Welcome to the INSEAD Private Equity Club
The INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) is run by MBA students and serves as a forum for those interested in all aspects of the private equity industry. With over 1,000 INSEAD alumni working in private equity firms worldwide, IPEC’s goal is to support INSEAD’s thought leadership, participation and recognition in the field.
IPEC's flagship events are its annual conferences held in both France and Singapore. Now in its tenth year, the conference in Fontainebleau has grown to be the largest private equity event hosted by an academic institution in Europe. The third annual conference in Singapore held in 2011 attracted over 200 investment professionals from this growing region.
The 12th Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conference
23 May 2014, Europe Campus
The INSEAD Private Equity Club would like to invite you to the 12th Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conference on the Fontainebleau Campus on Friday, 23 May 2014.
The theme of this year’s INSEAD Private Equity Conference is “How to achieve alpha in a low growth environment?”. The Conference will focus on changes taking place in the private equity industry with regards to: LP-GP relationships, institutionalization of the asset class, stakeholders and geographical shifts. The panels will focus on the following topics: buyouts, emerging markets, distressed investing, venture capital, mid market, limited partners and fundraising, operational excellence, as well as careers in private equity.
The programme for the day will be announced at a later stage.
The 2012 and 2013 conferences each had over 400 participants. The majority of attendees was comprised of alumni, investment professionals, general and limited partners, and C-level executives. The event has become Europe’s largest MBA-led private equity conference and has evolved into an exceptional forum for discussion of the latest industry developments within the setting of a collegial campus environment. The Conference also offers an important opportunity to meet and network with GPs and LPs from across the globe and facilities will be available for meetings throughout the day of the Conference.
Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. As there are a limited number of tickets available, we encourage all participants to buy tickets early.
We look forward to seeing you on 23 May.
INSEAD Private Equity Club
INSEAD hosted the 5th INSEAD Private Equity Conference Asia in Singapore on Friday, November 1st, 2013.
The theme of the conference was "Changing tides: How will the Asian landscape react to a volatile environment?". The conference focused on the on-going regional industry dynamics and created a forum in which participants discussed some of the key issues that confront the industry today.
Of the more than one thousand participants in the last three years in the INSEAD Private Equity Club's conferences, the majority comprised of general and limited partners, private equity professionals, C-suit executives and operators.
As the largest MBA-led private equity conference in Singapore, the event has evolved into an exceptional forum for discussion of the latest industry developments within the setting of a collegial campus environment.
Missions & Activities
The INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) is organized by MBA students and serves as a world-class forum for those interested in all aspects of the private equity industry.
IPEC’s goal is to provide opportunities for its members on both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses to learn more about private equity, interact with key industry players, and meet fellow students and alumni with similar interests. With over 1000 INSEAD alumni working in private equity firms worldwide, IPEC’s goal is to support INSEAD’s thought leadership, participation and recognition in the field by assisting an increasing number of INSEAD MBA graduates pursue an exciting career in or related to private equity.
IPEC’s events are geared towards those planning careers as:
- General partners in any aspect of private equity (venture capital, buyout, turnaround, real estate, mezzanine, or social venture capital);
- Investors in private equity funds (pension funds, funds of funds or secondaries);
- Advisers to private equity funds (placement agents, investment bankers, strategy consultants, auditors, lawyers);
- Entrepreneurs or financial managers planning to raise capital from private equity sources.
Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conference
The Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conference in Fontainebleau is Europe’s largest MBA student-run private equity event. The Conference provides an exceptional forum for discussions of the latest industry developments, market conditions, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The INSEAD Private Equity Conference distinguishes itself by its professional and friendly campus atmosphere, with extended access to private equity practitioners and IPEC Members.
In addition to the Conference, IPEC also organizes speaking events on Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses featuring leading industry figures, as well as workshops and lunches with private equity practitioners, throughout the year on a monthly basis.
CV Book, Internships and Field Projects
IPEC publishes a CV book that includes the resumes of all its members, and that is distributed to most private equity firms as well as delegates at IPEC events. IPEC also works closely with INSEAD Career Management Services and the faculty to structure internships and field projects with private equity organizations, on an ad hoc or ongoing basis, for the benefit of its members.
Please feel free to write to us with any questions or suggestions at ClubINSEAD.PrivateEquity@insead.edu.
Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI)
INSEAD's Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) was launched in 2009 to combine the school's research and educational capabilities with its alumni and global professionals in the PE industry. INSEAD sees a role to play by delivering original research and insight for limited partners and general partners that channel growth capital to privately-held enterprises. Our research agenda flows from linking top scholars closely to industry, and these ties help us communicate our findings in ways executives & MBA students can use.
GPEI draws on the resources of our three campuses and executes its global mandate to focus its initial research on new frontiers in PE - Emerging Markets and the needs of LPs. GPEI aims not merely to provide information or advice; but to help professionals generate their own unique insights.