Upcoming April Amsterdam Institute of Finance offers a new program: Investing in Private Markets, led by Professor Ludovic Phalippou (University of Oxford).
Investing in Private Markets is a unique and accelerated training program for finance professionals looking to sharpen their knowledge or re-train to accompany the strong growth in private markets (from Infra to LBOs, via Real Estate).
Asset management professionals, such as fund managers, will benefit from a better understanding of the landscape, mega trends, and existing competing forces to position their products relative to competition. Others, such as trustees and board members of pension funds, endowments and family offices, may want to sharpen the rhetoric and logic around the pros and cons of investing in private markets and on how to invest in private markets. Service providers (lawyers, accountants, fund administrators, placement agents, finance providers) may need to have a comprehensive view of their clients’ challenges and on the breadth of the potential market for their products.
The Investing in Private Markets course gives you – as the participant – the big picture to help you understand where all the current conversations are coming from – their ins and outs. The program is efficiently structured, covering all relevant topics in just two days. It is intense and focuses on the key issues to know on each topic.
About Ludovic Phalippou
Ludovic Phalippou is Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the Finance, Accounting & Management Economics group at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. He authored the best-selling book Private Equity Laid Bare and was named as one of “The 40 Most Outstanding Business School Profs Under 40 In The World” by the business education website Poets & Quants in 2014.
Ludovic specializes in the areas of private equity that are of interest to investors and potential investors, such as risk management, legal and corporate governance issues, liquidity and measurement of returns. RealDeals magazine listed him as one of the 20 most influential individuals in private equity in Europe, and was the only academic listed. His research papers have been widely cited in academia, in the press, in practitioner publications, and in regulatory circles. His work has been published in each leading academic journals in Financial Economics (Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics).
Ludovic has strong links with senior practitioners in the industry, he routinely speaks at practitioner conferences, and appears in the media internationally (The Economist, Financial Times). He has worked with several large institutional investors on their private equity investment decisions and benchmarking systems, including Norway sovereign wealth fund, Dutch pension funds (APG, ABP, PGGM), government bodies overseeing public pension fund systems (Dutch Ministry of Finance, Pennsylvania Treasury). Ludovic also acted as head of private market research at the Blackrock Investment Institute, where he developed a model to forecast private market returns for portfolio optimization programs. At Oxford, Ludovic teaches Asset Management and Private Equity for MBA, MFE and EMBA students. Ludovic has also taught and co-developed a variety of executive education courses, including customized programs for leading consulting companies and asset managers.
Ludovic has two main hobbies: tasting great wines, and racing road bike; but never enjoying these at the same time.