Christian Heinen, IQ-EQ

Christian Heinen

Christian Heinen is Managing Director at IQ-EQ Luxembourg. He is responsible for driving the strategy for IQ-EQ’s Luxembourg office. Christian has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry having held a number of senior roles in Luxembourg, Hong Kong and China. Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Christian worked at another Fund and Corporate service provider as  a Managing Director, responsible for their business and operations in Greater China, with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. He also held various senior management roles in Luxembourg before moving to Asia in 2012. Before that Christian started his career in audit within a Big Four. He holds a degree in Economics and a special degree in Management Studies from Universite de Liege. He is a Belgian native and is fluent in German, French and English, with a working knowledge of Dutch.

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.

  • 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


10.50 - 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?