Wharton PE & VC Alternative Investments Day 2018

WPEVC | Wharton Alternative Investments Day
with Dean Geoffrey Garrett, Philadelphia
Open to Members / Alumni investing PE, LP & VC funds  

Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is pleased to announce   

Wharton PE & VC Alternative Investments Day
welcome from Dean Geoffrey Garrett 

connecting PE & VC alumni with the latest research and ideas from
the new Alternative Investments Initiative

Alumni managing PE, VC, LP or other alternative investments are invited to join Wharton PE & VC on campus to exchange ideas with the leadership and researchers of the new Wharton Alternative Investments Initiative and hear from Dean Garrett ahead of our fireside chat.

WPEVC Alternative Investments Day will: 

  • bring together alumni practitioners with renowned faculty to further strengthen Wharton's position as the leader in financial economics,
  • provide a platform for alumni to gain insight into the latest research/findings, and 
  • encourage alumni to act as a sounding board for researchers in the exploration of new areas of inquiry or new case ideas. 

From the Alternative Investments Day Team

We are excited to bring you this opportunity.  We believe alumni engagement is critical to the success of this initiative, which is designed to expand the School’s research, build critical synergies between industry and academia, and enable publications and conferences that will bring together the most renowned researchers, business experts, and industry professionals working in alternative investments. 

Wharton PE & VC envisions this as an important first step in an expanded and on-going relationship between the alumni and the initiative.  We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing your ideas!

Brooke Hayes (W93, WG '99), Archytas Ventures   |     Dean Miller (WG '99), Novitas Capital      |     Jon Mansfield, (WG'99) Ares Capital Management 


  Thursday, September 27, 2018 

  3:00 – 7:00 pm




  • 3:00 pm  Registration

  • 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm  Concurrent Discussions: 

    1) Infrastructure Investments - Professor Kevin Kaiser 
    ​2) Preview PE Topics for Academic Research - Professor Esmer

  • 4:20 pm - 5:00 pm  Concurrent Discussions:  

    1) Operational Efficiency in Private Equity - Professor Kevin Kaiser 
    2) FinTech & Blockchain - Lecturer Sarah Hammer

  • 5:00 pm Welcome - Dean Garrett
  • 5:10 pm  Fireside Chat:

    Bilge Yilmaz, Wharton Alternative Investment's Initiative and Dean Miller, Wharton PE & VC Alumni Association Board Member

  • 5:45pm - 7:00 pm  Reception
The Study at University City - 2nd floor
20 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, September 27, 2018

About the Alternative Investment Initiative

For more than 130 years, the Wharton School has been a leader in business education, committed to making an impact on the world through the creation and dissemination of business knowledge and the development of leaders of integrity. In pursuit of this goal, the Wharton School has launched the Alternative Investments Initiative, which will expand the School's research, curriculum and public engagement - all focused on the alternative investments space. The Initiative will bring together practitioners, alumni, students and Wharton’s renowned faculty and further strengthen Wharton’s position as the leader in financial economics.