Alain Kinsch, EY

Alain Kinsch Alain Kinsch, 45, is the Country Managing Partner of EY in Luxembourg, leading an office of over 1.200 professionals. He is as well a member of our regional leadership team. Alain has been active as an advisor and auditor to the Private Equity and the Banking industries since 1995 and he led the set-up of the EY Luxembourg Private Equity practice between 2004 and 2012 that now counts over 250 professionals dedicated to Private Equity. Today Alain leads the Private Equity fund practice for EY in EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa). He is a member of the High Committee of the Financial Sector in Luxembourg and chairs its Alternative Investment Fund Working Group, the co-chairman of the ALFI Private Equity Committee and a member of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Committee of the Luxembourg financial services regulator (CSSF). Alain is the co-founder and former Vice-President of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA). Alain is a member of the Luxembourg State Council, a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Luxembourg, the Consul General a.h. of the Republic of the Philippines to Luxembourg and the Vice-President of SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde a.s.b.l. Alain holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Paris-Dauphine and is a Réviseur d’Entreprises (CPA) in Luxembourg. Alain speaks English, German, French and Luxembourgish.

Agenda

09.00 - 09.10

Conference Opening - Welcome and introduction

  • Alain Kinsch

    Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY


09.40 - 10.30

Innovation in the same kind? What’s happening in the Private Equity space

Come and hear case studies from a blend of PE Managers, showcasing their solutions to seizing market opportunities, PE type strategies, through innovative structuring of their respective fund structures.


11.00 - 11.30

The art of fund raising in Private Equity - what matters most to the front line of PE capital raising

Key players on the front lines of the PE fund raising ecosystem discuss what matters most to them in the fund raising life cycle:

  • The laws of attraction and retention from the perspective of the PE fund manager
  • Connecting qualified investors with PE fund managers and secondary market participants
  • Let’s talk cash – moving from traditional to real assets

An engaged conversation between fund raisers


11.30 - 12.15

Getting fund governance right – the Manager & Investor Perspective

The influence of investors in the private equity industry is growing significantly and has never been as strong as it is today. Vistra, in partnership with IFI Global, conducted a worldwide research study investigating the current state of play in PE fund governance. The LPs and GPs interviewed provide a window into trends in LPAC development, co-investing, outsourcing, transparency and fund structures.

 

Using the main insights of the research as a backdrop, governance service providers and leading PE industry  figures provide a (post-AIFMD) reality check on the fundamentals of fund governance and operational due diligence, and discuss their views on the current and future state of fund governance in Europe.

A roundtable discussion with governance providers and industry association


14.00 - 15.00

From Private Wealth to Private Equity: Navigation support in an ocean of constraints and uncertainties

After the 2008 Financial Crisis, many wealthy families have lost their trust in traditional investments and private banking. This loss of trust, combined with market volatility and low-interest rates, have resulted in a decreased interest in traditional investments such as commodities, bonds and equities and many wealthy families have been seeking out for alternative investments such as Private Equity Funds to achieve higher returns with controlled volatility.

A blend of Private Client Solutions players, share their insight on the reach to “entrepreneurial investors’ for the creation of robust wealth and alternative investments structures such as Private Equity, to support their financial goals.


14.00 - 15.00

Investing in Private Equity as an asset class – a unique Insurance and pension perspective

  • Building products for insurance and pension schemes
  • Legal engineering: the PE/VC tool box, tax, etc.

15.30 - 16.30

Operational Efficiency – a constant adaptation to the drivers of change and evolving PE operating platforms

The PE industry has to rapidly adjust to more demanding investor reporting standards, tighter governance, and an increasingly complex regulatory framework and evolving operational requirements for standardisation and automation in PE operating models.

Dealing with these challenges effectively requires close cooperation between the GPs and their key business partners and stakeholders. It is incumbent on service providers to have the expertise and tools at their disposal to ensure their clients are fully prepared for the future

  • Drivers of change in the PE industry and the impacts to operational efficiency: regulations (AIFMD), industry trends and innovation requirements (Blockchain, )
  • The PE investment process and controls post AIFMD
  • Operating models and their efficiency levels
  • Opportunities for standardisation, automation and digitalisation in private dealings

A live deep dive and interactive discussion with the operational side of the PE industry