A Private Equity Conference

USC Marshall professor helps convene annual SoCal private equity conference

March 02, 2020

The sixth annual Southern California Private Equity Conference will be held on Friday, March 6, at the California Institute of Technology. The one-day event features scholars from around the country discussing private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial finance. It will be held in the Athenaeum on Caltech’s campus, 551 S Hill Ave., in Pasadena, Calif. Attendance is by invitation only.

Organized by a team of researchers including USC Marshall’s Arthur Korteweg, Dean’s Associate Professor in Business Administration & Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, the conference showcases new academic papers exploring topics including; Optimal Allocation to Private Equity, Credit Market Equivalents and the Valuation of Private Firms, Returns from Early-Stage Investment, Financing Entrepreneurship: Tax Incentives for Early-Stage Investors, and Private Company Valuations by Mutual Funds.

Papers will be presented and discussed in 50-minute sessions throughout the day. The event provides scholars as well as graduate students an opportunity to get feedback on early stage work.

In addition to Korteweg, the conference is organized by Michael Ewens, Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Caltech, and Rick Townsend, Assistant Professor at the University of California–San Diego’s Randy School of Management. It is sponsored by the Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic Management Sciences at Caltech.

As of March 2, attendance has reached capacity. For more information, go to the conference website here.