How to Set up Your Own Private Equity Fund

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045967 (Funding Validity Period: 13 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2020)


Private Equity Fund Raising

Private markets continued to draw strong interests and funds from investors, with some US$750 billion capital raised in 2018, underpinned by expectations that private equity (PE), the largest private asset class, will continue to outperform public markets. For investment professionals who are keen to set up private equity funds, this workshop aims to ‘go behind the scene’ to provide a deeper understanding of what it takes to set up a PE fund. Participants will learn practical considerations, approaches, tips and tools use by industry practitioners in fund raising, including building blocks and checklists for assembling a private equity fund.

Facilitated by seasoned practitioners, this highly interactive workshop encourages participants to conceptualize and refine their thoughts and ideas, before taking them to potential investors.


Next Course Starts On17 Aug 2018 (Fri) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD1712.00* (as low as SGD193.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 days



Singapore Management University

Learning Objectives
  • Learn what it takes to raise private equity funds
  • Understand who are typical private equity investors
  • Learn how to formulate a fund strategy
  • Gain insights on the fundraising process
  • Understand the importance of exit


What It Takes to Raise PE Funds

  • Examine the appropriate frameworks and criteria used by investors when selecting private equity fund managers, including the building blocks and checklists for assembling a private equity fund.

Who Are Typical PE Investors

  • Develop deeper insights into the USD2.5 trillion universe of investors of private equity comprising globally reputed institutional investors, funds, family offices etc.

How to Formulate A Fund Strategy

  • Learn how to develop an appropriate fund structure and strategy that is aligned to the expertise and credentials of the General Partner, and the key success factors that differentiate your fund from the others.

Gain Insights on Fundraising Process

  • Acquire practical knowledge of how the fundraising process works – from getting the initial meeting to planning of roadshows for pitching to investors.

The Importance of Exit

  • Understand how private equity funds structure their investment exits via different avenues such as IPO, secondary sale, trade sale to a strategic investor etc.

Who Should Attend

  • Investment professionals such as fund managers, analysts, limited partners, endowment trustees, private bankers
  • Investors, entrepreneurs, high net worth investors, family offices
  • Financial professionals such as CEOs, CFOs, accountants, business development managers


Upon meeting the attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Fees and Funding

Full Fee: S$1.712 per pax (incl GST)

Nett Fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$513.60 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$193.60 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
  • S$193.60 (incl GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
  • S$113.60 (incl GST) for Singaporeans on Workfare Training Support (WTS)


• All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to select the programme.

• Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee

Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit

Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit


Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when signing up for courses supported under UTAP. For details on eligibility, terms and conditions, please click here


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

17 - 18 Aug 2018 (Fri - Sat)

Program is held from 9am - 5pm



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