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The EG Finance & Investment Summit returns on the 13 September at the British Museum, London.
The latest trends in UK, European and global real estate will be covered including:
  • Private equity investing  
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • The listed sector 
  • International capital flows 
  • Fund management and fund raising
  • Distress 
  • Lending and borrowing
  • Macroeconomic factors impacting the industry
The interactive day will feature panels and quick fire presentations on must know topics.  There will also be opportunities to ask for advice from the experts.


Who Should Attend?

  • Investment Director
  • Senior Property Analyst
  • Finance Director
  • Asset Manager
  • Property Development Manager
  • CFO
  • Senior Associate
  • Head of Acquisitions
  • Chief Executive
  • Managing Director
  • Partner
  • Strategic Projects Director
Agenda Overview

Wednesday 13 September

Registration and breakfast
Chair’s opening remarks
David Hatcher, Head of News & Finance , EG
Economic overview


Trevor Williams, Visiting Professor / Chief Economist, University of Derby & IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Commitee
What’s the worst that could happen? - distress
  • Where in the UK and Europe are we seeing early signs of distress?
  • Does this mean there are good opportunities?
  • How will lenders react?
Cameron Spry, Senior Partner, Tristan Capital Partners
Aref Lahham, Managing Director, Orion Capital
Andy Pyle, Partner, KPMG
Cyril Courbage, Head of European CRE, Fortress Investment Group
Roger Orf, Partner & Head of Real Estate, Europe, Apollo
Let’s get together – mergers and acquisitions
  • Is the market ripe for m&a activity?
  • What is the prospect of a listed propco being taken private?
  • What sectors are most likely to see activity?
Patrick Long, Managing Director, Lazard
Angus Dodd, CEO, Quintain
Sandy Gumm, COO, Prestbury (and Non-Executive Director at Secure Income)
Sue-Lin Heng, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
Refreshment break
Walking among giants - how to work with the industry’s biggest pension funds
  • What returns and opportunities are sovereign and giant pension funds targeting?
  • What is the best way to work alongside them as operational or advisory partners? 
  • How is the low yielding environment impacting investment strategies?
Stéphane Jalbert, Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, PSP
Alex Jeffrey, Chief Executive, M&G Real Estate
Tom Jackson, Director, Real Estate Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
You can bank on it – the lending environment
  • What opportunities will lenders say yes to?
  • How can you get hold of development financing?
  • Is debt getting cheaper or more expensive?
Catherine Webster, Strategic Finance & Investment Director, Quintain
Roman Kogan, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG London
Amy Klein Aznar, Head of Debt Investments and Special Situations, LaSalle Investment Management
Stephen Bullock, Head of Large Corporates, Real Estate Structuring and Analysis, NatWest and RBS Real Estate Finance
Keynote Interview
Neil Thompson, CEO, U.K. Office Division, Brookfield
How to spend it - If I had a billion
If you had £1bn to start a new property business what would you do?
How do you make sure you are a disruptor and not disrupted?
What are the opportunities others have yet to fully exploit?
Tony Gibbon, Consultant, GM Real Estate
Derek Jacobson, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Madison International
Teresa Gilchrist, Director & Head of Investor Relations, M7 Real Estate
Lars Huber, Senior Managing Director, CEO, Europe Region/London, UK, Hines
Close & drinks reception
Amy Klein Aznar
Head of Debt Investments and Special Situations
LaSalle Investment Management
Tony Gibbon
GM Real Estate
Teresa Gilchrist
Director & Head of Investor Relations
M7 Real Estate
David Hatcher
Head of News & Finance
Tom Jackson
Director, Real Estate Investments
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Derek Jacobson
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Madison International
Alex Jeffrey
Chief Executive
M&G Real Estate
Aref Lahham
Managing Director
Orion Capital
Patrick Long
Managing Director
Roger Orf
Partner & Head of Real Estate, Europe
Andy Pyle
Anand Tejani
TPG Real Estate
Past Attendees Include
 Very insightful, interesting presentation and good quality speakers
Sarah Blunn, Partner, Head of Corporate Real Estate, RPC
 Very useful insight into investor sector and their views/attitudes
Roy Partington, Underwriting Director, Conveyancing Risk Solutions
 Very good quality speakers
Edward Hine, Director, Edward Hine & Co
 Interesting and stimulating event
Robert Whiting, Asset Director, Essential Living
Group discounts are available, book 3 or more delegates together to claim


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