Live Webinar for Investors Presents Portfolio Techniques for Total Portfolio Risk Management

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Investor methods for managing their portfolios must adapt to the changing investment landscape such as unstable credit markets, globalization, and loss of multiple arbitrage as an investment strategy. Because valuation arbitrage is less certain today improving portfolio returns by mitigating insurable and uninsurable risk is a requirement for venture capital and private equity portfolio managers. Reducing risks can mean a quarter turn more of EBITDA details a live webinar entitled ‘Risk Managements Role in Improving Portfolio Performance.’

Institutional investors, private equity, and venture capital investors should mark August 22nd on their calendars, when Equity Risk Partners and Ephor Group host a free webinar entitled ‘Risk Managements Role in Improving Portfolio Performance.’

Ephor Group’s Garry Meier and Equity Risk Partner’s Mike Goodwin will present ‘Risk Managements Role in Improving Portfolio Performance.’ This interactive presentation will challenge investors’ notions about insurable and uninsurable risk in their portfolio companies – as well as share tools and techniques for increasing returns from an operational and insurable risk perspective.

Because of unstable credit markets and other external factors (globalization for instance) multiple arbitrage is no longer a strategy for investment returns. However, managing a portfolio’s total risk management can increase returns.

This live webinar shares case studies, real world examples, and a proven framework: Total Portfolio Risk Management.

The hour-long live webinar will take place Wednesday August 22nd at 12:00 pm EASTERN and is intended for senior investment partners of private equity, venture and institutional managers and details strategies, tactics, and examples of increasing equity returns.

This webinar examines critical topics such as:

  •     Improving portfolio IRR through less risk
  •     Identifying and managing both "Insurable and Uninsurable" risks
  •     Risk management dashboard and indicators

"Because valuation arbitrage is less certain today improving EBITDA by mitigating insurable and uninsurable risk is a requirement for venture capital and private equity portfolio managers, says Garry Meier, Ephor Group founder.

The agenda for the live Risk Management webinar includes:
1. Holistic approach to risk – stopping the slinky effect of good year/bad year investment returns
2. Tools and techniques to improve the efficiency, structure, and investment returns of portfolio company investments
3. Reality of today’s equity value equation and how-to increase EBITDA returns
4. Role and value of Total Portfolio Risk Management (TPRM)
5. Model of TPRM value creation for GP
6. Total Portfolio Risk Management dashboard

To sign up for ‘Risk Managements Role in Improving Portfolio Performance’ this live webinar, register at:

Event:    Risk Management’s Role in Improving Portfolio Performance
When: August 22nd at 12 pm EDT (11 am CDT)
Where: At your desk
Who Should Attend: Institutional investors and portfolio managers

About the Presenters:                            
Mr. Garry Meier is highly recognized as an industry thought leader in the business and technology services arena as well as outsourcing sectors. He is a noted speaker on strategic effectiveness, value creation, industry trends, capital appreciation, performance improvement, outsourcing and customer satisfaction. Additionally, he is an advisor to private equity firms and venture firms on their investment strategies and portfolio companies.

Garry Meier founded the Ephor Group and currently focuses on providing board, institutional and C-level guidance to maximize strategic, operational, and equity effectiveness for mid-cap technology and service companies.

Michael R. Goodwin has nearly 20 years operational and financial expertise in business services, healthcare, food services, transportation/distribution, and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Equity Risk Partners, he was a leader of the M&A Practice for Lockton Companies, Inc.

Mike has been a financial adviser to middle market companies in the areas of restructuring and capital raising and for several years served as CFO of a private equity portfolio company that he co-founded.

About Ephor Group                
Ephor Group increases equity valuations for mid-market technology and service based businesses. Our approach is proven, pragmatic, and performance oriented. Our proven methodology, the Perform Business Process™ fills in the gaps where functional expertise, intellectual capital or domain expertise are not available internally. Ephor has a history of success, creating over $3.5 billion in shareholder value.

About Equity Risk Partners
Equity Risk Partners is the only full service insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm focused exclusively on the needs of the private equity industry and its portfolio companies.

By developing long-term, strategic relationships with private equity firms, their portfolio companies and their advisors, we can improve the efficiency, structure and investment returns on private equity transactions.

Across the spectrum of transferable risk, Equity Risk Partners has consulted on over 500+ deals, services 300+ portfolio companies, and works with 60+ investment groups with One Team From Diligence to Divestiture.

Media Contact
Charles Bedard
1 (800) 379-9330

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