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This will be a virtual panel discussion. Open to the public.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the large and booming private equity industry, its economic impacts, and the implications for policy. Organized by the JRCPPF Alumni Forum.

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Ramiro Jaramillo *16 is Vice-President of Investments at the Renewable Resources Group (RRG), an impact private equity fund based out of Los Angeles, which invests in agriculture, ag-tech, renewable energy, and water infrastructure companies around the globe. Ramiro is the sourcing and execution lead for Latin America and has previous experience in Investment Banking and M&A(Deutsche Bank – NYC). Earlier in his career, Ramon worked at Saber Partners, Deutsche Bank, and Citi,in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. Originally from Ecuador, Ramiro holds a Master in Finance from Princeton University, a Diploma in Finance from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), and B.Eng from the Universidad San Francisco in Quito.
Jeff Luse ’09 joined Warburg Pincus in 2015 and focuses on energy investments, working with Zenith Energy, Navitas Midstream Partners, Brigham Minerals, ATX Energy, and Ridge Runner Resources. Previously, Jeff worked at Vestar Capital Partners where he focused on Financial Services and Diversified Industrial investments. Prior to that, he worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Luse received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Aliya Shariff ’01 is a partner at Ethos Private Equity, which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the largest private equity firm in sub-Saharan Africa. Aliya has made and managed investments across Africa in multiple sectors including infrastructure, industrials, consumer goods, financial services, and healthcare. Prior to joining Ethos in 2020, Aliya was a Director at Kagiso Tiso Holdings and a Vice President at Africa Finance Corporation. She began her career in strategy consulting. Aliya holds a B.A. in public and international affairs from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Morten Sørensen is an associate professor of finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He works on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, and private equity and focuses on understanding the behavior, performance, and economic effects of venture capital and private equity in individual transactions and in the broader economy. His studies have investigated the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments; the effects of private equity and venture capital investments on individual companies and for industries; and the role of management in venture capital and buyout deals. His research has been presented at numerous universities and conferences, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, and BusinessWeek, and has been published in leading academic journals.
Bilge Yilmaz *00 is the Wharton Private Equity Professor, Professor of Finance, and Academic Director of the Harris Family Alternative Investments Program, all at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. His research focuses on corporate finance, alternative investments, and political economy. Recently, he has written on corporate governance, credit rating agencies, hedge funds, private equity, security design, short-selling constraints, corporate bankruptcy, and banks’ internal risk models. His earlier articles appeared in leading academic journals including the top three in the field: Econometrica, American Economic Review, and Journal of Political Economy. He has designed a number of courses in corporate finance and alternative investments. He currently teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate bankruptcy, and European financial markets. He also leads the Wharton School’s Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program. Outside of Wharton, he is actively involved in asset management. Prior to his current appointment, he was a faculty member at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and physics from Bogaziçi University and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.


Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance and the JRCPPF Alumni Forum