31535841-global-business-networkRISK 2020:
   Private Equity Investing in a Post-Pandemic World

Join your Wharton peers investing PE & VC funds for our Virtual Annual Alumni Program, RISK 2020, a deep dive into some of the most pressing economic and capital market issues and their impact on private equity and venture investing, deal flow, structure, process, terms and valuations. 


Even though we can't meet in person this year, this session will keep you connected by offering our alumni community a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into deal and investment outlooks, to exchange ideas, to share experiences and to connect face to face in small groups following the program.  



The coronavirus has brought unprecedented upheaval to global financial markets that will transform the dynamics of deal markets for years to come. To interpret what this means for private equity, we welcome expert perspectives for an engaging discussion offered exclusively to our WPEVC members.  


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Mike Lyons (W'93) Gagan Singh Ned Valentine
Head of Corp. & Inst. Banking / Asset Management Group
PNC Financial Services Group
Chief Investment Officer 
PNC Financial Services Group
Executive Managing Director Harris Williams


Discussion topics, which will be supplemented by your live Q&A and poll responses, will include:


  • Trends in asset management
  • Rifts between public and private markets 
  • LP investment appetite 
  • Impact on credit and debt markets
  • Changes in M&A activity (value, volume, terms, process) 
  • Impact on early stage and start up companies
  • Outlook beyond 2020


Join us for an insightful fireside chat followed by a virtual networking session where you’ll continue the discussion in small, live breakout rooms with alumni peers and presenters.  We will circulate an attendee list ahead of time and we'll keep our networking rooms open after the end of the formal breakouts, allowing for continued discussions.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Registration open only to alumni who are GPs or LPs overseeing PE & VC investments *

Fireside Chat - Risk 2020: 4:00 – 5:15 PM 
Post-Session Discussion & Small Group Networking: 5:15 – 6:00 PM 

Zoom Webinar & Zoom Breakout Rooms: A link and instructions to the discussion and networking will be shared with event registrants in the confirmation email. 




Thanks to our Virtual Program Sponsor:


Thanks to our Wharton PE & VC Corporate Sponsors

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*Membership Eligibility: 

WPEVC is open to PE and VC investment professionals investing third party capital from committed funds AND who are graduates of Wharton or UPenn. Private equity professionals include those investing venture, growth, mezzanine, buyouts, private debt, or secondaries from a dedicated fund or institutional limited partners of funds and professionals who manage third party fund-of-funds targeting the private equity space. Funds must be closed at the time your application is submitted.