On Day 1 of the Asia PE-VC Summit 2020, our full-scale virtual format annual flagship conference on November 24-25, we bring to you two detailed limited partner (LP) tracks to cover perspectives on SE Asia’s potential and capital allocations across the region in the backdrop of the global health crisis.
In our first session on The LP Quarter: The Case for Southeast Asia, we have put together a stellar lineup of speakers who represent some of the most active LPs in the region.
Listen to Huai Fong Chew, regional lead for East Asia & the Pacific Funds at International Finance Corporation; Kiri Capital managing partner and private investments head Iesan Tsai; and Capstone Partners managing partner and Asia Pacific head Alexandre Schmitz as they share their investment outlook for SE Asia.
Would LPs continue to look at the region favourably or hark back to more tried-and-tested markets? We will learn more during this session that will be moderated by Anupum Khaitan, principal at private equity firm Symphony Asia Holdings.
In our second panel discussion – LP allocation to the Asia Pacific – What has changed? – Pantheon Ventures partner Jie Gong and Adams Street Partners partner Andy Wang will delve deeper into the impact of the global pandemic on capital flows on region-focused vehicles.
Moderated by DealStreetAsia’s editor-in-chief and founder Joji Thomas Philip, the panel will seek to lead discussions around the willingness of LPs to back first-time fund managers in the post-COVID context, LP-GP dynamics and the rise of secondaries and co-investments in Asia.
Some of the top themes we will cover in the LP tracks include the outlook for 2021 and beyond, valuation trends across the various markets, the evaluation criteria for GPs, stretched exit timelines for funds and the impact on returns, under-invested sectors with potential and the overhang of tech deals in primary Asian markets, to list out a few.