Els Alwyn, Nordic Capital

Els Alwyn Els joined Nordic Capital in May 2011. Els studied Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a LL.M. She worked at Nauta Dutilh and was admitted as an "Advocaat" to the Rotterdam Bar in 1997. She worked in the Corporate Finance teams of Norton Rose and Watson Farley Williams in Singapore, Gilbert & Tobin in Sydney and the investment funds team at Ogier in Jersey. She is the Head of the Luxembourg office and sits on the boards of the Nordic Capital Luxembourg investment companies and is in charge of the legal and tax structuring in Luxembourg
09.40-10.20

Continuity and stability in a changing environment

Working with moving parts: tax (notably BEPS) regulation, technology, geopolitics etc.
What are the solutions for “business as usual”?


10.50-11.30

PE Structuring trends: the how and why

Structuring funds in an international context, making the best of the Luxembourg toolbox, accommodating demands from international investors: How is it done well?
Parallel structures, master-feeder structures: Why are they used?


11.30-12.00

Brexit: where to from here?


13.35-14.25

Drivers of change for private equity funds' operating models

ALFI PE Survey: Key insights from the PE fund industry perspective in Luxembourg
Operating models are changing under the influence of regulation, cost, automation and digitalisation. How can these models be optimised to deliver on strategy? What is at stake?

  • Lindie Fourie

    Lindie Fourie Director Product Management Luxembourg Investment Solutions

  • Serge Weyland

    Serge Weyland CEO, co-Chair ALFI Digital/Fintech Forum Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop I: The FUTURE of PE in cooperation with


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop II: Tax (BEPS, ATAD)

The ever changing tax landscape – How upcoming changes including BEPS and ATAD will impact PE and other alternative investment fund structures


15.45-16.25

Sustainable PE: a value-driven approach in building and managing portfolio companies

Sustainable growth companies increasingly catch investors’ interest through their combination of financial performance and positive impact generation. PE managers incorporate ESG aspects into their investment analysis, decision-making and monitoring.  The impact of sustainability aspects on every phase of the PE deal.


16.25-16.55

Practical insights on how to build an effective RM Function