François Aguerre
Coller Capital
As Partner responsible for origination and execution, Francois focuses on the French and Southern European markets, with core responsibilities in the investment tea, investing for Coller International Partners V and VI. He has sourced and managed a number of the firm’s investments, both direct and LP transactions.
Benjamin Alt
Vice President Investment Europe
Adveq Management
Benjamin Alt is part of Adveq’s Europe team and is in charge of the DACH region and the Nordics. He is doing primary, secondary and co-investments.

Andre Aubert
LGT Capital Partners
André Aubert: Mr. Aubert is a Partner at LGT Capital Partners, co-heading the firm’s Private Equity Secondary practice. LGT Capital Partners has been active on the Private Equity Secondary market since 1998 and has acquired more than 500 underlying limited partnerships representing original commitments in excess of USD 5 billion. Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Aubert was a Principal at Index Ventures, a pan-European venture capital firm, which he joined in 1999. Prior to joining Index, Mr. Aubert worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in the Zurich and Geneva offices, primarily in the telecommunications and banking sectors. Before that, he worked as a research assistant in the telecom laboratory of the University of Tokyo in Japan. He holds an MSc in Telecom Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in English, French and German.
Bridget Barker
Investment Funds and Financial Services Group, Macfarlanes LLP
Johanna Barr
Director, Limited Partner Services
Advent International
Johanna Barr joined Advent International in 2007. She is a member of Advent’s Limited Partner Services Group and is primarily focused on fundraising and investor relations activities in Europe and Asia. Previously, Johanna worked for four years in the M&A and Corporate Broking departments of Deutsche Bank, both in the London and Frankfurt offices. There she advised clients across a range of sectors on a number of transactions including international public and private mergers and acquisitions, flotations and secondary equity offerings.

Johanna has a BSc (First Class Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath, School of Management and as part of her degree spent a semester at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Vivina Berla
Senior Partner & Managing Director Europe
Sarona Asset Management
After a first career spent in industry, Vivina Berla worked for 17 years in the commercial investment world. During her ten years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers she was responsible for a variety of investors and products across Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Pacific Region. After leaving her position as Managing Director, Alternative Investments in 2004, Vivina Berla joined Gartmore Investment Management. She spent 7 years in the world of Private Equity Funds of Funds. Since July 2009 she has lived and worked in Amsterdam. Vivina graduated from the London School of Economics and obtained an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in the US. She has been a mentor for the "Business Start-Up" programme for the Prince's Trust in the UK. She is a member of Council of the London School of Economics and sits on the Investment Committee. Vivina is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and English, and can survive in Dutch having lived and worked across Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Jonathan Blake
Head of International Funds
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
Jonathan has wide-ranging experience of various private and public funds, including: Private equity; Infrastructure; Debt and mezzanine; Venture capital. In addition, he has expertise in co-investment and incentive structures, private equity management structures, spin-outs, M&A, buyouts and capital markets transactions. He advises private equity houses, funds managers and institutional investors. Between 1986-87, Jonathan was responsible for negotiating with the Inland Revenue and Department of Trade and Industry the agreed statement and guidelines on the use of limited partnerships as venture capital investment funds. In November 2011, Jonathan was named as one of the 100 most influential people in private equity over the last decade by Private Equity International.
Caspar Callerstrom
EQT Partners
Mr. Callerström joined EQT in 1996. Mr. Callerström is a director of the boards of Munksjö, Sanitec, Vertu and Scandic. Mr. Callerström studied at the Stockholm School of Economics, majoring in Financial Economics in addition to a major in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School.
John Carter
Hollyport Capital
Simon Cook
DJF Esprit
Simon is the CEO of DFJ Esprit and has been involved with the European Venture Capital industry since 1995.   In 2006 he led the spinout of Cazenove Private Equity and acquisition of Prelude Ventures,  in 2007 he completed the next stage of Esprit’s expansion plan, negotiating the partnership with DFJ to form DFJ Esprit and in 2009 helped lead the acquisition of 3i plc’s European VC business.  In recent times Simon has continued to build the DFJ Esprit business, leading the fund raising and investment strategy for the DFJ Esprit III primary VC fund and through the further development of the VC secondaries business through the joint venture with Tempo Capital Partners.

He has been involved with a number of Europe’s most successful technology start-ups.  His past board roles include successful companies such as Lovefilm (Amazon), Cambridge Silicon Radio(IPO LSE), Virata (IPO Nasdaq), nCipher (IPO LSE) and KVS (Symantec).  Simon currently serves on the Boards of Neul Limited and Horizon Discovery Limited.

Previously Simon was a partner with Elderstreet Investments and a Director at 3i in Cambridge, and worked as a strategy and IT consultant at KPMG (where he established the Internet practice) and as a computer games developer during the 1980’s.
Simon is a graduate of University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

Neal Costello
Senior Principal
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Mr. Neal Costello, currently based in London, leads the European Private Equity Secondaries and Co-Investment activities for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a global institutional investor with over $200 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining CPPIB, he was based in Hong Kong as the Head of Asia Secondary Investments for AlpInvest Partners, a global private equity investor owned by The Carlyle Group.  Originally based in New York, he was with AlpInvest for 10 years.  Mr. Neal Costello started his career with CIBC World Markets’ Mergers & Acquisitions group.  He received his MBA from Columbia and his Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, Canada. Neal is also a CFA charterholder.
Michael Cronin
Vice President
Mr. Cronin is a member of the research team, and focuses on European investments as well as secondary investments and co-investments.

Prior to StepStone, Mr. Cronin was a Vice President at Pomona Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating both primary and secondary investments.  Before joining Pomona Capital, Mr. Cronin was an Associate at Spectrum Equity Investors, a middle-market buyout firm based in Boston and Menlo Park, where he specialized in originating, analyzing and executing direct buyout and growth equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and business services companies. Earlier, he spent two years at Banc of America Securities in its industrials investment banking group executing a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts and debt & equity capital raising activities. Michael began his professional career as an analyst in Deloitte’s structured finance group, focused on CDOs, following a period of time in Nepal as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Mr. Cronin is a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Richard Damming
Vice President Investment Europe
Adveq Management
Adveq management is 17th largest fund of funds globally, and manages $5.7 billion worth of assets under management. Richard covers Adveq's investment activity for the European investment program and has extensive experience in corporate M&A in Europe.
Christiaan De Lint
Headway Capital
Christiaan provides liquidity to institutions and individuals seeking an exit from their private equity investments, including both limited partnership interests and portfolios of direct investments. Headway focuses on small to medium sized deals and more complex situations.
Alexandre Delos
Access Capital Partners
Marc der Kinderen
Managing Director
747 Capital
Marc is co-founder and co-managing partner of 747 Capital LLC; a private equity multi manager firm focused solely on the lower end of the middle market: small cap growth and buyout funds. He oversees the investment professionals; is actively involved in fund manager selection and the firm’s co-investment due diligence process.

Prior to forming 747 Capital, from 1994 to 2000, Marc was Executive Vice President of Greenfield Capital Partners, Inc. in New York, the US subsidiary of a Dutch private equity group. While at Greenfield, Marc and his team worked on private equity fund selection and co-investments in buyout transactions.
From 1992 to 1994, Marc was a private equity analyst at the Noro Group of Companies in the Netherlands. At Noro, he worked on structuring and marketing private equity funds to investors and prepared reports to the limited partners.
Marc has an M.B.A. from the Nijenrode School of Business (Breukelen, the Netherlands, 1992) and did post graduate work at Georgia State University, concentrating in finance. He also holds a B.B.A. from European University (Antwerp, Belgium, 1989).
Martin Dunnett
Managing Director
Warburg Pincus
With approximately $35 billion AUM, Warburg Pincus is a global private equity firm, with a leading reputation in Europe as a growth investor, as has invested more than $45 billion in over 675 companies in more than 35 countries. Martin is responsible for European and Gulf investments and extensive experience in fundraising and investor relations.
Sean Epstein
Head of SAP Private Equity, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Vice Preside
Simon Faure
Investment Director
PPM Managers
Louis Flamand
Investment Executive: Private Markets Wealth Management
Louis Flamand is currently working on the origination of new fund investment opportunities for UBS Private Markets Wealth Management. Their current investment themes are European Bank Deleveraging, Contrarian Strategies in Emerging Markets and Southern Europe, and opportunities in Global Energy. They are seeking to play these themes through credit, buyout and real asset strategies.

Louis Flamand is looking forward to participating in the event to catch up with all the high quality LPs and GPs who will attend Capital Creation and also present the attractiveness of the High Net Worth Individual Feeder model as a large source of capital for private markets funds globally

Ralf Flore
Managing Partner
Constellation Capital AG
Peter Flynn
Candela Capital
Pete set up Candela Capital in 2003 to meet the distribution needs of small to mid-sized funds who want a personalised, long-term relationship with a distribution partner. His 25 years' of experience from Pantheon Ventures, InvestorForce, Fleming Asset Management and NM Rothschild & Sons gives him a unique insight into the needs of the institutional investor - be they pension funds, private banks, family offices, insurance companies or fund-of-funds. Pete holds BA (Hons) and MA degrees in Economics from Cambridge University and an Investment Management Diploma from the London Business School.
Anne Fossemalle
Director: Equity Funds
Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009.

Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct investments in banks.  Prior to this appointment, she was a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions group, where she led various debt and equity transactions with banks, and was responsible for EBRD’s relationship with international banking groups.  She joined EBRD in 1993, as part of the Agribusiness Team, then the Hungary Team, from Crédit National in Paris, where she was responsible for loans and equity transactions with large French food companies

Anne Fossemalle holds various Supervisory Board and Investment Committee memberships.

Anne holds Masters degrees from Stanford University, Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (France) and Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France).

Adam Frost
Vice President, Impact and ESG Investment
Partners Group
Adam leads responsible investment at Partners Group.  After starting his career at McKinsey, he worked as a direct equity investor at Apax Partners, where he supported the launch of the impact investment fund, Bridges Ventures.  He then studied for an MBA at Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar in Corporate Social Responsibility.  During the MBA he published research on the investment impacts and opportunities of climate change. Adam subsequently worked at BP, where he focused on developing renewable energy businesses.  Prior to joining Partners Group, he led responsible investment at Sarasin & Partners, a listed global equities asset manager.  Adam is on the UNPRI Private Equity Steering Committee and chairs the committee’s working group on Value Creation.

Robert Gaut
Robert Gaut is a Partner in the Private Investment Funds Group and a member of the Tax Department at Proskauer. He specializes in taxation, advising on both domestic and international matters with an emphasis on the establishment of investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of inward and cross-border investments, joint ventures and restructurings. His clients include investment funds, multinational corporations, and investment banks.
Jeremy Golding
Managing Director
Golding Capital
Jeremy Golding founded Golding Capital Partners in 2000 and has grown it into Germany’s leading independent alternative asset manager. Jeremy started his international career with KPMG and Ciba-Geigy in various European countries. After gaining his MBA from INSEAD, Jeremy spent 6 years with Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Jeremy subsequently held various senior management positions with GE International and GE Capital spending five years in Europe and the Middle East, before returning to Germany in 2000 to establish Golding Capital Partners.

Golding Capital Partners has pioneered private equity as an asset class for over 100 institutional investors and now manages € 3.5 billion of capital in Buyout, Private Debt and Infrastructure fund investments. From offices in Munich, Luxembourg and New York a highly qualified team of 60 employees manages over 140 fund investments.

Oliver Gottschalg
Associate Professor
HEC Paris
Professor Oliver Gottschalg is Head of Research at Peracs LLC, a specialized advisory firm providing advanced private equity fund due diligence and benchmarking services. He is part of the Strategy Department at HEC School of Management, Paris. He serves as HEC’s Academic Director for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, Director of the Entrepreneurship Track in the HEC MBA program, directs the HEC Buyout Research Group and teaches courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, business plan design and management buyouts. He holds a Wirtschaftsingenieur Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe, an MBA from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. and PhD degree from INSEAD. His current research focuses on the strategic logic and the performance determinants of private equity investments. Oliver Gottschalg work has been published in leading academic journals and in various publications for practitioners and was widely featured in the business press. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences and private equity symposia and serves as an advisor to leading investors in the private equity industry. Most recently, he served as an advisor to the European  Parliament in the context of the current debate about a possible need for regulation of the Private Equity industry.

James Greenwood
Permira Debt Managers
James Greenwood, CEO, Permira Debt Managers James joined Permira Debt Managers in June 2007 and has led the business since January 2009. James has more than 25 years of experience in European Leverage Finance including time spent at Continental Bank, Bankers Trust, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, and Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director in Leverage Finance. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2003 as co-head of European Leverage Finance, before moving across to the Financial Sponsor Coverage group in 2005. James holds a degree in Economics from Bristol University, England.
Lars Grinde
Managing Partner
Lars Grinde is Managing Partner of Norvestor Equity where he has been a part of the team since 1991. During his time with Norvestor he has had joint responsibility for the overall management of the team as well as the investment activities. Before joining the Norvestor team, he spent 5 years with Price Waterhouse. Lars Grinde has a M.Sc. in Business from Hochschule St. Gallen in Switzerland and is a State Authorized accountant from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
Matthew Hansford
Fund Finance
Investec Specialist Bank
Kellie Hata

Kellie is a Partner at Albourne Partners, a global investment consultancy firm with over $350bn in assets under advisory. Previously she was a policy advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at HM Treasury. In this role she coordinated and implemented policy within the finance industry.
Prior to this Kellie was Head of Research at Watershed Asset Management LLC, an event driven hedge fund.

Kellie has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Richard Howell
PAI Partners
Richard heads the Investor Team at PAI Partners, one of the top 30 global GPs by AUM, and is the leading private equity investor in the French market. He is responsible for managing all interactions with the Firm's investors as well as its debt financing activities, and has been involved in managing and advising dedicated private equity funds with a total equity value of over €7 billion. Over the last decade, PAI has led 45 transactions in 8 European countries for a value of more than €30 billion.
David Hunter
Partner, Head of International Sales
First Avenue Partners
David is responsible for First Avenue's consultancy relationships. With over 20 years' in institutional investment consulting, fund manager research, selection and ratings, David qualified as an actuary with Mercer. At Aon, he was responsible for UK asset-liability management and worldwide manager research. David also advised S&P on Asset Manager and Sponsor Covenant Assessment Services. He sits on the advisory council of AIMSE International. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computing from King's College, University of London.
Mark J. McDonald
Credit Suisse Alternative Investments
Mark leads the Secondaries Advisory business in EMEA and Asia for Credit Suisse. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mark spent 10 years as a principal investor with specialist private equity firms including Keyhaven Capital Partners and Pomona Capital; where he led the origination and execution of private equity secondaries, fund and direct transactions in Europe. Before this, Mark focused on growth buyouts at VCI, an affiliate of the 3i Group, based in Milan. He began his career as an investment banker with BZW in London and also held various positions within debt capital markets for Barclays Capital in Europe and Asia. Mark holds an honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Leeds and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Blair Jacobson
Managing Director, Private Debt Group
Ares Capital Managment
Pilar Junco
Managing Director
Pilar Junco is a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management Distribution group, based in London and responsible for Europe and Asia. Pilar has also worked in the Investor Relations and Business Development Group where she was involved with raising capital for Blackstone's funds and managing investor relations in Europe since 2008. Ms. Junco is also involved in the firm's relationships with investors, not only at the fund-raising stage, but throughout the life of the various Blackstone funds' activities. Ms. Junco joined Blackstone in 2006 as the Chief Operating Officer of the European Private Equity team where she was responsible for a variety of organizational and operational matters including career development, recruiting and training, staffing of assignments, new business and expansion opportunities and relationships with third party vendors. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Junco worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a Project Leader in London for three years and at JP Morgan’s Structured Finance teams in London and New York for over four years. She has also worked for the Financial Times, both as a writer and as part of the editorial team. Ms. Junco received an MBA from INSEAD. She graduated from University College London with a B.Sc. in Economics and from the University of Siegen (Germany). She speaks fluent German, Spanish and French.
Wol Kolade
Managing Partner
ISIS Equity Partners
Wol Kolade joined ISIS in January 1993 and is Managing Partner of the business. His role encompasses overall responsibility for the strategic development of ISIS, and active involvement in investments. Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at Kings College, London. After obtaining an MBA from Exeter University, he spent three years with Barclays in various head office roles before joining ISIS.
Wol Kolade was previously a Chairman of the BVCA - British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association - in 2007/2008, a Council Member from 2002 - 2009 and Chairman of the Responsible Investment Advisory Board from 2009 - 2010. He is a Governor and Former Council Member of the London School of Economics and Political Science and a former non-executive Director of Social Finance.
Wol is a Trustee of the Guys and St Thomas' Charity. It is the second largest medical charity in the UK and awards grants to facilitate improvements to healthcare services in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Mark Lamb
Nicolas Lanel
Managing Director & European Head of Private Capital Advisory
Nicolas Lanel is a Managing Director and European Head of Private Capital Advisory.  Prior to joining Evercore in 2013, Nicolas Lanel was a member of the Secondary Advisory Team within the Private Funds Group at UBS, where he was most recently Global Co-Head.  In this role, Nicolas focused on providing strategic advice to institutional investors and managers on the disposal of financial assets.  Nicolas Lanel established the European Secondary Advisory Team practice at UBS in 2007, after having joined the funds placement team in 2004, where he initially focused on coverage of institutional investors in Europe and the Middle East.  Prior to joining UBS in 2004, Nicolas spent nine years in the M&A group of Deutsche Bank in London and New York and completed an Analyst programme in the Private Equity Division of Paribas in Toronto.  Nicolas graduated from ESCP-Europe and speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
Andreas Lange
Argenthal provides direct and indirect financing for sponsors and projects in private equity, real estate, hedge funds and special situations. Andreas founded Argenthal Capital, the investment practice of Argenthal, and has extensive experience in pioneering the development of a select number of investment strategies in private and public markets.
Karsten Langer
The Riverside Company
Mr. Karsten Langer has been a partner with The Riverside Company since 2006. He currently leads the firm’s investment and portfolio management activities in the Benelux and France. Prior to this role, he spent three years building up Riverside’s pan-European origination team. Previously, Mr. Langer was Managing Partner of an independent corporate finance firm in Brussels, advising on numerous transactions across Europe for blue-chip multinationals and private equity firms. He also spent five years with GE Capital Europe, including as Chief Operating Officer of TIP and Modular Space, and in corporate business development. Mr. Langer started his career with Danske Bank in Copenhagen. He holds a BSc (econ) from the Copenhagen Business School and a Masters in Management from EAP – European School of Management (now ESCP Europe), and speaks English, French, Danish, German, Portuguese and basic Dutch.

For the year until June 2012, Mr. Langer served as Chairman of the EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association).

Juan Leach
Managing Partner
Miura Private Equity
Sven Lingjaerde
Managing Partner
Endeavour Vision
Sven Lingjaerde is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Endeavour Vision SA based in Geneva.
In 1996, he co-founded Vision Capital, a Trans-Atlantic technology venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Geneva. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Genevest, a Swiss venture capital firm that he joined in 1987. Through his leadership, Sven developed an excellent track record of early to late stage investments in High Tech and Biotech ventures on both sides of the Atlantic.
With over 27 years of Venture Capital experience, investing in 12 countries, Sven Lingjaerde has developed an extensive network in Europe, Silicon Valley, the Middle East and Asia. This network of contacts was leveraged through the European Tech Tour Association that he founded in 1998 and which has merged with Europe Unlimited in 2013.
Sven is a member of the EVCA VC Platform Council and an active member and former Chairman of the YPO-WPO Alpine Chapter.
Peter McKellar
Partner, Chief Investment Officer
SL Capital Partners
Peter McKellar is Senior Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at SL Capital Partners LLP.  SL Capital Partners is a private equity fund of funds manager, with operations in both Europe and North America, that is focused on investing in buy-out funds, both primaries and secondaries, and co-investments.  SL Capital Partners currently manages around €7.1 billion of private equity money on behalf of around 160 clients worldwide.

Peter started his career in investment banking at JP Morgan, before moving into industry in 1995 as corporate development director and then group finance director of Clydeport plc, a London Stock Exchange listed company and a former Montagu Private Equity buyout.  Peter joined Standard Life Investments’ private equity team in the autumn of 1999.

Richard Nairn
Director, Private Equity Funds
F&C Investment
Olaf Neubert
Managing Partner
Top Capital Advisors

Dr. Olaf Neubert is the Managing Partner of Hedges Capital, an Alternative Asset firm specialized in Private Equity Secondaries, Distressed Debt & Restructurings and Capital Introductions. Hedges Capital is the leading buy side agent for Private Equity Secondaries, working as agent and advisor with the principal Secondaries investors as well as nontraditional institutional and private investors in Secondaries. In Primaries Hedges Capital has built a strong Alternative Asset placement business in Europe with our partners, highly specialized and focused on institutional quality managers, spin-outs and growth funds of excellent management teams. We introduce select top flight Private Equity, Venture and HedgeFunds from the U.S., Canada and Latin America to European investors, with a focus on Family Offices, Private Banks, Insurance Co.'s and other institutional investors.

Prior to founding Hedges Capital in 1999, Dr. Olaf Neubert was a Managing Director with Citibank in international postings. He served in executive positions in New York, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Dublin, as Chairman of Citibank AG in Austria, and as Managing Director of Citibank Germany in Frankfurt. Dr. Neubert is a German and US citizen. He graduated from the University of Hamburg, Germany, with undergraduate degrees in business administration and economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel.

Paul Newsome
Executive Director and Head of Investments,
Paul is responsible for Unigestion's private equity investment team responsible for the oversight of primary fund investments, secondaries and co-investments globally. Unigestion is an alternative asset management firm with EUR 7 billion of assets under management, headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Paris, New York and Singapore. 

Vince O'Brien
Vince O’Brien is a director of Montagu Private Equity and has worked in the private equity industry for over 25 years.

Montagu Private Equity is one of Europe’s best known private equity investors and invests primarily in management buyouts of companies operating across a wide range of industries in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and the Nordic region. It is currently investing its €2.5 billion fourth fund, Montagu IV.

Vince is also a former Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association. He has therefore been involved in representing the industry across a broad range of issues affecting the BVCA’s members and the UK entrepreneurial environment in general.
Niall O'Shea
Head of Responsible Investing
Royal London Manchester
Marcus Peter
Marcus is a partner in the Investment Management & Private Equity department of Bonn & Schmitt and has been practicing investment funds law for more than 10 years.  Marcus has significant expertise in advising clients in relation to the structuring of regulated funds and non-regulated vehicles for institutional and non-institutional investors in the areas of mutual as well as alternative investment funds (real estate, hedge funds, infrastructure, debt funds etc.). He advises clients pertaining to AIFMD queries and has set-up AIFM for clients in Luxembourg.  Marcus holds a master degree in European Law (LL.M. eur.) and obtained a PhD from the University of Saarbrücken. He was furthermore educated in the United States and Russian Federation. Also, he was distinguished as a leading lawyer by IFLR in 2013 and 2014. He regularly publishes articles in relation to Luxembourg investment funds and private equity matters.
Marcus is admitted to practice in Luxembourg and Germany and speaks German, English, Russian and French.
Philip Rattle
Managing Partner
August Equity LLP
Phil is responsible for the strategic development of August Equity and the investment strategy of the funds under management. The company focuses on investments in lower middle market, management buyouts, buy-ins, development capital, replacement, and expansion capital. He chairs the Investment Committee and leads the firm’s investment development activities, and in 2013, he led the successful fundraising of August Equity Partners III.
William Rudebeck
Managing Partner
VCP Advisors Ltd
William co-founded VCP Advisors, as Venture Capital Partners in 2009 and currently serves as their Managing Partner. VCP is a corporate financial advisory firm, with offices in London, New York and Beijing. VCP’s Fund Advisory division focuses on raising capital for private equity and infrastructure funds across the US, Europe and Brazil. Before co-founding VCP, William spent a number of years in corporate finance and investment banking, specialising in advising and raising capital for both corporates and alternative asset managers. William previously held various positions at Grisons Peak, HSBC and Danske Bank.
Max Rutten
Helix Ventures LLC
Max is the founder of Helix Ventures LLC, a family office style investment and advisory platform located in New York.
Entrepreneur and investor, committed to building stronger and more sustainable companies that score higher on non-financial performance metrics than their peers and therefore yield higher financial returns to investors.
Corporate and strategic adviser, committed to integrating non-financial return metrics and frameworks with traditional operational and financial processes and therefore enhancing financial returns to investors.
Member of the founding Board of Advisors of GIIRS (2005 - 2008), the Global Impact Investing Rating System, a rating system that allows SME's and fund managers to measure the impact they make on community and environment.Member of the Financial Services Committee of SASB (2012 - current), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, which is the sustainability version of FASB, where non-financial reporting and accounting standards are integrated into financial reports.
Peeter Saks
Managing Partner
Ben Schryber
Director, Private Equity and Credit
First Avenue
Ben Scryber, Director, Private Equity and Credit, First Avenue Partners Ben is responsible for the distribution and origination of private equity and credit funds. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue Partners, Ben was with Albourne Partners, where he led the Firm's coverage of private credit. Prior to Albourne, he was a management consultant at Blue Ridge Partners, where he focused on company-level due diligence for private equity firms. He began his career at PWC. Ben graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Florida and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.
Buchan Scott
Duke Street
Duke Street is currently focussed on investing some £500m into the Western European mid market of which £100m is to come from a blind pool fund and £400m from money raised from direct investors on a deal by deal basis. The model turns the classic approach to co investment on its head, with the blind pool fund attracting very low economics but giving investors priority access to the  co investment where fuller, bespoke economics are being paid.
 • Investors get low cost investment with the bulk of the money payable on invested capital only and flexibility as to capital commitment;
• the GP gets access to a wider capital pool and deal by deal incentivisation. But does any one want it? Capital Creation is the ideal forum for discussion and feedback from thought leaders  in a changing market
Kate Simpson
Kate Simpson is a Partner in the Private Investment Funds Group at Proskauer. She advises on the establishment and structuring of a wide range of UK and international investment funds, secondary private equity portfolio transactions on both the buy and sell side, as well as synthetic secondary and co-investment structures. She also advises a number of investors into private equity funds.
David Smith
Co-Head of Co-Investments & Investment Management
Capital Dynamics
Jose Sosa del Valle
Lexington Partners
Lorenzo Stanca
Managing Partner
Mandarin Capital Partners
Partner of Mandarin Capital Partners, Lorenzo Stanca has over 25 years of experience in high profile financial institutions.
He previously was Head of Operational Strategies at Sanpaolo Imi Group (now Intesa Sanpaolo). Prior to this, he spent many years of his career at Unicredit Group, where he was Head of Economic Research and subsequently Head of Fixed Income and Forex Markets at Unicredit Banca Mobiliare. Lorenzo Stanca is author of various papers on economics and finance and is Chairman of the Italian Business Economists Association. He holds a degree from Bocconi University. He speaks Italian and English.
Kaarina Suikkonen
Head of Private Equity
Feri Trust

Kaarina Suikkonen heads the €2 billion private equity program at Feri Trust GmbH, a German asset management and advisory house with €24 billion AuM.  Feri has been actively investing in private equity since 2000 with the main focus is on the lower end of the mid market. Feri invests on behalf of its family office clients, its discretionary fund of fund as well as institutional managed account clients.

Prior to joining Feri, Kaarina worked on private equity manager selection at CalSTRS Alternative Investments, California. Prior to moving to the fund investment side, she worked for over 10 years as an M&A and transaction attorney for Nordic industrial groups in Helsinki. She holds a LL.M. from University of Helsinki, an MBA from University of California, is a member of the State Bar of California and a CFA charterholder.

Koos Teule
Chief Financial Officer and Director Investor Relations
Glide Buy Out Partners
Daniel Tourou
Vice President, Private Equity
Bank Gutmann
Daniel Tourou is responsible for Gutmann’s Private Markets platform, designed to give investors tailor-made access to illiquid investments. Since joining Bank Gutmann AG’s private markets team in 2006, Daniel has built extensive knowledge of the asset class while managing Gutmann’s portfolio of international private equity investments. Daniel’s focus lies primarily on the sourcing and evaluation of potential investment opportunities.
In addition to private equity, Daniel also covers other illiquid asset classes, such as private real estate and hedge funds.
Daniel Tourou is an authorized signatory of Bank Gutmann AG, a board member of G&H Kapitalpartner AG and a director of four dedicated investment vehicles managed by the bank.
Prior to joining Bank Gutmann AG, Daniel attended the Technical University in Vienna (TU Wien).
Dan Townsend
Managing Director
Top Tier Capital
Dan Townsend is a Top Tier managing director who leads Top Tier Capital Partner’s secondary and co-investment efforts.  Before joining the Top Tier team in 2007, Dan spent nine years investing private equity money at GE Asset Management for the company’s US pension trust and external institutional clients.  While at GEAM, he was responsible for building out a $500+ million portfolio of both limited partnership investments and co-investments.  Dan Townsend moved to GEAM after a successful eight year operating career in three different divisions of the company: General Electric Lighting Systems; National Broadcasting Company; and GE Trading Company.   Dan has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Hans Van Swaay
Hans van Swaay has been active for more than twenty years in private equity as co-founder of Lyrique, as Head of Private Equity at Pictet & Cie, as Managing Director of UBS Capital, as Managing Director of Merifin and as partner of Lowe Finance. Lyrique invests in private equity for family offices and for private banks. Lyrique makes fund investments in the world’s best private equity and venture capital funds. It also co-invests with these funds. In specific situations Lyrique makes direct investments in and around Switzerland with a focus on succession situations and re-structuring. Hans has made fund investments worldwide and direct investments in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and in the Netherlands. He sat on numerous boards, restructured companies and ran companies as CEO when necessary.
Nigel Van Zyl
Nigel advises private equity and other alternative asset fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisors on a broad range of issues, including fund formations and fund raisings, secondary transactions, fund investments, internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, re-organizations and restructurings. A significant portion of Nigel’s practice is representing general partners in the formation, raising, maintenance and on-going operation and compliance of private equity, infrastructure and renewable energy funds and funds of funds.
Luc Vandevelde
Senior Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc and Chairman of the Remun
Vodafone Group Plc
Luc Vandevelde, Founder and Chairman of Change Capital Partners, identifies potential investment opportunities and provides strategic guidance for partner companies.

With more than 30 years’ board-level experience in the consumer and retail industries, Belgian national, Luc Vandevelde is one of Europe’s most respected business leaders, having served as a former Chairman of the Carrefour Group and Marks & Spencer.

Following 24 years with Kraft General Foods, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of French and Italian Operations, Luc joined the Promodès retail group as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for positioning Promodès as an international retailer with operations spanning Europe, Asia and South America, before merging it with Carrefour in 1999.

Luc is a Non Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc. 
Tom Whelan
Global Head of Private Equity
Hogan Lovells
Tom is a partner and global head of private equity for Hogan Lovells based in London. He regularly advises private equity institutions, management, general corporates and banks on both UK and international investments, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and restructurings. These include management buyouts, management buy-ins, bimbos, secondary buyouts, public to privates, exits and refinancings, as well as bolt-on acquisitions for portfolio companies and debt for equity swaps. Tom has worked on transactions in many industry sectors throughout his career including the financial services, transport/logistics, infrastructure, healthcare, hotels, media and telecoms, retail, real estate, water and energy sectors.
Craig Williamson
Senior Partner
SL Capital Partners

Craig Williamson is a Partner of SL Capital Partners ("SL Capital") which is 60% owned by Standard Life Investments ("SLI") and 40% by its partners.

Craig joined SLI's private equity operation in 2002 from Landal GreenParks in The Netherlands, where he was Group Finance Director from 1996, following its buyout by Charterhouse from Aegon.

Prior to that he was a director of Charterhouse Development Capital, where he led a number of management buyouts in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.  In 1989, he was a co-founder of Madrid-based Vista Capital, a Spanish private equity fund.

Craig Williamson has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
David Wilmot
Managing Director
Babson Capital
Joined Babson Capital Europe in November 2000 from Société Générale (“SG”) where he was Head of the UK Leveraged Finance team.   David is Joint Head of Private Finance at Babson Capital Europe and a Credit Committee member.  David has extensive senior-level experience in European leveraged debt origination and execution of leveraged debt and private equity portfolios. He is Co-Chair of the European Private Finance Credit Committee. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University and a MBA from Cass Business School.
Sue Woodman
General Counsellor
Equistone Partners

2014 Speakers

David Jeffrey
StepStone Group
Mr. Jeffrey is the Head of Stepstone’s European business.

Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Jeffrey was a Managing Partner at Parish Capital and founded the firm’s European and Asian activities, as well as having responsibility for the secondary and co-investment businesses. Before Parish Capital, Mr. Jeffrey served as Managing Director of Bank of America’ European Private Equity group before which he had been Managing Director and Head of BancBoston Capital’s European and Asian operations. Prior to that, Mr. Jeffrey worked for PwC’s corporate recovery and corporate finance divisions.

Mr. Jeffrey received an MA in Geography from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA).
Daniel Quinn
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Daniel Quinn is a partner in O'Melveny's London office and a member of the Investment Funds Practice. Daniel has extensive experience on all aspects of private equity, including fund formation work, and in mergers and acquisitions including cross-border leveraged buy outs, disposals, syndications and secondary transactions. Daniel has advised investment managers on a wide range of fund formation matters, including the establishment of alternative asset funds, green energy and infrastructure funds, emerging market and distressed debt funds. He has also acted for a broad range of investors in private equity, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, governmental development agencies and others on various aspects of their investment programs including participation in funds and co-investments.
Jussi Saarinen
Head of IR and Partner
Peter Schwanitz
Managing Director
Portfolio Advisors

Peter Schwanitz is a Managing Director and serves as a voting member of one or more of the firm’s Investment Committees. Peter joined Portfolio Advisors in 2009 and primarily supports Portfolio Advisors’ European activities. Previously, he was a Partner at VCM Capital Management, a German-based private equity fund-of-funds firm, where he focused on conducting due diligence on European and U.S. private equity partnerships and advising institutional clients. Prior to joining VCM in 2006, Peter had eleven years of private equity investing experience as a Director with CAM Private Equity, a Managing Director with Sal. Oppenheim and a Director with AXA-Colonia in Germany. Prior to that, Peter worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with FedEx in Germany and as a Controller for Colonia Insurance. Peter is serving as an Advisory Board member of one private equity partnership. (Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Cologne (Business Admin, Master’s degree equivalent).

Early-confirmed speakers:

Urs Aebischer
Exceutive Director
Swiss Innovation Partners AG
Urs Aebischer is Executive Director and co-founder of Swiss Innovation Partners, a Swiss based firm investing in early stage or growth stage private equity worldwide of businesses with a focus on fast growing markets such as China, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Brazil, and Russia. The speciality is to provide a dual investment in equity AND management. Providing executive management for equity helps the portfolio companies to accelerate faster with less liquidity needed, creating a maximum momentum and return for all involved investors.

Supporting this approach Urs has a background of both as private equity investor as well as innovative entrepreneur. Starting his career as management consultant he then co-founded one of the first VoIP providers in Europe and helped to develop it to become a 3 billion dollar company, being responsible for Marketing & Sales, later for Product Development. Thereafter Urs started to invest in several early stage companies. Urs holds a Master in Physics and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland.

Cristina Alcaide
Vice President, Private Funds Group
Pinebridge Investments
Ms. Alcaide joined the firm in 2007 and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing secondary private equity investments on a global basis. Previously, Ms. Alcaide worked as a Senior Analyst at Larrain Vial, a local investment bank in Chile, where she focused on distributing financial products as well as advising institutional Latin American investors on their foreign investments. She received a BSc and MSc degree in Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She also received an MSc in Finance at London Business School. In addition to English, Ms. Alcaide speaks Spanish.
Paul Arent
Managing Partner
Athos Partners
Paul has over 15 years experience in private equity advisory, corporate finance and management consulting. As a placement agent, he has been involved in successfully raising capital for 18 mid-market funds in Europe, CEE and Asia. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel.
Alessandro Binello
Quadrivio SGR
Camille Bourke
Arendt & Medernach

Camille Bourke is a partner in the private equity & real estate practice of Arendt & Medernach. She specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds (AIFs) and also advises private equity transactions.

Camille worked at our Luxembourg and Brussels offices and founded the London representative office in 2007 where she is now the resident partner. Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, Camille practiced in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

She has been a member of the New York Bar since 2001, the Paris Bar since 2004 and has been admitted by the Luxembourg Bar to practice in Luxembourg under her French professional title.

Camille Bourke holds a degree in business law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas as well as a Master's degree (LL.M.) from Harvard University.

Languages: English and French.

Julie Bradshaw
Doughty Hanson
Julie joined Doughty Hanson's legal team in February 2011 and became Compliance Officer in October 2013.  Since joining Doughty Hanson she has been responsible for legal issues on all regulatory and fund matters including the establishment of  new funds and obtaining one of the first AIFMD authorisations and marketing passports in July 2013 .

Prior to joining Doughty Hanson, Julie was in private practice becoming a partner of a leading UK firm in 1991 specialising in private equity.  She spent 5 years in an Of Counsel role at Skadden  Arps before joining Doughty Hanson. Doughty Hanson was a client from 1990 onwards.  Whilst in private practice she was a lead adviser to public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions as well as to private equity houses on all aspects of their business including fundraisings and regulatory matters.

Julie has a law degree from Oxford University and is a member of the BVCA’s legal and technical committee.

James Burr
Managing Partner
Aerius Associates
James Burr is Managing Partner of Aerius Associates, a private capital markets advisor.  Aerius Associates is focused on fund placement, direct and co-investment placement and strategic advisory services to private equity firms and their investors globally. 
James has 15 years of experience in the private equity industry and has managed a significant number of private equity fund placements during that time as well as maintaining and developing relationships with general partners and limited partners in Europe and the rest of the world. 
Previously, James was the co-founder of the Private Funds Group at J.P. Morgan Cazenove and prior to that he was a member of the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse. James studied English Literature and History and has a Master of Arts from the University of Edinburgh.
Martin Calderbank
Managing Partner
Agilitas Partners
Anne - Sylvaine Chassany
Privae Equity Correspondent
Financial Times
Chi Cheung
Deutsche Bank Private Equity
Chi is a Director within DB Private Equity, the private equity fund of funds unit of Deutsche Bank.  Investing since 1991, DB Private Equity is an established alternative investment manager with over $11 billion of client assets under management globally focusing on primary fund of funds, secondary opportunities and direct equity co-investments.

Based in London, Chi is the Head of Europe for Secondaries and a member of DB Private Equity's Global Investment Committee.  Chi is responsible for identifying and analysing secondary investment opportunities and leading the execution of transactions.

Chi joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 working as an Associate in Global Corporate Finance focusing on TMT and real estate advisory.  In 2003 - 06, Chi participated in the restructuring of Deutsche Bank’s €5.1 billion proprietary private equity portfolio with focus on the divestiture of portfolios of funds and direct investments.

Previously, Chi completed an internship with the Debt Markets division of Merrill Lynch, London, and a two-year apprenticeship with Deutsche Bank AG London.  

Chi holds a MA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Olivier Dauman
Private Equity Manager
Credit Agricole Private Banking
Olivier is in charge of Private Equity investments at CFM Monaco - member of Crédit Agricole Private Banking. He advises Ultra High Net Worth clients and Family Offices on their Private Market allocations, including Private Equity, Private Debt and Private Equity Real Estate. Since 2014, Olivier is also a Board Member of Monaco Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. Before joining CFM Monaco in 2011, he spent 5 years at Paris based placement agent Global Private Equity. He raised capital for a number of Infrastructure and Private Equity funds and was in charge of Canadian and some European investors. He holds a BA (Honors) from Sheffield Hallam University and an MSc. in Finance from Bordeaux Business School.
Pierre- Antoine De Selancy
Managing Partner
17 Capital
Alexandre Delos
Partner - Head of Buyout Investments
Access Capital Partners
Alexandre Delos joined Access in October 2000. He has 14 years of experience in private equity. He serves on the advisory committees of portfolio funds in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and German. He joined Access Capital Partners in October 2000 and progressed from Analyst, Associate to Investment Director. From January 2007 to June 2008, Alexandre was Vice-President at LGT Capital Partners. He returned to Access in September 2008 as Partner. He holds a degree from ISEG business school in Lille and is a French national.
Benoit Durteste
Head of European Mezzanine
Intermediate Capital Group
Benoit joined ICG in September 2002 and is the Head of European Mezzanine investments, a Managing Director of ICG and a member of the Executive and Investment Committee. He joined ICG from Swiss Re where he worked as a Managing Director in the Structured Finance division in London. Prior to Swiss Re, Benoit worked in the Leveraged Finance division of BNP Paribas for six years and as a CFO of a GECC portfolio company for GE Capital in London. Benoit is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris
W. Anthony Edson
Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fair Oaks Capital

Mr Edson is a co-founder of Fair Oaks Capital. Mr Edson was most recently a senior executive in the credit group of Apollo Global Management. Mr Edson was one of the three original founders of Stone Tower Capital which was acquired by Apollo in 2012. While at Stone Tower, Mr Edson was a member of the Management Committee which oversaw the growth and build out of the firm’s product lines. At the time of acquisition by Apollo, Stone Tower managed $17 billion in assets across multiple credit-focused funds, including a market leading CLO platform. Mr Edson was a member of the firm’s Corporate and Structured Investment Committees and was one of the key architects of Stone Tower’s rigorous investment process. Additionally, he initiated the firm’s marketing and business development group, which managed relationships with its global institutional investor base. Prior to Stone Tower, Mr Edson was an investment professional with Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, Inc. in their London and New York offices, where he focused on private equity transactions in the media, cable and consumer goods industries. Mr Edson began his career in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department of Morgan Stanley & Co.
Roland Fohn
Managing Director - Private Equity
GE Asset Management
Roland Fohn has been involved in private equity for 17 years.  He is Managing Director at GE Asset Management in London, responsible for private equity fund-of-fund and direct investment activities in Europe. Prior to this, Roland was in GE Capital’s Leveraged Finance group where he focused primarily on transactions in the telecom and media sectors . He joined GE in 1995 in the corporate audit group. Prior to this he was a financial analyst at Owens Corning.

Roland graduated as ‘Ingénieur Commercial’ from ICHEC, Brussels and holds an MBA from VUB-Solvay, Brussels.

Alexander Frick
Director, Family Office
Alex is a director at TqHolding, a large single Family Office, where he oversees the Private Equity investments of the group. He joined from HarbourVest Partners, where he worked in the principal investment team and secondary team. Prior to that, Alex worked with Novator Partners, a European Private Equity firm. He started his career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London. Alex obtained his Masters at the London School of Economics and his Bachelor at Cass Business School (City).
Francois Garcin
Argenthal Group
Before founding Argenthal, Francois gained extensive experience in the private placement business. He advised investors and fund managers on both primary and secondary transactions first at Carta Diem Private Equity in Paris and then with Probitas Partners in London. He previously worked as a strategic consultant for Advention Business Partners where he advised several midmarket general partners on direct transactions. Francois is fluent in French, English, German and Italian, and has a basic grasp of Turkish. He graduated from ESCP-Europe and read finance at the Universitaet St Gallen in Switzerland and LUISS Guido Carli in Italy

Gregory Getschow
Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management
John Gripton
Managing Director and GLobal Head of Private Equity
Capital Dynamics
Michael J Forestner
David Jeffrey
Managing Partner
Parish Capital
Mr. Jeffrey is the Head of Stepstone’s European business.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Jeffrey was a Managing Partner at Parish Capital and founded the firm’s European and Asian activities, as well as having responsibility for the secondary and co-investment businesses. Before Parish Capital, Mr. Jeffrey served as Managing Director of Bank of America’ European Private Equity group before which he had been Managing Director and Head of BancBoston Capital’s European and Asian operations. Prior to that, Mr. Jeffrey worked for PwC’s corporate recovery and corporate finance divisions.
Mr. Jeffrey received an MA in Geography from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA).
Martine Kerschenmeyer
BlackRock Private Equity Partners
Martine is responsible for the Private Equity Partners Business Development and Investor Relations in EMEA. She also has prior experience as Investment Director at SL Capital Partners, the private equity fund of funds group of Standard Life, responsible for business deveopment in Europe. Before that, Martine was Vice President and Portfolio Specialist at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, responsible for business development globally ex-US. Her prior experiences also include JP Morgan where she was an Associate in the euity derivatives department. She is a CFA charterholder and  amember of the UK CFA society. LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from Kings College London; D.E.A (Diplome d'Etudes Appliquees) in International Private and Commercial Law from Universite Paris 11 (Assas). She speaks English, French and German.
Claus Kuehn
Managing Director
Hamburg Family Office
Yves Lacroix
Arendt & Medernach
Marc Lasserre
Managing Partner
S.O. Capital Advice
After earning an MBA in Law, Marc completed his Ph.D. in international trade law at the University of La Sorbonne Paris.

Marc Lasserre is Founder and Managing Partner of S.O. Capital Advice.
He brought over 20 years of experience in M&A and Private Equity gained at Oddo & Cie as the head of PE funds of funds and at AXA Private Equity as a Senior Investment Manager. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance, Legal and Tax at AXA Corporate Solutions, the dedicated arm of AXA for corporate clients and international risks.

He has been involved in several secondary transactions based on interests in private equity funds in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. He was a member of advisory boards of several private equity European funds. He was involved in several cross-border M&A operations in the 90’s while at AXA headquarters.

He founded S.O. Capital Advice late 2009.

Alessia Lorenti
Business Development Director
CACEIS Bank Luxembourg
Alessia Lorenti, Business Development Director – North America & UK, CACEIS

Alessia is a Business Development Director at CACEIS where she covers the North American and UK markets, with particular focus on private equity, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure. Her previous positions at CACEIS include business & strategic development manager, sales and relationship manager for UK and US-based clients and the coverage of corporate client relationships for employee share plans. Alessia joined the Crédit Agricole Group in 1998.

Nenad Marovac
Managing Partner
DN Capital
Nenad Marovac has more than 20 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the media, telecom and technology sectors.

Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital which is a media and technology growth capital and early stage investor with operations in London, Berlin and Palo Alto.  His investments include Apsmart (Acquired by Thomson Reuters),  Datanomic (Acquired by  Oracle), Endeca (Acquired by Oracle), Eyeka, JacobsRimell (Acquired by Amdocs), Mister Spex, Purple Bricks, Shazam Entertainment, Tbricks, Quandoo, Windeln, OLX (Acquired by Naspers).  Nenad is Chairman and CEO of DN Capital and is Chairman of the EVCA Digital Task Force.

Nenad  founded DN Capital in June 2000 after leaving Advent International, one of the world's leading global private equity houses, where he was a Partner in the London office.  At Advent International, he spent five years investing in European media, IT services, Internet and telecom companies.  His investments include Synergon (IPO: LSE/BSE), Hogart, Internet Securities (Acquired by Euromoney) and @Entertainment (IPO Nasdaq: Acquired by UPC).

Prior to Advent International,  Nenad was a Financial Analyst in the leveraged buyout group of Bankers Trust in New York focusing on media and communications.

Mr. Marovac received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Business Administration cum laude from San Diego State University with Distinction in Finance.

Ivan Massonnat
Investor Relations & Fundraising
PAI Partners
Ivan Massonnat joined PAI in 2000 and is a member of the firm’s Investor Team. On joining PAI, Ivan worked as a member of the investment team (where he was involved in a number of transactions including Elis). From 2004 Ivan worked in PAI's fundraising and investor relations functions. In 2008, he joined the newly created midmarket fund Fondations Capital as Partner, Chief Operating Officer. In December 2010, he re-joined PAI. Prior to this, Ivan spent four years at Paribas, holding an e-business consulting role to various business lines within the investment bank in Paris, New York and London.
Graham McDonald
Head of Private Equity
Abedeen Asset Management
John Moragne
Mark O'Hare
Mark O’Hare is Founder and Chief Executive of Preqin, the alternative assets information service.  Preqin provides extensive research and data on the entire global alternative assets industry, covering private equity, private real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds. Preqin is an independent business with over 200 staff based in London, New York, Singapore and San Francisco, providing market-leading online and hard copy data services to many of the world’s leading institutional investors, money managers and advisors. Preqin’s online databases are used by over 12,000 customers in 94 countries worldwide. In addition, over 60,000 industry professionals receive Preqin’s newsletters and research reports every month. Preqin tracks fund returns, fundraising information, fund terms and conditions, profiles of the GPs running the funds, and the LPs investing in them. Preqin’s databases also cover buyout, venture capital and infrastructure deals globally.

Before Preqin, Mark’s initial career was as a Manager with Boston Consulting Group, where he advised clients in Europe, the US and Africa, across several industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, industrial and consumer products. Following BCG he founded Goodall Alexander O’Hare & Co, an independent strategy consulting firm. In 1993 he founded Citywatch, the UK’s leading shareholder information service, which was acquired by Reuters in 1998, and now provides a global service on the ownership of listed equities.

Mark studied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University, where he graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the Stokes Prize. He represented his college 1st VIII in rowing.  Subsequent to this he studied Finance at London Business School.

Tristan Parisot
Managing Director, Head of France
European Capital
Tristan Parisot is the Managing Director, Head of France, of European Capital in France since 2009. He joined European Capital, American Capital’s subsidiary, as a Partner in 2007 and worked previously at 3i for more than 10 years where he originated, executed and managed midcap buyouts with minority and majority equity stakes. He started his career as an auditor at KPMG for 3 years.

Tristan graduated from the EM Lyon business school.

Debbie Philippides
Seligman Private Equity Select
Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer
Head of Corporate Affairs
Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer is the Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations. As part of her role, Benedicte is in charge of the investor programmes.

She joined Argentum in 2011 from Sparebanken Vest where she was Head of the Capital Markets Division. Prior to this, Benedicte was a finance director at Rieber & Søn ASA. Benedicte has more than 20 years of experience from the shipping, industry and financial sectors in companies such as Citibank International, Paal Wilson Management and Pareto Securities. Benedicte also has extensive experience as a board member in both private and public companies, and currently serves on the board of Norwegian Air Shuttle and is the chairman of the board of the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs VPS Holding).

She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Miriam Schmitter
Commonfund Capital
David W. Tegeler
David Tegeler is Global co-head of the Private Investment Funds Group at Proskauer. He is also co-Chair of the firm’s Business Development Committee. David concentrates on representing private investment funds in a broad range of matters, including fund formations, buy and sell side secondary transactions, direct secondary transactions, restructurings and governance issues. He also has a substantial practice representing U.S. and non-U.S. institutional investors and investment advisors in their investments in all types of private investment funds. Over the last three years, David has managed teams of lawyers who have closed over 50 fund formation projects, with more than $20 billion raised. He has extensive experience in structuring all kinds of funds, including domestic and international buyout, venture, fund of funds, mezzanine, special situation and secondary funds.
Louis Trincano
Advising Partner
Access Capital Partners
Weibe Visser
Investment Manager
Wiebe is a Vice President in the Secondary Investment team focusing on European transactions. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2010 from J.P. Morgan in London, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division focusing on advising clients on their mergers and acquisitions. He holds a master degree in Food Science & Technology from Wageningen University.
Gunter Waldner
Portfolio Manager Private Equity
Tyrus Capital
Alistair Watson
Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Managment
Aberdeen Asset Management
Alistair Watson is an Investment Manager in the Aberdeen Private Equity team. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity investments, including primary and secondary fund investments and direct co-investments. Alistair has developed strong relationships with many leading European private equity funds, and in particular covers the Pan-European, French and Secondary markets. Alistair is also a member of the advisory committees of select private equity funds. Alistair joined Aberdeen in 2014 following the acquisition by Aberdeen of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Prior to joining SWIP Alistair joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2008, where he focused on private equity investment and providing equity and debt solutions for private equity firms, funds and investee companies. Previously, Alistair worked as a solicitor for Linklaters, specialising in private equity, leveraged finance and distressed debt transactions.
Craig Williamson
Director, Limited Partner Services
Advent International