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Masterclass: Excellence in Corporate Governance

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Course Overview

Attention to Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the investment world has focused on both its upsides and downside risks. In terms of the upside, good ESG policies and conduct help lower the cost of capital. In companies where attention to governance is sub-optimal, costs and fines have risen due to enhanced reputation and governance risks, leading ultimately to declines in valuations. In extreme cases, poorly governed companies have led to significant investor losses. 


Good corporate governance bestows a strong competitive advantage on a portfolio company.


There is a general consensus among the providers of capital, namely pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and high net worth individuals that limited partners and fund managers must address and demand the implementation of best ESG practices.

It is imperative that fund managers, institutional investors, and other stakeholders gain exposure to and learn best practices of ESG investing with the help of examples, case studies, and discussion.

According to a Mckinsey & Co study, Investors Remind Business Leaders: Governance Matters: ‘Companies that do not regularly review and address governance issues may be ignoring them at their own peril.' Governance-related demands by activist investors around the world have risen dramatically.

Private equity and venture capital investors typically have board seats on their portfolio companies and which requires that they prod their portfolio companies towards governance best practices.

This course focuses on the governance dimension of ESG, a matter of relevance to all businesses and investors.

Outcome and Benefits

The course will lay a strong foundation, enabling delegates to:

  • Illustrate how good corporate governance adds tangible value to a portfolio company.

  • Learn the tools for applying principles of good corporate governance.

  • Discuss case studies of good governance as well as corporate disasters due to governance shortcomings.

  • Understand best board conduct practices and discuss corporates which are governance role models.

  • Discuss the charters of committees such as governance committee, nomination committee, and audit committee.

  • Learn the stock exchange and regulatory dimensions of good corporate governance.

  • Preparing a portfolio company to adopt effective and best practices of governance.

  • Identify governance gaps in portfolio companies and craft solutions to improve the situation.

  • Appreciate the nuances of a whistle-blower program.

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, CFOs, Corporate Treasurers and Board members

Private Equity Fund Managers

Angel and Impact Investing and Fund Managers

Angel and Impact Investing and Fund Managers



Commercial Bankers

Risk Managers, Structured Finance Professionals

Alternative Investment Fund Managers

Start-up and Established Founders

Capital Market Regulators

Ultra HNI, Private Bankers and Wealth Managers

Investment and Merchant Bankers

Consultants and Advisory Firms

Course Director

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Arvind has rubbed shoulders with the world's leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners, and many others. Arvind has held a variety of positions, including Head of Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President, Citibank, and Senior Adviser, Citi. He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, reporting to the CEO of KKR in India and to an Executive Committee including leading private equity and venture capital fund managers, such as Carlyle and the Canada Pension Plan.

He has structured and invested in over 30 private equity funds, including venture capital funds. He has worked on funds with LPs such as CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and other large institutional investors.He has promoted corporate governance in many funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has championed good corporate governance in China, India, and other countries. He has obtained training in corporate governance at the British Telecom Pension Fund in London. He has authored a number of papers in order to propagate
corporate governance best practices.

He has played a key role in the creation, structuring, and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion Infrastructure Fund. He has co-invested and partnered with some of the world's largest institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has taught complex financial topics to fund managers and senior executives in Singapore and other countries for the past 12 years, including venture capital, private equity, M&A, valuation, and negotiation techniques. He has delivered a lecture on Asian buyouts at the Harvard Business School and has delivered more than 100 masterclasses in complex financial disciplines such as private equity, venture capital, and term sheet negotiations in several countries. He has also advised a start-up woman entrepreneur under a Goldman Sachs startup program.

Arvind has attended executive management courses at the Columbia School of Business and Cornell University, and an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.



Raghuveer Nath is a gold medalist (B.A., LL.B.) from Jindal Global Law School and has done his Master's in Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford. He has also completed the Advanced Valuation program at New York University. He has previously worked at Trilegal LLP as an Associate in the M&A and private equity team, where he was involved in deal structuring and conducting corporate due diligence.

He has previously taught M&A and taxation at the Jindal Global Law School. He has more than a decade's experience in investing in the equity and derivative markets and has conducted several workshops on valuation and financial literacy.

Certification Provided by PEPP


A certificate of participation will be provided by PEPP upon successful completion of course


Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan


My work with PEPP laid the foundation for a career in that finance sector. During my time at PEPP, I had the opportunity of learning about diverse streams including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, equity valuations; diverse sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, and education among others; learning from industry leaders including Mr. Mathur; and first-hand access to world-class study material and case studies.Beyond work, I am eternally grateful for Mr. Mathur's advice and guidance throughout the past 8 years that I have known him.

The trainer (Arvind Mathur) discussed the practicality of private equity and deal structuring. Hence it provided very good insights.

- Managing Director

"Arvind played a vital role in the successful establishment of a nearly $ 1 billion India-Infrastructure Fund involving high caliber global investors"

- Managing Director
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