The school is known for its international student base with some of the most sought after brains in all relevant industries and giving them the best available resources to develop further with professional development courses. This year’s winners did not disappoint, and came from different backgrounds spanning Mexico, U.S.A, Kazakhstan, Ivory Coast, China, France, Japan, and Korea. The global scenario helped in exhibiting different points of view on private equity.
The prizes awarded were for case studies and management reports by Masters Students graduating from the London Business School and PhD Research awards are open to students from around the world. The Institute began its collaboration in 2006 with collar Capital and since has been renamed as The London Business School’s Coller Institute of Private Equity.
The awards are judged by different judges for the PhD and Masters Prizes; namely, Professor Eli Talmor and Francesca Cornelli from the Coller Institute and Katherine Campbell, Cambridge associates and Hans Holmen of the Coller Institute, respectively.
The winners of the awards covered different aspects of private Equity in their case studies/management reports and research. They were; private equity investments in Africa and china, financial sector investments, and fund management strategies for the Masters Students and impact of fund manager performance on the risk profile of future investments and the relationship between investment horizon and investments in innovative companies for the PhD research.
The winners for the case study award 2012 were:
• Adam Dawson, Rogelio Prieto (MBA2012) for “Adams Street Partners: a pioneer investor’s approach to the management of a large private equity portfolio”
• Wei Cao, Masaki Takeda, and Carolyn Tiet (MBA2012) for “Co-win capital: the evolution of the Chinese PE & VC industry”
The winners for the management Report prize 2012 were:
• Fatoumata Ly, Mariya Nurgaziyeva (MIFFT2012) for “Private equity in African sub-Saharan countries: why, how and where to invest in 2012?”
• Ryan Brewer, Romain Prouvost, Cameron Taylor (MBA2012) for “European banks - indicators of distress”
The winners for the PhD 2012 prize were:
• Jean-Noel Barrot (HEC Paris), for “Investor horizon and innovation: evidence from private equity funds - studied the link between investment horizon and appetite for investments exploring new ideas.
• Nicholas Crain (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas) for “Investor horizon and innovation: evidence from private equity funds”
Looked into the effect of track-record concerns on the investment strategies of venture capital fund managers.
With the help from the London Business School launch Platform students can exhibit their capabilities and benefit from Professional Development Courses offered here. Globally recognised awards such as these, for private equity, can add prestige, to any post graduate or doctorate holders portfolio.
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