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Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Bobby Long and Louise Brady on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

The Private Equity Research Consortium and the Institute for Private Capital (IPC) at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School will host the 2021 Spring Private Equity Research Symposium on May 27. The Spring Symposium supplements, and will follow the same format as, the long-standing PERC Fall Symposium that takes place each year at UNC. The conference will be held virtually this year for the safety of our members and attendees.

The UNC Entrepreneurship Center will host its fourth and final fireside chat for the fall 2020 semester with Bill Spruill on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Fireside chats are a continuing series of talks hosted by Launch Chapel Hill and The Entrepreneurship Center. These conversations seek to showcase a broad range of entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their field, as well as introduce and connect these people to the Launch Chapel Hill and Triangle community.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, much uncertainty remains about how much more damage the pandemic will inflict on the U.S. economy, particularly on certain sectors and small businesses. What is clear, however, is that many businesses will continue to require infusions of capital to stay afloat, and that private sector capital providers will need to play a role in long-term recovery efforts. In this Kenan Insight, we explore how those providers will need to shift their approach to risk assessment in the post-COVID world, and what opportunities might be created for investors who can solve two outstanding issues.

Join the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the North Carolina CEO Leadership Forum September 22 for the launch of a new report examining the state of our national economy – and exploring its future.

We apply advances in analysis of mix frequency and sparse data to estimate “unsmoothed” private equity (PE) Net Asset Values (NAVs) at the weekly frequency for individual funds. Using simulations and a large sample of buyout and venture funds, we show that our method yields superior estimates of fund asset values than a simple approach based on comparable public asset and as-reported NAVs.

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Andreessen Horowitz Managing Partner Scott Kupor on Monday, Oct. 21 from 4–5 p.m. The event is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

Join us for an afternoon with SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, who will share how the SEC is protecting investors, maintain the integrity of markets, and facilitate capital formation. Michael S. Piwowar was first appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by President Barack Obama and was sworn in on August 15, 2013. Dr. Piwowar was designated Acting Chairman of the Commission by President Donald Trump from January 23, 2017, to May 4, 2017.