2020 Year In Review: Events

Signature Events

Dechert facilitated debate among industry leaders on the crucial questions facing the global business community by hosting a program of thought-provoking events throughout the year.

Kicking off 2020 was Funds Congress, London’s largest and most influential networking event for fund managers from all asset classes and fund jurisdictions. Sessions this year included opportunities in private equity as well as panels on the growing importance of sustainability considerations in investment decision-making.

The spread of COVID-19 radically changed how clients engaged with our events, shifting discussions online and creating urgent demand for information on the effects of the pandemic on so many areas of business. Permanent and Private Capital in the Time of COVID-19: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going, hosted alongside ING and KBW/Stifel, was a multi-panel virtual conference covering the latest developments in private credit, featuring a broad range of experts from leading industry institutions.

Our Virtual California Investment Management Symposium examined the evolving legal and regulatory environment for investment advisers, financial services firms, registered and private investment managers and funds. Topics included financial services and market volatility in the time of COVID-19; the future of digital assets; ESG; and a CCO roundtable on managing compliance during a pandemic.

Now in its third year, Dechert’s Distressed Investing Forum has rapidly become the preeminent event for distressed investors, investment bankers, academics and industry professionals, and moving online attracted more participants than ever.

Later in the year, Dechert co-hosted the 12th Annual Healthcare Investor Conference. The half-day live virtual event brought together senior management from private and public companies across Europe’s life sciences and healthcare sectors, as well as a number of investors and analysts from the PE, VC and investment communities to discuss the latest impacts, opportunities and trends for investments in the industry.

Dechert’s Podcasts

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Committed Capital – Global Private Equity Insights: This podcast series features insights from members of our global private equity team, as well as industry leaders, to discuss some of the key issues and trends impacting the private equity industry.

LIBORcast – Navigating the LIBOR Transition: Hosted by members of Dechert’s global finance practice, LIBORcasts feature in-depth conversations with industry leaders and regulators as they navigate the LIBOR transition