The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) organises a breakfast seminar for hedge fund professionals on 16 May 2019. The event is kindly sponsored and hosted by Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management.
Our experts will discuss the most recent trends in alternative credit in Europe. They will provide a market outlook for private credit and discuss how alternative credit in works in practice.
This event is reserved to hedge funds experts.
Registration and breakfast
Welcome and setting the scene
Serge Weyland, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management
Alternative Credit in Europe / Market outlook for private credit
Floris Hovingh, Partner – Head of Alternative Capital Solutions, Deloitte UK
Alternative credit in practice – operational and other points of attention
Julie Nedellec joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in February 2014 and has over 18 years of experience in the debt sector, including private debt, securitisation and principal finance, ranging from structurer and arranger at Nomura, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Lloyds Bank, to structured credit sales at Aladdin Capital Management, and more recently sales specialist in Debt Market Services at BNP Paribas Securities services. Her experience gives her a sound understanding of issuers’ and arrangers’ requirements from both a structuring and securities services angle. Since joining BNP Paribas Securities Services she has focused on developing the debt fund and CLO activity, applying her structuring experience to the area of deal administration and debt fund set up. In her role as Senior Solutions Manager for Private Debt, Julie supports managers in the creation and operation of Private Debt funds, through the coordination of global solutions across various jurisdictions and asset types.
Serge Weyland is the Chief Executive Officer of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (Luxembourg) S.A. (EdRAM).
EdRAM is a Luxembourg based AIFM and UCITS management company overseeing funds managed by the Edmond de Rothschild group and providing fund administration and management company solutions to third party managers and funds.
Before joining Edmond de Rothschild, Serge spent three and a half years with Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) where he was in charge of the institutional clients business and five years with Caceis where he was responsible for North American & UK based fund managers serviced across the group.
Previous working experience includes the private bank Sal. Oppenheim (5 years) and management consulting firm Accenture (7 years). Serge is the co-chair of the Alfi Digital Forum, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA) and a contributor to Alfi and LPEA working groups focusing on hedge funds and private debt.
Floris is the Head of the Deloitte’s Alternative Capital Solutions team and the founder of the Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker. Prior to Joining Deloitte in 2008, Floris had over 7 years banking experience with HBoS and NIBC in their respective leveraged finance teams in London. Floris is focused on raising alternative capital for private company clients in close cooperation with our local offices globally.
Luc de Vet is Carne Group’s European Alternative Investment Funds Leader. Prior to joining Carne Group, Luc was a member of the global management team of Citco Fund Services’ Private Equity and Real Estate business line, the Managing Director of Citco Fund Services (Luxembourg) S.A. and a member of Citco’s Depositary Committee.
Luc has close to 30 years of experience in the financial industry of which 20 years have been spent on structuring and servicing regulated and unregulated investment fund structures. Prior to Citco, Luc was a partner at Amicorp Group where he was CFO and responsible for the development of Amicorp Group’s alternative investment funds services offering. Before this, Luc worked at KPMG in The Netherlands in several audit and consultancy roles.
Luc is a graduate from the University of Brabant, The Netherlands, with a Master’s degree in General and Business Economics and is also a Netherlands Certified Public Accountant.
Geoff Radcliffe, Managing Director, BlackRock is a member of BlackRock’s Global Accounting and Product Services team, heading Product Oversight & Governance for all of BlackRock’s fund products in EMEA & AsiaPac. The EMEA population is 1,200 funds with fund assets, primarily in UK, Luxembourg & Ireland, exceeding US$1.2 trillion. AsiaPac is around a further 350 funds. He leads teams in 11 countries which focus on change management, exception management and risk management. He joined BlackRock in 1998 and has 30 years of fund, accounting and banking experience gained in Luxembourg, Bermuda, London and Isle of Man. He is a chartered accountant, resident in Luxembourg and a director of BlackRock funds and group companies. He was appointed to the ALFI board of directors in 2013.
Nicholas Curwen joined EQT Fund Management Sarl (EFMS) in April 2018, overseeing the Credit and Public Value funds within Fund Management.
Prior to joining EFMS, Nicholas was Country Head, responsible for the day to day management as well as strategic growth, for SS&C GlobeOp in Dublin and then in Luxembourg, having set up the Luxembourg office in 2013. Prior to SS&C, he was Head of Client Services at European Credit Management Ltd in London.
Nicholas holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Astrophysics from University of Birmingham, England.
Hedge fund professionals