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Private Equity: leveraged expertise or leveraged bets?

Department of Finance and Financial Markets Group public lecture

Dr Axelson draws from leading academic research to shed light on the controversial role of private equity in the economy. This will be followed by the panel discussion 'Private Equity in Downturns: contributors or saviours?' led by Professor Per Strömberg.

Ulf Axelson is the newly appointed Abraaj Capital Reader in Finance and Private Equity at LSE and director of the new MSc Finance and Private Equity.

Kurt Björklund is Co-director, of Permira.

Lord Simon Cairns is former CEO of S G Warburg and former Chairman Actis Partners, Allied Zurich and BAT Industries.

Felda Hardymon is a senior partner at Bessemer Partners, Professor of Management at Harvard Business School and a visiting professor at LSE.

Arif Naqvi is group CEO of Abraaj Capital.

Lord Jacob Rothschild is the founder and executive chairman of RIT Capital Partners.

Per Strömberg is director of the Institute for Financial Research (SIFR).


Dr Ulf Axelson | talks
Professor Per Strömberg | talks
Kurt Björklund | talks
Lord Cairns | talks
Professor Felda Hardymon | talks
Arif Naqvi | talks
Lord Rothschild | talks


Date and Time:

27 September 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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