Welcome to ILA

January 2020

We invite you to meet and learn a little bit about some of our new members, welcome to the ILA network!

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Linda Aliouat

Linda Aliouat joined Threadneedle Management Luxembourg in April 2018 to serve as Conducting Officer in charge of Risk Management and Head of Risk Management. Her main area focus is Luxembourg funds (UCITS and AIF) and Luxembourg Discretionary Management Portfolio and the Luxembourg management company.

Linda joins Threadneedle Management Luxembourg from Wellington Luxembourg, where she was Conducting Officer in charge of the Risk Management and the Risk Manager for the Luxembourg Management Company. Prior to Wellington, Linda held positions in risk management and fund compliance at UBP AM, SEB fund services and SMBC Nikko Bank, all based in Luxembourg.

Linda holds a Postgraduate degree in market finance and risk management from Paris XIII University.

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Marta Garrido Abad

Marta started her career as financial auditor and she worked for several years at Ernst&Young Luxembourg within the Real Estate & Private Equity industries.

During her audits she gained the experience on financial, regulatory, risk management and accounting issues, as well as on internal control systems.

In January 2016 Marta joined UBS Luxembourg, where she gained a sound knowledge of the Custodian Bank business holding different positions within the Alternative Funds industry.

In 2018 Marta joined the Real Estate and Private Equity function in the Operations, Reporting and Finance field and is acting as board member in several structures.

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Claude Hellers

Claude Hellers is an Investment Professional with over 30 years of experience in the European Financial Industry. He is joining ILA as a Non-Executive Director; contributing with his extensive international asset management, oversight, business development and distribution experience.

For the past 5 Years, Claude was one of the Managing Directors of the Fidelity distribution company in Germany registered with the Bafin. He was managing the German wholesale business and was responsible for the oversight and compliance of all the distribution activities through distribution partners.

15 years before moving to Germany, Claude developed and implemented the Fund distribution activities of Fidelity International in the Benelux region, managing the wholesale segment.  During that period, he also held several board responsibilities. On the Luxemburg based distribution company FILUX he served for 17years, on the Fund boards, he held positions on the Fidelity Active Strategy Fund for 14 years and on the Fidelity International Real Estate Fund for 10 years.

Before joining Fidelity, Claude started his career at Clearstream in 1998 here he spent 5 years in Sales/Relationship management in London.

After a career break in 2019 and in additon to the Independent Director activities, Claude joint in January 2020 STRATECO GmbH& Co KG, a consultancy company in Bad Homburg, Germany, as a Partner in Financial Services-Asset management.

In 2019, Claude was certified as an SRI advisor at the EBS in Wiesbaden and is currently participating in the INSEAD Independent Director Programme.

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Frederic Jacquemin

Frederic Jacquemin is currently Director of Sales for the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia) at Pacific Drilling, an offshore deepwater drilling contractor.

Frederic started his career in the oil and gas industry in 2003 with various offshore and onshore assignments in West Africa, South East Asia, and Australia. Frederic joined Pacific Drilling in 2009 in the United States of America where he served various roles from Drilling Rig Manager to Business Development Manager, and Dual Gradient Drilling Program Director, before moving to Luxembourg for his current role in 2015. 

Frederic has developed a passion for strategic marketing, business development and client relations. He holds two Master of Science in Physics & Chemistry from Paristech (France) and in Petroleum Engineering from IFP-School (France), as well as an Executive MBA from Rice University (USA). He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and enjoys playing rugby with Walferdange Rugby Club Senior and Old Boys teams.

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Isabelle Koulouris

Isabelle Koulouris is currently an independent director of a reserved alternative investment fund, Royal Capital Fund – Treasury Fund, private equity, which works with the most influential families of Abu Dhabi.

Isabelle is a senior corporate professional with a proven track record servicing up to 250 private corporate portfolios as a consultant specialized in legal and corporate entity structuring for private clients with over 18 years’ experience mostly in Luxembourg fiduciaries. She has also held a few director mandates. 

Driven by a true entrepreneurial and leadership spirit, she has previously successfully founded a fiduciary company from scratch and was involved in projects in various industries. She has also co-founded a company specialized in consulting in the Middle East, serving international groups in the engineering and petroleum sectors with contracts for a refinery project, led by a CAC40 group.

Isabelle has developed expertise in business administration, international transactions, managing operations, business set up, with different culture integration, and has an out of comfort zones fast adaptability. 

Isabelle holds an administration and corporate law diploma. She is fluent French, English and multilingual with Italian, Spanish and Greek.

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Pierre Michea

Having started his career in the cable industry alongside Patrick  Drahi (Altice Group), Pierre founded a start-up in the digital sector sold in 2005. He then managed an Incubator and accelerator program in France ( Digital and Entertainment industry).

Since 2013 he created his finance boutique in Luxembourg and Paris. The company developer its own Business performance and KPis services and Saas dashboards for general management and boards. 

Hi main areas of expertise are Entertainment industry, Digital Media, SaaS, and Investment fund.

Pierre graduated at INSTITUT MINES TELECOM (Paris), has a MSc in Finance (HEC Paris),  and a Management and Innovation Certification at MIT SLoan (Boston).

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Véronique Trausch

Veronique Trausch is one of the founding partners of FinDeal Advisers, a Luxembourg PSF with a license in distribution of UCIs, investment advice and broker/dealer. FinDeal Advisers is active in distribution, fund raising and corporate finance advisory mainly in France, Benelux and Germany. Véronique is one of the conducting officers in charge of Compliance Risk management and Client Management

Veronique has an extensive banking experience (over 20 years) having worked for Bear Stearns, Citibank, Bank of New York Analytics, Banque de Luxembourg in different countries, the US, UK, Germany and Luxembourg. She worked in trading, bond syndication, corporate finance, securitisation, retail and private banking.

Véronique sits on the board of Findeal Advisors and is an independent director of a SICAV-UCITS and a SICAV-SIF.

Véronique has a BS in economics the Université Aix-Marseille and is diplomée de l’Institut de Sciences Politiques Paris.

Veronique is a Luxembourg and French citizen and is fluent in French, German, English and Luxembourgish