Emerging Manager Showcase | November 6, 2018
Applications for the showcase will be accepted Feb 15 - May 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of LPs to ensure a diverse and broad group of managers. Finalists will be announced late June/early July.
The ILPA now brings its proven process for GPs and LPs to Emerging Managers, that legacy funds have enjoyed for over a decade. Based on attendee feedback, the ILPA added an event in 2016 focused on making connections between LPs and Emerging Manager GPs the afternoon prior to the ILPA Summit.
Highlights of the event:
- Manager spots were oversubscribed as the event is strictly limited to 12 managers
- 75 LP organizations attended (approximately 125 individuals)
- Attendees specifically noted the high-quality of attendees (both GPs and LPs) at the showcase
- Each Emerging Manager met with an average of 25 LPs over the course of the afternoon
- Managers indicated they cultivated on average 4 – 8 new relationships through their attendance at the Summit
How does the event work?
The Emerging Manager Showcase features 12 up-and-coming managers for LP attendees to meet in group sessions. This event will take place on November 6 as a precursor to the ILPA Summit and held from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Sheraton New York. Each manager will have a semi-private space to visit with LPs during 30-minute periods. LP attendees will be invited to view participating emerging managers’ profiles and sign up for timeslots in advance with the emerging managers who they are most interested in meeting. The event will kick-off with a networking lunch for all LPs and participating managers.
How to attend:
To be considered for the showcase, all potential managers must submit an application form. Managers are then reviewed and qualified during an application process by a committee of LPs active and interested in this space to ensure a diverse and broad group of managers.
The ILPA’s Definition of “Emerging Manager” for this event:
- Raising a first or second institutional fund
- Fund size is under $1 Billion (minimum fund size considered is typically $100 - $150m)
We are seeking both new firms and recent spin-outs who are interested in building relationships with sought-after, accredited limited partner investors. If you are in the pre-marketing or marketing phase, currently raising a fund or will be raising a fund within the next 12 months, this is an ideal opportunity to introduce yourself at an event that is targeted at, and only attended by, LPs who are specifically interested in new managers.
Missed out this year? We invite you to review our 2017 Emerging Manager Showcase thought leadership piece, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Emerging Managers. This publication is an aggregation of seven pieces written by our Showcase sponsors and ILPA, leveraging decades of experience represented by these professionals and focusing on the transition of up-and-coming managers to established members of the private equity asset class.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Featured managers in 2017: