Martin Berg, European Investment Bank

Martin Berg Martin Berg is the head of the Environmental Funds and Climate Finance Policy Unit at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg leading a team focusing on investments in private equity and debt funds related to the environment and clean infrastructure as well as helping to coordinate the EIB's climate finance activities. In addition to his role at the EIB, Martin is a member of the Board of Director of the Green for Growth Fund. Prior to his current role, Martin coordinated the monetisation activities of the NER300 Initiative for the EIB, which raised over EUR 2 billion to fund innovative renewable energy technologies and carbon capture and storage demonstration projects. Martin joined the EIB in 2011 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in London. Prior to his time at BAML, Martin worked at RNK Capital LLC, an environmental investment firm in New York, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Martin holds an MPA from Columbia University and an MA from the University of Bonn.
09.30 - 10.15

The future of REIFs

Technology, ESG, Brexit, tax, substance… What keeps real estate fund managers awake at night? (part II – following 2018)

10.15 - 10.35

AML – applying regulatory expectation for PE and RE in practice

AML/CTF regulation contains rules that players need to translate into their operational reality. This panel will look at some practical questions of the PE/RE industry, such as applying AML/CTF regulations to the PE/RE assets cycle.

11.20 - 12.05

Structuring a RE fund with the investor's jurisdiction in mind

Wherever you are, a Luxembourg property vehicle will allow you to invest worldwide… but small differences apply. Find out what they are.


Different approaches to risk management

There is no one way: in- or outsource risk management? Early involvement and post-deal stress testing: how to organise the process? Which reporting tools to use?

15.30 - 16.10

RE regulation and tax alert

What are the key considerations for RE fund structuring in an ever-changing regulatory and tax environment? Fund distribution is changing and so are the fund types used (open-ended). How does this influence NAV calculations? Is the expectation shifting towards short-term (re)structuring? What effect does ATAD II have?

16.10 - 16.55

Putting capital to work in infrastructure

  • Specific expectations from investors in infrastructure
  • Key structuring challenges of transactions in infrastructure
  • Are retail investors the future for infrastructure funds?
  • Can private funds invest in all types of infrastructure assets?

  • Martin Berg

    Martin Berg Head, Environmental Funds & Climate Finance Policy Unit European Investment Bank

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