Fundraising in 2024: the currency of trust

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Fundraising in 2024: the currency of trust

Fundraising in 2024: the currency of trust

About the speakers
  • Cristina Alcaide
    Cristina Alcaide
    Managing Director, Private Funds Group at Pinebridge Investments
    Ms. Alcaide joined the firm in 2007 and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing private fund investments on a global basis. Previously, Ms. Alcaide worked at LarrainVial in Chile. She received a BSc and MSc degree in Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She also received a Master of Science in finance from London Business School.
  • Geoffrey	Geiger
    Geoffrey Geiger
    Head of Private Equity Funds & Co-investments at USS Investment Management
    Geoffrey Geiger joined USS in 2007. He has been involved in the growth of the Private Markets Group since inception, today he heads the indirect private equity activities of USS, overseeing a portfolio of over £6 billion across private equity funds and co-investments. Geoffrey has sat on the boards of many portfolio companies and numerous advisory boards. Geoffrey has been working in private equity for over twenty-five years, including with Klesch & Company in London, Deutsche Bank in New York and Frankfurt and with MeesPierson in Geneva, Switzerland. Geoffrey received an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont.
  • Erin Sarret
    Erin Sarret
    Head of Investor Relations at RAISE
    Erin Sarret is head of Investor Relations at RAISE in Paris and an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She works with investors to find sustainable solutions for their private market portfolios. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and McGeorge School of Law as well as a member of the State Bar of California since admission in 1994. An active voice for improving the industry, you will often find her advocating for best practices in forums like SuperInvestor. If not, she is probably on a horse! RAISE is a pioneer in engaged sustainable finance (gender parity at every level) founded in 2013 with four verticals PE/RE/VC/Impact and 1.5 billion of assets under management based in Paris, France.
  • Anne Germain
    Anne Germain
    Investment Director at bpifrance
    Anne is a senior investment director in the funds of funds team of Bpifrance, the French public investment bank and sovereign wealth fund, where she specialises in investing in venture capital funds since 2017. Over that time she has committed over 900M€ in 30 plus funds. Prior to Bpifrance, Anne was head of research APAC at Expand Research, a company of the Boston Consulting Group based in Singapore. Anne started her career in investment banking with Citigroup in London and then joined Access Capital Partners, a Paris based private equity funds of funds manager. She is a graduate of Durham University (UK), HEC Paris and is a CFA charterholder.

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