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Welcome to the AIF Club

Mike Hornsby
"The objective of the AIF Club is to support its members by providing them opportunities to network and discuss important topics driving change in Luxembourg’s alternative fund sector. Our community is built around high quality and insightful thought leadership and a clear view of the future."
Michael Hornsby, AIF Club Chairman

    The Alternative Investment Funds Club has been created to:
  • Provide insight into developments in the alternative sectors of the financial industry: private equity, real estate and hedge funds
  • Provide education and trainings for the industry practitioners to better serve and understand the industry
  • Provide alternative industry practitioners with a platform to meet, exchange views and network

  • We hope the AIF Club will give both asset managers and their service providers a platform for establishing new contacts, learn about market trends and stimulate ideas and opportunities.

Come to our events

Real Estate niche workshop – looking to the future

26 October 2017
Real Estate niche workshop – looking to the future

The agenda will include a keynote speaker covering the results of EY’s global trends survey, that looks at key factors shaping the industry.In addition, we will run a series of panels targeting different aspects of the sector, including a discussion on market trends in Luxembourg and a focus on operating platform design. Join us for our seventh annual real estate forum and meet with industry experts who will share their views on how the business is developing in Luxembourg and within international markets. It will be a highly interactive event, with audience participation encouraged.

Financial and Investor Reporting for AIFs – financial year-end 2017 warm-up

09 November 2017
Financial and Investor Reporting for AIFs – financial year-end 2017 warm-up

This event will provide you with an update on financial reporting standards and investor reporting. After a presentation of conceptual changes in the reporting environment, we will focus on their practical implementation, with examples, best practices and useful tips to prepare financial and investor reports for financial year 2017.

Optimizing operating and management company platforms for private equity and real estate managers

14 November 2017
Optimizing operating and management company platforms for private equity and real estate managers

Private equity houses and real estate managers are currently storming into Luxembourg in search of regulatory substance but also for reasons of operational and tax efficiencies and building their European platform. Building efficient platforms is a critical element in order to remain compliant with regulation while integrating the regulated entity into the wider group structure. During this roundtable we will discuss how Managers are set up currently and how they plan to evolve over the coming years.
Topics are around service offering and investment products, global operating models, investor relations, and the use of IT.

Invitation only

Past events

Private Debt – how can Luxembourg build its competitive advantage?

19 October 2017
Private Debt – how can Luxembourg build its competitive advantage?

The private debt market has transformed over the last years thanks to the significant growth fueled by the hunt for yield from large insurers. Also, the lack of capital deployed by banking institutions and the push from the European Union is fueling more direct lending. The upcoming departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, BEPS and AIFM regulation, combined with the clear trend to spin off the private debt arms of private equity houses has resulted in many players looking to establish a stable AIF platform to operate their business. During this roundtable we will discuss current regulations impacting loan origination and the ability of the Luxembourg legal environment to address the specificities of debt funds. We will also share views on the most effective operating model to serve this asset class.

Invitation only

Training for valuation oversight professionals

10 to 12 October 2017
Training for valuation oversight professionals

As a leading firm in the valuation of alternative assets, we are pleased to present for the third consecutive year our three-day valuation training designed for financial professionals who seek to develop more in-depth knowledge of alternative asset valuation including private equity, real estate and infrastructure. The focus of our training will be to support participants to further develop technical oversight skills to appropriately assess the work of specialists, whether internal or external to an organization. Our training program will strike the right balance between theoretical foundations, their application in real-life, and practical cases along with additional insights being experienced in the broader market. In order to ensure that this course is of the highest quality, we have decided to levy a fee of € 1,600 per participant in order to cover the cost of the course materials. Early bird rate will be € 1,450.

For more information, please contact Mireille Pourpognot.

Risk Management

28 September 2017
Risk Management – establishing “business as usual”

Since the inception of the AIFMD, Luxembourg has more and more established itself as a European hub for risk and liquidity management for AIFs. While certain industry standards, such as the risk matrix, have largely been established by local management companies, several areas remain unclear. The CSSF puts major focus on a solid risk management function and has begun on-site inspections with several AIFMs. During this roundtable we will discuss the latest regulatory developments and regulators’ views, leading practices for “business as usual”, IT support and solutions, as well as issues faced by market participants.

Invitation only

Thought Leadership

Our latest publication

Combined session for depositaries, administrators and AIFMs - 2017
Three years after the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), most AIFMs and service providers alike have successfully revamped their operating models in an effort to comply with the impeding regulatory requirements. With pure regulatory compliance established, their focus now increasingly moves towards optimizing the efficiency of key processes and day-to-day operations in order to remain competitive.

Our Videos

Combined session for depositaries, administrators and AIFs - working towards a common goal

Watch the interview of Kai Braun, Partner, Alternatives Advisory Leader, Nicolas Bannier, Partner, Wealth & Asset Management and Philippe Belche, Senior Manager, Alternatives Advisory Services at the session for depositaries, administrators and AIFs.

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