Martin Bresson, Invest Europe

Martin Bresson Martin leads Invest Europe’s regulatory and advocacy work representing the interests of the association’s private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and long-term investor members in Brussels. He joined in 2020 from Rud Pedersen Public Affairs where he was Partner, Group Head of Financial Services and oversaw client advice on financial services and complex corporate issues. Prior to financial services consulting, Martin worked as a Director for more than a decade in the Danish Ministry of Economic Affairs, culminating as Minister Counsellor, when chairing negotiations on financial services- and internal market files during the Danish presidency of the European Union. Martin holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Copenhagen, as well as post-graduate diplomas in Business Administration. He has for a number of years been assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen where he has taught students about EU law and European institutions’ decision making processes.
8.40

A macro-economic market perspective on opportunistic strategies

Looking at the impact of Covid-19, Brexit and other market impacts


9.05

Implications of the current environment on operations

Impact of valuations and governance on operations

  • What are the borrowers’ and investors’ needs that asset managers of private debt funds are facing?
  • Covid-19: challenges and opportunities in private debt with a focus on Southern Europe
  • Structuring considerations: how does the ELTIF broaden the investor base reach in capital raising efforts?

9.50

Testimonies around operational resilience

What are the current transformation initiatives of key market players taking into account some lessons learned from confinement


10.30

Why Luxembourg?

Luxembourg as a fund hub: hear from an asset manager with a Luxembourg product line spanning UCITS, funds of funds and private equity funds as they share their thoughts on Luxembourg management companies, service providers and their plans for the future


13.35

Spotlight I: Invest Europe - the voice of private capital

The European focus:

  • positioning of the industry
  • performance
  • crisis resilience
  • regulatory challenges ahead including AIFMD, CMU and Tax

13.55

Spotlight II: The age of analytics and illiquid assets

How to access and manage data? How to interpret and make data meaningful? The move towards data consolidation and concentration.

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