LP-leds & GP-leds: what’s the right mix?

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LP-leds & GP-leds: what’s the right mix?

LP-leds & GP-leds: what’s the right mix?

About the speakers
  • Ralph Büchel
    Ralph Büchel
    Partner & Global Head Secondaries at Unigestion
    Ralph Büchel, Partner Private Equity, is Global Head of Secondaries, and Co-Head of the Emerging Manager programme. He joined Akina (now Unigestion) in 2011 covering the DACH and UK regions. In 2018, he was appointed as Head of Emerging Managers, responsible for Unigestion's global Emerging Manager strategy. In 2021, he become Partner Private Equity, with an increase focus on secondary investments across Europe. He was appointed to his current position in 2022. Ralph began his career at Sungard Bancware in Winterthur, Switzerland. He then moved to UBS Investment Banking, and subsequently Obermatt & Partners. Prior to joining Akina, Ralph worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Capital Concepts International on several sell and buy side corporate finance advisory mandates. Ralph holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and is a CFA Charterholder.
  • Nicolas Schellenberg
    Nicolas Schellenberg
    Managing Director at Cambridge Associates
    Nicolas is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates and has over 20 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry. He is based in the firm’s London office and is a senior member of global Secondaries team. He is overseeing due diligence on secondaries opportunities and secondary funds. Previously, Nicolas led CA’s EMEA Manager Research team for Private Equity, Growth and Venture Funds. Before Nicolas joined Cambridge Associates, he worked at Macquarie Investment Management, in the Private Equity Fund of Funds team in London, where his responsibilities included the due diligence and quantitative analysis of primary, secondary and co-investments, as well as portfolio management. Prior to this, Nicolas was with the Merger & Acquisition Advisory Teams of Lazard & Co. and ABN AMRO in London. He also worked at the life insurance company Deutsche Herold LebensversicherungAG in Bonn, Germany.
  • Marc Meier
    Marc Meier
    Managing Director & Co-Head Private Infrastructure Partnership Investments at Partners Group
    Marc Meier is Co-Head of the Private Infrastructure Partnership Investments business unit, based in Zug. He is a member of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie. Corporate Finance (Switzerland) Ltd. He holds a master's degree in banking and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
  • Pauline Wetter
    Pauline Wetter
    Principal at LGT Capital Partners
    Pauline Wetter is a Principal and Co-Portfolio Manager for LGT Group Endowment Private Equity at LGT Capital Partners Ltd. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, she was an associate with Mooreland Partners in London, an investment banking advisory firm focused on the IT and telecommunications sectors. Mrs Wetter holds an MSc in Management from ESCP Europe in Paris
  • Patrick Knechtli
    Patrick Knechtli
    Head of Secondaries at abrdn
    Based in Edinburgh, Patrick heads up the Secondaries team at abrdn Private Equity Europe. He is responsible for making investments across the private equity spectrum (Primaries, Secondaries and Co-investments) as well as having overall responsibility for abrdn Private Equity Europe’s Secondary investment business. Patrick is a member of abrdn’s Private Equity Europe’s Investment Committee and Senior Management Team. Prior to joining SL Capital, now part of abrdn, in 2009, Patrick spent eight years at Coller Capital in London, where he worked on numerous secondary portfolio transactions. His early career consisted of seven years in investment banking, first at Baring Brothers and then at ABN Amro Corporate Finance. Patrick has a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Exeter and is fluent in French and Spanish.

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