HBS Hosts 20th Annual Alternative Investment Conference

Harvard Business School‘s student-run Venture Capital and Private Equity Club will hold its 20th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference on February 9, 2014. As one of the largest student-run conferences, the event  provides a forum for private equity and venture capital professionals, academics and students to reflect on the evolving landscape of the industry today.

This year introduces several new panel topics, including Investing in Africa, Family Offices, Corporate Venture Capital, and Women in Private Equity. All panels will be comprised of a blend of institutional investment managers, fund general partners, advisors, and intermediaries, each with extensive experience in the private equity and venture capital industries.

“The panels we’ve put together this year address a range of today’s most relevant topics in alternative investments, from growth equity investing and fundraising to geography specific investment opportunities,” says Alex Kleiner, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2014 and Co-President of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. “We hope to initiate a broad range of debates about the key trends affecting the industry today and into the future.”

This year’s conference will feature the following keynote speakers: David Rubenstein, Founder of The Carlyle Group; Joe Baratta, Global Head of Private Equity for Blackstone; and Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder of Social Capital and Former Vice President of Facebook.

Barbara Rauber, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2014 and Co-President of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, says, “It is an honor to welcome the leading members of the private equity and venture capital community to our conference once again and we look forward to a conference that will further the discussion on the evolving landscape of the alternative investment industry, where it is today and most importantly where it is going.”

To view the full schedule of events and to register to attend, please visit: http://2014.vcpeconference.com/

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