Alain Kinsch, EY

Alain Kinsch Alain Kinsch, 46, is the Country Managing Partner of EY in Luxembourg, leading an office of over 1.350 professionals. He is as well a member of our regional leadership team. Alain has been active as an advisor and auditor to the Private Equity and the Banking industries since 1995 and he led the set-up of the EY Luxembourg Private Equity practice between 2004 and 2012 that now counts over 300 professionals dedicated to Private Equity. Today Alain leads the Private Equity fund practice for EY in EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa). He is a member of the High Committee of the Financial Sector in Luxembourg and chairs its Alternative Investment Fund Working Group, the co-chairman of the ALFI Private Equity Committee and a member of the Investment Fund Manager Committee of the Luxembourg financial services regulator (CSSF). Alain is the co-founder and former Vice-President of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA). Alain is a member of the Luxembourg State Council, a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Luxembourg, the Consul General a.h. of the Republic of the Philippines to Luxembourg and the Vice-President of SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde a.s.b.l. Alain holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Paris-Dauphine and is a Réviseur d’Entreprises (CPA) in Luxembourg. Alain speaks English, German, French and Luxembourgish.
09.10-09.20

Chairperson's introduction

  • Alain Kinsch

    Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY


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?


13.30-13.35

Chairperson's introduction

  • Alain Kinsch

    Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY


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?


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