Performance Enhancement

Ascentium Associates private equity hedge funds training 

Accelerate your Team's Performance through shared Expertise, Experience and Insight 

 In addition to our existing training offerings, some of our clients require a more hands-on approach to solving the specific challenges that they face, which may incorporate consulting and coaching.

Our Offerings

Working at both LP and GP level, we have a range of offerings:

1. Investment team recruitment, structuring and development
2. Managing investment teams
3. Performance appraisal and enhancement

The consistent theme in this form of performance consultancy, at both LP and GP level, has been the blend of:

• Introducing or enhancing processes and systems which institutionalise and capture experience and best practice
• Team development (a mix of training and coaching) focussed on helping executives understand why best practice has emerged from experience across the PE industry, and how to apply it in their day to day roles.

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For an initial exploratory conversation to see if we can help you, please contact us.

We look forward to working with you.

Best Regards,

Kapriel Kasbarian, Director 
Tel: +44 207 193 5423 
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Performance Enhancement – LP Case Study

The Client’s Challenge

A large and long standing institutional investor in emerging market PE funds, with a large and varied portfolio. Issues were:
• Unexpected levels of volatility in portfolio performance
• Lack of correlation between anticipated and actual performance
• A clear need to enhance, and systemise, the GP and PPM review and appraisal process

Our Solution

The assignment consisted of two distinct elements:

• First, independent reviews of existing appraisal processes and historic portfolio performance.
• Second, structuring and implementation or enhanced appraisal and post investment monitoring processes.

The portfolio review centred on a comparison with a broader data set of EM PE performance statistics, to identify client specific variations. This highlighted some key issues, which we were then able to link directly to areas where the appraisal process could be enhanced.
The enhanced appraisal process, built on the results of the first part of the assignment, included as major elements:

• Greater emphasis on GPs’ execution capability looking forward in the context of a proposed new fund, and reduced reliance on (an often irrelevant or only partly relevant) track record
• Greater integration between the various appraisal functions within the client
• An explicit recognition of the need to develop, and empower, executive judgement over a reliance on process; and
• A more assertive approach to post investment management with specific emphasis on measures to address style drift and GP underperformance at an early stage.

Lead Consultant - Garry Sharp


Performance Improvement – GP Case Study

The Client’s Challenge

A well established, emerging market GP with a strong historic track record, which had been delivered by a small, entrepreneurial team of founders. This track record had enabled the raising of ever larger successor funds, which in turn necessitated relatively large scale executive recruitment. Issues were:
• How to maintain the original creative, entrepreneurial spirit across a much larger group including many new recruits
• Imbuing and developing a strong, and consistent, understanding across the executive teams of how value is created and realised in their specific PE markets.
• Developing and implementing processes – whose value had to be recognised and accepted across the executive teams – which enabled lessons from experience to be captured, institutionalised and shared.

Our Solution 

This assignment was again delivered in two parts:
• A highly interactive training process, in which both experienced and new investment executives participated, designed to harmonise thinking, approach and investment philosophy across the entire executive team
• A review of the processes and tools used by long established, consistently successful GP’s in mature markets that enable them to capture experience and continually upgrade their collective performance. This review provided the client’s executive team with a menu of tools from which they, with guidance, were able to select and develop their own system of performance review and enhancement processes.

Lead Consultant - Garry Sharp

Ascentium Associates - Private Equity Performance Enhancement

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Cancellation Policy - Attendee cancellations received more than fifty (50) days in advance of the course will receive a full refund of the fees paid for a course. Cancellations received from forty-nine (49) to thirty six (36) days in advance of the course will be subject to a fee of 50% of fees paid. All cancellations must be made in writing (by letter, or email - proof of receipt will be required) to the relevant contact at Ascentium Associates or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Unfortunately no refunds will be made for cancellations made within thirty five (35) days of a course. Cancellations received less than thirty five (35) days in advance of a course will receive a 100% credit to be used at another course for up to 12 months from the cancellation date.

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If a course is postponed, delegate payments already received are entitled to a full refund of fees paid or they can elect to have the funds credited towards the fees of a future course and receive a 10% discount.

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Course Leader and External Experts - Whilst course trainers and any external speakers and subject matter topics are confirmed in advance of the course, there may be circumstances beyond our control for which we reserve the right to change any aforementioned trainers, speakers or topics.

Programme contents – The course contents delivered verbally or provided in any format are purely for education and information purposes only and do not constitute advice or any course of action. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken for contents to be accurate and up to date, Ascentium Associates accepts no liability for any incompleteness or inaccuracy. Ascentium Associates accepts no liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss arising from the use of the contents of a course.

Programme Fee -  Fees allow attendees to go to all the training sessions and food and beverage refreshment breaks at the course. The fee also includes tuition and the training materials, which will be given at the course. Where applicable, the fees  are subject to local taxes such as VAT and these are charged upon registration.

  1. Payment - Full cleared payment of the fees must be received in advance of attending a course. Failure to do so may result in an attendee not being allowed to participate in the course. Payments can be made by most credit cards or wireRegistrations received fifteen (15) days or less before a course commences, then the payment must be via credit card.

Membership fees - Full cleared payment of the membership fees must be received in order to benefit from member rates. The annual membership fee applies for a full calendar year and is only refundable if the very first programme related to the member is postponed and a refund is requested. Even if only one programme is booked per annum, the membership fee is not refundable even if no more courses are booked during the remainder of year. 


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