ILA PWC Annual Fund Day


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DELANO Michael

Mike is an assurance partner specializing in the asset management industry. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for 8 years before transferring to the New York office in 2004. In 2007 Mike transferred to our office in Luxembourg.

His experience has focused on leading audit engagements across a number of worldwide companies, including a wide spectrum of investment funds - equities, fixed income, emerging markets, hedge funds, private equity funds, as well as corporate audits including banks, broker/dealers and investment advisors.

Since relocating in Luxembourg, Mike has spent a significant amount of time in the fund industry primarily covering US and UK promoters which included responsibilities for actively promoting Luxembourg in the US as well as the UK. He is leading our Blockchain/Crypto team in Lux which involves working with local and international players active in this space. He is also chairing the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) Fund Committee and is a member of the ALFI Fund Governance Forum.


Monique is an Independent Director and Board Advisor, sitting on several Boards and Advisory Boards and running her own law practice. 

Having started her career as a corporate lawyer at Magic Circle firms, she now assists Boards with legal, regulatory and governance matters, and the creation of their governance, innovation and digital transformation strategies.  Her particular expertise is in the intersection of ethical, governance and regulatory frameworks. 

In addition to being on the Board of ILA (the Luxembourg Institute of Directors), she is Chair of LëtzBlock (the Luxembourg Blockchain and DLT Association).  Monique is an ILA Certified Director and INSEAD IDP-C. 

Monique is active in several international working groups related to governance, ethics, digitisation, decentralisation, and regulations.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences and training programmes around the world.



Ruth is a former Advisory & Consulting Partner with Deloitte Tax & Consulting, Luxembourg specialised in asset management and banking activities.

Within Deloitte’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, she was Leader for the German speaking market as well as Leader Family Office Services.

Her professional experience covers the entire investment management value chain from strategic, operational and regulatory perspectives. Before joining Deloitte as Partner in 2011, Ruth has been responsible as director, managing director and CEO for 2 management companies in Luxembourg, their day to day management and business development during several years. Her business experience over the last 20 years covers areas such as product development, structuring of investment funds, legal & compliance, portfolio and risk management, fund administration, custody services, domiciliation & administration of companies.

Since October 2015, Ruth is acting as chairwoman/ non-executive director of management companies in Luxembourg, Switzerland, France managing both UCITS and AIF and of a large Japanese banking institution. Ruth is an ILA and INSEAD (IDP-C) certified director, as well as Qualifizierter Aufsichtsrat, Deutsche Börse AG and Certified Financial Expert, Deutsche Börse AG, focussing on audit, risk & compliance matters. She is regular member/chair of Audit, Risk and Compliance committees.

She is member of ILA’s Board of directors and member of the Comité GFI (gestionnaires de fonds d’investissement) at the CSSF.



Birgit is Risk Assurance Partner at PwC Luxembourg focused on Asset Management including the alternative investment funds industry with more than 20 years of international work experience.

Birgit leads PwC’s AML Services for Wealth and Asset Management, & Distribution/Counter Party Due Diligence Service across industries. She also leads the Performance Assurance Practice (Controls Reports). She is well connected within the Luxembourg market and the PwC Global AML network.

DOGNIEZ Nathalie

Nathalie is an authorised auditor and a Regulatory Partner. She leads the EMEA ESG team and the EMEA AWM European Regulatory team.

She has been focussing on ESG matters for nearly 20 years with a strong focus on sustainable finance agenda, and in particular disclosure matters over the past months.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in auditing and advising on regulatory aspects asset managers, service providers and investment funds in Luxembourg and throughout Europe.

She is and has been member of numerous professional associations. She contributes to committees and working groups within the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), LuxFlag, Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) and Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA).

For instance, she co-chairs ALFI working groups on UCITS Eligible Assets, Money Market Funds, Asset Management and Systemic Risk and AIFMD Reporting. She is also a Member of the ALFI Regulatory Board.

She is a member of LuxFlag ESG Label Eligibility Committee as well as EFAMA’s Stewardship, Market Integrity and ESG Investment Standing Committee. She lectures at the Luxembourg School of Finance on SRI (master in asset management). She is also part of AIMA Sustainable Investment WG.

In relation with Money Market Funds, she is chairing the ALFI’s MMF working group since 2014 and has followed all steps leading to the finalization of this regulation. She also chairs the EFAMA MMF working group. She is now deeply involved in the implementation of this regulation, advising asset managers and service providers.

She is also a regulator speaker at conferences across Europe on regulatory matters and on responsible investments.

Recently, she has also undertook the responsibility of a significant digital transformation programme covering all aspects such as transforming user experience, agile development and change management.