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St Paul’s Virtual Finance Network 2022 – The Growth of Private Markets

21 MARCH 2022


Zoom Webinar

The St Paul’s Professional Groups were first launched in 2016 in collaboration with the Old Pauline Club and Parents’ Group. Their aim is to connect those working in specific professional fields and to support current pupils and young Old Paulines in their career journey.

We are delighted to be joined online by members of our Community for the St Paul’s Finance Networking Evening, hosted by current parent, Marc Goldberg – Managing Director, Head of EMEA FICC Soluations at BofA Securities.  Marc will be joined by current parents Nilufer von Bismarck – Legal & General, Olivier Meyohas – Blackstone, Tarun Sharma – Cabot Square Capital, and Ken Young – CVC.

The past few years have witnessed a surge in investment in private markets, across asset classes such as private equity, real estate, private credit and infrastructure.  There are a number of important factors which have influenced this trend and in this session our panel will explore each of the drivers and also how they see private markets developing over the coming years.

There will be a chance to ask questions through the webinar Q&A.

While face to face networking is not possible, we will be sharing a list of the names and email details of all attendees that have consented to this, so that you can still get in contact with one another following the event.


Marc Goldberg is a Managing Director and head of EMEA FICC Solutions at BofA Securities. He leads a pan-European team based in London, Paris and Madrid responsible for covering European financial institutions and asset managers for strategic transactions across a variety of FICC products, with a particular focus on sourcing distressed/illiquid credit opportunities and originating secured financing transactions.  Prior to this commencing his current role in May 2019, Marc was head of EMEA Credit Structuring, responsible for developing and executing secured financing transactions within EMEA FICC across securities and loan collateral.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2006, Marc spent 5 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Melbourne where he advised large corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds on international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Master of International Taxation from the University of Melbourne.

Marc, his wife and three children reside in London.

Nilufer von Bismarck spent her career at Slaughter and May where she was a partner for 27 years. She retired in May 2021. Whilst at the firm, she had a wide corporate, commercial and financing practice which included private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, financings, equity and debt capital markets transactions and corporate governance. She became head of one of the corporate groups and also led the financial institutions and equity capital markets groups at the firm. She was one of two partners leading the diversity and inclusion programme at the firm.

Nilufer joined Legal & General, a leading UK financial services provider, as a non executive director in May 2021 and sits on the audit, risk, technology and nominations and governance committees. She is also climate director and director for employee engagement.

Nilufer is also a trustee on IntoUniversity, a national educational charity focussed on securing equal opportunities for educational advancement.

Olivier Meyohas is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Olivier is the head of the London Office for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and sits on the SAF Investment Committee.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Olivier spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director.  He held several senior positions in the Capital Markets group, with his last role being Co-Head of the Pension Advisory Group. 

Olivier received a BA (Hons) in Modern History from Pembroke College, Oxford University and is now a member of the Investment Committee for the College.

Ken Young is a Managing Partner at CVC and has operated in the private markets for almost twenty six years.  Ken is based in London and has responsibility for CVC’s Capital Markets, Client & Product Solutions and Fund Administration teams. This includes all capital raising conducted by CVC globally across the debt and public equity markets, and including all fundraising across CVC’s six platforms.   In addition, Ken chairs CVC Credit which is CVC’s $30bn AuM credit management business and finally, he supports wider business development and strategy across CVC Group.

Prior to joining CVC, Ken worked at J.P. Morgan in the leverage finance team and he initially worked as a leverage finance lawyer at Allen & Overy.

Ken holds an LLB and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh.

Established in 1981, CVC is a world leader in private equity and credit with $122 billion of assets under management, $165 billion of funds committed and a global network of offices: 15 across Europe and the Americas and nine in the Asia Pacific region. CVC is majority owned by its employees and led by its managing-partner.

Tarun Sharma is a partner in Cabot Square Capital which is a Financial Services and Property focused private equity firm. Tarun also leads Cabot’s involvement with CS Capital Partners Real Estate Fund (DNGB), the firm’s Dutch ground lease fund. Prior to Cabot, Tarun worked for seven years in the securitisation and principal finance group of HSBC Bank and for the Tactical Opportunities Fund at The Blackstone Group. Tarun graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (MBA).

Adam Hain has almost 30 years of investment banking experience and has been based in London since 1998.

Adam is the Global and EMEA Head of Infrastructure and Energy Advisory for Macquarie Capital and responsible for coverage and M&A of all EMEA clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors including all infrastructure funds, sovereign wealth funds and major institutions.

 Prior to joining Macquarie in 2005, Adam worked in the M&A team at CSFB in Australia, Asia and UK.

It is free to register for any of our virtual events. However, if you wish to express your appreciation for the programme, please make a donation to the Shaping our Future bursary fund and help talented boys benefit from a St Paul’s education, please click here.

Suggested donation – £10 per household.

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The views, information, or opinions expressed in the above webinar are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of St Paul’s School and its employees. The webinars are available for private, non-commercial use only – you may not edit, modify or redistribute.

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