Bison Workshop
PE Performance Benchmarking Workshop & Luncheon

March 25, 2015  | 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for a special workshop on private equity performance analysis hosted by Bison. Through a series of panels, keynotes and presentations, Bison will share groundbreaking, proprietary data on hard-to-find performance metrics. This session is a can’t miss for any LP or GP trying to make sense of current benchmarking trends, key performance metrics, and fundraising.

Agenda for the PE Performance Benchmarking Workshop & Luncheon

1:00 pm

Luncheon Begins

1:25 pm

Keynote Presentation – Mike Nugent, Co-Founder and CEO, Bison

Hear from founder Mike Nugent on the results of a proprietary study Bison is conducting on performance expections from public institutions and private foundations invested in Private Equity.

1:45 pm

Performance Workshop

Dr. Rasmus Goksor, Cofounder and COO, Bison

Hugh Wrigley, Cofounder and Managing Director, Global Endowment Management

Jesse Reyes, Founder, J-Curve Advisors

John Kim, Principal, Kelso

Dr. Rasmus Goksor, the leader of product strategy at Bison, will moderate this workshop with industry experts. The workshop will use case studies to explore the search for alpha in private equity and venture capital and questions such as: What are the limits of peer benchmarking? What market indices to use for PME? How can value bridge analysis help identity alpha drivers? And how can we think quantitatively about Venture Capital?

2:30 pm

Private Equity Performance Trends

Asst. Professor Kyle Welch, George Washington University

Professor Kyle Welch has been given unique access to Bison fund data for his research into private equity performance persistence. In this presentation, he will present his findings for the first time.

3:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:20 pm

Panel: LP investment expectations for 2015

Moderator: Michael D. Nugent, Cofounder and CEO, Bison

Diane Mulcahy, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

Amy Schondra, Vice President, Hirtle Callaghan

Jed Johnson, Investment Director, Crow Holdings

Michael Nugent, Bison CEO, will moderate this esteemed panel of LPs who will discuss private equity and venture capital performance expectations for 2015 and beyond.

4:00 pm

Session concludes

How Can You Attend?


    • This workshop is free of charge for any LP attending the PartnerConnect East, March 24-25 at the Hyatt Cambridge.
    • If you are not already registered for PartnerConnect East, you may apply for a complimentary Investor Pass by clicking here.

Please note: Institutional Investors can qualify for a complimentary Investor Pass by agreeing to take three 20-minute private meetings in conjunction with our ExecConnect program. In this program, you are be able to select the managers with whom you are most interested in meeting, and we will arrange these meetings for you based on your availability on either or both days of the conference. To apply to attend PartnerConnect East, including the PE Performance Benchmarking Workshop & Luncheon, please click here.

GPs & Service Providers:

The PE Performance Benchmarking Workshop & Luncheon is open to General Partners of Private Equity firms and service providers in the industry. There are several ways you can attend:

    • Purchase a registration ticket to PartnerConnect East, and add the optional Workshop & Luncheon. The cost for this is $299.

GPs and service providers can click here to make their registration selection.