26-27 November 2019European Convention Center Luxembourg
Ian Harcourt is the RBSI Country Head Luxembourg as well as Head of Institutional Banking in Luxembourg. He is also a Board member of RBSI Depositary Services S.A. and an Authorised Manager for that business. Ian is the former Chairman of the Board of RICS Sweden and a Fellow of RICS. Before joining RBS Group he worked in both the Swedish Public sector as well as for a Swedish PE company. Ian joined RBS in 1998 and he has since held a variety of leadership positions within the RBS Group, gaining broad European experience in Structured Finance, Large Corporate & Institutional Coverage alongside Private Banking. Ian holds an Honours degree in Physics from Brunel University, London.
|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.
|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?