Past Event Report

State of The Private Equity Industry in Europe and Impact of COVID-19

At the end of June, more than 150 guests participated in the first virtual event hosted by the INSEAD Private Equity Club of Switzerland (IPEC). The 75-minute session packed in all the latest global and European data on fundraising, exits, and dealflow, along with a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities created by the

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The Search Fund: An Innovative Model for SME Buyouts in Switzerland

Members of the INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland gained fresh knowledge from an expert panel of 8 speakers at The Search Fund: An Innovative Model for SME Buyouts in Switzerland event on 14 May 2020. The webinar attracted 182 unique participants, clearly indicating a great deal of interest in search funds in Switzerland! Topics covered include:

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F@#kup Nights at Piguet Galland

F@#kup Nights Event at Piguet Galland Geneva October 17, 2019 Behind every success lies a multitude of failures, and that is what makes the F@#kup Nights event series so interesting and entertainingly educational. More than 40 INSEAD alumni Swiss travelled to Swiss private bank Piguet Galland & Cie SA for its second edition of the

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Big Mistakes of an Entrepreneur

In early May, Alan Frei, Co-founder and CMO of Amorana, a 5-year-old online sex toy retailer, employing 27 people, and shipping 100k packages annually, led alumni through the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial journey. View or download report (pdf)

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Explore DuPont Innovation Center, Geneva

INSEAD alumni visited DuPont’s Innovation Center in Meyrin in November 2018. Participants came from a diversity of professional backgrounds, ages, and interests, which led to a lively discussion with the speakers Dr. Simone Arizzi, DuPont Switzerland Country Leader, Technology & Innovation Director EMEA, and Alessandra Bonvini, DuPont Geneva Innovation Center Leader. Follow the link to

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When Executives Turn Digital: Three Executives, Three Journeys

In June 2018, INSEAD alumni and guests met to hear about the real impact of digital technologies on people and processes, beyond cost and efficiency benefits. Three executives who led digital rollouts in established businesses spoke about the transformation,  the challenges and lessons learned, at Saxo Bank’s trading lounge in Zurich. Find out about their

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Mastering Private Equity w/ Professor Claudia Zeisberger

Private equity is breaking fundraising and divestment records, creating an unprecedented number of private equity backed billion-dollar ventures, and attracting new entrants like never before, according to INSEAD Professor Claudia Zeisberger. Speaking to a packed conference room at an INSEAD alumni event in May 2018 in Zurich’s Au Premier, she said that the term “private

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