Charles Muller, Master of Ceremonies

Charles Muller After studying law in Paris and London, Charles Muller (56), joined Banque Générale du Luxembourg, where he held various legal positions in the retail, corporate and private banking departments, before being appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Bank. In 2003, he joined ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry where he held the position of Deputy Director General and also was a Board member of the world-wide federation of investment fund associations IIFA, a Board member of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP now Pensions Europe) and a member of the Management Committee of EFAMA. In 2011, Charles became a Partner with KPMG Luxembourg, in charge of the Investment Management arm of the European Financial Services Regulatory Centre of Excellence (London), a member of the KPMG global leadership team for Investment Management and the lead partner for Sustainable Finance in the Luxembourg office. Since 2019, Charles is a barrister („avocat à la Cour »), an independent Director (« TheDirectorsOffice ») and the chair of the NGO “Finance and Human Rights a.s.b.l.”
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?


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


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