Operational efficiency and legal engineering – A toolbox for excellence

Alternative investment going mainstream | Conference key takeaways

Luxembourg’s reputation as a reliable hub from which to serve the European alternative fund market has gone global. Now, increasing numbers of players are building new innovative solutions on this solid foundation. More than 600 participants at ALFI’s Private Equity and Real Estate Conference on 21 and 22 November discussed these trends and arising opportunities. Walk through the main topics at the conference in this video report.


This year, ALFI is revamping its traditional European Alternative Investment Funds Conference into the brand-new ALFI Private Equity and Real Estate Conference.

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The first day of the conference will focus on Private Equity and the second day on Real Estate. You may book for both days or for one day only, according to your business and field of expertise.

In order to round out the picture of the alternative investment fund business, we will organise a pre-conference event to expand on other types of funds such as loan funds, debt funds, infrastructure and hedge funds.

After this short, open roundtable discussion, you will have the opportunity to network and socialise with peers and with the ALFI community representing the largest global distribution centre for investment funds.

Why attend?

  • Get key insights on current critical issues from leading PE and RE experts from Luxembourg and abroad
  • Get tangible takeaways and references you can use in your day to day business to support your growth
  • Learn how to improve your operational efficiency
  • Enhance your knowledge of the legal structures available for PE and RE funds
  • Network with the ALFI community representing the largest global distribution centre for investment funds

Confirmed speakers

Steve Bernat Founding Partner ONE group solutions
André Birget Chief Investment Officer Foyer Group
Keith Burman Independent Director Kalkbay
Nick Curwen Managing Director EQT Fund Management
Gilles Dusemon Partner Arendt & Medernach
Benjamin Gauthier Partner, Risk Management, Financial Services Consulting PwC
Gerd Gebhard Director Pecoma Actuarial and Risk S.A.
Anja Grenner Director Funds Intertrust Group
Kees Hage Partner, Luxembourg Digital Real Estate Leader PwC
Oliver Heiland Director Legal & Compliance/Alternative Investments Allianz Global Investors
Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY
Pascale Kohl Vice President Depositary Bank Citibank Europe plc, Luxembourg Branch
Laurent Leclercq Head of Distribution DMS Governance Ltd.
Neeral Patel Managing Director, COO, EMEA Real Estate BlackRock
Pascal Rapallino Group Private Clients Solutions Leader SGG Group
Victor Rod Chairman of Board of Directors BCEE
Alain Rodermann Founding Partner Expon Capital
Johan Terblanche Managing Partner Maples Group
Valérie Tollet Partner Deloitte Luxembourg
Jan Vanhoutte Managing Director & Conducting Officer (AIFM) Vistra Fund Management S.A.
Kim Verdonck Executive Director, Head of Research, IT & Marketing CBRE
Patricia Volhard Partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Penny Walker General Counsel Campbell Lutyens & Co. Ltd.
Pierre Weimerskirch Regional Head Luxembourg APEX
Robert White Partner EY
Jérôme Wittamer President, Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and Founding Partner, Expon Capital
Pre-conference event & cocktail

Pre-conference event & cocktail

Late afternoon seminar with experts and practitioners to discuss:

  • Loan funds
  • Debt funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Infrastructure funds
  • AltUCITS
  • Other alternative strategies

followed by an opening PE & RE networking cocktail to kick off the annual gathering of alternative investment fund professionals.

Who should attend?

Who should attend?

  • CEOs, COOs and CFOs
  • Institutional / global investors
  • Investment product designers
  • Service providers
  • Legal advisors
  • Compliance officers who operate in the PE and RE asset classes
Raise your profile

Raise your profile

ALFI events put their sponsors and exhibitors front and center of the investment fund industry – in Luxembourg and beyond.

  • Stand out from the crowd and enhance your company’s brand recognition by showcasing your business, skills, products and services
  • Make a long-lasting impression by getting exposure before, during and after the conference
  • Engage with event attendees, meet new prospects, and connect with the right people with the right level of knowledge

Flashback to 2016 Edition

Flashback to 2016 Edition

Have a look at the photo gallery of the 2016 edition.

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