Jean-Philippe Burcklen, EIF

Jean-Philippe Burcklen

Jean-Philippe oversees the EIF Lower Mid-Market Investments activity and portfolio. He manages a team of 34+ professionals, expected to commit on average €1.8bn p.a. during 2017-2019. His responsibilities cover Primary Investments in European Private Equity and Private Debt (Hybrid & Senior) funds, as well as Co-Investments and Secondary Investments. He initiated in 2009 the Hybrid Debt-Equity business line, in 2015 the Senior Selective Debt program and in 2016 the niche Secondary business line. Beyond the main mandates managed on behalf of EIB, EC, Member States, his team has been instrumental in deploying funds-of-funds in the Baltics, Central Europe, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. His team is also responsible for deploying the Growth Compartment of the Asset Management Umbrella Fund (AMUF) the commercial fund-of-funds program raised by EIF. Recently, his team has also been instrumental in deploying the China Europe Co-Investment Fund (CECIF), a partnership between EIF and The Silk Road Fund, a Government Fund in China.
Jean-Philippe joined the EIF in 2000, and has to date amassed 23 years fund investment and PE experience. His background is engineering (Ecole Polytechnique) and Statistics (ENSAE). Member of Invest Europe (the European PE & VC Association) Limited Partners Council; member/chairman of LP Advisory Councils in PE/PD funds; member/co-chair of Investment Committees of funds-of-funds.

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.


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?


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.


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.

  • 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?


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?