Virtual Event

Evolving Private Markets:

Navigating Complexity

September 29-30
08:30AM – 12:15PM (ET)

Join Nasdaq and other industry thought leaders for a closed-door virtual event that will explore how LPs & GPs are navigating the complexities of the private markets. Start new relationships and cement existing ones with pre-matched 1:1 meetings over the day.

About the Conference

As the private markets have scaled in AUM and importance in investors’ portfolios, so has the complexity for limited partners and private fund managers alike.

Bigger funds, more investor/GP relationships, new requirements, all mean increasing operational complexity. There’s more data to manage, more operational risks to navigate, and more opportunities to assess. How can both sides of the table navigate complexity, find clarity, and achieve sustainable success?

Join us for the latest installment of our Evolving Private Markets event series and hear from leading LPs, GPs, and industry experts on how they are navigating the complexities of the new era of the private markets.

08:30AM – 9:15AM

LP Panel Discussion: Decoding ESG

While ESG is now a cornerstone of investing & due diligence practices, how do LPs view the current state of GP adoption and communication? In this panel, LPs discuss what they actually want to see from GPs when it comes to ESG policies and principles: 

  • What ESG is and isn’t to institutional investors,  
  • The metrics and reporting LPs want to see on ESG,  
  • What red flags investors look for when reviewing GP ESG policies.  
  • Making ESG impact in strategies outside of control buyouts

Confirmed panelists:

  • Kasper Wichmann, Head of Private Equity – Nykredit Asset Manager
  • Philippe Belanger, ESG Specialist – Desjardins

11:30AM – 12:15PM

Live Lunch & Learn: The Evolving Secondaries Market

The private fund secondaries market has undergone a renaissance: Once perceived as a low-volume market used to facilitate distressed portfolio plays or satisfy sudden liquidity needs, secondaries are now being used by both GPs and LPs as savvy portfolio management to manage liquidity needs and portfolio returns.  

This session is a fireside chat with Adrian Millan of PJT Partners where you’ll hear insights on the secondaries market climate and the latest evolutions in technology and regulatory infrastructure that are empowering market participants with a better transaction experience. 

Guest Speaker: Adrian Millan, Partner – Secondaries Advisory Team, PJT Partners

08:30AM – 9:15AM

Panel Discussion: The dos and don’ts of raising non-flagship funds

“Non-flagship” fund capital raising has been a growing trend in the industry as investors seek to deploy more capital to the private markets. For LPs the trend offers the opportunity to build deeper relationships and partnerships with a concentrated list of firms they already know well. For GPs that are well-positioned in the market, non-flagship funds can expand their businesses and offer more solutions to their clients. 

With a group of investors, this panel will explore the complexities and considerations that fund managers must navigate as they consider raising adjacent strategies and product lines outside of their flagship strategies in today’s markets.  

Topics covered: 

  • When it makes sense to launch new strategy and key considerations 
  • How to pitch a new fund without full track record in strategy  
  • How you should think about team structure and allocation of resources between new and existing strategies 
  • How to navigate relationships with existing LPs who do not commit to new strategy 

Confirmed panelists:

  • Michael Forestner, Global Co-Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets – Mercer
  • Geoff Kelleman, Managing Director – Portfolio Advisors
  • Will Osborn, Director, Private Capital Advisory – Lazard

11:30AM – 12:15PM

Live Lunch & Learn: How FinOps teams are building the GP of tomorrow.

In this session, CFOs and other operational leaders from top GPs share insights on how they are navigating increasing complexity across their firms to drive operational excellence and sustainable success. Hear from practitioners on topics including digital transformation, improving the LP experience, hiring and talent management, and using data insights across the business.

Confirmed panelists:

  • Keith Janosky, CFO and Head of Investor Relations – Khosla Ventures

How do I login to the platform?

Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. These details can be used to access the online event.

Are there any registration fees?

No, this is a complimentary event hosted by Nasdaq.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You will need access to the internet.

How are the LP/GP meetings set?

LPs will select who they would like to meet based on their preferences.


  • Abbot Downing
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Blue Future Partners
  • Cintrifuse
  • Crimson Impact Investments
  • Desjardins
  • DF Enterprises
  • Enhance
  • Equaition
  • First Actuarial
  • Ford Foundation
  • Frind Properties
  • Fulcrum
  • Halcyon Investments
  • Jefferies Wealth Management
  • Local Pensions Partnership
  • London CIV
  • Mercer
  • New Jersey Division of Investment
  • Northwestern Mutual Capital
  • Nykredit Asset Management
  • Olympus Ventures
  • Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
  • Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System
  • Pensionskasse der Mitarbeiter der Hoechst-Gruppe VVaG
  • Redington
  • Rotary Foundation
  • Sackville Capital
  • Samara
  • Segal Marco Advisors
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Terres Neuves Consulting
  • Zeke Capital Advisors


  • 11 Ventures
  • 747 Capital
  • Abbott Capital
  • Aether Investment Partners
  • AJ Capital Partners
  • Alliance Venture
  • Alpha Real Capital
  • American Realty Advisors
  • Antares Capital
  • Anzu Partners
  • Astarte Capital Partners
  • Bridge Investment Group Partners
  • Bridgepoint
  • Brooklands Capital Strategies
  • Builders VC
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Carbon Infrastructure Partners
  • Cultivation Capital
  • Dart Capital & Co.
  • Denham Capital
  • DigitalDX Ventures
  • Earlybird Venture Capital
  • Encap Investments
  • Equiton Partners
  • ff Venture Capital
  • Fontinalis Partners
  • Group RMC
  • Grubb Properties
  • Gulf Capital
  • Hamilton Lane
  • HarbourVest Partners
  • HQ Capital
  • Ignition Partners
  • IK Investment Partners
  • Illuminate Ventures
  • Insight Equity
  • Jackson Square Ventures
  • Kairos Ventures
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kreos Capital
  • LLR Partners
  • M13
  • Maverick Real Estate Partners
  • Midtown Capital Partners
  • Monroe Capital
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Next47
  • Nexxus Capital
  • NGP Energy Capital Management
  • Origin Ventures
  • Osage Partners
  • Pancosmic Capital
  • Pathway Capital Management
  • Portfolio Advisors
  • Relay Ventures
  • Santé Ventures
  • Secured Debt Investments
  • Siris Capital Group
  • Spring Hill Capital Advisors
  • Stafford Capital Partners
  • Steeleharbour Capital Partners
  • Stellus Capital Management
  • SunTx Capital Partners
  • Tikehau Capital
  • TMT Investments
  • Trilantic Capital Management
  • Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
  • Wilson Capital Advisors


  • APG
  • Arch Investment Management
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Atlantic Peak Capital
  • Banque Cantonale de Genève
  • Bessemer Trust Company
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Derigo
  • DF Enterprises
  • Frind Properties
  • GE Asset Management
  • Michigan State Retirement Systems
  • Nebraska Investment Council
  • Northleaf Capital Partners
  • Northwestern Mutual Capital
  • Office of the New York City Comptroller
  • Olympus Ventures
  • Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
  • Ormonde
  • Peninsula House
  • Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System
  • Portfolio Advisors
  • Rotary International
  • Segal Advisors
  • Sequis Life
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • The City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement System
  • Thrift Financial
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • University of Toronto Asset Management
  • Utah Retirement Systems
  • Willow Grove Advisors
  • Zeke Capital Advisors


  • Actis
  • Alidade Capital
  • Altaris Capital Partners
  • American Realty Advisors
  • Antares Capital
  • APAX Partners
  • Astarte Capital Partners
  • Astorg Partners
  • B Capital Group
  • Bering Capital
  • Bridgepoint
  • Brightwood Capital Advisors
  • Centerbridge Capital
  • Centre Lane Partners
  • Cerberus Capital Management
  • CommonFund
  • COPE Private Equity
  • Corpfin Capital
  • Constanoa Ventures
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Development Partners International
  • Dexus
  • Dune Real Estate Partners
  • EmergeVest
  • Encap Investments
  • Endless LLP
  • Fairview Partners
  • Fairway America
  • Fiera Real Estate
  • Five Arrows Managers
  • Frogmore
  • Fulcrum Energy Capital
  • Georgian
  • GI Partners
  • Glendon Capital Management
  • Group RMC
  • Grubb Properties
  • Gryphon Investors
  • Harvest Partners
  • Hayfin
  • H.I.G. Capital
  • InfraVia Capital Partners
  • Insight Equity
  • International Farming Corporation
  • Kairos Investment Management
  • Kairos Ventures
  • Kennedy Lewis Investment Management
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kimmeridge Energy
  • Main Capital Partners
  • Mavik Capital
  • Monroe Capital
  • Newmarket Capital
  • New Mountain Capital
  • NGP Energy Capital
  • NovaQuest Capital Management
  • Oak HC/FT
  • Partners Group
  • PennantPark
  • Portfolio Advisors
  • Pretium Partners
  • Providence Equity
  • RiverRock Funds
  • Siris Capital Group
  • SteeleHarbour Capital Partners
  • Summit Park
  • Tailwater Capital
  • TerraCap Management
  • Tikehau Capital
  • Trilantic Capital Partners
  • WM Partners

Highlights from the inaugural Evolving Private Markets Series