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Unlocking Value in Private Markets | Realigning strategy and transforming fund operations to be future-ready
The current challenging macroeconomic environment and recessionary precursors are adversely impacting portfolio investments returns, deal volumes and fundraising efforts which in turn is putting pressure on GPs’ operating budgets. This is leading GPs to focus on adopting low-cost and innovative technology-oriented solutions for sourcing attractive deals, portfolio management and value creation.

Furthermore, reporting frequency and complexity have increased significantly in recent years due to stringent regulations, unstructured reporting and limited partners’ (LPs’) and lenders’ requirements for more frequent and transparent reporting.

How should GPs / LPs optimise their investment strategies and realign their focus on new regions and sectors? How should LPs re-strategize their capital in favour of private markets given the current macro environment? How can GPs leverage technology to monitor their debt and equity investments in order to maximise returns, improve productivity and drive greater value? How can we effectively monitor risks, from dwindling valuations to covenant-lite loans? How do we integrate ESG KPIs into company valuations and the credit-monitoring process? How do we organise unstructured reporting data from mid-market portfolio companies?

Acuity Knowledge Partners is delighted to bring together three industry leaders to discuss best practices in private-market operations across strategies including private equity, private credit, venture capital, funds of funds, secondaries, real estate and infrastructure.

Join us as we challenge the status quo of everything, including fund operations, portfolio management, valuation and reporting.


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Alessandro Della Nina
Vice President @Oaktree Capital Management, L.P
Alessandro is a Vice President in the European Principal Group (Private Equity) at Oaktree Capital Management. His duties include coverage of Food, FIG, and Italian investments. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2017, Alessandro spent two years at McKinsey & Company, focusing on operational improvement and due diligence assignments in the financial services and retail & consumer sectors. Prior thereto he was with Bain & Company for an internship. He received an M.Sc. double degree cum laude in international management from Bocconi University (Milan) and Fudan University (Shanghai). He also received an M.B.A. with distinction from INSEAD and is a CFA charter holder.
Stephen Blewitt
Global Head of Private Markets @Manulife Investment Management
Steve is responsible for the development and execution of all long-term strategic, financial, and operating plans of Manulife Investment Management’s private markets business.  He is also responsible for all aspects of the firm’s private market investment processes and outcomes across private equity, private credit, timber, agriculture, real estate equity, and infrastructure equity. Prior to assuming his present role in 2018, Steve was most recently head of the firm’s U.S. private equity and private credit investment programs.  Previously, he was the team leader and a member of the industrial and consumer products team of the North American Corporate Finance Group, and was a member of the group pensions department.
Venu Rathi
CFO @Morgan Stanley Direct Lending
Venu Rathi is currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley Direct Lending business and based in New York. Currently Venu oversees various functions including finance, investor reporting, valuation, and liability management of direct lending business. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Venu was a Managing Director of the Carlyle Group. During 2014-2019, Venu held various senior leadership positions including chief accounting officer and chief financial officer of Carlyle credit segment and TCG BDC, Inc. (CGBD:NASDAQ). Venu holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and a Chartered Accountant from India.