AVCJ Diversity & Inclusion Forum

Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore & Online

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It is now widely acknowledged amongst the private markets industry that the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cannot be ignored, at both the firm and portfolio company level. Whilst numerous private equity firms have been making concerted efforts to improve diversity statistics within their organisations and investments, progress towards diverse representation throughout the pipeline continues to take time, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Now in its fifth year, the annual AVCJ Diversity & Inclusion Forum returns this year in Singapore as a hybrid event – combining the best of in-person and virtual formats – to bring together senior alternative investment professionals across the globe for a half-day of insightful and meaningful discussions on the key learnings, best practice and top issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in the regional private equity and venture capital industry.

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Benefits of attending:

  • Global view: Gain practical insights into the pace of progression of D&I regionally and abroad from some of the world’s top GPs, LPs and diversity experts
  • Network: Meet some of the top changemakers in the PE and VC industry who are helping to bridge the diversity gap
  • Regional insights: Hear personal stories from managers in the region on their efforts to improve diversity at the firm and portfolio company level
  • LPs: Understand how LPs can influence the behaviour of GPs when it comes to diversity issues
  • Participate in practical roundtable discussions, case studies, and data presentations

Organizations that previously attended the Forum include:

  • 57 Stars
  • ABCI Investment Management Limited
  • abrdn
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Aceana Group
  • Adamantem Capital
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Advantage Partners
  • Albourne Partners Limited
  • AlixPartners
  • Alpha DX Group, Ltd / ZioNext, Pte Ltd
  • Alpha Win Capital Limited
  • Altive
  • AMP Capital
  • Anbang Group
  • Antartica Asset Manaagement
  • Anthem Asia
  • APAC Advisors
  • APES Pongo LP I
  • APG Asset Management
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Ardian
  • Arete Capital Asia
  • Ascendent Capital Partners
  • ASCENT Fund Services (HK) Ltd
  • Asia Alternatives
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Aster Capital / Alpha Square Group
  • Australian Investment Council
  • Axiom Asia Private Capital
  • Bain Capital
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • BDX Data Centers
  • Benli Capital
  • bfinance
  • BGH Capital
  • Blackbird Ventures
  • BlackRock
  • Blackstone
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cabot Capital Partners
  • California Public Employees Retirement System
  • California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Carlyle
  • CDH Investments
  • CDPQ
  • Cerberus Asia Pacific
  • CFI
  • China Asean Fund
  • China Grand Prosperity Investment
  • China Overseas Nuoxin International Holdings Limited
  • China Telecom Global
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Topics include:

  • How has the conversation of diversity, equity and inclusion developed in the past 12 months globally and locally?
  • What are some diversity initiatives and best practice that regional GPs can share, and how are GPs fostering more inclusive and diverse investment teams?
  • Entrepreneurship and female founders- what is being done to promote a more inclusive playing field regionally?
  • How can LPs push for more diversity at both the firm and portfolio level?
  • Diversity beyond gender- what are some other considerations GPs and LPs are looking at, and what needs to be done to make this more of a priority in Asia?

“Very interesting gathering full of personal stories. Diversity definitely improves the quality of discussion and decision making. Our industry can do better and this event made me hopeful.”

Junko Katayanagi, Partner, Unison Capital

“Thank you for allowing CPPIB to participate in AVCJ’s inaugural Women in Asian PE event. It was a privilege to share some of the latest from our side, as well as learn what others are thinking and doing on this very important initiative.”

Nicholas Low, Director, CPPIB


AVCJ Women in Asian Private Equity Forum is now a CPD certified event.

4 CPD points can be claimed after attending the event

For further information on CPD accreditation please visit: www.cpduk.co.uk

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