How to Set up Your Own Private Equity Fund (confirmed)

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045967


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 SGD242.00* 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

 International ParticipantsSingapore Citizens1Singapore PRsEnhanced Training Support for SMEs4
21 to 39 years old40 years or older2Eligible for WTS3≥21 years old
Full Programme FeeS$1,600S$1,600S$1,600S$1,600S$1,600S$1,600
Less: SSG Grant Amount-(S$1,120)(S$1,120)(S$1,120)(S$1,120)(S$1,120)
Nett Programme FeeS$1,600S$480S$480S$480S$480S$480
7% GST on Nett Programme FeeS$112S$33.60S$33.60S$33.60S$33.60S$33.60
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GSTS$1,712S$513.60S$513.60S$513.60S$513.60S$513.60
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Schemes--(S$320)(S$400)-(S$320)
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemesS$1,712S$513.60S$193.60S$113.60S$513.60S$193.60

1 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.

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

3 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.

4 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

5 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


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

17 - 18 Aug 2018 (Fri - Sat)

Program is held from 9am - 5pm


Speaker/Trainer Bio

Yong Kwek Ping

Kwek Ping is the CEO of Inventis Investment Holdings, the largest private equity growth fund in China with over USD 10 billion of capital under management. The Inventis funds target five themes: Greater China Growth funds, a global fund, a Korea-focused fund and a China-Russia fund.

Kwek Ping is well-acknowledged as a thought leader in private equity and is frequently invited to speak at conferences globally. He is a TED speaker and the author of two acclaimed books on China – Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities (Wiley 2012) and Due Diligence in China: Beyond the Checklists (Wiley 2013).

Yong teaches private equity and entrepreneurship courses at the Wharton School, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), London Business School, Imperial College Business School and the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. Kwek Ping is the Centre Director of the Greater China Centre for Private Equity (GCCPE) at the University of Macau, China and a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.


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