Evolution of Investment in China

December 9, 2008

On the evening of Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in New York City, the Columbia Business School Private Equity Program and The Asian Alumni Club of New York co-hosted a panel on The Evolution of Investment in China.

The program was generously supported by Ernst & Young. Professor Laura Resnikoff (’76) , Director, Private Equity Program, Columbia Business School moderated speakers Andrew Marino , Principal, Carlyle Group; Dexter Paine , Partner, Paine & Partners, LLC and Marc Symons , Partner, Ernst & Young.

London Emerging Markets Roundtable

November 26, 2008

The London Business School Private Equity Institute and Columbia Business School Private Equity Program co-hosted the 3 rd annual Roundtable Discussion in London, sponsored by MVision. The discussion focused on “Taking Emerging Markets to the Next Level – Opportunities and Challenges in Private Equity in the Next Five Years.”

Columbia GSB Social Enterprise Conference

October 24, 2008

Professor Laura B. Resnikoff ('76) , Director, Columbia Business School's Private Equity Program, moderated a panel for the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference, on: The Moment of Now: Market Innovations in Social Enterprise.

14th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

February 15, 2008

On February 15, Columbia Business School's Private Equity Program presented the 14th annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference: "Getting It Right: Balancing Risk and Reward"

Featured Speakers included:
Alan Patricof , Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft Partners
Doug Lowenstein , President, Private Equity Council
Richard Friedman , Co-Head of Merchant Banking, Goldman Sachs

The 4th Annual Restructuring Event

February 6, 2008

On February 6, Columbia University's Private Equity Program hosted its 4th annual Restructuring Event at the Metropolitan Club: "The Federal Reserve: Playwright, Actor, or Audience in the Theater of Today's Capital Markets"

Speakers included:
Richard H. Clarida , C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
William C. Dudley , Executive Vice President, Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Henny Sender , International Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

Career Positioning in Private Equity’s Changing Landscape

January 31, 2008

On the evening of January 31, Columbia Business School's Private Equity Program hosted an event for navigating the prevailing Private Equity career environment.

Middle Market Buyouts Symposium 2008

January 8, 2008

On January 8, Columbia Business School's Private Equity Program, together with Arthur D. Little, presented: "Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn: Assessing Investment and Value Creation Strategies"

The conference addressed the challenges of buying and operating mid-market companies in the current economic climate and featured keynote speaker Christopher O'Brien , Investcorp International, Inc. According to conference attendee, Patricia Morrill , President of Morrill Associates, "The panels were particularly good, with seasoned practitioners with hands-on experience and moderators with relevant and stimulating questions."