Corinne Lamesch has been the Chair of the ALFI Board of Directors since June 2019. She is a regular speaker at industry events and has been actively participating in conferences and roadshows that ALFI is organising in Luxembourg and across the globe. Corinne is Country Head, Luxembourg at Fidelity International and has over 20 years of experience in the Luxembourg fund industry. She joined the company in 2008 and has also acted as Conducting Officer of Fidelity's International Luxembourg-based management company since 2015.
Previously Corinne worked as a lawyer for Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy, from 1998 to 2008, advising on the Luxembourg and international investment fund industry. Corinne holds two Masters in Law from Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg and New York University School of Law. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Luxembourg Bar (1999-2008) and to the New York Bar (since 1998).
|09.00 - 09.10||
Welcome and introduction
|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?