On both sides of the Atlantic, enhanced access to private markets for non-institutional investors is a hot topic. The discussion has various possible angles. In Europe, ELTIF is the buzzword that encapsulates the discussion around democratised access to private assets, but the initiative behind it (the European Long-Term Investment Fund framework equipped with a cross-border passport) is just one example of the general tendency of bringing together non-institutional investors and less-liquid, longer-term investments generally. Among other things, opportunities in infrastructure play a major role in these initiatives. US sponsors are also looking with interest into the opportunities provided by the ELTIF 2.0 review, while also considering other options such as semi-liquid fund platforms to access retail investors. Our panel today will look into some of the trends and opportunities around the democratisation of private markets.

The webinar will take place Wednesday, 14 December and will start at 16:00 CET. The registration is free of charge.

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Silke Bernard, Partner, Linklaters LLP

Silke Bernard joined the Investment Management Group of Linklaters Luxembourg in 2004. Silke advises and works extensively with the asset management groups of prime international banks both in the retail and in the alternative funds sphere. She has strong expertise in the UCITS universe, providing day-to-day assistance to large UCITS platforms. Silke also has broad experience with the setting-up of and ongoing assistance to various types of alternative funds, including debt, infrastructure, PE and other asset classes. She is furthermore actively involved in the new field of European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs).


Amy Wareham, Executive Director, Legal, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Amy Wareham is an Executive Director in EMEA GSAM Legal responsible for funds and fund distribution. She is Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Fund Services Limited, GSAM’s European fund management company. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Amy spent 10 years at Deutsche Asset Management as a Director in both the Legal and Divisional Control departments covering the alternatives businesses.

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Robert White, Partner, EY

Robert is a partner at EY Luxembourg with more than 14 years experience in providing assurance as well as advisory services in the international real estate and wealth & asset management business. This comprises regulated and unregulated structures, IPO‘s and securitization and pooling structures. He is a member of the INREV Public Affairs Committee and ALFI RE working groups. Robert is a presenter at various internal and external IFRS trainings, guest lecturer at numerous universities and has authored articles in many notable publications, among others the INREV/ANREV open-end funds pricing discussion paper.