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.


  • Claus Mansfeldt

    Claus Mansfeldt Chairman and Managing Director of SwanCap, President of the LPEA


  • Vanessa Camilleri

    Vanessa Camilleri Head of Office, Member of Management 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 Management Consulting PE/RE – Partner 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:


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.


  • David Capocci

    David Capocci Managing Partner-elect, Head of Alternative Investments KPMG


  • 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?



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?



16.55 - 17.00

Chairperson’s wrap-up

17.00 - 18.30

Cocktail kindly sponsored by KPMG