08.00 - 09.00

Registration and breakfast


09.00 - 09.10

Welcome and introduction


09.10 - 09.15

Chairperson's introduction

  • Alain Kinsch

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


09.15 - 09.20

PE market overview


09.20 - 09.35

Keynote: Value creation in private equity

Why does private equity outperform public markets?
The role of entrepreneurial governance
Value creation in practice


09.35 - 10.20

Luxembourg as a PE hub: why the trend is accelerating

The PE fund business relies on administration and operations teams that can react fast. As strong growth figures testify, Luxembourg’s reputation as a reliable hub from which to serve the European alternative fund market has gone global. Many local expert practitioners and service providers work together seamlessly to ensure the best outcome for deals in any market. Panellists discuss what is needed to continue and even grow the trend.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Vanessa Camilleri

    Vanessa Camilleri Senior Vice President, Head of Office Partners Group (Luxembourg) S.A.

  • Ian Harcourt

    Ian Harcourt Country Head Luxembourg & Head of Institutional Banking RBS International


10.20 - 10.50

Coffee break


10.50 - 11.35

Embrace technology, maximise efficiency

Cloud-based solutions, machine learning, blockchain, etc. – how necessary, difficult, beneficial is it really to embark upon the technology (r)evolution?

  • Arnaud Bon

    Arnaud Bon Director - Management Consulting & Strategy - Private Equity Deloitte


11.35 - 11.55

Secondaries: the wind of change?

Interview: Shift from a niche market to a functional and active market place with sophisticated players.

  • Joaquín Ruiz

    Joaquín Ruiz Head of Secondaries, Co-investments and Special Situations EIF

Interviewed by:


11.55-12.10

PE market testimonial

An account of investing in Chinese PE: why and how

  • What are the pitfalls/challenges?
  • Which structures are in demand with clients and why?

12.10 - 12.20

Chairperson's wrap-up


12.20 - 14.00

Lunch in the exhibition area


13.15 - 13.45

Masterclass – The fundamentals of capital call financing: why and how?

Key features of capital call financings and insights on the questions that funds, lenders and investors should consider.

Kindly sponsored by


14.00 - 14.10

Chairperson's introduction


14.10 - 14.50

Private debt – opportunities and challenges

Negative yields force investors to plunge into riskier debt. Technologies are shaking the traditional way of doing business. What is the investment climate for private debt in the key European markets? How will the industry face the next downturn when it finally arrives? EU regulations are still to be tested in a downturn.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Moritz Frerker

    Moritz Frerker Investment Manager Private Debt Patrimonium Asset Management AG


14.50 - 15.25

Tax aspects of PE – a lifelong learning experience

ATAD, BEPS Action point 6 (substance) and DAC Mandatory Disclosure Rules- how to deal with the new EU rules in practice. What are the impacts on PE fund structuring?

Moderator

Panellists


15.25 - 15.55

Coffee break


15.55 - 16.15

Out of the Box


16.15 - 16.55

PE for the greater Good

Private equity investors aim at creating thriving businesses. They are no strangers to long-term strategies, which makes ESG aspects and active ownership crucial elements of their investments decisions. What about the financial rewards? Are PE and ESG really a match made in heaven?

Moderator

Panellists


16.55 - 17.00

Chairperson’s wrap-up


17.00 - 18.30

Cocktail kindly sponsored by KPMG