Council of Institutional Investors

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

CII In New York: Public Company v. Private Company - Does it Matter?

Start Date: 5/17/2018 5:30 PM EDT
End Date: 5/17/2018 7:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: PwC Midtown Office

Location:
300 Madison Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY  United States  10017

Organization Name: Council of Institutional investors

Contact:
Michael Miller
Email: michael@cii.org
Phone: 2028220800

This panel discussion moved beyond debate over what is driving the decline in public companies and the rise of private firms, to ask: Does it matter? A recording of the event is available to CII members in our media archive.

Speakers included:

  • Jill Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Elisabeth de Fontenay, Associate Professor, Duke University Law School
  • Dan Rasmussen, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Verdad Advisers
Scott Evans, Deputy Comptroller-Asset Management & Chief Investment Officer for the New York City Retirement Systems, moderated the discussion.
 
About the Speakers
Jill Fischfisch
Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jill Fisch is an internationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets. Her scholarship has appeared in a variety of publications including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. Read more...
Elisabeth D. de Fontenayfontenay
Associate Professor, Duke University Law School
Elisabeth de Fontenay's primary research interests are in the fields of corporate law and corporate finance. She joined the Duke Law faculty in 2013 after serving as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Her broad research agenda focuses on how market actors behave in the less-regulated spaces of the financial markets. Her work has examined questions such as the ongoing decline in U.S. public companies and the rise of private capital (here), private equity firms' role in the debt markets (here), public versus private financial markets (here and here), and value creation by transactional lawyers and elite law firms (here, here, and here). Read more...
Dan Rasmussenrasmussen
Founder and Portfolio Manager, Verdad Advisers
Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates. Dan graduated from Harvard summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the New York Times bestselling author of American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. His articles and papers include "Private Equity: Overvalued and Overrated?", and "Leveraged Small Value Equities". Read more...
Scott Evansevans
Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer for the New York City Retirement Systems
Scott Evans is the Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer for the $160 billion New York City Retirement Systems, the fourth largest public pension fund in the United States. Prior to his appointment Mr. Evans was most recently Executive Vice President of TIAA-CREF and President of its Asset Management subsidiaries, which managed nearly $500 billion in proprietary investment assets. He has held various executive positions, including Chief Investment Officer, since joining the company in 1985. Read more...

We thank our reception and venue sponsors, MSCI and PwC!

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Closed: 5/14/2018 5:00 PM

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