl Partners, a middle-market investment banking firm. She received a BA from Davidson College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Lauren is a currently a director of the board of CCC Information Services Inc., Definitive Healthcare and P2 Energy. Back To Top ^^

Registration Fees
Free (Members) | $20 (Non-Members)

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As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 1 credit hour. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.
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