Annual Private Markets Research Conference

The annual private markets research conference is a forum to explore the latest research advances in private markets by combining academic and practitioner perspectives. For the fourth edition, the annual private markets research conference will take place remotely on June 24, 2021, during half-day. This format is adapted to health requirements related to the current pandemic situation. It will mix in-person and distant participations, with a high-quality interactive video broadcast from Geneva.

We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for this year:
Prof. Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Professor of Finance at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Prof. Ludovic Phallippou, Professor of Financial Economics at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Two themes will structure this Conference: ESG and private equity; and applications of Artificial Intelligence in private equity. Each session will start with an overview of the academic research followed by a discussion between a scholar and a practitioner. Then, practitioners will pick up and continue the conversation in dedicated panels. Q&A sessions will be held at the end of each panel.

Topics: private markets and ESG; and private equity applications of Artificial Intelligence.



Organizing committee

  • Serge Darolles, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL
  • Cyril Demaria, EDHEC
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko, EDHEC
  • Sara Tommar, NEOMA

Scientific commitee

  • Gregory Brown, University of North Carolina
  • Serge Darolles, Université Paris-Dauphine - PSL
  • François Degeorge, Swiss Finance Institute and Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute
  • José-Miguel Gaspar, ESSEC
  • Martin Hoesli, University of Geneva
  • Tim Jenkinson, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko, EDHEC
  • Marie Lambert, HEC Liège
  • Benoit Leleux, IMD
  • Ludovic Phalippou, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • David Robinson, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and NBER
  • Morten Sorensen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics


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