Private Equity Limited Partner Risk Management

Private Equity Limited Partner Risk Management

Risk depends upon perception and therefore the identity of the party assessing the risk. Gavin discusses risk in terms of the two main viewpoints in private equity: the limited partners (LPs) and the general partners (GPs).
Overview

Risk assessment in private equity is divided into assessment of risks specific to limited partners (LPs) and risks specific to general partners (GPs). There is no separate risk manager function in private equity. The Fund Investment Committee has a crucial role in managing risk and providing a second opinion.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the risks faced by LPs?

  • What are the risks faced by GPs?

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Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan has twenty years’ experience as a private equity fund manager. He has managed a $30m Advent International Affiliate Fund, a $200m Fund part of Soros Fund Management and a €2.5bn Green Energy Asset Manager. Before he was in investment banking with HSBC and Nomura. Gavin has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA from McGill.

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