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Distinguished Speaker Series: T. Bondurant "Bon" French, CFA


Private Equity Industry Update

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The University Club, 76 E. Monroe, Chicago, IL  60603   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
Private equity returns have been excellent versus other asset classes in recent years. Investors continue to allocate additional money to private equity seeking higher returns for their total portfolio. What will this mean for future expected returns for the private equity asset class?

Fee:
Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Non-Members - $65
Reserved VIP table - $360 (8 guests, company name on table, contact office directly)
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)

Registration: Register Online

Agenda:
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Program

Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

Bon French T. Bondurant "Bon" French, CFA, is responsible for the management of Adams Street Partners and actively participates as an investment professional. He is sought out by private equity firms, consultants and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics. French has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980 and has been instrumental in the development of its private equity investment strategies, fund management and client service.

French has been a guest lecturer to business schools, Wall Street firms, private equity conferences and industry trade associations about various investment topics and strategies. He was a member of the CFA Institute Committee (formerly AIMR - the Association for Investment Management and Research), which made recommendations concerning standards for reporting performance in private equity. He was also a contributor to the ICFA's first book on the subject of private market investments, Investing in Venture Capital (1988).

French sits on advisory boards for five private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio and is chairman of the Adams Street Partners Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and is a member of the Adams Street Partners Operating Committee.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dean's Advisory Council. French is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Chicago Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. He is also a former Director of the National Venture Capital Association, and former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago History Museum, where he remains as a Trustee.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, March 30.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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