Annual Private Capital Research Conference

The annual private capital research conference is a forum to explore the latest research advances in private equity, private debt and real assets by combining academic and practitioner perspectives. This academic conference will take place in Montreux on June 27-28, 2019.

We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for this year: Prof. David Robinson, Professor of Finance at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Prof. Morten Sorensen, Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School.

We welcome submissions on private equity, private debt, and real assets but also, more broadly, papers that seek to improve the understanding of economics related to the private market fund industry.

Topics: Potential topics include, but are not limited to, private equity risk and performance; private fund manager incentives; fund of funds; coinvestments and secondaries; institutional investor asset allocation; private infrastructure; impact investing; fintech and proptech; etc.

Organizing committee:

  • Serge Darolles, Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Cyril Demaria, Wellershoff & Partners
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko, Glion Institute of Higher Education

Scientific commitee: 

  • Gregory Brown, University of North Carolina
  • Serge Darolles, Université Paris-Dauphine
  • François Degeorge, Swiss Finance Institute and Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute
  • Roland Füss, University of St. Gallen
  • Zsuzsanna Fluck, Michigan State University
  • José-Miguel Gaspar, ESSEC
  • Martin Hoesli, University of Geneva
  • Tim Jenkinson, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko, Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Benoit Leleux, IMD
  • Ludovic Phalippou, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • David Robinson, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and NBER
  • Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics





The conference benefits from the financial support of the Research Initiative ARDIAN/ Private Equity and Venture Capital, under the aegis of the Europlace Institute of Finance, EPFL, Unigestion and Wellershoff&Partners.