07 December 2021
IQ-EQ CFO e-Lab: Evolution of the Private Funds CFO
IQ-EQ CFO e-Lab: ‘Evolution of the Private Funds CFO’ IQ-EQ is pleased to introduce the fifth webinar in our CFO e-Lab series, which seeks to discuss the impact of technology and CFO Support services on the role of the private funds CFO.
In this unique online masterclass introduced and moderated by J.P. Harrop, Group Funds Advisor, IQ-EQ, we will hear from:
Sanjay G. Tolani, Head of Private Markets, Europe, FIS, London
Boris Onefater, Chairman & Global Head of Outsourced Services, Constellation Advisers LLC, part of IQ-EQ, New York
Razzak Akbar, Chief Financial Officer, Freshstream, London
Following the presentations, we will open the floor for an audience Q&A. The session will be split evenly between presentations (30 mins) and question time (30 mins).
About the CFO e-Lab series
The private equity, real estate and private debt sectors have all experienced record growth within the past year. Private equity assets under management (AUM) increased to $3.4 trillion in 2019, the value of global property AUM reached $3.6 trillion as of June 2019, while private debt, the youngest asset class in the private capital universe, saw its AUM reach a record high of $812 billion in the same timeframe. Notwithstanding the effects of COVID-19, appetite for investment in these alternative asset classes is here to stay.
As these sectors continue to mature and evolve, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is also changing. Private fund CFOs are increasingly being asked to act as a ‘central hub’, tasked with actively driving value and business performance, finding and deploying innovative solutions to achieve greater efficiency, while also helping guide overall strategic direction as forward-looking datakeepers.
In recognition of this demanding remit and the importance of information sharing, support and networking, IQ-EQ’s CFO e-Lab series is a special programme of masterclasses targeted specifically to chief financial officers (CFOs) in the private funds sector. Each masterclass will focus on a different sectoral ‘hot topic’ and be delivered by senior professionals who are experts within that specific area. Click here to find out more about the initiative.
Catch up on our previous CFO e-Labs: