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Private Equity's Leading Limited Partners Convene to Discuss Investing and Returns, Critique Fund-raising Pitches

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Private Equity's Leading Limited Partners Convene to Discuss Investing and Returns, Critique Fund-raising Pitches12:15 EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012Dow Jones Limited Partners Summit features keynotes with Hamilton Lane's Mario Giannini, TIAA-CREF's Marina Mavrakis and BC Partners' Raymond Svider in New York, May 31 - June 1NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones will bring together institutional investors from global endowments, pension funds, family offices and fund-of-funds to share their perspectives on investing in private equity, the long-term viability of the asset class, and the returns they expect from established and emerging markets at the Limited Partners Summit. The event will take place May 31 ? June 1 in New York City.The keynotes include:Les Brun, Managing Director & Head, Investor Relations, CCMP Capital Advisors Mario Giannini, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Lane Oliver Gottschalg, Founder & Head, Research, PERACS Keirsten Lawton, Senior Consultant, Private Equity Research, Cambridge Associates Marina Mavrakis, Managing Director, TIAA-CREF Ricardo Rodriguez, Founder & Partner, Southern Cross Group Jessica Reed Saouaf, Managing Director, Hall Capital Partners R. Harold Schroeder, Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board Gregory V. Stento, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners Raymond Svider, Co-Chairman & Managing Partner, BC Partners Erol Uzumeri, Co-founder & Partner, Searchlight Capital PartnersThrough analytical discussions led by the editors of Private Equity Analyst, participants will gain insight into what it takes to persuade limited partners to invest in funds, if emerging markets will produce strong returns and when, and what limited partners expect to see in terms sheets and communications from general partners, among other key issues.The conference will also feature on-stage fund pitches from general partners that will be critiqued by limited partners and opportunities for one-on-one meetings between limited partners and general partners.To register for Dow Jones Limited Partners Summit, visit Rothstein Kass is a platinum sponsor, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Covington & Burling LLP are gold sponsors, and Coller Capital, Goodwin Procter LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers are silver sponsors of the conference.About Dow JonesDow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, Web sites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video.  Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets. The Dow Jones Local Media Group publishes community newspapers, Web sites and other products in six U.S. states. Dow Jones & Company ( is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; Dow Jones & CompanyFor further information: Kim Gagliardi, Dow Jones & Company, +1-603-864-8873,